Infrared Commercial Roof Survey
Technology has introduced the ability to use thermal imaging cameras to perform infrared commercial roof inspections. Issues with water, such as leaking or excessive moisture, are some of the most severe roof issues and can lead to extremely expensive repairs or even full commercial roof replacements. With an infrared commercial roof survey, businesses can get a thermal roof scan that identifies potential issues quickly and clearly.
How Infrared Commercial Roof Surveys Work
The use of infrared technology on roofs is a relatively recent discovery in the roofing industry. Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), also referred to as drones, fly around a commercial or industrial building, taking pictures and thermal scans of its surroundings. The thermal scans pick up on heat and temperature differences around the roof that may indicate leaks, deterioration, or other roofing issues. The images are compiled into a report that is easy to interpret by building owners, business owners, and commercial roofing specialists.
Advantages of Thermal Imaging Roof Inspection
Traditional roofing methods require climbing to the top of a roof to inspect it and identify any issues. This was not only time-consuming but dangerous, especially if property owners attempted inspecting a roof themselves.
Thermal imaging roof inspections do not require that anybody climb on top of the commercial building. The entire inspection is conducted with technology, which is a safer option.
Not only is it safer, thermal roof scans are more reliable. No matter how experienced a roofing professional is, human error is bound to happen. They may misinterpret something or misdiagnose an issue, which could make the problem worse and lead to even more expensive repairs.
Thermal imaging roof inspections can pick up on small details that are difficult to identify otherwise. Some of the things that the infrared technology can see include:
- Areas where mold may form
- Excessive energy loss areas
- Unwanted moisture
- Termite and pest infestations
- Issues with insulation
Infrared Roof Leak Detection
One of the central uses for infrared technology on commercial roofs is to detect leaks or potential leaks. The technology can identify areas where leaks are minuscule and would not be identifiable with the naked eye. Roofing specialists can then use the thermal roof scan as a guide when planning any repairs to the commercial roof. By using infrared, business owners can catch leaks in the early stages before they do serious and expensive damage to the roof and commercial building as a whole.
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