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What AES Brings to Roof Inspections

It’s clear that drones provide many benefits for the roof inspection industry, but what are the specific use cases associated with them? Here are a few callouts:

What AES Brings to Roof Inspections

It’s clear that drones provide many benefits for the roof inspection industry, but what are the specific use cases associated with them? Here are a few callouts:

Finding Water Leaks in the Roof Envelope

The roof envelope is a concealed area, and it can be challenging to detect indications of a leak. While drone sensors cannot typically identify a water leak in most cases (especially if the leak is hidden from sight), they can detect important indicators, like the presence of water. AES can also identify temperature variances using a thermal sensor. This saves teams money and time and provides better outcomes for clients.

Finding Areas of Air Exfiltration

Locating pockets of air exfiltration requires a great deal of attention and equipment. Drones, however, have the potential to simplify this process. Because they’re so maneuverable and capable, drones can complete the job quickly. This, again, provides better outcomes for clients and increased simplicity for teams.

Identifying Areas with Lack of Insulation

Areas without enough insulation are prone to leaking, inefficiencies, and increasing utility costs. Drones, however, can help identify and locate these areas. This helps clients save money and reflects well on your team.

Finding Areas of Standing Water

Standing water can be dangerous on a roof. By maneuvering up and over a building, rather than touching the surface of it, drones identify these pooling water areas and provide the information needed to make a plan to remediate it.

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HOW HAS THIS IMPROVED THE INSPECTION PROCESS

1. Drones Improve Accuracy and Consistency

When you’re using on-ground crews, errors are a part of the job. Even the most skilled and experienced roof inspectors are subject to human error. There’s no way around it. With a drone, though, you remove some of the inaccuracies and inconsistencies associated with typical roof inspection processes. Drones can aid in the standardization of roof mapping. They’re a fantastic way to create an inspection production line that follows the same process every single time.

2. Drones Increase Safety

The fewer people you have going up on a roof, the safer your operation becomes. The most significant risk of traditional roof inspections is that inspectors will fall and injure themselves. People can also experience collapsing roofs, insect bites, falling off of ladders or scaffolding, and a wide assortment of other pitfalls. When you turn to unmanned aerial vehicles or UAVs to conduct your roof inspections, you reduce these risks. Due to these factors, drone inspections are easier, faster, safer, and less costly than human-led inspections.

3. Drones Collect In-Depth Data

Unlike human inspectors, drones can access virtually any part of a building. This allows them to collect a more extensive selection of useful data. While roof inspection operations will always require human expertise and intervention, drones offer high-quality images, thermal imaging, and videos during each inspection. This improves accuracy and efficiency and allows your team to access the details you need about the structures you inspect. What’s more, even the smallest of drones can access tight spaces and crevices. Because of this, they’re privy to information inspectors can’t gather. Finally, drones can go up to inspect the same roof again and again. This is helpful any time your operation needs “before and after” photos, or similar comparisons.

4. Drones Get the Job Done Faster

Any roof inspection requires a great deal of planning and preparation. Much of this is dedicated to ensuring the safety and compliance of workers. With drones, however, it’s easier to carry out an inspection shortly after a client makes the request. Because drones don’t mount and climb access equipment, drone-based examinations begin immediately and take a fraction of the time of conventional methods. Additionally, drones can transmit data to the inspection team immediately, which allows for faster report generation and less risk.

5. Drones Save Money

The ways drones save money are varied. In addition to reducing insurance costs, drones also cut down on transportation, equipment, gear, and labor expenses. By reducing the time and labor associated with a roof inspection, drones allow teams to perform multiple building inspections each day, as long as there are enough drones and pilots to go around. As these inspections take place, inspectors can monitor the information from a remote office and generate reports. Time is money, and drones save both.