IoT can keep the roof over your business

It’s that time of year again. Actually, in the roofing business it’s always that time of year. Whether it’s snow storms on the East Coast, hurricanes in the South or torrential rains out West, weather can wreak havoc on a roof. Did you know that more than 3,000 roof collapses1 occur in the U.S. every year? Well, I did. Being in the roofing business for more than 39 years, I’ve seen my share of roof collapses. And that’s what drove us at Roof MonitorTM to develop a roof monitoring system that can help save businesses time, money, and lives.

Our Roof SensorTM solution collects data on both snow and water buildup on low-slope buildings. The wireless roof sensors measure live loads and provide figures on current roof conditions. Using AT&T Internet of Things (IoT) technology, controllers receive a wireless signal from sensors and send data to multiple redundant cloud-based servers. Through the AT&T IoT connection, our web-based interface provides near real-time data to our customers.

You can imagine the financial impact to businesses when there is a roof collapse – costly repairs, damaged inventory, and loss of business, not to mention injuries and negative press. Some businesses will err on the side of caution by removing snow quickly. But the fact is clearing snow from a roof too early can be just as expensive as waiting too long. Having actionable data on current roof conditions can help take the guess work out of when snow or water removal is necessary.

With cutting-edge technology, vital information is at your fingertips. It provides the insight to avoid catastrophic loss and helps you manage maintenance expenses. At the end of the day, having the latest technology can literally help keep the roof over your business.

To learn more about how IoT solutions can help you and your business, read this IoT report.

1 Paramount Disaster Recovery Survey, 2010


Brad Beldon is the President and CEO of the Beldon Group of Companies. All opinions are his own.

Brad Beldon President & CEO Beldon Group of Companies About Brad