Garage

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Occupant Door to Garage

  • The door to the home not being fire-rated or self-closing.
  • The door being damaged, warped, or rubbing at the top/bottom/jamb.
  • Damaged weather stripping and/or daylight coming through the door.
  • Handle that is loose, damaged, or does not latch/lock properly.
  • Multiple other door defects can be seen in the R&R section below.

Garage Ceilings

  • Compromised firewall at the ceiling.
  • Ceiling is cracked, damaged, or missing.
  • There is a hole or leak at the ceiling.

Garage Walls

  • Compromised firewall at the walls.
  • There is an access hole, bulge, crack, or damage at the garage walls.
  • There is a leak and/or moisture intrusion at the garage walls.
  • The garage walls have nail pops, peeling paint, or has signs of repair.
  • There was mold present at the garage walls.

Garage Floor

  • Heaving/Settling
  • Minor Cracking
  • Spalling

Garage Vehicle Door(s)

  • The garage vehicle door beginning to delaminate.
  • Door not staying open after the safety release cord was pulled.
  • Garage vehicle door having a damaged frame.
  • Glass being broken, cracked, or missing.
  • Hinges that are damaged or loose.
  • Signs of moisture/water intrusion on the interior of the garage vehicle door.
  • Not connected to the opener or not operating properly.
  • Not sealed at the floor.
  • Panels that are damaged or deteriorated.
  • Safety cord that is missing.
  • Signs of repair on the garage vehicle door.
  • Support brace that is damaged or loose.
  • Track wheel that is damaged or loose.
  • Garage vehicle door that is weathered or has weather stripping that is damaged, loose, or missing.

Garage Door Operator(s)

  • Garage door did not operate, was disconnected, or had excessive vibration/noise.
  • Garage door operator was bent, damaged, or not secure.
  • The button was loose/damaged or had to be held in order to close.
  • Garage door operator was improperly plugged into outlet using extension cord.
  • Door sensor was damaged, not present, installed at the ceiling, or greater than 6” inches.

Electrical Outlets

  • No GFCI protection.
  • Damaged or missing faceplate – Damaged or missing weatherproof cover.
  • GFCI has multiple on one circuit, not grounded, will not reset, will not trip, or is not present.
  • Open Neutral – Reverse Polarity – Obstructed – Not Working – Not Grounded – Obstructed – Wired to Light.
  • Outlet has knockouts/gaps, is loose, or has loose contacts.

Electrical Switches and Fixtures

  • Light socket adapter is being used and it should have its own outlet.
  • Light bulb that is missing or not working, or can’t find light switch.
  • Has a chain that is missing or stuck.
  • Light fixture is loose or hanging from electrical wiring.
  • The light fixture cover is cracked, damaged, or missing.
  • Light fixture has exposed splices and/or electrical conductors.
  • Light fixture is using extension cord as permanent wiring and needs its own outlet.
  • Light fixture is flickering or has broken glass.
  • Light fixture is missing a cover, glass, globe, part, is old/rusty, or is not working.
  • Light switch is wired wrong, buzzes, is damaged/defective, is loose, or missing.
  • Light switch is missing cover plate, knob, or screw.

Garage Steps

  • Steps that are damaged, loose, sloped, or were not installed properly.
  • Steps where there is no headroom, risers are too high, or tread is too short.
  • Handrail that is loose, missing, or the rail is lower than 32” inches.
  • Handrail that has spindles that are greater than 4” inches wide.
  • Handrail that has no return at the railing ends.

Garage Windows

  • Cord is severed.
  • Crank handle is not working, damaged, loose, or missing.
  • Did not close completely or the frame is damaged.
  • Glass is broken, cracked, missing, or not tempered.
  • Glazing is missing or grille is damaged.
  • Had peeling paint or has been pulled loose at the frame.
  • Lock is loose, damaged, missing, or not working properly.
  • Not able to inspect due to an AC unit being in the window.
  • Sash is difficult to operate, not aligned, rubs/scrapes, is stuck, or the top slides down.
  • Sash cord is damaged or missing.
  • Screens missing or damaged.
  • Seals are damaged/cloudy.
  • Window sill is damaged.
  • Spring rails are loose or the springs are weak.
  • Window is stuck or has been exposed to moisture intrusion/water penetration.
  • The window won’t open, is not functional, or does not fit in the opening.