Infrared Thermography

 

Infrared thermogrpahy is frequently used in building envelope investigations to determine probable sources of moisture infiltration. Although infrared only measures differences in termpatures (or infrared radiation) between areas, it can be used as a surrogate for moisture detection using principles of building science. Instead of performing a random assessment looking for areas of water infiltration, an IR camera can be used to scan an entire areas. When thermal anomolies are found, they can be investigated more closely to look for elevated moisture readings, or other sources of thermal differences.