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Colmar Inspections offers residential home inspections, commercial inspections, and investor inspections. You’ll appreciate our certified inspectors, affordable pricing, modern reports, and the friendliest home inspector!
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Our mission is to help home buyers and sellers, real estate agents, and real estate investors enjoy a smooth and informative inspection process. Your thorough home inspection is performed by an experienced inspector and provides you with a 360-degree view of potential issues (and non-issues) so you can minimize risk and make confident decisions.
Why Can’t You Walk On My Roof?
The Home Inspector Scope of Practice does not require an inspector to walk on a roof. This means that an inspector standing on the ground looking at the roof with his eyes, or a pair of binoculars, is all that is required. That inspector will not be able to see all aspects of a roof, especially if the slope of the surrounding ground will not afford him or her a good view. It isn’t safe to walk on roofs constructed with slate, tile, wood or metal, or roofs with too steep a pitch.
Every Roof is Accessible with a Drone
An aerial drone can fly and hover over any rooftop regardless of its size or condition. Whether your roof is brand new or damaged and deteriorating, a drone captures the details with color pictures or video.
The inspector stays safely on the ground while directing the drone to hard-to-reach areas. It takes photos or video from several angles, providing a clear view of the roof and its condition.
Drones for Home Inspections Provide Useful Information for Sellers or Buyers
When buying or selling a home, the homeowner and the buyer may not have all of the facts about the property. Determining the amount of damage in a corner of the rooftop can help you decide between roof repair or replacement. Drones for home inspections provide important information to sellers and potential buyers.
What is Infrared Thermal Imaging and why do I need it in my home inspection?
Simply, thermal imaging uses infrared technology to detect very small differences in temperature. Every material has a unique thermal signature. When moisture, heat, or cold is introduced into a building structure the thermal signature changes. With the help of an infrared camera we can see many things that simply are not detectable to the naked eye. As you’ve seen in the images above, houses can have some form of heat loss, water intrusion, insulation deficiencies, etc and especially in coastal areas such as in Sarasota and Bradenton
Cold areas behind walls, floors, or ceilings can indicate the presence of moisture, or lack of insulation and the infrared camera helps us diagnose these problems easily. Thermal imaging also easily detects overheating circuits, fuses, or circuit breakers. In some cases, flat roof leaks, leakage under, or behind plumbing fixtures can also be found. For a quick overview, watch the Consumer’s Guide to Infrared Thermography below.