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Time to Clean your Gutters

By | 2015-05-16T19:42:34+00:00 April 1st, 2015|Ask Your Inspector|

Home Maintenance Tips:  Clean and Inspect Your Gutters Spring rains are coming! An unpleasant, but necessary Spring task is cleaning out your gutters and downspouts. Ensure that all downspouts are pushing water away from the home. Also inspect your gutters at the seams and seal any leaks. The lack of properly working gutters and downspouts can [...]

Energy Code Compliance – Prescriptive vs Performance Path

By | 2015-05-13T18:17:33+00:00 March 26th, 2015|Ask Your Inspector|

Prescriptive vs Performance Path - IECC Energy Code Compliance: Let's face it, compliance with the ever-changing IECC Energy Codes is like tracking a moving target.  Each municipality has its own code requirements and amendments, and understanding these is tough.  There are typically two main pathways for compliance  - Prescriptive Path or Performance Path. Prescriptive Path: [...]

Ease of On-Line Scheduling

By | 2016-11-02T02:53:36+00:00 March 15th, 2015|Ask Your Inspector|

Scott Home Inspection offers fast and easy online scheduling for you and your clients! This convenient, user-friendly tool makes it easy for you and your clients to get your home inspections scheduled as quickly as possible. Check our availability and schedule online anytime of the day, even after business hours! A member of our customer [...]

Blower Door Testing for IECC-2012

By | 2015-05-13T18:20:07+00:00 January 21st, 2015|Ask Your Inspector|

Blower Door Testing - IECC-2012 Requirement: Starting with the 2012-IECC energy code, blower door testing is now a mandatory requirement on all new construction residential homes.  What is a blower door test? A blower door is a device used to measure the exact air-tightness of a home.  In the 2012-IECC, a maximum air leakage rate [...]

Preparing for a Home Inspection

By | 2016-10-26T16:35:39+00:00 December 11th, 2014|Ask Your Inspector|

Steps to prepare a house for a Home Inspection As the seller of the home, or a listing agent helping a seller, properly preparing for a home inspection is important, to help things go smoothly with the inspection process. Preparing for a home inspection: Clean the house and straighten up. Buyers often attend the inspection [...]