CIG Construction

Finding A Roof Leak With Infrared Technology

Minor leaks can cause major damage
If you have a roof leak, you’d better fix it immediately, even if it doesn’t bother you much or you’re planning on getting a new roof next year. Even over a short time, small leaks can lead to big problems, such as mold, rotted framing and sheathing, destroyed insulation and damaged ceilings.

Common Causes
Over time, like anything else around the home, deterioration is the root cause off roof leaks. The life span of a roof system is approximately 20 years, but flashing, seals, and vent boots will deteriorate overtime from weather and UV exposure. Preventative maintenance to ensure that these items are checked and fixed before any leaking occurs is a good way to be proactive as opposed to reactive. Most common sites of water intrusion from the roof are:

  • Skylights
  • Chimneys
  • Plumbing Vents
  • Plumbing Vent Flashings
  • Wall Step Flashings
  • Furnace Flashings
  • Ice Dams
  • Missing Shingles
  • Valleys or low spots in the roof

Finding the Source of A Roof Leak with Infrared Technology
When we go out on a roof repair service call, our inspectors start from the ground up, inspecting the reported moisture affected area. Since water travels in a downward pattern we can trace not only where the accumulation has collected, but from where it has traveled and other areas moisture may have spread. With infrared thermal technology we can capture images and video to report back to the homeowner in order to provide a detailed diagnosis and the most cost effective solution for repair.

CIG Construction Client Benefits
When you have a roof installed by CIG Construction we provide our Denver and Fort Collins area clients a FREE MAINTENANCE INSPECTION four years after the roof is installed. Minor repairs such as caulking and sealant application are performed free of charge as a courtesy to our valued clients. Maintenance is key to keeping ahead of leak issues.

We are here to help. If you suspect a roof leak call us today for a free inspection. 888-667-8676