Frequently Asked Questions

Here is a list of frequently asked questions regarding Infrared Roof Scans.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I prepare for a Thermographic Survey?

To prepare for an interior thermal scan, the homeowner should take steps to ensure an accurate result. This may include moving furniture away from exterior walls and removing or pulling back drapes.

The most accurate thermographic images usually occur when there is a significant temperature difference between inside and outside air temperatures.

What is the scientific principle that Infrared Roof scans are based upon?

Infrared roof scans are based on the fact that as the roof heats up from sun exposure, the roof and moisture under the roof heat up. Then as the roof cools to the night sky, the roof membrane cools down and the moisture under the roof retains it’s heat a little longer. That temperature differential is evident with an infrared camera.

Will Infrared roof scans work on all types of roofs?

No. The highly reflective roofs and roof with aggregate or ballast are difficult to scan because of the physical properties of the roof.