Buildings of all sorts, in Key West and the Florida Keys, can be troubled by problems that are often difficult to diagnose and resolve.
These problems include,
- excessive energy use due to performance issues in insulation
- too much air-leakage
moisture damage due to leaks or condensation or sun damage to roofs
poor HVAC distribution or performance and sick building syndrome
verification of construction details or buildings performance
- rodent infestations
- electrical shorting or overheating
To frequently the problems, as well as their causes and consequences, simply cannot be seen until after costly damage has been done. Infrared thermography is an invaluable tool that allows us to see the otherwise invisible thermal signatures of a building. When properly used, thermography enables building owners, architects, contractors and inspectors to locate problems, verify building performance and validate solutions.
The result? Significant savings, improved comfort and safer buildings!
How Can Infrared Help Solve Building Problems?
Thermal / infraredimaging is cutting edge technology which enables us to deliver high quality, next generation reports, on buildings, machinery, boats, electrical systems and just about everything else.
Under the right conditions, most building components or problems exhibit unique thermal patterns that can be diagnosed by a qualified person. While the infrared systems themselves are quite easy to operate, the tasks of interpreting the image, understanding the problem and finding a solution are more difficult. Because of this, thermographers often work closely on a team with building specialists, architects or contractors. There are two keys to successfully using thermography. First is understanding what thermal patterns are associated with the problems being studied, and second, knowing when those patterns will become visible in the infrared image.