Building Envelope Infrared Inspections

A building envelope is the physical separator between the interior and exterior of a structure, including the walls, floors, doors, roof, and sealed openings, like windows. Infrared surveys reveal areas where energy is being lost from within the building, either in the form of air or by conduction. Not only does the infrared inspection offer a non-invasive means to inspect a building, even seemingly insignificant areas can be identified, places which would likely go unnoticed during a more conventional inspection.

  • Building Envelope Inspections are an effective, budget-friendly solution to energy loss problems
  • Building envelopes can lose energy via conduction or air loss
  • Infrared envelope surveys are a non-invasive way to find problem areas within any structure
  • With more than three decades of experience, quality is assured
  • Contact us today and find out why we are industry leaders in infrared surveys

Building Envelope Infrared Inspections And Conduction

Conduction is energy loss due to water damaged or missing insulation within a structure’s walls or roof. Conduction losses can be costly, especially during the winter season where insulation is most effective.

Latent moisture is detected by the infrared scan, oftentimes saturating the existing insulation. Wet insulation is essentially useless, as heat is transferred readily from the interior to the exterior of the building because of conduction.

Another benefit to a building envelope infrared inspection is that it may reveal an area of latent moisture that was caused by a compromised roof or wall. Identifying these areas before catastrophic failure of the roof, ceiling or wall may prevent costly collateral damage, or at the very least prevent their replacement.

Building Envelope Inspections And Air Loss
Air infiltration can happen just about anywhere along the building envelope, often in places where cracks have developed or caulk has disintegrated. By conducting tests both within the interior of the building, and the exterior, minor problem areas can be identified before they become major issues.

Energy loss from compromises within the building envelope can be costly, as heat escapes through cracks and seams that are invisible to the naked eye, and difficult to reveal through traditional means. In other words: You could be spending far more than necessary on energy costs – something that could be easily remedied with an infrared envelope inspection.

How We Perform A Survey And Create A Report
Our Certified Infrared Thermographers® conduct the non-invasive building envelope survey using infrared spectrometers that detect problems areas. These areas are identified and highlighted in a comprehensive report, complete with images that can be viewed in digital or hard-copy format.

How Often Should You Perform A Building Envelope Inspection
Even a newly constructed building could benefit from an infrared inspection, but older buildings may require more frequent inspections. As a general rule of thumb, it makes sense to incorporate an infrared building envelope inspection annually as part of your preventative maintenance plan.

Our Building Envelope Inspection Team Are Industry Leaders
Infrared Technologies is proud to offer a complete array of infrared inspection services, including building envelope inspections. For more than 30 years, we’ve worked with some of the most recognizable names in business, including Kellogg, Amazon, and Kohl’s Departments Stores. Our high level of customer care and commitment to quality has allowed us to develop ongoing business relationships with our infrared inspection customers.

Our highly trained team of Certified Infrared Thermographers® offers you a means to cut maintenance costs and prevent down time, while increasing overall efficiency and productivity.

Contact us today for more information.