Infrared (thermal imaging) is an advanced, non-invasive technology that allows the inspector to show homeowners things about their homes that can’t be revealed using conventional inspection methods.
In terms of energy loss, an IR camera can detect:
In terms of detecting moisture intrusion, an IR camera can locate:
IR cameras are equally effective at locating hot spots in the home, including:
Additionally, based on the color gradients that thermal images provide, an inspector can locate:
Thermal Imaging IS NOT X-RAY VISION!! The conditions for thermal imaging have to be right for it to fully show problem areas. Because of this, I may not see it on the camera the first time. The perfect condition to find water intrusion is after a rainy day or a warm day after a winter freeze. Don't be surprised if I don't see the water intrusion area after a few weeks or month dry spell. If you suspect an area was missed, please let me know and I will check it out for no extra charge.
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