More efficient and more effective than any other non-destructive or destructive maintenance testing procedure, infrared scanning by a certified thermographer detects moisture and identifies where it has become entrained (drawn into and transportable) within a roof system long before it breaks through and drips off a ceiling or wall onto occupants below. Due to the very high cost of replacing a damaged roof, infrared roof inspections should be performed at a minimum every time a building is purchased, sold or leased.
Verified industry statistics conclude that fully one third of all new roofs will leak before the end of their first year and within five years nearly 90% of roofs have problems stemming from poor installation, bad design, failed material or lack of annual maintenance and repairs. The absolute best time for a Flat Roof Infrared Moisture Survey is when the roof is still under warranty. Flat Roof IR Surveys allow for nondestructive identification of specific areas on flat roofs where moisture has infiltrated the substrate and is deteriorating the insulation (R) value of the material, reducing the strength of the overall roof system and negatively impacting the energy costs required to maintain the internal working environment. The IR Inspection can save building owners thousands of dollars by pinpointing problem areas for resolution instead of tearing off part or all of a roof for replacement.
Monroe Infrared has been performing Flat Roof (low slope) Infrared Moisture Surveys for over 35 years and has inspected over 200,000,000 square feet of roofs!
Flat Roof Moisture Survey Inspections provide the diagnostic information necessary for developing effective roof maintenance programs, planning of annual capital budgets and for making better-informed decisions when considering roof repairs, resurfacing or replacement.
Moisture within walls, insulation or other building material may indicate leaking pipes, condensation issues or other problems leading to corrosion, mold, and mildew. Proactive annual or semi-annual Flat Roof Infrared Surveys are a tremendous Predictive, Cost-Savings tool for building owners and operators. If moisture-laden roofs are left in disrepair, the metal decking components rust, the concrete deck absorbs water and the wood deck rots. Infrared roof surveys are the ideal tool for detecting moisture intrusion and then guiding repair efforts to only those areas which need it, minimizing costs and maximizing serviceable life of the roof.
Aerial roof thermography highlights moisture intrusion across a wider cross section of flat roofs.
An ounce of prevention can be worth thousands of dollars saved when moisture intrusion is identified early, evaluated and corrected surgically before substantial damage to the roofing system, ceiling, walls and supports are affected by water movement, corrosion and breakdown.