thermal imaging inspection

Benefits of thermal imaging

At CES Inspections, a full thermal imaging inspection is included in conjunction with every home inspection.

By including a thermal imaging scan and employing an arsenal of testing and measurement equipment following the conclusion of your standard home inspection, I’ve found thousands of defects that were previously impossible to locate during a visual only inspection.

Thermal Imaging Inspection


  • Detect air leakage: poorly sealed windows and doors
  • Detect attic heat: poor sealed attic and lack of insulation
  • Detect water damage: previous and current
  • Detect any gas leak

Frequently Asked Questions About Our Thermal Imaging Inspections

The truth is, I still don’t think that the general public understands what they are leaving on the table when they forego a thermal imaging inspection. After spending well above 10k dollars on equipment and training, it would make sense to monetize my services. However, my goal is to provide the absolute best inspection for my clients, and that’s just not possible without a thermal imaging inspection.

Not at all. I use a commercial grade thermal imaging camera on every inspection. My favorite thermal camera for home inspections is a Flir E60bx. The IR resolution (320×240 pixels), temperature range and accuracy is more than capable of delivering the results that my clients need.

There are windows of opportunity where a thermal imaging scan on the exterior of a home can be beneficial. Unfortunately, to yield reliable and actionable results, the thermal imaging scan would need to take place at times when it is not compatible with a home inspection. If you are interested in a specialty thermal imaging scan, please contact us and we will accommodate your needs if possible.

Yes. I include a separate section in my report for thermal imaging defects. I will include a thermal image of the defect as well as a visible light photo for help with location.

As with all non-destructive testing applications, there are limitations. I will always strive to make the best of the given situation, but I do not offer return trips free of charge just to maximize the thermal conditions. There is still value in performing a thermal imaging scan on days when the ambient temperature is uncooperative (75 degrees F+/-10) as it is still possible to locate electrical hazards and water infiltration from interior and exterior sources.

CE Schultz Inspections will help you find home defects

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The visible light image to the right shows a furred out wall that was not properly air sealed within the attic space during construction, which was allowing the unconditioned attic air to migrate down from the attic into the thermal envelope.

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