We’re able to use our various tools to look over and into the roof, viewing it in its entirety from all possible angles. Not only does this process produce video and still images of the roof, but also infrared scans that help identify anomalies beneath the surface of the roof. Then, a professional roofer reviews the footage and photos and walks the roof (if possible), making physical marks to any damaged or compromised spots shown in the scans.
Using the newest and most advanced tools to inspect a roof makes the process much easier for the roofer and alleviates the liability issues that could come from walking on the roof. It’s also far more efficient in terms of time and cost when it comes to comprehensively diagnosing what is needed to bring the roof to its best condition.
For example, performing a walkover inspection may lead a roofer to estimate that the roof has been 50% compromised by moisture after a storm, which would require a full tear-off and replacement. Infrared scans, on the other hand, can pinpoint exactly where the damage is located, and it may be much less extensive than originally estimated. This deeper look can make the difference between performing only necessary repairs (and keeping the roof’s warranty intact) and replacing the entire roof unnecessarily. The monetary difference can be enormous in instances like this.
The long-term cost savings and accuracy provided by these tools are highly beneficial to roofing companies as well as building owners or managers. Using infrared heat sensors and other advanced tools can make the inspection process less time consuming, less expensive and more accurate. All of these are reasons that AKVM has chosen to utilize technology as the star of our contactless onsite inspections and why we believe that these tools are more and more becoming a necessity in the roofing industry.