How Infrared Technology Revolutionizes Commercial Roofing Issues

A commercial roof replacement can be quite costly for building owners, Using infrared technology, a commercial roofing contractor can determine the true condition of the insulation under the membrane of the roof, as will as provide a wider range of comprehensive and cost-effective solutions. Thermal or infrared energy is light that is not visible because its wavelength is too long to be detected by the human eye. It is the part of the electromagnetic spectrum that is perceived as heat. Thermography, or thermal imaging, refers to the process of recording the emission of thermal or infrared radiation by employing the use of a thermal imaging device or infrared camera. In Chaffee’s Infrared Moisture Analysis, an infrared camera detects infrared energy and converts it into an electronic signal, which is then processed to produce a thermal image on a video monitor and perform temperature calculations. Infrared cameras use sensors called bolometers. They look at one part of the spectrum we can’t see, infrared, and convert the information into a picture we can see. A common misconception is that people looking at an image think they are seeing temperature readings, but they’re really seeing a representation of the thermal radiation on the surface. In roofing, there are many potential false indications, so training is the key. To get the maximum out of the technology, you really have to […]