Infrared surveys of your flat, low sloped, built up, or membrane roofing systems can locate trapped and hidden moisture which can cause damage to the deck and structure below. We mark these areas directly on the roof with spray paint and confirm with moisture meters. Roofing contractors can then surgically repair the affected areas only, without replacing the entire roof.
During the day, the sun radiates energy onto the roof and into the roof substrate, and then at night, the roof radiates the 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. Heat loss and other IR services can be performed at the same time.
Montana Infrared Services, Inc. is a Certified Member of RoofScanIR by United Infrared, Inc.