If you are interested in accurate, economical thermal infrared roof surveys in Atlanta, Building Diagnostics Group can help. Our state-of-the-art technology and skilled team of professional thermographers combine to produce inspections of the highest quality.
Building Diagnostics Group (BDG), headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, is a multifaceted consulting firm. Our proficiency in infrared building science and water testing procedures, as well as thermal infrared aerial imagery, are invaluable to architects, builders, property developers, construction managers, insurance companies and others.
About Infrared Thermography (IR)
Infrared thermography (IR) is the use of specialized equipment (infrared cameras, also known as thermal imaging devices) to measure the infrared radiation (thermal energy) emitted from an object. The amount of radiation increases with temperature but is not visible because its wavelength is too long to be detected by the human eye.
When there is a leak in a roof membrane, water can enter the roof system and saturate the insulation and underlying layers. During the day, solar energy heats up the roof membrane and the insulation underneath. When the sun sets, the roof system cools off, but the wet areas hold the heat longer than the dry areas. Thermographic cameras can detect these variations in temperature with or without visible illumination.
Infrared thermography is the only diagnostic tool that instantly detects whether water has penetrated a roof system or building envelope.
Roof Inspection Services
BDG offers several types of roof inspection services depending on the roof type, location, and client needs:
Walk-Over Surveys: BDG’s visual photographic roof surveys use professional grade infrared camera equipment to capture high-resolution digital images. The inspector systematically walks the low slope roof, typically at night, looking for normally invisible cooler areas that are typical of wet insulation, ensuring that the entire surface is inspected.
Aerial Surveys: BDG’s aerial drone thermal infrared roof surveys can significantly reduce the time and expense of commercial roof inspections in comparison to conventional methods. We perform this service just after sunset to detect warm trapped moisture under the roofing membrane. Our infrared roof inspections will catch minor moisture penetrations before they have a chance to escalate into costly repairs.
Why Choose Us?
- No job too large
- More than 50 million square feet inspected
- Certified thermographers
- Over 15 years of thermal imaging and reporting experience
- Specially equipped drones with top-of-the-line high-resolution FLIR infrared camera systems
- FAA-authorized commercial sUAS remote drone pilots
- FAA-authorized for nighttime aerial operations with an approved Daylight Operation Waiver under 14 CFR § 107.29
- Roof inspections conducted according to the ASTM C1153 “Standard Practice for Location of Wet Insulation in Roofing Systems Using Infrared Imaging”
- Tramex Dec Scanner™ detects as little as 3% moisture content in most roof systems and moisture up to 3 inches below the roof surface
- Cloud reporting platform
- Nationwide services
Roof maintenance is an important part of protecting your commercial property investment. If you would like to know more about our infrared roof surveys and inspections in Atlanta, Georgia, please get in touch with Building Diagnostics Group at (404) 946-9939 to discuss your project, or contact us online.