In the first part of our special blog, we talked about some of the technological advancements used by today’s professionals for inspecting and designing roofs. Now, Curb Appeal Exteriors sheds light on the practicality of such innovations.
Here’s how every savvy residential roofer uses advanced tools, to excellent effect:
Diagnosing Moisture Damage at Its Infancy
The use of advanced sensors simplifies the moisture analysis on any asphalt-shingle roof. They’ve become so accurate they can measure moisture content in construction materials even without any superficial signs of damage like rot. Some advanced models come with a remote probe, which is useful for analyzing hard-to-reach areas. When used in regular inspections, moisture meters can reveal otherwise indistinguishable proof of water seepage or intrusion.
Checking Hot Spots
Every trustworthy roof repairman relies on thermal-imaging cameras to diagnose poor attic insulation or inadequate ventilation. Snapshots can show whether the underside of your roof feels like a furnace or closer to the outside temperature. A superheated roof is prone to shingle curling and blistering, making the underlying sheathing more vulnerable to the elements.
Keeping Roof Inspection Risks to a Minimum
Using drones to inspect roofs isn’t lazy; it’s responsible. The HD pictures or videos they take can save time and effort. Of course, someone would eventually climb up and investigate issues, but optimizing drone technology allows professionals to know the roof’s condition while still on the ground. That minimizes the time they have to spend working at heights.
In addition to minimizing risks, flying drones can produce compelling pieces of evidence and detailed reports for insurance purposes. Their panoramic shots can help beef up your claim, increasing your chances of getting adequately compensated for your roof replacement.
Narrowing Down the Best Design Options
When buying a new roof, a visualizer takes the stress away from your imagination. You no longer need to close your eyes, and–perhaps erroneously–envision countless different roofing products atop your home.
An intuitive remodeling tool can help you weed out the bad candidates, and shortlist the best bets in less than five minutes. Packed with filters, an application like GAF Virtual Home Remodeler, groups asphalt shingles in several color families, to focus on trendy or architecturally accurate choices. With options to alter exterior wall and trim designs, you can conveniently see how your chosen roofing product can coexist with other home exterior elements.
Did you miss the first part of Curb Appeal Exteriors’ special post? Search our blog page and find many other interesting reads. Call us at (404) 381-8710 now to discuss your roofing needs in Cumming, GA, or any surrounding community, and get a free estimate.