Moisture meter advice

Hello everybody,

I am new here, this is my first post… I am a roofing contractor (30+ years), and earned my Florida Certified Roofing Inspector license this year. I plan on steering my career more towards roof inspections. (I will also become InterNACHI certified soon!)

I realize that I will need a moisture meter, but have no idea what features are the most important. I would like to start out with something decent and then upgrade in the future.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

Welcome Steve!

If you get one with both pins and search mode you’ll find that you’ll use both; pins for checking levels in materials like drywall and wood, and search mode for look for moisture behind shower tiles and under floor tiles near toilets, tubs, and showers.

I’ve used the Protimeter Surveymaster for about 10 years and never found there was something I needed that it couldn’t do. Mine came with probes that I’ve used occasionally for checking core levels of logs and masonry.