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:

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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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