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.

Weyerhaeuser TJI Joist Problems

By |2017-08-04T17:33:27-06:00July 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 |2019-05-01T13:27:43-06:00July 7th, 2017|Blower Door Testing, 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 |2019-02-02T12:46:39-06:00June 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 |2017-05-20T19:16:16-06:00March 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 [...]

What Is Blower Door Testing – IECC 2015 Requirements:

By |2019-05-01T13:27:53-06:00February 25th, 2017|Blower Door Testing, Energy Code Info|

With the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), blower door testing is now a mandatory requirement on all new construction for residential homes. So what is blower door testing? What is blower door testing? A blower door test is performed to measure the exact air-tightness of a home.  Beginning with the 2012-IECC, a maximum air [...]

The Ultimate HERS Rating Guide Part 1: What Is A HERS Rating?

By |2019-07-08T11:21:36-06:00December 8th, 2015|Energy Code Info, HERS Ratings|

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 [...]