Thermal Image Scanning in Building Inspections

Thermal Imaging / Infrared Thermography

Infrared Thermography (thermal image scanning) has been used in a range of residential, commercial and industrial applications, including electrical, mechanical, steam generation, structural and more. However, until recently this technology was never correctly applied in building inspections due to lack of proper training and scientific protocols.


At Absolute Resource Associates, we find the use of Infrared Technology in building inspections invaluable as we conduct investigations. This technology allows our team to evaluate relative temperature differences within the same building or area. Image comparison between two similar objects can be very helpful in determining the presence or absence of deficiencies, and our consultants can use this information as they conduct their investigation. As a result of the IR survey, for example, ARA Consultants can identify water penetration through a building envelope and the potential for the source of mold proliferation or hidden mold.


The following are areas of use for Infrared Technology:

  •  Thermal performance of residential building materials

  •  Data interpretation

  •  Energy loss evaluation

  •  Moisture detection

  •  Mold evaluation

  •  Residential roofing inspection

  •  Air duct inspection

  •  Internal structure inspection

  •  Preparation for attic and basement inspection

  •  Pest detection

  •  EIFS inspection

  •  Other exterior sidings inspection

  •  Electrical systems inspections

  •  Fire hazard detection

  •  Insulation problems

  •  Ventilation issues

  •  Structural concerns




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