Water is still a formidable enemy in Naples, FL, and not all roof damage is visible to the naked eye. If you are concerned about a possible roof leak, Innovative Construction Solutions can help. We utilize the latest leak detection technologies, including infrared thermography, to find hidden leaks in all roofing applications and finishes.
Innovative Construction Solutions, headquartered in Naples, FL, specializes in investigating the root causes of roof leaks and other problems, and uses building science technology to create a customized plan that addresses your issues.
What are Infrared Roof Inspections?
Infrared thermography refers to the use of specialized equipment to measure the amount of infrared radiation (thermal energy) emitted from an object. The radiation increases with temperature but is not visible because its wavelength is too long to be detected by the human eye.
When a roof membrane has a leak, water is able to enter the system and saturate the insulation and underlying layers. During the day, the sun will heat up the membrane and the insulation below. When the sun sets, the roof system cools off, but the wet areas retain heat longer than the dry areas. Infrared cameras are the only diagnostic tool that can detect these temperature variations that indicate that water has penetrated the roof system.
Conventional roof inspection methods require a time-consuming grid-type contact search that involves drilling holes in the roof membrane. Infrared roof inspections are non-destructive. They are fast and affordable and provide a clear picture of active roof leaks and other problems without damaging parts of the roof or disturbing building occupants.
The Innovative Construction Solutions team conducts visual roof inspections using professional grade infrared camera equipment that captures high-resolution digital images. The inspector will systematically walk the roof, ensuring that the entire surface is inspected, and document everything with our specialized equipment. Startling findings are usually available within minutes and may lead to additional areas of interest.
Benefits of Infrared Inspections
Inspections can reveal small defects before they escalate into major crises.
- Quick and accurate detection of moisture leaks and energy loss
- Provides more accurate results than traditional inspections
- Minimal interference with building occupants
- Non-invasive and non-destructive
- Results are nearly instantaneous
- Detects potential problems before they become serious issues
Innovative Construction Solutions infrared inspections can also assist you in a wide range of other applications, including interior and exterior building inspections, and systems testing that will ensure that your A/C systems, plumbing systems, generators and electrical systems are working properly.
If you would like to know more about infrared roof inspections in Naples, FL, or thermal inspections of other building systems, get in touch with Innovative Construction Solutions at (239) 384-5890 to explore our wide range of capabilities.