Home Inspection Checklist

House object and check list

In order to expedite the process, we have included an inspection checklist for your review. The checklist outlines the common security enhancements we look for during the inspection along with some additional considerations. These same enhancements are often respected by insurance companies and may lead to homeowner’s insurance premium reductions. Please read over this list carefully to ensure that you have made the improvements before you schedule an inspection.

  1. Doors
  2. Locks
  3. Windows
  4. Garage
  5. Alarms & Other Considerations


  • Are your exterior doors made of solid core and composed of wood or metal?
  • Are your exterior doors a minimum 1-3/8” thick?
  • Is each exterior door secured by a deadbolt lock?
  • Do your double doors meet the specifications for exterior doors listed above?
  • Is the inactive door secured by a header and threshold bolt that penetrates a metal strike plate? (See references photos at the bottom of the page)
  • Are strike-plates and hinges adequately and properly secured with 3- inch screws?
  • Is your front door equipped with a wide-angle viewer or camera type doorbell?
  • Is the outside entrance to garage as secure as required for other exterior doors?
  • Are pet doors secured when away from home?
  • Are there locks on all gates?

Sliding Doors 

  • Do your sliding glass doors have secondary locking devices to resist LIFTING and PRYING?

Dutch Doors 

  • Do your Dutch doors have concealed flush bolt locking devices to interlock upper and lower halves? (See references photos at the bottom of the page)
  • Are the upper and lower halves secured by a deadbolt lock?

Examples of Doors

Double DoorsDouble Doors

Sliding glass doorSliding Glass Door

French doorsFrench Doors 
Dutch doorDutch Door