There are a number of advantages to utilizing a drone, otherwise known as an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) or small unmanned aircraft system (sUAS), equipped with a high-resolution infrared camera for commercial roof and building inspection in Atlanta, Georgia and across the nation.
Building Diagnostics Group (BDG) specializes in the non-destructive detection, investigation, and resolution of water intrusions on multi-family, commercial, industrial and institutional buildings. Our expertise in aerial thermography, infrared building science and water testing procedures enables us to identify the cause and origin of most roof and building failures.
We are FAA Authorized Commercial sUAS Remote Pilots with four DJI Inspire and Matrice aircraft specially equipped with high-resolution FLIR camera systems. The drones feature a Zenmuse XT 640×512 resolution radiometric infrared camera that is capable of producing high-resolution images and video.
The applications for aerial thermography are endless:
- Commercial roof inspections
- Solar panel field surveys
- Construction site monitoring
- Building energy performance surveys
- Transmission line inspections
- Agricultural surveys
BDG’s aerial sUAS thermal infrared roof inspections are ideal during due diligence of commercial or multi-family property acquisitions and can be invaluable to architects, property developers, insurance companies and others. The service does not require disruption to the occupants of the building.
Benefits of Aerial sUAS Inspections
- Save time and expense
Commercial roof maintenance is best done proactively, and annual inspections are recommended. This will catch minor penetrations before they have a chance to escalate into costly repairs. sUAS inspections can significantly reduce the time and expense of commercial roof inspections when compared to conventional methods.
In a typical due diligence/acquisition project, BDG finds defects that allow clients to negotiate repairs or retain credits prior to closing, saving them hundreds of thousands of dollars in repairs. Our service doesn’t cost – it pays.
- Minimize risk and danger
Conventional roof inspections can be dangerous. Drone inspections minimize the risks associated with great heights, deteriorated roofs and structures, complex designs, and hard to access areas, and allow for the collection of data in areas that would be difficult or impossible to reach on foot.
- Better data quality
BDG’s FLIR equipped aerial drones are capable of producing high-resolution images and video and capturing application-specific data in detail that was never before possible. Our cameras are capable of detecting temperatures of less than ½ degree F, which allows us to detect even the slightest anomaly present.
- Before and after comparisons
One of the greatest uses of infrared thermography is developing a baseline file of a property. This is great for future insurance claims, annual repair budgets, and peace of mind.
During our first visit to a new property, we document all elevations, equipment, and roof systems, and generate an electronic file of the report. Each year, we compare the new report to the previous year’s and use the information to identify defects before they become costly repairs.
The before and after images can also be helpful for construction site monitoring or for inspecting the property after a repair has been completed.
If you would like to find out more about Building Diagnostics Group’s UAV drone roof and building inspection services in Atlanta, Georgia, or receive a quote, please get in touch with us at (404) 946-9939 to discuss your project.