Roof Infrared Inspections
EMA Roof Infrared inspections engineers can inspect and perform damaged roof inspections in Florida, Texas and Louisiana on any roof system including concrete roofs, gravel and shingled roofs. After hurricanes, or natural disasters including lightening strikes the roof may get damaged and may need a roof inspections visit. That is where we send our professional engineers and inspectors to do a thorough inspections of roofing and intent of damages for insurance claim purpose and repairs.
We also perform wind damaged roof inspections for all shingle, metal & clay tile or concrete tile roofs as per Florida building code chapter 15. please call for our services.
An infrared roof inspection identifies areas of moisture infiltration and deteriorating insulation in flat roofs before leaks happen. As water finds the path of least resistance, a leak may appear in one corner of the building, while the point of origin may be in another area. Our inspection finds moisture trapped in subsurface insulation so that repairs are targeted and only in the damaged areas.
We perform both walking and drone infrared roof inspections. We perform a walking inspection at dusk after a full day of solar loading. As we survey the roof, the areas that are holding water will show up on our infrared cameras. Infrared roof inspections should be performed on as needed based on insurance audit requirements, leaks and wind damage.
EMA Engineers performs detailed, professional visual roof inspections Jacksonville with state-of-the-art moisture detection devices and gives thorough explanations with digital pictures.
TAS 105 – Fastener Withdrawal Resistance Testing
TAS 106 – Uplift Resistance Testing Tile Roof by Roof Inspections Jacksonville.
TAS 109 – Polyurethane Foam Roofing (pending certification).
TAS 124 – Existing and New Roof Wind Uplift Resistance Testing.
The starting point of the roof Inspection is the visual inspection of the roof of the building. The interior walls and ceilings should be checked for signs of water staining. After inspecting the interior by a damaged roof inspections Daytona engineer thorough inspection of the exterior walls should be made along with the roof system.
The following roof components should be inspected:
Flashing: These are the protection for the membrane termination and often provide a waterproof cover at the membrane termination. These include Counter- flashing, expansion joint covers, copings and flashing at walls and curbs. A variety of problems may occur at these vulnerable locations by damaged roof inspections Jacksonville in Central Florida as well as Tampa, Orlando & Ft. Lauderdale.
Penetrations: These are pipes, drains, vents, stacks and other items that penetrate the roof membrane. These MUST be flashed properly to assure a watertight roof system by roof engineers.
Field Membrane – What to look for:
· Open seams excessive blisters, wrinkles, ridges or areas of non-adhered membrane.
· Worn spots holes or deteriorated areas of the membrane.
· Deteriorated, areas of surface coating on the membrane through roof inspections.
· Adequate, drainage and ponding problems of the membrane checked by roof inspections Daytona.
· Areas around rooftop equipment that may have been degraded by leaks or spills or punctured by dropped equipment parts.
Roof inspections Florida Service is recognized by the roofing industry as a vital component of successful Roof Construction Management. Many vital areas of a roof installation are not visible for inspection upon completion and many times are already covered over before periodic site inspections can be made.
Full-time roof inspections provides a set of ‘eyes’ during all phases of the installation. Critical areas such as fastening patterns of underlying insulation, mopping techniques, or glue application and drying times can be monitored for compliance with the contract documents and manufacturer’s standards by roof inspections.
Count On EMA and Our Trained Roof Inspectors
EMA’s roof inspectors have extensive experience observe all phases of a roof installation to ensure materials are in compliance with project documents. Prior to the start of work, our inspectors are provided specifications, drawings, shop drawings and submittals. The inspector’s attendance at the Pre-Job Conference with respective contractual parties allows a thorough understanding of the system installation, set-up areas and anticipated internal disruptions. The inspector generates Daily Roof Inspection Reports which delineates material and installation compliance, and documents any unforeseen contingent items to the contract. Non-compliance issues are immediately addressed with the roofing contractor, design professional or building owner to ensure proper installation of the specified roofing assembly. We provide roof inspections in Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Daytona Beach, Melbourne, Orlando, & Tampa.