Roofing Thermal Imaging to Identify Damage and Leak Detection
Identifying holes in a roof, leaks, hidden moisture and wet insulation are critical to maintaining a commercial roof or a residential roof. At Meis Roofing, we use infrared thermal imaging technology to pinpoint problem areas on a roof before they cause costly structural damage. No matter the size or location of the leak in your Texas home, apartment complex or business, we’ll be able to find it.
How Roof Leak Thermal Imaging Works
Roof thermal imaging uses the power of heat to allow our roofing technicians to view potential leak points. For example, on a warm, sunny day the moisture from wet insulation underneath the roofing material will absorb energy from the sun. Once the sun sets, any area of the roof insulation that remains wet will appear as a hot spot on our thermal imaging devices.
Our experienced roof inspection team works with all types of roofing materials, investigates existing roof damage, and proactively repairs minor roofing issues. At Meis Roofing we use the latest technology for roof inspections, including our thermal imaging and essential roof leak detection services.
Residential Thermal Imaging & Roof Leak Detection
While many might see thermal imaging technology as best used for commercial businesses, we can pinpoint leaks quickly by utilizing roof leak detection technology in homes. We may even find a hole in your roof that you didn’t know existed. Even a small leak (if left unaddressed) can have drastic consequences for your home. We can ensure that your structure’s roofing system is performing properly, potentially avoiding unnecessary water damage to your property and possessions in the future.
Commercial Thermal Imaging & Roof Leak Detection
When a chronic leak in a commercial roof exists, it can often go undetected due to the size of the roof itself – until the issue has become severe or very obvious. By using thermal imaging to locate roof leaks and damage at the onset, we can detect issues that can’t be seen easily with the naked eye.
Flat Roof Thermal Imaging & Leak Detection
For example, when we use thermal imaging technology to locate a leak on a flat roof, we can see the damaged area because it will show a larger thermal mass than the other areas. Once the problem area is identified, we can make recommendations on the best repair options for your property.
With suspected roof leaks on a flat roof, another concern is that the wet portions of insulation can easily spread – making leak location quite challenging. The sooner you get a thermal imaging scan, the easier it will be to identify the roof leak and get it repaired.
Common Questions About Roofing Thermal Imaging
Thermal imaging technology offers many benefits, including finding roof leaks, moisture, wet insulation, mold buildup, wet decking areas, inefficient or damaged insulation and more. After precisely identifying issues, we can repair areas before they deteriorate.
We provide clients with comprehensive reports containing detailed investigations of roof damage. A report includes a written description, digital pictures and infrared images that highlight areas needing repair.
No. Thermal imaging analyzes surface temperatures that warrant closer inspection. For example, thermal imaging will identify small zones on a roof that are colder than the surrounding areas. Our trained experts then use other specialized tools to investigate potential leaks and moisture buildup that are not immediately visible.