How Infrared Roof Inspections Work

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Infrared Roof Inspections Show Where Your Roof is Holding Water.

Even the most miniscule cracks or tears in your flat commercial roofing materials can allow moisture into the roof. Overtime this moisture builds up and can create a number of different problems for you building and your business. What if there was a way for your to find and repair moisture build up before it has a chance to cause significant damage? Actually there is! Dimensional Roofing and Diagnostics offers services for infrared roofing inspections which map the moisture on your roof and allow you to see which parts of your roofing system are the weakest.

What are Infrared Roof Inspections?

Infrared technology allows us to see the wavelengths from electromagnetic radiation that comes from the ultraviolet rays. During the daytime, your roof absorbs the heat from the sun’s UV rays. This heat is radiated off the roof after the sun goes down at night. Moisture in the roof traps the heat in those areas. This means that those sections of the roof have greater levels of heat energy that is giving off electromagnetic radiation. An infrared camera will be able to pick up on those wavelengths and document which parts of the roof are warmer than others. Those warm spots are the spots that need to be repaired.

Infrared roof inspections are better than a traditional roofing inspection because they are able to find problems and concerns that cannot be seen by the naked human eye. They also are less damaging for your roof because no one has to walk around on your roofing materials. If you would like to learn more about infrared roof inspections, contact our office at (512) 402-8528.