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Serving the greater

Chattanooga Area
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Open Mon - Sun

9:00a - 8:00p

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423 779 8606

Chattanooga Thermal Imaging on home inspections

Inspection Masters of Chattanooga, PLLC Thermal imaging cameras can be a helpful diagnostic tool when the searching for roof issues, missing insulation, moisture and electrical issues.

CHATTANOOGA THERMAL IMAGING

How much is the invisible costing you?

Checking for roof leaks

To check for evidence of roof leaks, the infrared inspection should be done about two hours after sunset. After sunset is when the air temperature is cooling but the temperature of the roofing system remains warm. This will allow for the required temperature differential (the home inspection is not conducted after sunset).

To conduct an accurate electrical thermal inspection, the circuits should be under load for several hours prior to the evaluation.

Why do you want a thermal imaging inspection

A valid question is, why do you want a thermal imaging inspection and are you willing to pay the added cost for a properly conducted infrared inspection? Is there something at the property that raised a red flag and caused the need for an infrared inspection? Most buyers elect for a standard inspection by a licensed inspector as a first step to screen for defects during the purchase process. During the inspection, important areas of the property will be evaluated including: the attic, roof surfaces and inside electrical panels with deadfront cover removed. We look in the attic for signs of moisture intrusion, hidden damage and missing insulation. We access the roof surface to discover evidence of covering failures and flashing damage. At the interior inspection we are looking for moisture evidence at ceilings, walls and floors. An infrared inspection does not replace a thorough home inspection performed by a qualified inspector.

Find hidden leaks that are costing you money

The camera is helpful in detecting roof defects, moisture, missing insulation and electrical abnormalities. The “Best Practices” for performing a residential infrared inspection includes:

A temperature differential (Delta-T) of at least 18 degrees F from interior to exterior for several hours prior to the inspection. Humidity, wind speed and direction, sun location, recent precipitation all may affect the results from an infrared inspection.

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