DJM Aerial Solutions, a Middlesbrough-based commercial drone service provider, refused to get snowed in by the Beast from the East.
The UAV specialist utilised the cold weather to carry out a building envelope inspection via an aerial thermal survey.
The company mounted the Zenmuse XT radiometric infrared inspection sensor to its flagship RPAS, the Matrice M210, and began the survey.
A spokesperson for the company said: “During both Thermography inspection routines, we came across several energy losses from around the openings of the building and roof area. Both very different. The first one that is indicated in the below video displays signs of energy loss, from the edges of each window and the below windowsill. Basically indicating that the heat from the house is leaking through the window edges.”
On the next inspection, DJM was able to detect defect in the window seals and that the inert atmosphere, that is provided by the window manufacturer, is no longer evident.
DJM concluded: “Obviously, most of the energy loss from an energy inefficient home would tend to stem from the roof and soffit area especially in older buildings where there is minimal insulation installed. It is essential to try and eradicate this by installing insulation of some sort preventing further energy losses resulting in a more energy efficient home and reducing the financial implications associated with it.”
A video detailing the thermal inspections can be found below.