George Scott

About George Scott

George founded Scott Home Inspection in 2006, and has grown the business into a multi-inspector firm serving the Colorado Front Range, from Fort Collins down to Colorado Springs. As an ASHI Certified Home Inspector and Certified Energy Rater, George is an excellent resource to help with inspection and energy-related requirements.

LED Versus Incandescent Light Bulbs

By |2019-02-04T18:12:15+00:00February 7th, 2019|Ask Your Inspector|

If you are getting ready to start a lighting upgrade project in your home, you might be wondering which lighting to choose and the pros and cons of LED versus Incandescent Light Bulbs.  Here is a comparison article on how they differ to help you decide which direction to go. What is Incandescent Light? The [...]

Infrared Camera and Air Leaks in Homes

By |2019-02-08T11:39:04+00:00February 5th, 2019|Ask Your Inspector, Energy Code Info|

It is easy to detect air leaks when you sit next to a defective window on a super cold Winter night. Unfortunately, we don't always know where air leaks are in our homes or how they might be impacting our health, physical structure or wallets. One of the best ways to detect home air leaks is [...]

Denver Housing Market 2019 Outlook

By |2019-01-23T12:43:14+00:00January 23rd, 2019|Ask Your Inspector|

If you’re a Denver home inspector, or real estate agent, you’ve probably been busy. Denver was one of the hottest housing markets in 2018. But will this trend continue in 2019? What can you expect, given recent market turbulence and rising federal interest rates? Let’s take a look at the Denver housing market now. Home [...]

What Texas Cities Require REScheck Reports For Building Permit Submission?

By |2019-02-02T12:41:00+00:00January 12th, 2019|Energy Code Info|

If you’re working in residential construction, you need to know which Texas cities require REScheck reports to confirm your building’s adherence to energy efficiency codes in the state. Do you need REScheck reports in San Antonio? Houston? Corpus Christi? In this article, we’ll take a look at this subject, and help you understand which Texas [...]

GFCI Outlet Explained

By |2017-11-14T17:10:38+00:00November 14th, 2017|Ask Your Inspector|

No GFCI Outlet in the Kitchen and/or Bathroom This is a common safety-related item discovered during a home inspection.  Many older homes did not have a GFCI outlet installed in the kitchen, bathroom or garage of the home.  Upgrading the outlets in moisture prone areas to GFCI protected units is a good safety improvement in [...]

Radon Mitigation System Maintenance

By |2017-11-01T12:52:18+00:00November 1st, 2017|Radon Info|

A question we often get as home inspectors in Colorado is what items are needed for radon mitigation system maintenance.  In this post we'll cover general visual inspection and maintenance tips you can do as a homeowner to check and maintain your radon system.  Before we get to the maintenance steps, let's first take a [...]

Weyerhaeuser TJI Joist Problems

By |2017-08-04T17:33:27+00:00July 27th, 2017|Ask Your Inspector|

Concerns have been recently reported in Colorado with new construction homes, where a certain type of floor joist, manufactured by a specific company, are defective.  The reported Weyerhaeuser TJI Joist problems relate to only the Flak Jacket Protection product.  Several builders in the Colorado area have been notified of the concerns, and in some cases, [...]

Blower Door Test Common Air Leaks

By |2019-01-20T09:47:20+00:00July 7th, 2017|Energy Code Info|

Understanding where to locate and seal blower door test common air leaks is important to ensure that a new construction home will meet the stringent requirements of the IECC and IRC code for maximum air leakage rates. Scott Home Inspection has performed hundreds of blower door tests on new residential homes, remodel-addition projects, and as [...]