Roof moisture inspections are one of those applications of infrared thermography that many in the industry have heard of, but not so many have attempted. It’s kind of a niche application, really. In my decade or so of experience in this industry, I’ve only had the opportunity to be involved in a handful of these [...]
Let’s face the facts: we are seen as experts. Customers expect answers from us, usually immediate answers. How tempting it can be to make them happy! Armed with our expensive, high-tech tools, it is all too easy to forget we can’t always come up with those answers.
The temperature difference on this failing surge protection [...]
One year ago I made some predictions about where I thought the market might be headed (click here to read full post). It is useful, I think, to see how today’s reality compares with yesterday’s dreams.
• A $1,000 imager
We are close, but thankfully not yet there. Sales of lower-cost systems continue to grow. This has [...]
Please join us TOMORROW for Efficiency First’s Webinar!
Mastering Infrared Thermography: Tools & Techniques
Wednesday, June 1st @ 12:30 pm EST
This webinar presents infrared imaging features important for assessing residential buildings and will show you:
The important features of imaging equipment
How to use the technology throughout the year
How to identify the conditions required for successful thermal imaging of [...]
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 [...]
Last week we talked about how low-slope roofs leak and, as a result, how the water becomes trapped in the roof system—generally in the insulation—accelerating roof failure. According to a survey by the National Roof Contractors’ Association, on average, roofs in the United States are replaced every ten years or less!
A penetration to the [...]
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 [...]
I’ve never been very good at predicting the future! I missed the .com boom, I lost badly in the recession, and I certainly failed to pick the winner in the last few presidential elections. I’ve never even been good at guessing what the weather will be, but I just enjoy being out in whatever comes.
All of us from the Fluke Industrial team are running on a bit of adrenaline as the 2010 Rockwell Automation Fair, in Orlando, FL comes to a close. Everything about this year’s event was intensely positive and at times a little overwhelmingly so—but the buzz around the Fluke booth was unmistakable so we are really [...]
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 [...]