An infrared inspection uses specialized technology known as infrared thermography that pinpoints unseen trouble areas in your home. For example, if you had a potential roof leak, the area would show up “cool” on the infrared scan. “Hot” spots might indicate trouble with electrical or other wiring issues. Many of these types of problems go undetected during a traditional home inspection because they occur out of sight (in crawl spaces, attics, or between walls, where inspectors can’t reach). While not seen by the naked eye, the potentially troublesome areas could become big problems later.