5 Ways to a Leaky Roof

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With the exception of a major natural disaster or a pandemic, few other scenarios cause as much alarm in facility managers as sudden water intrusion into a building. Every FM has received one of those calls.

No one wants to hear that water is leaking onto the CEO’s desk, that it’s raining in the server room, or that swollen ceiling tiles are about to collapse over a major traffic way. Moisture presents a great threat to occupant health and safety, interior ceilings and walls, [Click on title to continue reading...]

What Is the Best Time to Perform an Infrared Roof Scan?

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While most roof systems can benefit from an infrared roof scan, there are some types of roof systems for which they are not recommended. In addition, there are some guidelines your roofing professional should follow when scheduling an infrared roof scan.

When Are Infrared Roof Scans Usually Performed?

Here are the times of year and weather conditions that are optimal for performing a thermographic roof scan:

Between April and November At night, after a sunny [Click on title to continue reading...]

Why Would You Need an Infrared Roof Scan?

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As discussed in our previous post, an infrared roof scan can identify areas of wet insulation on your roofs using a thermographic camera. Today, we’ll look at what it means when you find wet insulation on your roofs and why it’s important to find it early.

What Does Wet Insulation Mean?

Wet insulation indicates that the roof system has been compromised and is no longer performing its protective function. Roof leaks can take months or even years to manifest themselves internally. [Click on title to continue reading...]

What Is an Infrared Roof Scan?

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An infrared roof scan (IR scan) can be an integral part of a comprehensive roof audit or seasonal roof inspection. You can think of an IR scan as an x-ray of your roof. In this case, however, we’re looking for compromised roof components rather than broken bones. Using an infrared or thermographic camera, an experienced roofing professional can look for areas of wet insulation on compatible roof systems (more on that in future articles).

How Does It Work?

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Spring Roof Inspections Deliver Big Returns

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Every season presents its own unique challenges, but none is more harsh on your buildings’ roofs than winter. While most people believe it’s the deep freeze periods that do the most damage, but it’s actually the freeze-thaw cycles that wreak the most havoc on your roofing. Given that the roof protects all of your building’s other assets, it’s crucial to assess the effects of winter on your roofing once spring arrives.

Winter, particularly near its beginning and end, can bring rapid temperature swings of [Click on title to continue reading...]