Aerial Roof Surveys

Aerial imaging affords us a more complete look at the “bigger” picture – of your roof. On larger commercial and industrial roofing projects this form of inspection is a more cost-effective and a more thorough examination than a walk-on roof inspection.

Proven approach

Aerial ViewThis proven approach is highly accurate in detecting moisture at its earliest stages so issues can be addressed before there are visible signs, structural damage or business interruptions. By using infrared scan technology, a building owner or property manager can significantly extend the life of their roof while reducing overall maintenance expenditures. Traditional roof inspection methods require a time-consuming grid type contact search (capacitance testing) that can involve drilling holes for core samples in the roof membrane. This inspection method is not usually recommended because of how intrusive it can be.

Your Roof Should Be Inspected Annually

Far too often…the cause of a roof failure is the absence of proper maintenance and inspection. Periodic roof inspections and maintenance to correct deficient conditions can significantly increase the service life of any roof system. A regularly scheduled maintenance program will avoid expensive emergency costs that can occur without maintenance. Some Houston roofing contractors offer a free annual inspection program to help keep your roof in top condition and avoid failure and un-necessary roof repairs. Commercial flat roofs can last up to twenty years if correctly installed and properly maintained but even experienced roofing companies may fall short on seeing what is underneath the top layer.

Why have an Aerial Infrared Flat Roof Survey?

Documented savings through early detection of moisture issues
Reduces on-the-roof survey time by several nights.
Accurately forecast and prioritize funding allocation saving thousands in unplanned repairs.
The entire roof surface is surveyed at the same time, allowing for unique imaging for benchmarking overall conditions.
Infrared images and daytime photos are coordinated for easy identification of roof areas.
Unscheduled downtime, equipment damage, and product losses can be avoided.
Insurance premium savings may be available.
Roof areas needing design improvements can be addressed.
Roof life can be extended by as much as 100%.
Damage to structural roof components can be prevented.
Energy Savings can be achieved by finding damaged insulation and air leaks.

When is an aerial roof inspection not a good idea?

An aerial roof survey will be less effective if your roof is a standing seam metal roof or a roof that has highly reflective coatings applied to it. If you have a smaller commercial roof, a walk-on infrared scan is a better use of finances and will be just as effective due to the smaller surface area.

Central Texas Is Flash Flood Country

Austin Flooding

Austin Flooding

Over the last few years, nature has caused havoc in and around Austin TX. We’ve had heavy rain storms that caused severe flash flooding all around the area. Many people were caught totally by surprise and paid dearly. Of course, there’s not much you can do if caught in a flash flood but try to survive. Maybe the best thing we can do is be aware of the local weather reports and take the warnings seriously. Get to a safe area when you advised to.

After a Flood

The first step in dealing with an emergency like a flood is to ensure the safety of you and your family. Electricity and Water make a dangerous combination so make sure that your power is turned off. You may have to evacuate the premises. Flooding can bring raw sewerage into your home. This makes for a hazardous situation if you come into contact with this type of water. It is advisable not to re-enter your house without the correct protective clothing.

A Little Preparation Can Make Recovery Easier

Now you will need the help of a professional water damage restoration service. It’s a good idea to do some research before you ever have an emergency and know who you are going to call on when help is needed. Take a little time to investigate the companies available in your area and decide which you will depend on in an emergency.

Make Sure You Choose A Company That Can Do The Job Correctly

Be sure that the company that you decide to use is available 24 hours a day seven days a week to deal with emergencies. Choose a firm with experienced, well-trained technicians and the right equipment to handle the job. Make sure they use thermal imaging to identify problems inside the walls and ceiling. A company that uses the right equipment along with proper techniques to effectively remove all the moisture from your home will mean your home will be restored to a livable condition. It is essential to understand that any moisture that is left behind inside the walls or other hidden areas in your home will cause more unwanted problems. One of these problems is mold growth which can be a serious health risk if left unattended can be an expensive problem to deal with requiring mold remediation. If allowed to get out of hand mold can be serious enough to require the structure be demolished. Using the right company can prevent mildew and mold from causing further damage to your home and creating an unhealthy environment.

Get The Happy Ending

The process of drying out a home and the contents after a flood or other type of water damage event is an extensive one. However, when done in the correctly it will save bring the nightmare to a happy conclusion. So take the time now to prepare for this type of emergency and choose the right company to use for all your water damage needs.