Thermal and infrared roof moisture scan services

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Thermal and infrared roof moisture scan services

Our thermal and infrared roof moisture scan services will provide you with the insight needed to plan for roof repairs and maintenance and try and you money in the process.

A roof infrared moisture scan is a proven scientific method of evaluating your roof system, giving you the unbiased information needed to make financially sound decisions regarding your most critical and costly asset.

A thermal and infrared roof scan can pin-point the areas of your roof where moisture is present allowing tremendous cost savings on unnecessary replacement.  Our professional infrared scanning services can reduce your roof repairs and replacement costs by:

  • Targeting problem areas for effective repair creating money-saving replacement options
  • Identifying sound roof sections for conservation
  • Improving specifications for more competitive bidding

Moisture trapped in your roofing system also significantly reduces your insulation’s R-value which leads to increased energy costs.  Finding and eliminating the areas of wet insulation with a roof moisture scan will bring your building’s R-value back to its original condition while saving you hundreds in energy cost savings.  Unknown moisture can also lead to other issues such as deck deterioration, mold issues and damage to the interior of the facility.

Infrared Roof Scans
We use Flir technology Infrared Camera equipment to get superior images and results. In order to provide the most accurate survey possible we try to schedule all infrared surveys when conditions are optimal. This is usually 2-4 hours after sunset with a calm clear night. The conditions present at the time of the survey and several days before the scan can all affect the accuracy. A scaled plan of the roof being scanned for the technician will help document areas containing moisture. Other information about the building, such as building size, current and past uses and roof leak history is useful for the technician to generate the best scan and report.

BUR (built up roof)
EPDM (single ply system)
Loose Laid/Ballasted Systems
Bitumen
Modified Bitumen
TPO
Urethane Foam
Metal Roofing
Horizontal Membranes (e.g. Plaza Decks, Parking Garages, etc.)
Not all roofs can use infrared thermography. Roofs that have a lot of ballast are difficult because of the stone mass on the roof membrane. The ballast mass will mask the signature of the moisture under the membrane or hold small amounts of moisture that can give a false positive reading. Standing-seam metal roofs do not lend themselves to Infrared roof scans.

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