Thermal Image for Roof Heat loss Detection

With the winter here and the central heating now kicking into full swing, it is an excellent time to get a thermal image of your roof to see where your loft insulation isn’t efficient.

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Infrared Flat Roof Moisture Surveys

Thermal Camera Inspections can detect a number of roof moisture problems.

Due to the high cost of replacing a damaged roof, Thermal roof inspections can be performed whenever a building is purchased, sold or leased to determine potential problems ahead of time. Infrared radiometric roof survey pictures help provide the diagnostic information necessary for developing an effective roof maintenance program, planning capital budgets and for making informed decisions when considering roof repairs, replacement or resurfacing with one of the popular new roof coatings.

Thermal Infrared imaging is a non-destructive, safe and quick image collection process that provides the all important information required for analysis by experts and layman alike.

While aerial infrared roof inspections offer benefits to any commercial or domestic roofing structure and are ideal in the following cases:

  • Very large commercial roofs
  • In accessible roofs
  • Dangerous roofs
  • Roofs with no access

Infrared thermography has become an industry standard and is the preferred, nondestructive method to identify water intrusion in flat, insulated and low slope roofs.

The recorded difference in heat signatures shows your Thermographer potential problem areas such as:

  • Moisture/Water intrusion
  • Insulation deficiencies
  • Flat- Insulated Roofing leaks
  • Electrical systems
  • Structural issues
  • Mechanical Issues
  • Building / Home Energy Loss
  • Foundation deficiencies
  • Plumbing obstructions or leaks

Temperature differential will can show where flat roofs are leaking or have failing insulation present. Damp and dry roof insulation have a different thermal signature and by imaging the roof at different times of the day, it is possible to locate these affected areas, as dry roof insulation heats up and cools quicker than damp roof insulation, a temperature anomaly will form in the effected area and it is this area that is most likely to have the problem.