Black Hills Professional Home Inspections LLC & Black Hills Thermal Imaging
Offer quality roof and exterior inspections in the Rapid City and the Black Hills areas. The Black Hills area has severe weather changes from, high winds, heavy spring snow, large hail, heavy rainfall, very hot summers and very cold winter conditions. Due to these extreme temperature and weather changes will have a direct impact on property, homes and businesses. The Black Hills weather can change from one extreme condition to another at any time. We recommend having your home checked each year for damage and repairs that may be needed with an Annual Home Maintenance Inspection. Your home undergoes changes yearly, due to our weather and the use of the property.
We offer a wide variety of inspections to:
We offer annual roof inspections to keep you informed
before things get out of control.
Drone Thermal Roof Inspections are going to be offered in the near future and conducted with the state of the art drone and thermal cameras and is the most effective way to quickly see overall heat loss from a home, building or commercial structure. Gain fast access to vital information to your property with our thermal imaging service. We are the first and only drone thermal imaging service in the area. Our equipment alone, surpasses the competition by leaps and bounds. Our inspections and reports cannot be matched!
(Free Contractor Inspections)
The word free sounds good but in the end you will be paying for that free roof or property inspection. We have no financial gain in the repairs that may be needed, so you will get the most accurate inspection from an independent inspector. Let’s say your home was damaged in one of the hail storms that had come through the area and you see an ad saying
The contractor has a financial gain in the outcome of the inspection. The damages can be over exaggerated and cost you more than you need in repairs. We give an unbiased inspection and will inform you of the actual repairs that are needed to your home or property. We will look out for you best intrest at all times. Our customers come first. An isolated leak usually can be repaired. The average life expectancy of a typical residential roof is 15 to 20 years. Water damage to a home’s interior or overhangs is commonly caused by leaks from a single weathered portion of the roof, poorly installed flashing, or from around chimneys and skylights. These problems do not necessarily mean you need a new roof.
Roof Inspection Safety:
We walk the roof whenever possible, weather permitting and what roofing material is used.
Many roofing materials are dangerous to walk on and we have the best way to get a quality inspection accomplished without damage and being safe at the same time.
A drone inspection is the safest way to inspect unreachable roofs and that will not damage tile, shake or metal roofs. The inspection of the roof will be recorded in HD and have HD digital pictures taken. Great for home inspections when the roofs have a steep pitch or dangerous conditions. The other inspector would not get your roof inspected.
- Asphalt Composition Shingles;
- Metal Roofs
- Wood Roofs , Shakes
- Tile Roofs
- Slate Roofs
- Flat Roofs
- Concrete Roofs
- “Slate and tile can be much heavier than asphalt shingles or wood shingles. If you are considering switching to one of these heavier coverings, your roofing contractor should determine whether the framing of your roof is strong enough to support them.
Maintaining Your Roof:
Homeowner maintenance includes cleaning the leaves and debris from the roof’s valleys and gutters. Debris in the valleys can cause water to wick under the shingles and cause damage to the interior of the roof. Clogged rain gutters can cause water to flow back under the shingles on the eaves and cause damage, regardless of the roofing material. including composition shingle, wood shake, tile or metal. The best way to preserve your roof is to stay off it. Keep tree limbs cut away from the roof.
Also, seasonal changes in the weather are usually the most destructive forces.Roofs play a key role in protecting building occupants and interiors from outside weather conditions, primarily moisture. The roof, insulation and ventilation must all work together to keep the building free of moisture. Roofs also provide protection from the sun. In fact, if designed correctly, roof overhangs can protect the building’s exterior walls from moisture and sun. The concerns regarding moisture, standing water, durability and appearance are different, reflected in the choices of roofing materials. Each summer you can count on hail in the Black Hills area. Damage can come from a variety of sources.
Commercial Thermal Surveys:
Our drone thermal imaging will be able to locate water leaks on flat roofs and typically used for commercial roof inspections. Find suspect areas fast and have the the problem areas repaired before further damage is caused to the interior that can cost you thousands! Our inspections pay for themselves. Moisture under a flat roof can cause massive utility bills and raise your energy consumption for heating and cooling. Thermal roof surveys can save you time and money and out of control repairs.
THE LEADER IN THERMAL IMAGING
Black Hills Professional Home Inspections LLC
Black Hills Thermal Imaging
Rapid City, South Dakota