Thermal Leak Detection

Thermal Leak DetectionAlpine Thermal Imaging Systems perform Thermal Leak Detection throughout Oklahoma and Texas. Leaks are your roof’s number one enemy, and if you don’t catch them early, they can result in the need for extensive repairs or even roof replacement. You have a couple of options for taking care of your roof. You can take a wait-and-see approach, which involves ignoring the condition of your roof until you’re catching drips in buckets. Or, you can take a proactive approach, including the use of infrared scanning, with its ability to pinpoint even tiny leaks before they can cause major damage to your building’s structure, inventory, and equipment.

How does Thermal Leak Detection Work?
Infrared scanning employs the use of a thermal imaging camera to measure variations in the roof’s surface temperature. During a sunny day, the roof heats up. At dusk, the membrane cools down, but because water has more mass than air, any wet spots beneath the membrane retain heat longer. By scanning the surface of the roof at this precise time, we are able to locate leaks that might not otherwise be visible.

Determining the Extent of Damage
Infrared scanning is a non-invasive method for not only identifying leaks but also for defining the extent of the water damage to the insulation layer beneath. Less saturated areas of insulation retain less heat and appear as graduated color changes on the thermographic image. The biggest benefit from this process is that you don’t have to tear into the roof to know how much insulation must be replaced. Using infrared scanning, we’ve been able to save our customers money by repairing or replacing only the areas of the roof that are damaged. This makes Thermal Leak Detection the best and most reliable non-invasive leak detection method.

Call Alpine Thermal Imaging Systems today for Thermal Leak Detection we use the latest thermal FLIR imaging cameras and a drone to reach even the hardest area of the roof.