What are the benefits of a thermal investigation of my building?
A Thermographic Inspection of your building by one of our qualified thermal imaging experts is a non-invasive way of identifying faults that will help reduce your carbon emissions and save you money.
By undertaking a thermal investigation of your building we can not only identify faults with the building itself such as thermal bridging and water ingress but also highlight factors that help you achieve a better level of thermal comfort.
A Thermal Inspection can identify faults and underlying issues that are invisible to the naked eye, helping reduce heat loss but also assisting in improving the thermal comfort in your building by highlighting areas that can be improved.
What are the Benefits of a Thermal Roof Survey
All roof types can be thermally surveyed and there are benefits to all. Whether flat, pitched, insulated, even metal, thermal imaging can easily identify areas of weakness and water ingress. One of the best features of a thermal roof survey is that they are non-invasive and require no scaffolding or working at height. Roofs should be regularly surveyed, they protect valuable assets below and if your roof has a warranty, it is probably part of the t’s and c’s to get your roof regularly inspected.
Some of the benefits of a thermal roof survey
- Identify any hidden issues, quickly, safely, and accurately
- Detect standing water or areas of water ingress on flat roofs
- Get evidential footage before any bad weather
- Use the aerial imagery to make a claim on your roof insurance
You can, with a thermal survey, identify problems in your roof way before the effects will be seen inside the building.
Can a Thermal Camera identify missing Cavity wall insulation?
A Thermal Camera inspection is a non-invasive way of inspecting your property for a range of heat loss problems, including cold spots and issues with cavity wall insulation.
Our qualified and experienced thermographers can identify areas of missing insulation within the cavity of your brick walls, around windows, and above ceilings in your loft space. A good heat loss survey will clearly show areas of missing insulation and even how much of an effect these issues have on the temperature in your room. While it is important to identify areas of concern, we can also determine the impact of these issues on your living space.
Using Thermography, we are also able to carry out inspections for issues such as water leak detection to identify areas of water ingress into your property.
U-values – What they are and why they are important in thermal surveys
In their simplest form, U-values measure how thermally efficient building materials are as insulators.
If your building has been constructed with thermally efficient building products, then your building will be warm in the winter and cool in the summer, and your U-value will be a low figure.
Calculating U-values is extremely technical. There are various calculators online, but the basic calculation is W/m²K which is Watts per metre squared Kelvin.
Most U-values are measured theoretically during the construction of buildings, by knowing the thermal resistance of each layer during the design process. It is much more difficult in retrospect to get a U-value of for example a cavity wall once it has been constructed, although it can be achieved.
What is a Thermal Heat Loss Survey?
A Thermal Heat Loss Survey is a Thermographic Inspection of your property using an infrared camera to investigate the effectiveness of heat retention and identify areas where improvements could possibly be made.
Using industry-standard Flir cameras and inspection software, our qualified thermographer drone pilots are able to detect faults within your building, highlighting areas of concern that need addressing to improve the efficiency of retaining heat and thereby lowering your heating bills and reducing your carbon emissions.
A wide range of issues including missing insulation, failure of brickwork, underfloor heating problems, and lack of airflow can create cold areas within your property and lead to dampness, which can all be identified during a Thermal Heat Loss Survey.
We carry out thermal surveys all across the UK, find out here if we operate near you.