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QuikApps — Detecting Dry Rot and Moisture in Vinyl Clad Windows

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Capacitive sensors see through vinyl and detect moisture and dry-rot.

If moisture penetrates to the wooden structure of vinyl clad windows, the window structure can be damaged by rot but will not be visible until the damage is extensive. Testing a vinyl clad window for this condition requires a sensors that can:

Capacitive sensors do all of these things. A capacitive sensor placed directly against the vinyl can sense the condition of the wood beneath. The sensor can be adjusted for a mid-range reading at a "good" portion of the window. Any portion of the window with moisture will produce a more positive reading. The reduced wood density of dry rot will produce a more negative reading.

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