I have a quick question: from Section 3.2, Comments, here’s the webpage:
Here’s the 13th paragraph, quoted in its entirety:
Inspectors should look at all of the exterior doors. While inspecting each exterior door, check each storm door (if present). One of the most common problems with a storm door is the retractor mechanism. The weatherstripping is often in need of repair or replacement.
Now here’s the 20th paragraph, also quoted in its entirety. It’s pretty much one sentence:
The inspector is not required to inspect or operate screens, storm windows, storm doors, shutters or awnings.
I noticed both mention storm doors. The 13th paragraph says while checking every exterior door, check storm doors, if they’re present. The 20th paragraph says storm doors are among the installations not required in inspections. Isn’t this a discrepancy? “Should” inspect all exterior doors in the paragraph above, and then “shall” inspect all exterior doors in the quiz immediately succeeding this section, I would think, includes storm doors. I would consider changing the language to saying not required to inspect or operate any of the installations in the 20th paragraph, but should be required to inspect (though not operate) storm doors. I think this would be consistent with the practice of not operating any of the items, nor operating anything that requires a key or special code to operate, such as deadbolted, keyed, or coded doors.