Infrared Flat Roof Inspection
Grand Rapids Commercial Building Inspection LLC (GRCBI) and Metro Detroit Commercial Building Inspection LLC (MDCBI) use infrared thermal imaging technology to perform flat roof inspections with surgical precision. This service typically involves two visits to the subject property and can be modified to meet the needs of individual clients. The end result will reveal the location of trapped moisture beneath the protective flat roof membrane. The roof is one of the most expensive building components and an infrared flat roof inspection can save significant money by highlighting specific areas in need of repair, prolonging life, and avoiding total replacement.
Infrared Flat Roof Inspections typically include the following:
After Sunset On Site Visit
Infrared thermal imagers detect radiation on the infrared wavelength that reveal the surface temperature of the roof. Each image contains nearly 80,000 temperature readings that are color coded to form an image for interpretation by an experienced certified thermographer. The ambient temperature drops on a flat roof after sunset and the building materials begin to cool. Trapped moisture retains heat much longer than dry building materials and can be seen with an infrared thermal imager. During the night time visit, GRCBI/MDCBI will mark the roof to identify areas of trapped moisture so they can be found without specialized equipment for future repair.
Day Time Follow Up
An inspector will return to the roof during daylight hours to photograph all marked areas for inclusion in the report. This will make defects easier to find for maintenance staff and/or licensed contractors.
Infrared Flat Roof Report
Once the two on site visits are complete, the thermographer will compile both thermal and daylight images into a written report. Images will be accompanied by location description. Depending on the size and scope of the inspection description info could utilize satellite imagery, CAD modelling, or simple narrative descriptions.
All inspection details will be clearly spelled out in a written proposal prior to inspection.