​Wind uplift is often overlooked as a problem because it isn’t always an obvious defect, but the repercussions can be just as costly as hail or mechanical damage to a roof system.

Invisible Water Leaks can be costly

A vapor barrier or retarder in the roof system can cause water to be trapped above the deck, causing damage to the insulation system.  The longer the water is present, the worse the damage and the greater the damage area.  Not only does insulation spread water through sponging, but as the temperature changes, water can evaporate only to condense in another area, causing damage to sections of the roof not affected by the initial leak.  Water saturation permanently degrades the R-value and strength of insulation materials, resulting in expensive rises in energy costs.  Over time, water can cause damage and corrosion of decking materials, resulting in system failure or, at the least, extremely expensive and inconvenient repairs.  The above and below photos show water saturation within a built-up gravel roof system's insulation system.  ​​


​GBI's Credentials 

GBI Infrared scans are performed by certified Infrared Thermographers.  Our Thermographers use qualitative analysis to determine moisture presence and level of saturation within a roof system.  Infrared investigation findings can be confirmed with both invasive and/or non-destructive moisture meters and probes.  

Thermography Offered

  • Find Hidden Water Leaks
  • ​Avoid Corrosion
  • Certified Infrared Level II Thermographer