Thermal imaging photography can be used to find out where the cracks and gaps in a building are located is by means It detects where the thermal insulation, windows, constructions etc. are faulty by identifying the leaks through which the heated air (in cold regions) or cool air-conditioning air (in warm regions) disappears.
On a thermal image, warm objects stand out well against cooler backgrounds making it very easy to map the following:
- The building’s thermal bridges (a thermal bridge is a part of a building design which is uninsulated or less insulated than other parts. Thermal bridges can be uninsulated holes and cracks, lack of insulation in the insulation layer, spotlights and other installations that penetrate the insulation layer)
- Walls without or with poor insulation
- Draught problems
- Leaking windows
- Leaking roof constructions
- In this way, thermal imaging gives an overview of the necessary actions to reduce the energy consumption in a building and is normally carried out by specialist companies.
On a thermal image, warm objects stand out well against cooler backgrounds. This makes it easy to identify un-insulated constructions and thermal bridges.
Original source: Rockwool