Infrared Roof Moisture Survey

Infrared Roof Moisture Survey
Non-Destructive Roof Moisture Survey and Building Envelope Scans

Dedicated Roof and Hydro-Solutions, LLC (DRH) employs certified infrared thermographers and utilizes other roof moisture and thermal, leak detection means to identify problem areas for our clients and projects. That includes:

  • Infrared scanning in accordance with ASTM standards (ASTM C1153 – wet roof insulation / ASTM C-1060 – insulation voids in wall cavity insulation / ASTM E1186 – Air leakage / ASTM E-2813 – Building enclosure investigation
  • Electrical capacitance/impedance
  • Nuclear based roof testing per ANSI/SPRI/RCI NT-1
  • We also provide the consulting services to assist with the understanding of any Electric Vector Field mapping tests performed by others

There are two components important to these technologies. First is the data collection using trained personnel and the proper equipment. Second is the analysis of the field data obtained. If either are improperly done the use of the data is likely to provide less than desirable results.

Properly obtained and analyzed data and information from these testing methods can assist with determining quality of workmanship for newly placed construction, any compromise to performance or life span for existing buildings, potential problems, compromising leaks, and energy savings. Infrared and nuclear roof testing are established methods with a consensus based standard for identifying captured moisture in flat roofs and breaches in the building envelope and thermal barriers. Capacitance/Impedance testing and Electric vector field mapping as also established methods to determine problem areas. Consensus based standards for the field testing using that equipment are not yet complete. All the test methods above and especially infrared roof moisture surveying can eliminate repair down time or production interruptions, and assist property management companies and building owners to find roof problems both before or after they manifest as an operating defect.

Whenever a building or structure is purchased, sold or leased it is imperative to perform infrared moisture survey due to the high cost to replace damaged roofs. Utilizing infrared aids in developing a sufficient roof maintenance plan, budget forecasting, and knowledgeable decisions when it is necessary for repairs or replacement. Scanning the envelope can likewise discover unknows that cannot be seen any other way.

DRH’s building envelope non-destructive testing of commercial or institutional building roofs is an economical method to reveal flaws or irregularities. Our informative and detailed reports document trapped moisture or voids confirming required maintenance, repairs or replacement for our building owner or property management clients. DRH’s reports are useful for verification of inspection and roof product warranty coverage. Infrared allows DRH to concentrate in providing the well-detailed documentation for our clients to make smart and informative decisions for their properties.

Infrared and other non-destructive testing is required by most major roof manufacturers prior to any roof recovery project.

For more information contact Dedicated Roof and Hydro-Solutions, LLC