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Home Inspection Fails of 2019

Although we typically post informative articles or industry updates, we thought we would share some of the fun parts of our job as well. Our inspectors look at hundreds of houses a month, and we run into some of the most bizarre issues you could imagine. Here are some of the best home inspection fails [...]

Common Backyard Pests in Denver (and How to Get Rid of Them)

We're not the only ones who enjoy Colorado's warm and dry climate in the summer. Colorado has its share of bugs. Mosquitoes, bed bugs, Miller moths, and others that itch a ride on people, may be the most annoying, but others are even more destructive. It's a huge problem when these pests decide to camp [...]

By |2019-09-13T11:35:12-06:00September 13th, 2019|Ask Your Inspector, Pest Info|0 Comments

Carbon Monoxide Detector Requirements In Colorado (CO Detector)

When buying or building a home, carbon monoxide detector requirements can get a little tricky. Each state has a slightly different code requirement, older houses and newer houses can have different needs, and there are rules on placement too! But following these rules is very important because a CO detector can save your life. Roughly [...]

By |2019-08-28T17:03:46-06:00September 3rd, 2019|Ask Your Inspector|0 Comments

Concrete Cracks and Expansive Soils – Unavoidable Movement

A close examination of anything in a house will reveal small details that often go overlooked.  At Scott Home Inspection, we specialize in taking time to look for these details.  Oftentimes, minor details from many different areas of a house can produce a much clearer picture of larger developing conditions. For example, superficial drywall cracking [...]

By |2019-08-23T11:30:29-06:00August 26th, 2019|Ask Your Inspector|0 Comments

House Bill 1170: Residential Tenants Health And Safety Act

There has been a lot of talk this year among the property management and homeowner community about a new update to Colorado law entitled: House Bill 1170 - Residential Tenants Health and Safety Act.  This bill drastically changes how tenants can hold their landlords accountable for providing a safe and habitable home. Many people believe [...]

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

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 [...]

By |2019-07-10T11:19:55-06:00July 22nd, 2019|Energy Code Info, HERS Ratings|0 Comments

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

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 [...]

By |2019-07-10T11:18:26-06:00July 15th, 2019|Energy Code Info, HERS Ratings|0 Comments

The Ultimate HERS Rating Guide Part 2: What Is The HERS Score Index?

You may have heard the term "HERS rating" used regarding home construction and energy efficiency.  You may have even seen and read through a HERS report, or you may have a HERS certificate for your own home. Or you may have read our first blog in this series, What Is A HERS Rating.  Many have [...]

By |2019-07-05T10:42:47-06:00July 9th, 2019|Energy Code Info, HERS Ratings|0 Comments

Common Problems Found During A Sewer Pipe Inspection

Sometimes sewer issues go undetected until they do a good bit of damage to your home. As you might imagine, sewer lines need just as much attention and maintenance as other parts of your home. However, we tend to overlook them because we don’t know what we don’t see. If you suspect something might be [...]

By |2019-06-28T10:30:37-06:00July 1st, 2019|Sewer Scope Info|0 Comments

The Green MLS: Energy Efficiency and the Multiple Listings Service

If you have bought or sold a home with a real estate agent, you likely interacted with the MLS. MLS stands for Multiple Listings Service and is a compilation of all the homes for sale at any particular time. The listings can be accessed through certified brokers, and there are many companies that offer MLS [...]

By |2019-07-01T14:41:31-06:00June 25th, 2019|Energy Audit Info, Energy Code Info|0 Comments