Structural Components: The structural components including
foundation and framing. The floor wall and ceiling structure, the
under-floor crawl space, the roof structure and the attic.
Exterior: The exterior wall covering, flashing and trim. All
exterior doors, attached decks, balconies, stoops, steps, porches,
and their associated railings. The eaves, soffits, and fascias
where accessible from the ground level. The vegetation, grading,
surface drainage, and retaining walls on the property when any of
these are likely to adversely affect the building. Walkways,
patios, and driveways leading to dwelling entrances.
Roof System: The roof covering, the roof drainage systems, the
flashing, the skylights, chimneys, and roof penetrations.
Plumbing System: The interior water supply and distribution
systems including all fixtures and faucets. The drain, waste and
vent systems including all fixtures. The water heating equipment,
the vent systems, flues, and chimneys. The fuel storage and fuel
distribution systems. The drainage sumps, sump pumps, and related
Electrical System: The service drop. The service entrance
conductors, cables, and raceways. The service equipment and main
disconnects. The service grounding. The interior components of
service panels and sub panels. The conductors. The over-current
protection devices (breakers/fuses). A representative number of
installed lighting fixtures, switches, and receptacles. The ground
fault circuit interrupters.
Heating System: The installed heating equipment. The vent
systems, flues, and chimneys.
Air Conditioning Systems: The installed central and
through-wall cooling equipment.
Interior: The walls, ceilings, and floors. The steps,
stairways, and railings. The countertops and a representative
number of installed cabinets. A representative number of doors and
windows. Garage doors and garage door operators.
Insulation and ventilation: The insulation and vapor barriers
in unfinished spaces. The ventilation of attics and foundation
areas. The mechanical ventilation systems. Describe the insulation
and vapor barriers in unfinished spaces, the absence of insulation
in unfinished spaces at conditioned surfaces.
Fireplaces and Solid Fuel Burning Appliances: The system
components, the vent systems, flues, and chimneys.