ROOF ENERGY EFFICIENCY
Roof energy efficiency has a significant impact on the energy efficient operations of the building and building envelope.
Building an energy efficient roof assembly is the first step towards establishing an energy efficient environment within the building envelope. Without an energy efficient roof, it is difficult to maintain a conditioned environment in the building.
Through the following steps Jurin Roofing will determine the energy efficiency of your roof and provide recommendations on how to improve your roof energy efficiency:
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Trapped moisture in your roof system can negatively affect roof energy efficiency.
Energy efficient roof systems require the insulation in the roof assembly to be dry. Wet insulation board performs poorly as insulation. The R-value of insulation is negatively impacted when the insulation board becomes wet as a result of condensation or roof leaks.
It is important to identify areas in a roof assembly where wet insulation may be present. These areas will create inefficiency in the energy performance of the roof assembly.
AN INFRARED ROOF SCAN CAN PIN-POINT AREAS OF WET INSULATION IN YOUR ROOF SYSTEM
The use of infrared scans and thermography is an outstanding method of being able to determine if there is trapped moisture in a roof assembly and to identify where the moisture may be located. Infrared scans detect temperature being emitted from the surface of an object. Moisture contained within a roof system leads to a different temperature on the roof surface. This temperature difference can be detected with a Thermographic camera which helps a professional thermographer or roofing contractor to determine specific locations of trapped moisture in the roof assembly. The wet roofing material can then be cut out and discarded.