UAV Infrared Commercial Roof Inspections

TPO | Modified Bitumen | Built Up Roofs | EPDM | Low Sloped & Flat Roofs

Deploying drones with thermal imagers can provide a lot of value when trying to assess commercial low sloped and flat roof conditions at any point in the process. Our process allows us to efficiently survey roofs anywhere from 10,000 to 1,000,000 sq’ in size. We work with various companies to help assess roof conditions for property owners including commercial roofing companies, insurance carriers, insurance adjusters, public insurance adjusters, attorneys and more. Our services can help you evaluate roof conditions to process insurance claims, determine if repair or replacement is best for the situation, locate leaks and determine the extent of damage for maintenance purposes, and identify whether a roof is dry or not when considering doing a roof over. Our goal in deploying this technology is to help save you time in money when trying to assess roof conditions. We use the latest in todays drone and thermal imaging technology with 38 minute flight times and 640×512 radiometric imaging capabilities.

Call Today to Learn How Thermal Infrared Roof Scans Can Help You at (214) 842-6000

Commercial Roof Moisture Mapping | Calculations

Efficiently and effectively map out where you have moisture in your roof. Calculating the amount of damage in the roof helps understand actual cost for replacement, deciding if a roof is worth repairing, determining if a roof is a total loss for an insurance claim based on the percentage of moisture intrusion are all advantages to using drones to perform thermal imaging moisture surveys. If you decide to have a roof over completed or perform repairs, you know what areas need to be removed before moisture is trapped in the roof.

Advantages to Using Drones for Infrared Roof Scans

Using a drone to complete thermographic infrared roof inspections provides a great advantage to ensure accurate results that indicate exactly where moisture exists within a commercial low sloped or flat roof structure while eliminating reflection and other elements that interfere with a good roof scan. A drone can easily capture images of suspected wet areas from various angles to directly overhead. You can capture perspectives that focus down in a particular area or that can encompass an entire roof or area of moisture.

Identifying Leaks for Roof Maintenance

Tracking down roof leaks on commercial structures can be challenging. Thermal imaging can help you know how the moisture has traveled in the roof and pin point exactly where you need to inspect for openings on the surface. Implementing this in to your routine maintenance program gives a good visual understanding of the conditions of your roof and indicate where problems might exist, giving you the upper hand on beating maintenance issues before they become major concerns.

Check out our recent work and learn more about how we routinely work with roofing companies, consultants, engineers, adjusters, insurance carriers, lawyers, estimators and essentially commercial property owners providing value with our roof inspection services.

How Thermal Imaging Works


Infrared imaging is used to help identify energy inefficiencies and moisture intrusion on commercial buildings. Simply put, a thermal image is nothing but an image that reflects the present temperatures of the surface of the object or structure being documented. We roof insulation has a much heavier mass compared to when it is dry. Due to the increased density, the structures that are wet cool and heat at a much slower rate. At the right time in the day or night, we can capture those temperature changes that accurately reflect where moisture exists in the roof structure. In most cases, thermal imaging is a great tool to point out areas of concern that would require further investigation to understand the cause of the moisture intrusion and validate the findings.

We follow the ASTM for thermal imaging on commercial roof structures to ensure the most accurate results are captured. We can successfully provide infrared surveys on Asphalt Built-up, Coal Tar Built-up, Slag Embedded on Built-up Roof, EPDM, TPO, and roof structures with up to 1″ thick of gravel ballast. Absorptive insulations include wood fiber, perlite, polyisocyanurate, fiberglass, and cane fiberboard.

Our process is unique. Rather than physically walking a roof with a hand held thermal imager, we deploy drones. This allows us to provide more useful information in our reporting process that can help you visually understand where damage exists, and just how much.

How You Can Benefit From This Service

Rather than inspection your roof blindly for leaks and maintenance issues, an infrared roof inspection can help pin point areas to focus your inspection efforts on saving you time and money.

Know your not further trapping moisture in the roof before having a roof over done. This is often required by manufacturers, but is in your best interest as the property owner to ensure longevity of the buildings life.

Get a good visual representation as to the roofs condition to help process insurance claims on storm damage commercial buildings.

Gather historical data to prove roof conditions before a storm in correlation with maintenance records to show the roof has been well kept in the event an insurance claim needs to be filed due to storm damage.

Why Choose Tarillo Vue

Our team is equipped with the latest in todays technology, certifications and education to perform successful thermal roof inspections. Our thermographers have training from Infraspection Institue, are certified FAA drone pilots and follow the ASTM standards for thermal imaging. We believe that training and education are important, but field experience is vital to understanding the different readings commercial roofs give off. We have seen a lot of different roofs and are almost always involved in the roof inspection process beyond just providing the thermal scan. By being able to get on the roof to test where we suspect areas to be wet and dry is always a learning experience as it helps is be able to better determine the areas that are wet on roofs inspected in the future.

Weather permitting, we can typically deliver a completed thermal roof scan report within 1- 2 weeks from the date it is contracted. We have offices conveniently located in Dallas, TX and Lakeland, FL that allow us to efficiently travel throughout the country helping our clients when project requests are time sensitive. We stand behind our work. We are particular about weather conditions to ensure you get the proper results on the first inspection.

If you have a roof that is 150,000 sq’ or larger, walking the roof to complete a thermal scan could take multiple nights. Our process is efficient as we can do up to a 500,000 sq’ roof effectively in one night. This saves you time and money. The use of a drone also allows us to be able to get multiple perspectives on where we suspect moisture to eliminate reflection and other interferences that negatively affect infrared surveys.

We are members of various roofing organizations for the purpose of growing our network and learning. I believe if you are not learning, you are not growing in life. The roofing industry is a unique world and every roof structure presents different challenges to be overcome. Below are a few of the organizations we are proud to be associate with.

Tarillo Vue provides roof inspection services for various companies throughout the country.

To get started today on your next project, contact us below or Call (214) 842-6000 for a Free Quote.

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