Simplify roof inspections with aerial surveying
The roof of any constructed building decides its life. A withered and aging roof diminishes with the time that reduces the life of a building. The damages that occur on the roof are mainly due to extreme weather conditions, water leakage, and surface cracks. Inspection methods constituents the first step of maintaining and sustaining rooftops for a long time. These inspection methods are performed to assess the condition of the roof to prevent any further damages. It helps one decide an action plan for performing repair works.
Performing conventional inspection methods over large and complex roof structures is difficult and time-consuming work. It involves manual interaction, where personnel assesses the condition of rooftops. For the prevention of emergency repairs, regular roof inspections ensure safety and help take necessary actions to prevent possible failures in the future. But manual inspection methods are laborsome, time-consuming, and a risky task for human life. When employing drones to perform roof inspection tasks, these foreseeable challenges can be overcome. With drone-assisted roof inspection, we can reduce the possibilities of potential hazards and the cost of the inspection.
Why One Needs to Perform a Roof Inspection?
The key purpose of performing roof inspection is to ensure safety and assess its environment but it is also helpful in:
- Regular property maintenance: Whether it be a commercial power plant or a residential building, it is important to be aware of the amount of wear and tear a roof has undergone. It is better to look at adverse phenomena with the help of inspection methods that would help prevent any major destruction in the future.
- Installation and maintenance of solar panels: With the rising demand for environmentally friendly energy sources, solar energy is one of the in-house energy resources that is accommodated on rooftops. The measurement of rooftop area is one of the major factors determining the number of solar panels. It can be easily measured with the help of aerial data.
- Estimation of repair works required: The damage assessment helps us determine the severity of certain irregularities that occur on the rooftop. The repair work of such severe damages can be constraint due to budget. With accurate assessment and severity, we can estimate the repair works to be prioritized.
- Evaluating rooftop conditions: For longer and healthy life of rooftop, it is necessary to evaluate its conditions. It is important to locate water leaks, identify air exfiltration, areas that lack insulation is prone to leaking, and pockets of standing waters existing over the rooftop. With aerial photography, they can be easily identified.
Make intelligent decisions with aerial data
Key benefits that come with using drones
The lesser the number of people taking part in roof inspections, the safer checks and operations can be performed. Using drones for inspections in complex designs, deteriorated roofs and higher structures eliminates risks associated with inspection activity.
Drones effectively access every part of a roof to be inspected. It offers high-quality images and videos that allow one to examine every minute detail associated with the structures and elements of the area being inspected.
Drones require a shorter time to collect data and the speed of inspection is faster as compared to manual inspection methods. They can deliver the collected data to the maintenance and inspection team immediately.
With the help of thermographic photography one can detect water infiltrations on roofs and nearby areas. It helps assess the situation of water damage which normally turns into leaks and cracks.
As a need for manpower is eliminated, the need for a safety harness, ladders, ropes, and measuring instruments is also eliminated. With drones, one can inspect the same area in a shorter time with a significant reduction in the cost of inspection methods.
Manage and operate rooftop inspections efficiently
Arial photography assists in collecting associated data of commercial as well as residential rooftops varying from tall buildings to large industrial spaces. With this data, one can estimate the rooftop measurements and calculate the area for installing solar panels, examine the conditions of the rooftop to avoid any fatality. Drones can easily fly closer to an area to be inspected and equip one with a piece of detailed information about that space. They are changing the methods of rooftop inspection and maintenance checks. It is the safest, convenient, and most efficient method out of all that requires lesser equipment while also providing high resolution visual and thermal data. It helps in rapid assessment of irregularities and potential problem identification, scan larger properties, and quickly report areas of possible damage and leaks on roofs.