Thermography enables us to see and measure heat. All materials on earth emit heat energy in the infrared portion of the spectrum. Unfortunately, the human eye cannot see infrared. IR images allow the camera user to see thermally, revealing temperature anomalies that in turn identify potential problems in buildings and their component, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and waterproofing systems.

Today's lightweight and rugged IR cameras can not only see in real-time, but can also record infrared images and measure the temperatures of target objects quite accurately–to within +/- .25? F. Points of possible concern show up clearly as hot or cold spots in relation to their surroundings. Recorded thermal images can be easily inserted into reports and widely distributed, greatly facilitating communications among the trades, attorneys, and other professionals and serving as invaluable, rational, evidentiary data in cases involving controversy.

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