Dallas Infrared Imaging
Alpine Thermal Imaging Systems who have more than 20 years of experience in commercial roofing are your Dallas Infrared Imaging experts. Using the latest infrared imaging cameras we produce a high-resolution infrared image of your roofing system. These images will highlight accurately areas where moisture may have entered into the roofing envelope. This makes a FLIR Inspection a vital tool for modern leak detection in Commercial and Low Slope Roofing Systems.
When used in conjunction with a regular roofing maintenance schedule infrared roofing inspections are a vital tool in detecting moisture that has penetrated the roofing system. This early detection can allow an owner the ability to have their roofing system to be fixed before the issue compromises the entire roofing system and requires an expensive roofing replacement.
Water enters a roof through defects in the waterproofing layer(s) due to deterioration, tears, cuts, poorly sealed penetrations, seams, failed flashings or caps causing the insulation to become laden with trapped moisture. The building experiences energy loss because wet insulation has a lower “R” value than dry material thus providing less thermal resistance.
Water intrudes into the building’s interior causing damage to the wooden deck and causes it to rot, or in the case of metal decking case it to rust. Moisture inside the roof will reduce the effectiveness of insulation and increase the energy costs in heating and cooling the building.
Our high-resolution Infrared thermal imaging cameras, find the trapped moisture as shown in the images above. Wet areas are identified and marked to show exactly where tactical repairs are to be made. Owners are giving a detailed report with high-resolution images when caught early an infrared survey may show that it is not necessary to replace an entire roof that only a few sections are “wet” and repairs can be made surgically to only these areas.
During the day, the sun heats the roof, of a night this heat is radiated back into space. Areas of the roof that are of a higher mass (wet) retain this heat longer than that of the lower mass (dry) areas. When looking at a thermal image the hot area or bright area on the FLIR Inspection images are the areas that have moisture.
Contact your Dallas Infrared Imaging Experts at Alpine Thermal Imaging Systems for an Infrared Roofing Inspection.