Last week, I went into detail on tips to help you prepare for a roof inspection by conducting a pre-inspection during daylight hours. Now, I will explain necessary steps to take while inspecting a roof in the evening, and what you can expect to see if there are issues.
Before you begin, it is important to […]
The snow is nearly melted here in Central Vermont. If you are responsible for the maintenance of those low-slope roofs under which we work and live in, this is a great time to get up on the roof and conduct a spring inspection. A simple walkover with an inspection checklist in hand can […]
As I ended last week’s blog post, I emphasized that an investment in a roof moisture inspection can pay huge dividends. A roof system is typically one of the most expensive parts of a commercial building and—too often as the photograph shows—it is “out of sight and out of mind!” The costs are exorbitant—including the […]
Fly into any city or drive around one and you will notice acres and acres of low-slope roofs. These roofs are integral to commercial buildings in particular. On average, these roofs develop a serious leak within a year of installation and, typically as a result of the trapped moisture, they degrade and about […]
Were you right? Were you almost there? Or were you in outer space…
Visible Light Image
Answer: Image is of roof moisture! Taken by our very own Rick Maday, here is his description of the roof background and damage caught:
I took the image of the roof in Charlotte, NC while standing on the roof […]
by John Pratten, Fluke Thermography, Plymouth MN
We had quite an interesting winter here in Minnesota this past year and because of the combination of snow and temperature, we had the perfect environment for some pretty good ice dams—if you lacked the proper ventilation and insulation in your attic or roof structure.
I recently visited a […]
Great feedback this time! Here’s the answer…
Answer: Image is of an insulation void in a ceiling structure! Customer is experiencing severe ice dams on roof edges due to the effects of interior thermal energy penetrating the roofing structure, warming the outside material and melting the snow. The snow melt runs down to the […]