What Inspectors Don’t Miss: Siding, Decks, Water Damage

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There are several major areas of value that a home inspector offers, whether you’re looking at buying a home or just looking to have your current home inspected, and one of these is a combination of expertise and proactivity. While the average person can certainly inspect their home as well, a professional home inspector will be doing so with a much more diligent eye – allowing them to catch things most of us wouldn’t.

At Aerolite Consulting, we’re happy to offer the very best home inspection services in Utah, with offerings ranging from standard home inspections to mold testing, energy audits, other contaminant testing and more. We provide major value to clients by identifying issues that they might otherwise have missed; there are a few common culprits that often meet this description. In this two-part blog series, we’ll go over several.


One of the key areas of your home that our team looks for during an inspection is siding. Siding can be an incredibly important component of a home’s structure, and it often goes overlooked or neglected over time. Our job is to inspect any siding you have on your home in detail, searching for potentially hazardous issues such as:

  • Signs of water damage
  • Mold or mildew growth
  • Cracks in the siding
  • Loose caulk or weather-stripping
  • The presence of insect activity
  • Any other signs that indicate a potential issue with your home’s siding

Having an experienced team of professionals take a close look at this area can be key to evaluating the overall condition of your home, and can be a major help in identifying potential issues that might otherwise have been overlooked.

Decks and Railings

Another area where our team can offer value to clients is in the inspection of decks and railings. While it’s easy to think of these as merely cosmetic features, they can actually be incredibly important components of any home – particularly when dealing with older or more complex structures. The presence of rotting wood, mold growth, insect activity or other issues on decks and railings can indicate a larger issue with the home, and having an experienced team inspect these areas can help you catch those issues before they become major problems.

Water Damage or Water Intrusion Risks

For many homes, water damage can be a major issue – and one that’s often overlooked until it becomes an emergency. Having an experienced team inspect for potential water damage or water intrusion risks can be a major help in identifying issues before they become too severe. Our team looks out for any signs of water or moisture buildup, as well as any cracks in the foundation or other indicators that could point to potential water issues.

These are just a few of the many ways in which our team can add value to your home inspection experience – and we’re happy to be here to help you make sure every stone is turned over when it comes to evaluating your property’s condition. Contact us today at Aerolite Consulting for more information on our home inspection services – and to start the process of getting your property inspected today.