Flat Roof Thermography London
Infrared thermography can be used as a non-destructive method for leak detection in flat roofs.
With use of thermal imaging cameras, our qualified Infrared Thermal Imaging Technicians and Water Damage Restoration Technicians will scan the roof and monitor the difference in temperature between wet and dry materials, helping to locate areas of water ingress.
This can also flag areas which may be unstable due to hidden rot, and areas which may require further investigation.
Thermal Imaging for Roofs
Building Response recommend undertaking infra red thermal imaging surveillance either early in the morning or late at night, depending on environmental conditions.
This allows enough time for the flat roof to have absorbed sufficient solar energy that a temperature differential can be seen. A typical flat roof has little or no moisture between the roof membrane and the insulation/ decking.
When a leak occurs, moisture enters the roof and is absorbed by the insulation or decking. Dry materials heat up and cool down faster than wet materials, and the damp areas require more heat to increase their temperature/ take longer to release their heat. During a sunny day, wet insulation/ decking absorbs more thermal energy than dry insulation/ decking, which means it has more energy to release during the late afternoon and early evening.
Identifying Roofing Problems With Thermal Imaging
Building Response use thermal imaging techniques to highlight such changes and identify both the source and extent of the moisture ingress.
Roof deck material can be steel, wood or concrete; the material of the roof deck does not affect the thermal survey.
Building Response work in close partnership with London Flat Roofing Ltd, in order to provide an overall service whereby both diagnosis and reparation or reconstruction can be carried out swiftly with as little disruption to the client as possible.