Infrared Thermography with Pinnacle Inspections

Infrared InspectionsWe offer infrared inspections as part of our standard home inspection, as well as for single-item troubleshooting inspections. All of our home inspectors come equipped with an infrared camera which can be used to help discover problems that wouldn’t normally be identified with the naked eye. Infrared cameras show surface temperature differences, which can give clues to a host of different problems with houses. Included below are items that we’ve used infrared cameras for.

Air leakage and Moisture intrusion issues in homes and buildings often go unnoticed simply because we cannot see them. That is unless infrared, or thermal imaging is used. Thermal imaging with Pinnacle has become widely accepted as a ‘must have’ tool for building inspections, forensic inspections and weatherization.

Pinnacle utilizes infrared thermal imaging because it provides a fast and accurate way to pinpoint and exact locations of problems.

Perhaps the most valuable part of infrared inspection is the ability to and report findings. All of our Inspections and Reports often include IR technology that combines an infrared image with a visual image for enhanced identification, analysis and reporting. By incorporating the visual reference image, clients and/or contractors can easily relocate problems after an inspection is complete.

Air leakage inspections
Remedies for air leaks can be simple, but finding them without the use of infrared technology remains a challenge.  When Warm air rises and creates pressure differences, Significant air leaks tend to occur near attics and basements due to the stack effect.

Insulation inspections
Improper insulation installation is rampant throughout the building industry. Problems with insulation that lead to building failure and energy loss often include missing, inadequate, settled, and/or wet conditions. All of these conditions reduce the effectiveness of insulation and can lead to many different problems associated with moisture, thermal and/or air bypass.

Moisture Inspections at the Roof, Walls, Ceilings and Floors
Moisture and condensation often go hand-in-hand with air leaks in a structure, as air can provide a means for moisture to travel. Moisture, if not properly remedied, can lead to building damage, reduced insulation effectiveness and mold issues.

Residential and Commercial Energy Waste & Use
According to ENERGY STAR®, sealing and insulating the “envelope” or “shell” of your home or building is often the most cost effective way to improve energy efficiency and comfort.

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