Why Your Homes Exterior Must be Inspected


Buying a home is one of the most exciting and memorable experiences you will ever have. It’s also one of the largest investments that you will make in your life, so it’s important to ensure that you are spending your money on something worth it. That said, one thing many people overlook when buying a house is inspecting the exterior.

Inspecting the exterior of a property

If you’re looking to sell your home, the exterior is one of the first things that potential buyers will see. You want to make sure that it looks its best, but if you aren’t inspecting it regularly, there may be signs of damage that have gone unnoticed for months or even years. It’s also important to inspect your exterior frequently because when inspectors from insurance companies come by and see damage on the outside of your home, they may ask for more money as part of their Florida home inspection report. If this happens and you can’t prove that there has been no recent damage done outside of your property line, then it could lead to higher premiums or even cancellation altogether.

It’s recommended that homeowners inspect their homes every year since weathering tends to change over time and newer houses tend not withstand harsh weather conditions as well as older ones do.

Detecting water damage

Water damage is one of the most common problems in homes, but it can be difficult to detect. Water damage can cause mold and mildew and other structural issues, electrical problems and more. The following tips will help you identify water damage in your home:

Analyzing the roof.

It protects you from the elements and keeps you safe from rain and wind damage. Your roof should be inspected regularly to ensure that it is doing its job properly and there are no signs of wear and tear. Signs of neglect might include missing shingles, damaged vents or flashing around chimneys, moisture in the attic, or cracks in shingles or flashing around chimneys, as well as other problems that can cause deterioration to your home’s structure below.

A professional will also check for leaks by looking for evidence like water stains on ceilings, walls and floors inside your house. They will also look at gutters and downspouts to make sure they’re draining properly away from your house into catch basins (or away from your property altogether).

Foundations, walls and floors

You should also be on the lookout for cracks, settlement and other signs of deterioration in your home’s foundation, walls and floors.

Foundation cracks are often caused by soil conditions and may be small or large in size. They can be found around windows and doors, as well as along exterior walls or under slabs where the house sits on its foundation. Foundation cracks that have not been repaired properly can lead to moisture problems including mildew buildup inside walls which could damage furniture, carpeting and other household items.

Wall cracks are usually caused by building movement during construction or shifting ground conditions under pressure from frost heaving or soil erosion due to water runoff over time that causes it to settle unevenly around your home’s foundation causing structural damage such as breaking basement floor joists resulting in cracked walls throughout the interior living space of your house.”

We must inspect the exterior of a home before agreeing to buy it.

When you’re purchasing a home, we must conduct an exterior inspection of your new property. This is important because it allows us to determine the condition of the roof, siding, windows and doors before agreeing to move forward with the purchase.

We will examine each component that makes up your home’s exterior and provide you with a detailed report on our findings. Our report will include photos showing where repairs are needed as well as details about what repairs are recommended by us or may be required by law (for example, lead paint removal).


If you want to make sure that your home is worth the investment, then it’s important that you get an exterior home inspection. You never know when something will come up and cause problems down the road—that’s why we recommend getting this done before signing anything! Visit Hound Dog Home Inspection to get more information about the home inspections you may need.