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