The maintenance of a flat or low-sloped insulated roof is one of the most expensive and complicated challenges facing roofing contractors, building owners and building managers today.
Using infrared thermography, a proven method for identifying and defining moisture problems, Jersey First Inspection Services performs a flat roof moisture scan to find moisture that is trapped inside the roofing system, so that repairs can be made. Finding and repairing issues early not only extends the life of a roof, but saves the expense of recovering or reroofing.
How does it work?
During the day the sun radiates energy onto the roof and onto the roof substrate. At night, the roof radiates the heat back into space. This is called radiational cooling. Areas of the roof that are of a higher mass (wet) retain this heat longer than of the lower mass (dry) areas. Infrared imagers can detect this heat and “see” the warmer, higher mass areas, during the “window” of uneven heat dissipation. Heat loss and other IR services can be performed at the same time.
A Flat Roof Moisture scan costs between 1₵-10₵ per square foot depending on the level of survey required, the size of the roof. Scans are usually performed as part of an overall roof asset management plan. Information is used to plan budgets and when needed, to create a bid document for contracting repairs and/or replacement of the roof.
If you want your roof to last, it must be regularly inspected and maintained. A Jersey First Inspection Service flat roof moisture scan is the best method of non-invasive inspection for flat or low slope roofs.
You will receive a detailed, professional report documenting the entrained roof moisture so that your roofing contractor can make repairs.