Commercial Flat Roof Infrared Inspections
The use of Infrared Thermal Imaging for roof inspection has become an economical and reliable method of maintaining and inspecting commercial flat roofs so commonly found in Dayton area commercial, industrial, and office building structures. The average service life expectancy of commercial flat roof systems has been estimated at 15 years. Industry sources claim that many commercial flat roof systems develop leaks and failures within the first 2 years of service. Damage caused by a flat roof leak can be quite substantial and costly. When water enters a commercial flat roof system, it often remains and rarely dries. This causes the roof and insulation materials to degrade and fail prematurely, especially the various insulation types located directly beneath the surface material.
Our Infrared Thermal imaging inspections can assist in determining the extent of water intrusion and affected materials, and may help to identify the source of leaks. This will aid our Dayton commercial building clients in determining proper repair needs whether it be complete roof system replacement or spot repairs. Ideally, roofs should be surveyed shortly after installation to establish a baseline scan to gauge future surveys on. A well designed and maintained commercial flat roof should be inspected every 3 to 5 years and after major weather events such as high wind and severe thunderstorms. If a leak is present, follow up inspections may help to locate the source and determine the extent of affected insulation needing replaced.
The potential savings gained from Commercial Infrared Roof Inspections can be huge. Through proper maintenance and roof inspections, clients may extend the service life of their flat roof exponentially! This is extremely important as waste disposal costs continue to increase. The incentive to repair roofs rather than replace them becomes even greater. Commercial Infrared Roof Inspections will help to pinpoint and focus your maintenance personnel or contractors on the precise areas needing repair. Flat roof maintenance using the information and details provided by a low-sloped roof infrared inspection is one of the best investments commercial businesses and facility owners can make.