It’s not a question of “Will my roof leak? “
It’s a question of “When will my roof leak?”
Infrared Camera Technicians Pinpoint and or predict problems that are not visible to the human eye
We’re your flat roof inspection experts
We’ve helped our clients avoid roof replacement in exchange with repairs saving millions in needless full roof replacements using infrared thermal imaging surveys and roof inspections throughout the continental USA.
Annually US Infrared Inspections has successfully scanned thousands of roofs. Thermal imaging is your best detection in discovering roof leaks. Our expertise and knowledge in commercial and residential roof inspections can save you money. We inspect Modified Bitumen, Thermoplastic (PVC, TPO, EPDM) , built up membranes (BUR) or Green Roofing Membranes.
Flat Roof Inspections
The most venerable part of the building gets the least amount of attention. The question should always be when will my roof leak. All roofs leak over time. If you have a welded seam roof of any kind, they leak. In most cases, the leak starts long before the warranty period of life of the roof expires. Let our thermal imaging experts save you money on costly roof replacement with less costly repairs.
- Roofing Evaluation– We evaluate your roof in three ways using Google Earth (size shape and complexity), visual (roof debris, penetrations, cuts poor welds and seams) , then thermally. Our forensic approach ensure you get the best results and the most complete roadmap to a successful repair.
- Investigation and Forensics – Document research, testing, identification of problem, (what caused failure or leak). Level of severity to building and repair options. Some leaks that seem to come from the roof are actually in the structure.
- Boots On The Roof Or Drone – We dispatch a team of highly trained thermographers to review your roofing. Using highly visible paint to identify the exact location of the leak for repair. This process coupled with our detailed reporting system give you the tools you need to successfully repair you roof in the most cost effective way.
Understanding Building Roof Infrared Imagery
During the day, the sun radiates energy onto the roof surface and into the roof substrate, and then at night, the roof radiates this heat back into outer space. This is called radiational cooling. Areas of the roof that are of a higher mass (wet) retain this heat longer than that of the lower mass (dry) areas. Infrared imagers can detect this heat and “see” the warmer, higher mass areas, during the “window” of uneven heat dissipation.
We scan the roof with sensitive infrared cameras to detect the sources of heat and record them for later analysis. Since we can “see” all areas of a different mass immediately, we can then mark the roof and/or save infrared images for report use.
Infrared imaging has been the method of choice for identifying and defining moisture problems in your roof. Thermal Imaging will enable you to develop a more sophisticated roof asset management program, assess the damage and make more informed decisions regarding roof budgets to plan the repairs that is most cost effective.
As water enters your roof through faulty welded seams, tears, cuts from debris and poorly sealed penetrations leak will occur. Other sources of leaks are from failed flashings and caps, which saturate the insulation. This condition creates water laden insulation where the water becomes trapped below the roof substrate. If left in disrepair, the deck (concrete, plywood or metal) absorbs or traps water in the case of wood, the deck rots out. In the case of concrete the water seeps through to the metal members and starts the rusting process. Wood deck rots, metal deck rusts and resulting water intrudes into the building’s interior causing more damage. Infrared thermography is useful in locating these moisture intrusions for cost saving repairs.
By using infrared thermography, we find the trapped moisture and mark the wet areas so that repairs can be made surgically. This can save you money because you may not have to replace the roof before the end if its life expectancy. We identify the areas of concern by marking paint directly on the roof, repair areas can be seen by anyone standing on the roofs after the survey is performed.
Put our experience and knowledge to work on your roof. US Infrared Inspections has level 3 ITC certified thermographers. Our certification is in accordance with ASNT Recommended Practices No, SNT-TC-1A personal qualification and Certification in Nondestructive Testing 20011 Edition
Infrared Inspections allow us to see hazards and energy issues not visible to the eye.
These images below revealed problems in large buildings and facilities, which were caught in advance saved the maintenance team time, money, and aggravation.