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Infrared Imaging

Partner digs deeper with infrared imaging technology.

Technology can increase the quality and accuracy of due diligence. One technology Partner is investing in is infrared imaging or “thermography”, which shows the stratification of heat across any media. Thermography plays an important diagnostic role in several fields.

Property Condition Assessments and Reports

Infrared imaging cameras can be used in Property Condition Assessments for a variety of specialized inspections.

For roof inspections, infrared imaging can find water-soaked insulation or identify exactly where water is penetrating the roof. It can locate hot spots in electrical systems, particularly circuits and boxes that may require replacing. Infrared scanning can also identify mechanical equipment that’s running hot (because the bearings are going and need replacing).

Moisture Inspections

Thermography is extremely useful in Mold and Moisture Inspections, as moisture can exist in very hard to see places. An infrared camera can detect moisture within wall cavities, roofs or ceiling areas; leaky pipes in floor systems; as well as water intrusion around windows and doors. Infrared scanning can also identify moisture in walls that are below grade, indicating that the perimeter waterproofing system has failed.

Energy Audits

Though it is not commonly used during an Energy Audit, infrared imaging can identify points of excess air infiltration or failing insulation.


Timing is the key on infrared or thermographic scans. For example: It’s generally best to scan a wet roof during the night. The wet insulation will retain the heat longer than the surrounding dry materials. So, as the roof system cools down during the night, the wet areas will light up like a light bulb!

Infrared imaging allows owners to better manage their assets and investors to make better decisions based on more accurate information.