Infrared thermography uses an infrared camera to measure surface temperature of an object. This can help identify abnormalities within building materials without using invasive testing. Some of the applications are the detection of heat loss, moisture damage, air leakage and inconsistencies in insulation coverage, electrical issues, evaluation of radiant heat system and much more.
Infrared energy is part of the electromagnetic spectrum and behaves similarly to visible light. It travels through space at the speed of light and can be reflected, refracted, absorbed, and emitted. The wavelength of IR energy is about an order of magnitude longer than visible light, between 0.7 and 1000 µm (millionths of a meter). Other common forms of electromagnetic radiation include radio, ultraviolet, and x-ray.
Here is an example of one of the main service conductor that are overheating. This could eventually lead to failure and fire.
Roof leak detection for buildings, plants, facilities. Identify water damaged portions of a roof quickly and accurately.
Confirmation that the radiant floor system is working properly.
These are just a few examples how infrared thermography can help in more in depth evaluation of the home or structure.