Roof Inspections: The Major Benefits of Using Thermal Imaging

You may think you can tell the condition of your roof by looking at it. However, this is not an easy task. It could cost you more in terms of roof repairs, and you may end up replacing the whole roof. 

The best way to do them is to use thermal imaging. It is not a new thing, but most homeowners overlook it. There are many benefits to using this technology. Read on to find out the major ones.

Detecting Electrical Hot Spots

The electrical wiring in your home can begin to erode with time. It can lead to the appearance of anomalies like electrical hot spots. If you do not attend to these issues, they may lead to potential dangers like house fires. When you use thermal imaging technology, you can mitigate these issues by allowing you to detect the various electrical hot spots beforehand. 

The image displays a bright yellow light in areas where there is damage in the wiring system. It makes it easy to pinpoint and detect the exact locations so that you can plan for repairs.

Energy Efficiency

Lack of energy efficiency in the house can lead to unnecessary costs. Thermal imaging helps detect heat losses in the house structure. It prevents you from spending more on utility bills than you are ready to pay. Energy losses frequently happen at windows and doorways. A thermal image will help you point out the exact place where these are happening.

Having a more energy-efficient home is beneficial and helps you if you ever decide to sell your house. Energy-efficient homes fetch a better price than those that are not.

Detecting Hidden Mold and Moisture

Mold and moisture have an unpleasant odor. These nuisances appear in dark areas of the house and are a health hazard. These dark areas have a restricted flow of air. These places include laundry rooms and air ducts. They will spread if you do not attend to them.

You need to do so immediately when it is easy. Thermal imaging technology will help you detect hidden mold that may be invisible to the naked eye.

Detecting Structural Defects

Thermal imaging will help you detect problems in the structure of the house. These include problems with the ceilings, walls, floors, and roofs. The areas will show imaging differences in temperature at various points. It will show if there is moisture or a leak somewhere on the roof structure. The images let you deal with these defects as early as possible.

For more information on thermal imaging, visit AD Magellan Construction Planning and Management at our Vista, California office. Call (877) 899-5990 to book an appointment today.

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