I never knew the extent of damage that hail could cause to a home. Of course, I realized that windows could break, but I never imagined my roof getting damaged, the siding getting destroyed and the gutters nearly being taken off the side of the house. After our neighborhood was hit by a storm that included golf-ball sized hail, I quickly learned how devastating those little ice-balls can be. If you are going through the same repairs and clean-up efforts, visit my blog. My blog includes tips that can help you identify hail damage and learn what to do to repair it.
Severe weather conditions, particularly storms, can have a devastating impact on homes, and the damage isn't always visible to the naked eye. This is especially true for roofs, which bear the brunt of the storm. Water ingress can lead to structural deterioration, causing significant issues over time. That's where infrared roof moisture surveys come in.
These surveys are a non-destructive, effective means to detect hidden moisture within your roofing system post-storm, enabling homeowners to address issues promptly and prevent further damage.
Understanding Infrared Roof Moisture Surveys
Infrared roof moisture surveys employ thermographic cameras to detect variations in temperature on a roof's surface. These temperature variations are caused by the evaporation of moisture trapped within or beneath the roofing materials, and the thermographic camera translates this into a color-coded image or "thermogram." Warmer areas indicate possible moisture intrusion, providing inspectors with a reliable tool to identify potential problem areas after a storm.
The Process of a Post-Storm Infrared Roof Moisture Survey
The infrared roof moisture survey should ideally be conducted by a certified professional familiar with the technology and capable of interpreting the results accurately.
Here's a general outline of the process:
A storm's aftermath can leave homeowners feeling overwhelmed, particularly when faced with potential hidden damages. An infrared roof moisture survey offers a non-invasive, efficient, and effective way to inspect for hidden moisture damage.