What about cosmetic conditions?

Other than when inspecting newly constructed homes where systems and components are expected to be in “new” condition, professional inspectors typically do not inspect for or report on cosmetic conditions such as torn screens, minor paint chipping, dented door knobs, or other conditions of normal wear and tear. Remember, inspectors are working under both time and cost constraints. If they spent the valuable time for which a buyer is paying to look for cosmetic conditions, they would have less time to inspect the major systems of a home for more important and potentially costly conditions