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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 Castle Rock. As an ASHI Certified Home Inspector and Certified Energy Rater, George is an excellent resource to help with inspection and energy-related requirements.

Weyerhaeuser TJI Joist Problems

By | 2017-08-04T17:33:27+00:00 July 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, [...]

Mold Air Sample Testing

By | 2017-07-21T15:38:29+00:00 July 21st, 2017|Mold Inspection Info|

During a general home inspection of a house, we typically rely on what we can visually see and observe.  And while we can often see signs of moisture damage or mold, we can't know what amount of mold may be present in the air when no visual indication of concerns are present.  Performing mold air [...]

Blower Door Test Common Air Leaks

By | 2017-08-15T10:49:24+00:00 July 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 [...]

REScheck Report IECC Compliance

By | 2017-10-03T10:21:07+00:00 June 5th, 2017|Energy Code Info|

Preparing a REScheck Report is one method for validating compliance with the IECC Building Code (International Energy Compliance Code).  This report can be performed on new construction homes, remodels or additions.  The REScheck calculation method allows a designer or builder to consider trade-offs of building material specifications, such as insulation and window specs, giving an [...]

Home Energy Efficiency Steps

By | 2017-05-20T19:16:16+00:00 March 8th, 2017|Ask Your Inspector|

Ten Steps to Home Energy Efficiency Saving energy, improving comfort, and reducing energy bills are all things any homeowner should want to do.  Home Energy Efficiency improvements shouldn't be hard.  There are steps you can take to improve the systems and features of your home that will incrementally result in energy efficiency gains.  At Scott [...]

Blower Door Testing

By | 2017-07-11T16:09:45+00:00 February 25th, 2017|Energy Code Info|

Blower Door Testing – IECC-2012 and 2015 Requirement: Starting with the 2012-IECC energy code and continuing in IECC-2015, 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 [...]

HERS Rating: what is it anyway?

By | 2017-07-11T16:10:34+00:00 December 8th, 2015|Energy Code Info|

The HERS Rating Index, developed by RESNET: More new homes are being built with a HERS Rating, particularly in Colorado.  The Home Energy Rating System (HERS) is a method used by architects, builders and energy raters, to determine the overall energy use of a home.  RESNET, the Residential Energy Services Network, developed the HERS Index [...]