When examining the exterior painted surfaces, home inspectors have the ability to observe signs of peeling, blistering, and checking. Issues related to the paint could arise from factors such as vapor pressure underneath the paint, inadequate surface preparation, improper application of paint, or an excessive build-up of paint.
Mildew stains found on painted surfaces do not cause any harm to the wood siding and trim. They can be effectively eliminated using a mildew remover. It is crucial to inspect all wooden components for signs of fungal and insect infestation, particularly in areas where wood is close to or in direct contact with the ground. Additionally, pay close attention to exposed horizontal surfaces and exterior corner joints when conducting these inspections.