Infrared Moisture Surveys

What you can’t see can harm your building

Seeing Red Can Save You Green

Hidden moisture in a commercial roof can cause devastating damages resulting in costly repairs

(Source: NACBI)

  • IRSC uses state-of-the-art technology to identify moisture, heat loss, and wet insulation quickly and safely before they become an extensive problem.
  • Infrared roof scans are cost effective and contribute to more sustainable and efficient operations, yielding long-term cost savings for businesses.
  • Infrared roof scans safeguard against financial losses, helping to protect valuable assets, including machinery, inventory, and building structures.

How Does An Infrared Roof Scan Work?

During the day, the suns energy heats up the roof membrane and insulation underneath. As the day transitions to night and the outside temperature cools, so does the roof system. The saturated areas of insulation hold heat longer than dry areas which allows the thermal imaging to be captured and show color variation.

Did you know? An anomaly is defined as an area of potential moisture within the existing roof assembly. An anomaly is detected by sensing the differential temperatures between dry and wet roof system components. As a roof assembly is cooling (during the evening), dry components will cool-off by emitting the heat absorbed during the day, while wet components will stay warm from the absorbed heat that is retained.

Infrared Roof Scans Identify

Heat Loss

Wet Insulation

Heat Loss

Wet Insulation

Damage—Requiring Replacement

Hiring an Expert Matters

Extend the lifespan of your roof using the latest infrared roof scan technology


• By utilizing advanced thermal imaging technology, we identify and address hidden moisture issues within your structure(s).

• These surveys can pinpoint areas of moisture intrusion and water damage that might otherwise remain unnoticed.


• Early detection of moisture problems allows for prompt remediation, preventing the escalation of damage, structural deterioration, and potential health hazards such as mold growth.

• The result: minimize downtime and extend the lifespan of their assets.


• This survey enables you to enhance energy efficiency by identifying areas of heat loss associated with wet insulation of building envelope breaches.

• Regular inspections and repairs based on survey findings can prevent moisture-related issued from reoccurring and extend the lifespan of your structure(s).


IRSC's Thermal Imaging service proved essential for our school district's comprehensive roof review project. Their advanced technology perfectly complemented the work done by our architectural firm, resulting in a detailed report we confidently presented to our school board. What sets IRSC apart is their commitment to providing detailed roof condition reports, aiding me as a facility director in creating maintenance plans and budgeting effectively. The precise information they offer simplifies decision-making, making it easier for us to manage our finances. IRSC's expertise and support have empowered me to confidently make timely and accurate decisions regarding our significant roof investments.