This is how Ground Up Professional Home Inspections may start to check your roof, soffits, gutters, chimny, flashing, shingles and other aspects of your property that can't be reached easily with a ladder or by conventional means.
It's obvious damage to the chimny but is there other reasons why this damage is here. What kid of condition is he furnace in. When was the last service call? Was it properly serviced by a professional qualified to service this type of heater. How old is the furnace in your home? Has the chimny been checked for carbon monoxide gas leakage.
By using this technology we're able to pinpoint heat or A/C loss which saves you money. It will also show a lack of insulation and wheather stripping or bad thresholds. We check Low "E" windows and doors and attic insulation. All HVAC systems for duct work leakage and connections. Filtration of ventilatilation.
Drywall cut out for receptacles and switches violate the firewall recommendations. All openings should be sealed with joint compound or other equivalent material.
There's a direct opening between the garage and the house interior at the stairs. According to IRC 2015 R302.5.1, openings from a garage directly into a room used for sleeping purposes shall not be permitted. Other openings between the garage and house must be equipped with solid wood doors not less than 1 and 3/8 inches (35 mm) in thickness, solid or honeycomb-core steel doors not less than 1 and 3/8 inches (35 mm) thick, or 20-minute fire-rated doors, equipped with a self-closing device.