A New Jersey (NJ) IR/ Infrared Thermographic Services is a non-destructive diagnostic technology that shows invisible heat differences across the surfaces of building materials to detect water intrusion in the building envelope and components from heat transfer:

  • Conduction – Heat transfer though or between solids.
  • Convection – Heat via fluid.
  • Radiation – Heat transfer via Electromagnetic wavelengths.

NJ IR/Infrared Thermographers, use the Infrared Inspection tools in conjunction with state of the art nondestructive and invasive moisture meters, spray rack systems and spray wands to locate the point of entry in the fenestration systems. Testing method ASTM E1105 Standard Test Method for Field Determination of Water Penetration of Installed Exterior Windows, Skylights, Doors, and Curtain Walls, by Uniform or Cyclic Static Air Pressure Difference AAMA 501.2 – Quality Assurance and Diagnostic Water Leakage Field Check of Installed Storefronts, Curtain Walls, and Sloped Glazing Systems.

These hidden defects and potential problems that a typical residential or commercial Inspection company cannot detect. The Thermographer uses an infrared imaging camera to see thermal energy emitted from an object or surface. Thermal, or infrared energy, is light that is not visible to the human eye. It is the electromagnetic spectrum that we perceive as heat. The recorded difference in heat signatures shows the New Jersey Thermographer problem areas such as:

moisture find logoMoisture/Water intrusion – Insulation deficiencies – Flat- Insulated Roofing leaksElectrical systems – Structural issues – Mechanical Issues – Building / Home Energy Loss- Foundation deficiencies – Plumbing obstructions – In Concrete Floor Radiant Heat Infrared Inspections.

Wet or moist material retains different heat capacity of dry. It can also record thermal exception in building electrical system such as: Defective breakers – Switches – Receptacles and wiring – Over loaded circuits. Home & Building Infrared/ Thermagrafic Inspections are fast becoming one of the quickest growing infrared technology applications. Infrared cameras used in NJ home & building inspections have been called the most significant advancement in building inspection industry since the moisture meter. As well as due diligence real estate transactions. More and more New Jersey Home & Building owners are realizing the importance afforded them from an Infrared Inspection. Understand that infrared can show actual images of area of repairs need to be spent and resources; makes an Infrared Inspection very appealing to knowledgeable NJ home owners and buyers and more NJ home-owners and buyers are becoming knowledgeable about infrared/Thermography Benefits. An NJ Infrared Inspection is not a substitute for a general inspection. Most defects in a home are not visible to the infrared camera. It still takes the trained eye of an experienced home inspector to identify the many problems in a home. The Infrared Inspection is an extra level of inspection that can provide additional information that would not be available in a general inspection.