Take advantage of the exceptional expertise of Building Diagnostics Group when you require an infrared roof inspection of commercial properties in Houston, Texas and across the nation.
Founded in 2002, Building Diagnostics Group (BDG) specializes in the non-destructive detection, investigation, and resolution of water intrusions on multi-family, commercial, industrial and institutional buildings. We can handle any size project.
Robert Scherer, President, is certified in Advanced Building Diagnostics and is an ITC Certified Level III Thermographer, Certified Indoor Environmentalist and Certified Mold Inspector with more than 15 years of thermography experience in a wide range of applications.
The highly trained BDG team’s expertise in infrared building science and water testing procedures enables us to identify the cause and origin of most building and roof system failures. We are capable of performing thorough inspections on large properties in days rather than weeks. We can usually evaluate 10 to 15 low-rise apartment buildings in just a few days on site.
Walkover Infrared Roof Inspections
Walkover visual photographic roof inspections are conducted by walking on the roof surface with hand-held professional grade infrared camera equipment to capture high-resolution digital images. This type of inspection enables thermographers to perform verification testing and mark the boundaries of thermal anomalies directly on the roof.
While BDG uses and fully endorses both inspection methods, we may recommend an aerial survey of large or multiple roofs as a first approach and then follow up with a walkover inspection to verify anomalies on selected roof areas.
Aerial Infrared Roof Inspections
Thermal imaging cameras are a powerful tool for conducting aerial roof inspections. This service is performed just after sunset and works on the premise that wet areas on a roof retain heat longer than dry areas. As the surface of the roof cools after sunset, the temperature differences are easily detectable using aerial thermal imaging. The areas of moisture are documented for further investigation and proper repair recommendations.
BDG is FAA-authorized to perform nighttime aerial operations with an approved Daylight Operation Waiver under 14 CFR § 107.29. The waiver allows us to perform aerial infrared roof inspections throughout the United States.
Analysis & Reports
After an initial telephone or face-to-face meeting, BDG will send a team to work on site with you, make a clean sweep of the area, and document everything with our specialized thermographic equipment. Startling findings are usually available within minutes and may lead to additional areas of interest.
Back at our office, we review and analyze the data and digital images we collected during the course of our roof inspection and create a comprehensive project report that details the problems and anomalies we encountered. Our reports also provide the technical details your roof repair vendors will need to fix them.
If you would like to know more about Building Diagnostics Group’s commercial infrared roof inspections in Houston, Texas, or elsewhere in the nation, please get in touch with us at (888) 317-4568 to discuss your project, or contact us online.