Redwood Infrared for Low Slope Roofing Evaluation

Next to monitoring of electrical systems for preventive and predictive maintenance programs, low slope commercial roofing inspections represent the single most common and most cost effective application of infrared thermography.

Since water has a very high heat capacity, any sections of roof with wet insulation beneath the outer membrane layer will take longer to cast their stored heat into a clear sky after the sun goes down on a bright warm afternoon. This will cause damaged roof areas to stand out like a sore thumb when viewed just after dusk with an infrared camera.

Damaged roof sections can then be marked off and selectively repaired before further damage occurs, potentially saving tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars on roofing costs over the lifetime of the average commercial structure.

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