Diagnostic Infrared Drone Services

Your roof is an essential asset of your property but is the most overlooked. Our infrared drone services can help discover a problem early to save you thousands. Drone technology is fast becoming a critical tool uncovering problems or potential issues in the roofing industry. As we have for over 60 years, BTA continues to lead the roofing industry in advancements. Along with our infrared drone services, we leverage decades of industry experience to know why, where, and when to use our drones.
Why Diagnostic Infrared Drone Services?
Drones with an infrared camera can evaluate your roof for a fraction of the cost compared to a plane or boots-on-the-roof technicians. A drone can access difficult or dangerous areas safely, keeping individuals away from dangerous areas during night time surveys. Using our infrared drone services, an Infrared Drone Roof Scan detects temperature anomalies within your roof system and provides an accurate assessment of the extent and range of possible moisture. This evaluation analyzes the entire roof system, not just the surface membrane. Once you are armed with this knowledge, you can prevent the risk of:

Catastrophic failure: The weight of wet insulation can degrade the weight bearing capacity of your roof deck. Wet insulation can become compressed causing depressions in the roof where water ponds and a failure in the roof under the ponded water.

Energy loss: Wet insulation can decrease the R-Value of your insulation by up to 40%, resulting in higher heating and cooling costs.

Bacteria and Mold: Wet insulation can lead to mold and bacteria, resulting in potentially serious indoor air quality issues.

Roof System Performance: Wet insulation will degrade the roof system making your roof susceptible to premature failure.

Professionals at the Controls

Navigating the skies above a commercial property or roof with a drone is a task for licensed professionals and it has never been easier or more productive. A BTA professional will determine if a drone assessment is needed. BTA Diagnostic Infrared Drone Services are performed by trained pilots that are licensed and insured. Our high resolution, infrared drone inspections can provide 3D digital facility content, contractor oversight, and project time lapse imagery. Common applications for infrared drone services are:

  • Large manufacturing plants
  • High rise buildings
  • Steep slope roofing
  • Solar panels
  • Disaster areas
  • Uninhabited properties
  • Remote properties
  • Large parking structures
  • Large pavement structures
  • Wide range reconnaissance