Why in particular does mould grow in window reveals?


Besides in the corners of rooms, mould seems most prone to growing on window reveals: But why here, in particular? Surely here the sunlight should provide sufficient warmth, at least during the daytime. A look through the thermal imaging camera will shed some light on the matter: in spite of the sunlight, thermal bridges can also form in this area, and with them comes mould.

The outer edge of the window reveal is one of these thermal bridges. Temperatures drop repeatedly in this critical area which leads to precipitation, especially during the winter months. Moisture levels of between 70% and 85% combined with organic materials which feed mould growth, such as wallpaper or wallpaper paste, is enough for mould to settle down here for good. And particularly several thermal bridges develop in this area when, in fitting composite thermal insulation, the window reveal is not insulated, or is insulated insufficiently. In such a case, mould damage is almost guaranteed to follow, bringing the effectiveness of energy-saving renovation works into question.

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With high precision temperature measurement from -20 °C to +600 °C and high thermal sensitivity of 0.05 °C, our infrared camera will help you to expose every hidden thermal bridge. In addition to this, with just one look through the camera you can see how effectively your thermal insulation is working. And that’s not all it can do, because with its whole range of valuable features, the camera supports the work of refurbishers working on energy-saving renovation projects, architects and surveyors. Among these are the optional Bluetooth connection for wirelessly recording voice notes via a headset, the integrated memory card slot and the extensive software package with which you can generate detailed analyses and evaluations.

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