Infrared Roof Scans & More in New Jersey
Are you a New Jersey Roofing contractor, a Commercial building owner or a Building manger tasked with maintaining a flat or low sloped roof?
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. Jersey First Inspection Services can help by performing Flat Roof Moisture Surveys to find moisture that is trapped inside the roofing system, so that surgical repairs can be made. Building roofs are no exception to the fact that everything wears out. The ravages of sun, wind, rain, snow, ice, chemicals, leakage and time will eventually cause every roof to fail. A building’s roof is designed primarily to keep out the water, so the failure mode is water coming into the building. Repairing and extending the useful life of a roof saves the owner the expense and aggravation of recovering or reroofing. Reroofing means that the roof is taken down to the decking and replaced completely.
Jersey First Inspection Service’s Flat Roof Moisture Surveys save money by narrowing those areas that contain moisture contamination to a finite and targeted amount, so that only the wet areas can be replaced. The cost of a Jersey First Inspection Service Flat Roof Moisture Survey is usually between 1₵-10₵ per SF depending mostly on the level of survey required, the size of the roof, the number of problems anticipated and how much survey time and report time will be required. This is a fraction of recovering or reroofing cost. Flat Roof Moisture Surveys are usually performed as part of an overall roof asset management plan. This information is used to plan budgets and when needed, to create a bid document for contracting repairs and/or replacement of the roof. The bottom line is that if you want your roof to last, it must be regularly inspected and maintained. A Jersey First Inspection Service Flat Roof Moisture Survey is the best method of non-invasive inspection for flat or low slope roofs.
How Does Infrared Thermography For Flat Commercial Roofs Work?
Here’s how it works. 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.
We create detailed, professional reports documenting the entrained roof moisture. Our team of infrared experts have designed our infrared reports so that roof professionals will be able to use the information we provide. The roof repair professionals can the use our reports to verify the wet areas and write specifications to repair the roof.
We cannot stress enough how valuable infrared thermography for flat commercial roofs can be. Residential home owners will also benefit from a ninfrared thermography scan. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.