Thermal Imaging and Roof Moisture Damage Detection

How Thermal Imaging Detects Roofing Damage

Thermal imaging uses infrared technology to detect the presence of moisture. The principle used in this involves calculation of temperature differentials across the entire roof and detecting the differences as guide to presence of moisture. This technique does not cause any harm to the roof and is entirely non-destructive in nature. Thermographic images are formed which can quickly project the areas of saturation.

Problems Easily Spotted by Thermal Imaging

Use of thermal imaging to detect roofing leakage is pretty new although this process has been in use in medical care, astronomy and research. There are a variety of problems that can be easily identified with this technology. The presence of moisture, however slight, inside the roof fabric can be detected. If there are holes in the roof then this can be detected along with the presence of air. Leakage of heat that hampers insulation can be identified too. This is extremely helpful in partial repair of the roof as patches can be used on precise areas of leakage. This not only leads to saving on roofing repair bills but also on energy consumption bills. It is also possible to verify if a leak has been repaired successfully with a comparison of images before and after repair.

Advantages of Thermal Imaging in Roof Repairs

  • It helps to detect flat roof leak for homes, office buildings, industrial plants and factories.
  • Makes it easy to identify accurately the portions of a roof that have been damaged due to leakage
  • Works on large areas of the roof at a time
  • It is totally safe and accurate in diagnosing the extent of roof damage
  • Saves good roofing and helps to avoid unnecessary replacement of good parts
  • Helps to plan a budget that is based on facts and not estimates
  • It even helps to identify the cause of the damage which is very necessary for future prevention

Learn more about helpful new roofing repair technologies like thermal imaging, self-cooling roof systems, and energy-saving designs.