Getting an infrared energy audit performed has been found to be helpful in evaluating the performance of flat roofs and, in many cases, saving replacement of the entire roof covering by identifying the problem areas so they can be replaced as needed. Many times, these problem areas can be identified through an infrared energy audit before any indications of roof leakage are noticed inside the building. Identifying construction deficiencies, plumbing leaks below foundations, and areas of inadequate insulation in commercial and residential structures can all be accomplished through an infrared energy audit.