All About Thermal Imaging

Infrared technology is changing home inspections dramatically and protecting homeowners – or soon-to-be homeowners – from costly issues. Infrared technology is used to scan a home & see the various temperatures that occur within its inner workings.

A thermal camera is used to capture temperature images of a home’s surfaces, which is otherwise invisible to the naked eye. Thermal scans are a non-disruptive method of scanning a surface to find potential problems like heat escaping through cracks & crevices, frigid incoming air, or moisture that may be leaking inside.

We at Welcome Home Inspections, LLC. have obtained the Certified Residential Thermographer certification. When we scan your home, we’re trained to know what each area’s average temperature should be. When a temperature deviates too drastically — too high or too low — we’re able to catch and identify it before it gets worse.

The temperatures captured by the camera highlight areas of concern and warrant further evaluation at the time of inspection or by a qualified industry contractor.

Why Do I Need a Thermal Imaging Inspection?

Thermal imagery provides an immediate look at your home’s condition, without having to tear anything apart to see inside the walls.

Thermal Inspections Can Reveal:

  • The placement of studs and rafters for reference purposes.
  • Water penetration into roofs and ceiling surfaces.
  • Moisture build-up in building materials.
  • Detection of missing or insufficient insulation.
  • Electrical issues at points like breaker boxes, outlets, and switches.
  • Impact on energy efficiency.
  • Pests and infestations.