eBook - Real Estate Home Inspection Checklist from A to Z
REHIC - Home Inspection Property Checklist - Interior Home Inspection - Windows and Doors - Real Estate Home Inspection Checklist From A to Z
Windows and Doors
- The windows are in (G/A/F/P)_______________ condition and are (y/n)__________ operating properly. The doors are in (G/A/F/P)_______________ condition and are (y/n)__________ operating properly. The windows and doors were spot checked by opening and closing at least one window and door in each room.
- There were (y/n)__________ cracked or broken panes of glass noted at the time of the inspection. There were (y/n)__________ broken vacuum seals noted in the thermal windows and/or doors. When this seal is broken, it allows moisture to get trapped between the two window panes of thermal glass and leaves condensation stains. Broken vacuum seals can sometimes be repaired by a glass service company but estimates should be obtained prior to closing.
- The window locks are (y/n)__________ operating properly. The door locks are (y/n)__________ operating properly. The locks were spot checked by the inspector. There are (y/n)__________ double key locks noted on the doors. "Double key" locks require a key to exit and enter through the door. The purpose of these locks is so that if a burglar breaks a door window, they cannot just turn a bolt and open the door, instead they will need a key to open the lock. However, in some areas these locks are against the local fire codes because a key is needed to exit in the event of an emergency which can cause people to get trapped inside the house during a fire. Check with the local fire and building departments for their recommendations about door locks. All locks must be replaced by a licensed locksmith upon taking possession of the house for security reasons.