Our most common ones are answered below
Can my roof be inspected with thermography?
Most roofing materials can be inspected with thermal imaging, but not all. Highly reflective roofs such as galvanized metal or roofs with an aluminum coating are almost impossible to get an accurate reading.
How do you know if you have found moisture during an aerial inspection?
Moisture is the hidden enemy of a building we all want to uncover, and IR scans only have the ability to show anomalies and areas that possibly need further investigation. Confirmation that there truly is moisture is achieved by performing destructive testing, or core sampling.
Can you do an IR inspection if the roof is wet?
We want our scans to be conclusive so will fly when the roof can provide affirmative results. IR cameras cannot see through water and ponding water, as well as vegetation or areas of thick dirt.
If there is a leak, will you always find it with an IR scan?
Very specific conditions are required for areas of moisture to ‘reveal’ themselves. Temperature differences between the interior and exterior must exist, and humidity, dew point and wind speeds all must be taken into account.
Does HVAC need to be turned off during a thermal scan?
Not at all! We want your employees and customers to be comfortable while we work. We are able to fly with the HVAC on.