About Chris Scott

Chris Scott is an ASHI certified home inspector with multiple years of experience in home inspections, blower door testing, duct leakage testing, and Boulder Rental License Inspections. Chris is also the Website Coordinator for Scott Home Inspection.

The Ultimate HERS Rating Guide Part 4: When Is A HERS Rating Required In Colorado?

By |2020-03-06T12:21:12-07:00July 22nd, 2019|Energy Code Info, HERS Ratings|

One question that we are asked frequently is when and where is a HERS rating required in Colorado? A HERS rating can be an alternative solution to following the building codes when building a Colorado home. We covered many of the benefits of performing a HERS rating in our earlier blog about performance vs prescriptive [...]

The Ultimate HERS Rating Guide Part 3: What Is A Trade-Off?

By |2020-03-06T12:19:43-07:00July 15th, 2019|Energy Code Info, HERS Ratings|

As we talked about in the earlier parts of this HERS rating guide, a HERS rating is a calculated score that quantifies the energy efficiency of a home. When a HERS rating is performed before a home is built, it can be used as a method to comply with energy efficiency code requirements instead of [...]

Breaking Down The Boulder Rental License Requirements

By |2020-03-18T08:41:09-06:00June 17th, 2019|Boulder Rental License, Rental Property Inspection|

Boulder's Rental License program is one of the first of its kind. The program requires Boulder homeowners to pass a general health and safety inspection before being allowed to rent a property in the city. Because of the university and the subsequent high volume of rental units, the city decided to create a baseline for [...]

Common Issues Resulting From Bath Fan Venting Problems (And What To Do About Them)

By |2019-08-28T16:02:41-06:00May 28th, 2019|Ask Your Inspector|

Bathrooms are one of the most humid, damp, and moisture-prone areas of the home, which means that bath fan venting is critical for preventing issues like wood rot or mold growth in the home. Bath fan venting problems often occur because it is an afterthought in many renovations, and even in new home builds. If [...]

Understanding The Relationship Between You, Your Home Inspector, And Your Real Estate Agent

By |2019-08-28T16:05:02-06:00May 20th, 2019|Ask Your Inspector|

If you’re buying a home, we know the process can sometimes be intimidating. From real estate agents to home inspectors and mortgage brokers, there are a lot of different people involved in the purchase of a home.  Sometimes, it can be confusing regarding the working relationship that you should have with each person involved. So, [...]

Types Of Asbestos: The Ultimate Guide for Residential Homes

By |2019-06-27T15:41:16-06:00March 26th, 2019|Ask Your Inspector|

Asbestos is a hot topic when buying older homes. It can be hidden, it can be expensive to mitigate, and is present in many building materials in houses built prior to the 90s. Plus there are many different types of building materials that contain asbestos. Because of this, we decided to write this asbestos guide [...]

How Does Lead Get Into Your Drinking Water?

By |2019-03-04T15:50:27-07:00March 7th, 2019|Water Quality Info|

We do so much to maintain our health and the health of our families. One of the last things we might think about when taking care of our health is our drinking water. The main concern in regards to drinking water is lead, which many believe isn’t a problem anymore. It’s true, while many mandates [...]

Average Maintenance Costs on a Rental Property

By |2019-08-28T16:21:54-06:00March 4th, 2019|Rental Property Inspection|

Estimating your property maintenance on your rental might feel like an overwhelming task. How could you forsee how much to set aside for rental property maintenance costs? What could go wrong anyway, right? When we invest in rental properties, we do so with anticipation of a return on our investment. When we don’t factor building maintenance [...]

Radon in Colorado: 2019 Statistics

By |2019-08-28T16:19:31-06:00February 22nd, 2019|Radon Info|

Radon is linked to over 20,000 deaths across the country each year. In fact, radon in Colorado is the second leading cause of lung cancer behind smoking. For an element that is odorless, colorless and tasteless, these are significant statistics. Almost 50% of homes in Colorado are above the EPA’s “safe levels” of radon in [...]

Blower Door Requirements in Larimer County 2019

By |2019-08-28T16:23:35-06:00February 18th, 2019|Blower Door Testing, Energy Code Info|

Most building departments in the cities of Larimer County and the county itself have recently adopted IECC 2015 energy codes, specifically Berthoud, Loveland, and Fort Collins. The city of Berthoud, which has been a hot spot for single-family home building, recently put out a statement saying that all new permits must comply with 2015 IECC [...]