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Why Drone and Thermal Roof Inspections Are a Thing of the Future

by | Mar 21, 2022

Superior Commercial Roofing & Contracting

Aerial thermal imaging services with the help of drones equipped with special cameras are addressed to purposes other than standard filming and photography. The most frequent uses of drones with infrared cameras are related to rescue operations, search, inspecting installations, pipes, power lines, and even roofs.

According to Superior Commercial Roofing & Contracting professionals, drone and thermal roof inspections can be an extremely effective method of roof maintenance. Checking a roof is not easy because it involves working at height, so you need professional protective equipment. In addition, identifying problems with the roof (small cracks that allow water to seep in) is not easy to do with the naked eye, but a thermal imaging camera installed on a drone will do the job without any problems. Thermal scanning provides information on the percentage of roof sealing and areas that allow water infiltration, generating thermographic images.

Be careful. However, this method does not eliminate leaks but will only help to identify them! Once you know exactly where the problems are, the repairs will be more efficient, and they will extend the roof’s life span.

Drone and thermal roof inspections are a thing of the future and have meager costs compared to repairing or replacing roofs, so it is efficient to use them in the regular roof maintenance process. This way, you will prevent much more costly incidents.