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Aerial Roof Surveys

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

A Proven Approach

This 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 unnecessary 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
  • 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.

River Oaks Hail Damage

More Property Damage Is Caused By Hail Storms than By Tornados

Most think about tornadoes being the generally destructive part of a thunderstorm; however, tornadoes usually only destroy a couple dozen properties prior to dissipating. A hail storm normally attacks several thousand homes while it passes over a metropolitan area. If your residence has been hit by a hail storm you need to set up a preliminary free roofing inspection, find a good River Oaks roofing contractor to do the necessary work.

Hail Damages Your River Oaks Roof

There is an excellent possibility you will require an examination for roof hail damage at some point if you live in or around Houston, TX. Heavy thunderstorms can be a common event in this area of Texas. These types of severe storms are often violent and result in massive property damage from wind and hail. The roof on a beautiful River Oaks home can be battered to shambles.

Roof Damage by Hail Storms

When hail strikes an asphalt shingle roof, it usually loosens the shielding granules and exposes a fragile spot the proportions of the hail stone. There is a fiberglass strengthening mat within the shingle. Typically the soft spot happens when the mat is crushed at that particular place. The impaired site is submerged in similar to a crater. These sunken locations are sometimes referred to as “bruises.”

Hail Damage Can Be Hard To Spot Even From The Roof

If the hail had been sizable, the damaged areas might be apparent from the rooftop level. The bruises could be significantly less observable generally if the hail appeared to be smaller in dimension. Smaller hail can still lead to soft spots that will deteriorate the shingles even when they are not noticeable from ground level. Hail damaged shingles don’t always leak initially since they’re double coursed and also have felt under-layer. The affected areas will, however, cause the roof to degrade faster and over time start to leak. You’ll need to have a free roofing inspection and evaluation to determine the magnitude of the damage. It’s a good idea to have your roof inspected any time you’ve been hit with a serious hail storm. Your River Oaks Roofing Contractor will tell you if the damage is serious enough to file a homeowners insurance claim. You need to call the homeowner’s insurance representative if the damage was affirmed by your roofing contractor. They’ll give you a claim number, and an insurance adjuster will be appointed to the claim. Remember hail damage can accumulate over time causing more expensive repairs or even full roof replacement.