Thermal Imaging (Infrared Thermography)
The Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex has experienced unprecedented growth in the last decade. Blink while driving down any of its major roads, and you risk missing yet another new neighborhood. Herein lies the problem: Builders are putting up houses in the blink of an eye!
In a steady construction market, there will always be “Hiccups and Half-steps” throughout the building process that create hidden defects. In an exploding market like ours, however – where “everything is bigger, y’all!” – home buyers are unfortunately experiencing “Hangovers and Heartburn.” One way to quell the post move-in agony? Hire a home inspector who uses a state-of-the-art thermal camera – also known as an infrared or IR camera.
Many people will tell you that thermal imaging has its limitations. And this is partially true: An IR camera does not give your home inspector superpowers – like, say, x-ray vision. However, an experienced home inspector can identify active mold, active water intrusion, missing or insufficient insulation, air leakage, hot wires or hot breakers, air conditioning registers with no air flow, and other defects through the thermal signature an IR camera provides.
Stonebriar Property Inspections uses IR cameras at their discretion with no additional fee to confirm or repudiate findings or to scan items listed on the seller’s disclosure. A more in-depth scan of interior walls, ceilings, and floors can be purchased. Prices are based on the home’s square footage and range from $75 to $150.
Please contact us to learn more.