I have recently been contacted by a roofing contractor to put together a quote for an aerial thermal inspection of a 117,000sf commercial building. If I get the work, this will be my first commercial thermal roof inspection. A lot of the training material I have and courses I have taken reference costs from way back when. A lot has changed since these courses have been put together. I have done some research and have seen base costs at $1500-$2500 up to 50,000sf with an additional $0.05-$0.07 per additional sf. Any prices I find are from several years ago. If I use $2500 and $0.05 (2008) then calculate for inflation I come up with $3500 and $0.07. This comes out to just over $8000 before the travel expenses. What are other people using/seeing for these inspections? I do intend on giving my potential client a discount for reaching out to me. I am not providing cores or anything else. I am just flying and providing a report of my findings. Any help is greatly appreciated!! Thank you
How much for an aerial thermal commercial roof inspection?
If you are asking how much to charge you need to assess your costs (time and equipment) and add a profit margin that is suitable for your location. Can’t imagine anyone else doing that for you as there are very few inspectors with drones capable of thermal pictures.
I would think you need to gauge your client’s expectations very closely as this will affect the time it takes to complete this project and you want to make a satisfactory presentation.
@dandersen would be a very good resource for what you plan to do. David looks at arial Thermal Imaging pictures from others and reports his finding AND he is a Level III Thermographer. Click here and call him…maybe he will help…
Thank you Mr. Kenney. You are right on all counts. I will be working closely with my potential client to make sure we both have a good understanding of what is taking place. I was really hoping for someone to say, “I charge $XXX.XX for …” Then, I could adjust for my area. The last thing I want to do is unknowingly “stick it” to somebody because I didn’t have the correct key words for google. I have expensive equipment and other things that could add up quickly depending on how you do it. If I need to go the route of figuring what I think my services are worth I can do that too. I would rather not tho. Thanks again for your help.
Thank you Mr. Kage. I have contacted him through your link. Much appreciated.
You’re welcome, David…my pleasure…and, please call me Larry.