With the governments drive to reduce energy consumption and our impact on the planet, preventing or reducing heat loss from a home or building has now become essential. The more heat a building looses, the more energy is required to heat the building and prevent damp.
Heat loss from a building can occur for many reasons, including lack of or faulty insulation, structural issues, missing roof tiles and leaks. Identifying any of these issues early and being able to deal with them efficiently is the easiest way to prevent heat loss and further damage whilst reducing your energy bills. Due to the height and available access of most roofs, many of these problems can be difficult, if not impossible, to see from ground level and occur over time.
Utilising the latest drone technology enables you to get a bird’s eye view of your building, immediately identifying obvious issues. When this view is combined with a drone based thermal camera, you can see exactly the areas that are causing concern and pick up on the less obvious causes.
Making a thermal inspection with drone photography allows you to see a more detailed picture as well as an overview of the whole building, which might not be possible with a handheld thermal imaging camera. Using a drone to get an elevated view prevents the need for scaffolding, ladders, cherry pickers, or working at height, conventionally required to gain roof access. Overall, this makes drone based roof inspections a much safer, efficient and cost-effective option.