Infrared Roof Scans
Infrared roof scans are a proven method for detecting trapped moisture problems in flat roofs and the pictures worth a thousand words and often results in saving thousands of dollars. Mirowski Inspection helps their clients see when they have water under their roof membrane and know where the water is and isn’t. This helps prevent replacing more roof than they need to. Studies show using infrared saves the client in upfront foreboding replacement costs.
Steve Mirowski is a Level II Thermographer. Hiring a Level II Thermographer and an infrared scan helps our customers gain advanced theory and applications of infrared thermography in the preventive maintenance, quality assurance, condition monitoring and nondestructive testing of materials. Level II focuses on radiometric temperature measurement and how taking accurate temperatures improves the diagnosis and interpretation of thermal situations.
How Does Infrared Work?
During the day the roof becomes what we call solar loaded or heated by the sun. As the sun goes down and the roof cools, the areas that contain moisture under the membrane hold the heat longer than areas that are dry under the membrane. While imaging, the second man will mark the compromised areas with paint and number them for a detailed report. Visual images are also taken to use as a reference for repairs and a moisture sensor is used to verify the wet areas for core sampling by the clients licensed roofing contractor.