Roof ScanInfrared Thermography is a vital and very effective element of any residential or commercial building inspection.

Research shows an average of 400% return on investment for every dollar spent on infrared inspections. A skilled thermographer who has thorough knowledge of construction can detect failures long before any other testing method, reducing down time, saving equipment costs and increasing personnel safety.

Fox Infrared Inspections focus on roofing inspections using the latest state of the art Flir equipment. Our cutting edge technology provides the highest quality detailed imagery. We provide thorough and comprehensive reports pinpointing the exact cause of problems that threaten the integrity of your roofing systems.

We use thermographers that are highly trained and experienced in infrared scanning; they are uniquely qualified to analyze the anomaly and determine the true root cause of the problem.

On-Roof Infrared Moisture Surveys

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We Detect and Document Roof Moisture with Infrared Thermography

We know what you want from Infrared Thermography. Roof Consultants, Roof Contractors and Roofing Manufacturers will undoubtedly appreciate our On-Roof Infrared Services. You make one call (or email) and we take it from there. ASAP, we will schedule the job with one of our skilled Fox Inspection Group roof thermographers and our inspector will perform the work and produce a detailed, professional report.

High-quality work comes from high-quality training. The training procedures we use are extensive and rigorous. Our infrared services inspectors know exactly what to do – and what not to do – to perform efficient and effective on-roof infrared moisture surveys.

Established procedures will be followed and reports are standardized, so the work and the report will be done in the same way, no matter where your project.

Start Getting Consistent Results from Infrared Surveys.

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Infrared Scan of Commercial Roof

Roof ScanBy using infrared thermography, we find the trapped moisture and mark the wet areas so that repairs can be made surgically. This can save you money because you may not have to replace the roof as soon. By marking paint directly on the roof, repair areas can be seen by anyone standing on the roofs after the survey is performed.

How it works

During the day, the sun radiates energy onto the roof and into the roof substrate, and then at night, the roof radiates the heat back into outer space. This is called radiational cooling. Areas of the roof that are of a higher mass (wet) retain this heat longer than that of the lower mass (dry) areas. Infrared imagers can detect this heat and "see" the warmer, higher mass areas, during the "window" of uneven heat dissipation. Heat loss and other IR services can be performed at the same time.

By using the information generated by a RoofScanIR report, the owner's roofing professional can recommend cost-effective removal and replacement of wet components and draw documents to prepare an adequate roofing substrate to receive a recover installation to extend the satisfactory roofing system's service life. 

Why RoofScanIR?

We create detailed, high-quality and easy to understand reports documenting roof moisture. Roof professionals can then use the information to verify the wet areas and write specifications to repair the roof. 

Infrared Scanning of Concrete Masonry Walls

We Detect & Document Structural & Thermal Deficiencies in Concrete Masonry Walls

Infrared scanning of Concrete Masonry walls is accurate, non-destructive and inexpensive. This is the best way to see the grouted cells, insulation and air-leakage in the entire wall section.

Infrared testing can be performed at any time during the construction process, without delaying or interrupting any other trades or affecting the progress of the building.

You might think that the only way that one can know whether the grouted cells, bond beams, insulation and other components of a CMU (Concrete Masonry Unit) wall are properly placed is to open the wall with hammer or drill where the grout or insulation is supposed to be and see if it is there.

But this destructive testing is inadequate because the sample is much too small, often less than one ten thousandth of a percent. Also, the tiny sample does not show where blockages (to the proper filling of insulation) and/or too much grout exists. The only other effective options are to X-ray the walls or tear them down, which are both extremely expensive.

Structural and thermal problems in a CMU building are common. If the wall receives a trauma like a hurricane force wind, earthquake or tornado and customers or workers inside the building are hurt, the legal ramifications can be devastating.

A forensic examination of a block wall laid on the ground post-event will most likely reveal some thermal and structural deficiencies.

The building owner, architect, structural engineer, general contractor and masonry contractor can and probably will be held accountable if and when these deficiencies are documented.

Two major benefits arise from having an Infrared Scan for your project:

o When deficiencies are found, a report can be generated so that corrections cam be made with surgical precision.

o The owner gets what he paid for and designers can literally see that their specifications have been followed.

Why use our service?

o We use state-of-the-art infrared equipment.

o We have the attitude for getting results under even the most trying conditions.

o We produce photographic-quality reports that are easy to read and understand for anyone picking up the report.

o We have been inspecting properties for over 20 years.

o We offer a Free Inspection Guarantee: once we are done with the inspection, if you are dissatisfied in any way, the inspection is on the house / free / no need to pay.

Infrared Scans of Commercial Roofs

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