Does your home
inspector use an Thermal imaging camera?
they may not be telling you the whole story about your new
Infrared Thermal imaging cameras can only sense temperature, as opposed to
the human eye or conventional cameras which see only light. Infrared
radiation is emitted by all objects, every material has a unique signature and
when heat cold or moisture is introduced into the building structure the
thermal signature changes. Based on those temperatures, It is a visible
image using certain infrared wavelengths. This state of the art imaging
technique is a powerful and noninvasive means of monitoring and diagnosing some
building conditions. The areas that are suspected of have moisture are verified
using an noninvasive moisture meter. Thermography allows one to see the
different variations in temperature Those variations in temperature form images
which makes it look like an X-ray of the object. But it is not X-ray it is the
camera composing an image using different variation of temperature.