The roof is a crucial link to your building’s safety. Unfortunately, it is often overlooked when it comes to monitoring your building. This could be due to limited access or simply not being able to obviously see problems as they begin. The good news is that the use of infrared roof scanning is changing this. Infrared scanning can quickly find problems without the traditional labor and hassles involved with roof inspections.
Roofs deal with a large amount of moisture, and that puts them at risk for moisture intrusion and leaks. Even small leaks can result in your roof decking rotting/failing and the insulation not performing as it should. This moisture can also lead to rot, mold, mildew, and other issues inside your building that can affect the health of both your building and your employees. Once this happens, you’re facing extensive and costly repair work. Infrared scanning can detect moisture spots both on the inside and outside of the roof. When these areas are found early, the moisture can easily be dried. Then we can check for any water damage inside the building so you can make all needed repairs.
Wait to Replace
If you are experiencing problems such as water damage, buildup of moisture, or creaking sounds, you may assume that your roof is at a point where it needs to be replaced. Wouldn’t it be nice to save the large amount of money a new roof costs and simply correct these problems? With the use of an infrared roof scan, our professionals can determine exactly how extensive the damage is. Many times the building owner will find they only need repair work, not an entire roof replacement.
Once moisture collects on the roof, it often seeps inside where it can damage the insulation. Once damp, the insulation is useless. In addition, it can also become a breeding ground for mold spores. With an infrared roof scan we can detect wet spots as well as inadequate insulation under your roof. We can determine if your insulation is functioning properly or locate any areas with issues that should be repaired. Variations in the colors will indicate exactly where the insulation isn’t doing its job as well as it should.