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Consider our drones for your commercial roof inspection.

Commercial roof inspection

Whether you’re a homeowner or business owner, it’s good to know what condition your roof is in. Your roof is one of the most important structures on a home or business. Commercial roofing provides the primary protection over you and your employees, as well as everything inside your building. But business owners sometimes seem to neglect their roofs.

A commercial roof inspection can give you quite a bit of information. It’s an overall report on your roof’s condition. From an inspection, you’ll find out your roof’s age and any problems the roof might have. A roof inspector can discover problems like hidden leaks or underlying structural damage not readily visible. You will also learn how long your roof will last before it needs replacement.

Not only are you making sure your roof survives, with regular inspections, you can also assure warranties and insurance policies are upheld with a full commercial roof inspection report in hand. These reports outline in detail your roof’s condition, it’s type and any damage spotted. It will also provide a list of recommendations for repairs or replacement.

With commercial roof inspection services from Dimensional Drones in Austin, TX, you’ll be protecting your investment with a thorough, detailed approach. We use the latest in drone technology all across Texas to get results.

If you have skylights as part of your roofing system, you may want to check them as well and work with a glass repair service if there are any problems.

How much does a drone roof inspection cost?

With our drone commercial roof inspection service you’ll get the clearest picture of your commercial roofing system’s condition. Much of the cost depends on the services you request, the size of the property and type of roofing system you have in place. Most standard manual inspections run between $200 and $400 and we are priced competitively and usually less expensive. To learn more about our pricing and other services call (512) 402-8877.

How long does a roof inspection take?

A standard manual roof inspection usually takes anywhere between 45 minutes to an hour, possibly longer, depending primarily on the size of the property and the type roofing system involved.

If you have your property inspected by drones, you’ll cut down considerably on the inspection times. Most drone inspections take anywhere between 5 and 20 minutes depending on the level of detail needed.

Manual inspections take about an hour. Drones take about 20 minutes.

How do you inspect a roof?

To get an idea of what can be found during a roof inspection, you might want to inspect it manually. For manual roof inspection, you begin by walking the building’s exterior to look for signs of aging and visible damage like sagging. Look for areas in which moss or algae is growing. Those are signs of moisture buildup that could lead to leaks or mold.

Also check for any signs of curled or broken shingles. On flat roofs, areas of concern would be standing water and cracks. Gutters should be clean and in good condition. Make note of any signs of rot. Also check flashing to see if it is in good condition.

If your business has an attic, it should be checked for signs of leaks.

For commercial roofing, there are commercial roofing inspection forms available for download that you can use to guide your inspection. On that form you’ll see common problems to look for for like sagging, buckling or cracking

This commercial roof inspection checklist highlights just a few items inspectors will look for:

  • Debris
  • Drainage issues
  • Physical damage like punctures or cracks
  • Ponding or standing water
  • Deformed edges
  • Buckled, curled or missing shingles
  • Granular loss on shingles
  • Gutter condition
  • Signs of leaks like water stains or mold

Manual inspections might involve roof inspection tools include ladders, moisture meters and shingle gauges. When you use a company like Dimensional Drones, the main tool will be a drone which will feature cameras and infrared scanners that help detect leaks.

How do you know if your roof is damaged?

There are several signs your roof is damaged. Some are obvious like curled shingles or cracks in the rooftop. Standing water on flat roofs or in the valleys of fully sloped roofs are signs your roof might be exposed to leaks.

Other problems like wind or storm damage might not be as obvious. Spotting hail damage can prove tricky. It doesn’t always leave dents and dings like it might on a car. Often it will knock the granules off asphalt shingles, leaving smooth or bare spots.

Getting a fix on wind damage, too, can be tricky. Missing or broken shingles are usually easy to spot, but misshapen shingles are also a sign of wind damage. High winds can also create stress points that might open up to water and create leaks.

Our drones use infrared scanners to detect leaks.

How do you check for roof leaks?

You might have obvious signs of leaks like water stains and mold but if you notice insulation deteriorating in the attic, that could also be a sign there is a leak. Check the seals on roof vents. If they are loose, water could be seeping into your building.

If you use a drone for your commercial roof inspection, you can detect leaks using infrared scans. We offer infrared scans as one of our many drone services. With our proprietary Total Aerial Rooftop Profile and Analysis, or TARPA, process, our drones can find leaks and other problems a manual inspection might miss.

Ready for inspection?

If you don’t know your commercial roofing system’s condition, you might want to consider an inspection. Schedule an inspection with Austin, TX and you’ll get one of the most detailed inspections possible with the latest in drone technology and proprietary processes. We’re available all across the state. Call us today at (512) 402-8877.