Discover water beneath the membrane
Thermal roof surveys provide two major benefits. Firstly, to discover any cold spots in your roof that may be having a negative impact on the thermal efficiency of your building and increasing your energy and heating costs. Secondly, they can help to identify moisture which is being held within a flat roof due to a breach in membrane.
Thermal roof surveys provide a non-destructive roof diagnostic method, conducted using infra-red technology. Thermal roof surveys can accurately locate trapped moisture within the flat roof membrane which can lead to rot, structural rust and increased energy usage. These types of observations are often missed with a visual survey.
When water penetrates a warm roof system, it is absorbed by the insulation materials and can lead to a leak within the building which travels a significant distance from the actual cause of the leak itself.
Using a thermal roof survey method is to scan the roof, we can identify any cold spots in the roof where inadequate insulation is leading to increased energy bills. We can also identify any areas on the roof where water has entered through the waterproofing membrane, leading to trapped moisture beneath the surface and water absorbed by the insulation.
As thermal imaging is a non-contact method of roof inspection, inaccessible or unsafe roofs can be inspected by a thermographic scan from a distance via our drone surveys. However, whenever possible, we recommend that roof access is provided. This allows us to conduct an electronic integrity test, where we can identify the exact pinhole or tear in the membrane which is causing the ingress of water and moisture beneath the surface.
After conducting a thermal survey, we can present you with a cost effective plan to conduct remedial works if at all possible rather than install an new roof system.
If you would like to discuss your project with us, please get in touch using the contact information below.