In the architectural field, thermography is a technique that is used for researching heat loss, thermal bridges and dampness problems in a building. By using a thermal imaging camera, it is possible to visualise the temperatures of materials.
A thermal imaging camera turns infrared rays from objects into visual images. You can use an infrared camera to visualise invisible objects without altering the surface of the material (no opening, no damage). This technique allows you to detect even the smallest differences in temperature.
Thermography is best performed in cold weather (winter months), when the temperature difference between indoors and outdoors is at its highest. Ideal conditions are cloudy winter mornings, without precipitation or snow.
- Control of insulation, cold bridges and moisture in various building constructions.
- Control of energy loss (deficiencies in insulation, thermal bridges, etc.).
- Control of moisture (mould, condensation, moisture problems, etc.).
- Checking underground hidden piping (leakages, underfloor heating…).
- Inspection of various building constructions.