QuikApps — Detecting Dry Rot and Moisture in Vinyl Clad Windows

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

Testing a vinyl clad window for this condition requires a sensors that can:

  • See through vinyl
  • Detect moisture
  • Detect lower densities of the wooden substructure (dry-rot)

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.