The Operating Systems, Lower Level, Interior and Exterior Inspection sections are EXTREMELY condensed versions of those found in our home inspection book: Home Inspection Business From A to Z
Real Estate Appraisers are not required to be home inspectors. However, I will include these sections anyway to give you some basic details about home inspections.
Windows, Screens and Storms
Check the condition of the exterior window frames for any rot or if they need to be painted or stained. Check the condition of any storms and screens. If there are no storm windows you should recommend that they be installed in northern climates where the temperature gets cold. More heat is lost in a house through the windows than through any other area. Storm or thermal windows can reduce the heat loss by as much as 50%.