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Thermal image of water egress under roof membrane
Thermal image of water egress under roof membrane

Thermal scanning is a valuable tool for roof inspections. Roofs can be slippery, structurally unsafe or outright dangerous depending on the severity of repair needed. Drones equipped with thermal imaging sensors and high resolution 8K RGB cameras can relieve the risk of a injury during a roof inspection while at the same time gathering important vital information about the roof. 

By using infrared technology, thermal scanning can detect areas of heat loss, water infiltration, and other issues that may not be visible to the naked eye. This can help identify potential problems early on, allowing for more efficient and cost-effective repairs.

The included images on this page are thermal scans. The lighter area shows how moisture under the membrane can cause emissivity. Which manifests as a temperature anomaly not seen by the naked eye. 


Water ingress under a roof membrane is a common issue that can lead to leaks or even worse, damage to the building structure itself. When water infiltrates the roofing system, it can travel along the underlayment and cause harm to the building. Understanding how water moves under the membrane can help determine the amount of work that needs to be done while also helping with preventing future issues and maintaining the longevity of the roof. This is a time saver and a accurate way to judge how to proceed with a repair or replacement. Below you can see a before and after repair. Even to the untrained eye it's obvious to see how thermal scans can help in determining the extent of work that needs to be done saving time and money. 

Thermal image of roof before and after repair
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