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Stack Effect: Even small gaps in the building’s upper structural components or cladding can allow significant amounts of heated air to escape (exfiltration). As warm air exits the upper parts of the building, cold outside air is sucked in at lower levels to replace it (infiltration). Occupants may complain of drafts, cold spots and other discomforts. The escaping warm, moist air condenses when it contacts colder surfaces in the building envelope, creating moisture build-up inside walls and building materials.
Moisture rapidly reduces the insulating power (R-value) of wall and
roof insulation, causing large year-round energy losses that can be
accurately detected with infrared thermography. Our building envelope
inspections also verify the proper installation of insulating
materials. If your building has wet, missing, misplaced, or compressed
insulation, our certified thermographers will pinpoint and document the
problems so you can plan the most cost-effective repairs.
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Infrared building envelope analysis is the only proven, nondestructive and complete method for troubleshooting building heat loss and moisture problems. Building owners use envelope testing to save millions of dollars every year by reducing energy costs, minimizing structural damage, and enhancing occupant comfort and health. An Infra-red Analyzers heat loss survey can help you:
Heat losses from buildings are accelerated by structural problems, poor construction practices, missing or inadequate insulation, moisture infiltration and air leakage. Escaping heat creates a thermal signature that can be detected with infrared thermography. Building envelope analysis pinpoints underlying problems in the physical plant. From this data we produce a comprehensive report to provide the building owner with detailed information about the locations, causes and extent of problems in the building envelope.
Our Certified Thermographers use
cutting-edge infrared detection technology to rapidly and
accurately identify hidden problems that waste your energy dollars and
threaten the integrity of your building. At most facilities, data
collection can be completed in just one or two days, without disrupting
can improve productivity and occupant comfort and reduce energy costs
at your facility.
Our nondestructive infrared testing pinpoints and prioritizes your heat loss problems.
Save money and stop water damage. Call today for a free quote: 800-879-1964
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