This survey technology is done using thermal imaging of your roof. It is based on the theory that wet insulation contributes to heat loss from your home. We will do the infrared scan using a state-of-the-art drone with a Forward-Looking InfraRed (FLIR) camera. This camera can read the temperature throughout your entire roof surface. It detects wet roof areas by identifying heat loss from your building.
The resulting thermograph shows the contrasting tones of the roof area at the different temperature variations.
Dry areas typically have lower temperatures because heat is not being lost from inside your home. These areas of lower temperatures show up as dark tones on the thermograph. On the other hand, heat from your home interior radiates to the outside through wet areas. So wet areas have higher temperatures and show up as lighter areas on the thermograph.
The scan is best done late at night after a preceding day with little cloud cover to get the best result or image. But the survey can be done at any time of the year in any geographic region, provided there’s little moisture on the roof surface.
This inspection is so easy to do that we don’t need to physically get on your roof. Our technologically advanced drone just needs to fly over your roof surface, and that’s it! So, you have zero worries about us causing any damage to your roof with foot traffic. We will also be out of your hair in no time!
A visual inspection can help identify some defects and problems. But there is a limit to what you can detect through visual inspections. So, a visual inspection will not show the actual status of your roof system.
Even after all non-destructive tests have been done to detect moisture or other abnormalities in your roof system, test cuts are required to correctly assess your roof system’s state. In fact, roof science can be considered incomplete without test cuts.
At OptaMiss, we are very thorough. This is why we take the survey further by carrying out Test Cuts to help give you a complete picture of how your roof system is currently doing.
We do these test cuts by extracting a test sample from specific roof areas using a 2-inch round core cutter. In accordance with the Florida Building Code, we then measure the samples. We also label, bag, and weigh them before conducting a gravimetric test on them.
In the gravimetric test, we place the samples in the oven. Weigh and analyze the samples again when they are out of the oven. Finally, we will use the values obtained to determine the moisture percentage throughout your roof system.
Test cuts not only give a true reflection of how your roof system is doing. But they also help confirm the results of other surveys – whether visual or thermal scans.
WHAT YOUR REPORT LOOKS LIKE.
After the survey, we will provide you with a report consisting of:
Imagine being able to call the shots on your roof matters. Having detailed information about how every square meter is doing. And being able to call the shots on what and what not to do.
Well, you can have that. Simply reach out to us via phone call or email to request a consultation. We’re here for you.
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