.05 Exterior.

A. A home inspector shall visually inspect the home exterior, including:

(1) Exterior wall covering, flashing, and trim;

(2) All exterior doors;

(3) Attached decks, balconies, stoops, steps, porches, and their associated railings;

(4) Eaves, soffits, and fascias that are accessible from the ground level;

(5) Vegetation, grading, surface drainage, and retaining walls on the property if any of these may adversely affect the building; and

(6) Walkways, patios, and driveways leading to dwelling entrances.

B. A home inspector shall describe the exterior wall covering.

C. A home inspector is not required to inspect any of the following:

(1) Screening, shutters, awnings, and similar seasonal accessories:

(2) Fences;

(3) Geological, geotechnical, or hydrological conditions;

(4) Recreational facilities;

(5) Outbuildings;

(6) Seawalls, break-walls, and docks; or

(7) Erosion control and earth stabilization measures.