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Course Description

The course is 66 learning hours. It is recommended that students spend an average of 5-6 hours per week on the course.

This course focuses on the exterior components including vegetation, grading, drainage, retaining walls, driveways, patios, walkways, decks, balconies, stoops, steps, porch railings, wall cladding, flashing, trim, eaves, soffits, fascia, exterior doors, and windows. You will learn to recognize safety concerns and compliance issues that affect system performance.

Course Outline

Each week has required readings from the textbook. There are a total of five assignments and two examinations in this course.

Weeks 1 - 2: Architectural Styles

Weeks 3 - 5: Exterior Cladding

Week 6: Mid-term Examination

Weeks 7 - 9: Exterior Structures

Weeks 10 - 11: Surface Water Control and Landscaping

Week 12: Final Examination

What You Will Learn

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • inspect the types, materials, conditions, safety concerns, and other issues regarding vegetation, grading, drainage, retaining walls, driveways, patios, walkways, decks, balconies, stoops, steps, porch railings, wall cladding, flashing, trim, eaves, soffits, fascia, exterior doors, and windows.
  • identify the common problems that apply to exterior components and the causes and implications of each problem.
  • describe the inspection procedures involved with each component.
  • define and use proper terminology related to residential exterior.

Notes

By enrolling in this course, you will be automatically enrolled in the Certificate in Home Inspection.

Recommended For

  • Established home inspectors with a need to stay current in their chosen industry.
  • Those wanting to enter an exciting and growing profession.
  • Those wanting a better understanding of how exterior components within a residential structure work.
  • Property risk managers who want to be more informed to perform their role.
  • Home renovators wanting to hone their skills and expand their competencies.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Exterior Inspection
Type
Online - Synchronous
Dates
Sep 06, 2021 to Nov 28, 2021
Total Learning Hours
66.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $375.00
Instructors
Reading List / Textbook
Home Inspection Training Program: Exterior Inspection
Publisher: Carson Dunlop
Link to Purchase: https://store.carsondunlop.com/schools/dalhousie-university/
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