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Using Thermal Imaging To Detect Trapped Roof Moisture

Infrared surveys are a good way to detect areas where moisture may be trapped and causing problems on flat rooftops. When water penetrates a roof membrane through tears, cuts, or other punctures it compromises the insulation underneath. The insulation becomes saturated and it’s ability to release thermal energy is reduced. If ignored, the roof deck…

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Drainage Options For Ponding Water On Flat Roofs

No roof should be entirely flat but rather should slope either toward the perimeter or toward an interior drainage system. After 48 hours following a rain, any roof which still has standing water is known as a ponding roof. Telltale signs of past instances of water ponding include particularly muddy circles or areas displaying algae…