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Another variation on roof tech is types of imaging. Normal visible light can do a lot, but so can implementations of infrared imaging. The term infrared refers to a variety of electromagnetic wavelengths longer than visible light. A common application is to scan for sources of heat. (Credit: Sergey Nivens/Shutterstock.com) Another variation on roof tech is the type of imaging. Normal visible light can do a lot, but so can implementations of infrared imaging. The term infrared refers to a variety of electromagnetic wavelengths longer than visible light. A common application is to scan for sources of heat. (Credit: Sergey Nivens/Shutterstock.com)

In the aftermath of a storm, the roof may not be the most appealing place to venture, but it’s integral it be inspected quickly for damage. Even when the weather is fair, it’s important to regularly monitor the state of your roof in order to provide proper maintenance and prevent unnecessary loss.

This type of inspection is costly in person-hours and inconvenient. Over the last few years, companies have been developing new technological approaches to check on how things look. One example is Betterview, which has solutions for property and casualty insurance companies. A combination of satellite and manned aircraft imagery, computer vision software and analytic models allows the company to remotely identify whether a roof is damaged, worn or potentially at some other risk like an overhanging tree.

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