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Sharmans launches ultrasonic guttering monitoring technology

27 September 2022

It may help facilities managers with early detection of roof leaks...

As every facilities manager knows, repairing roof leaks can be extremely costly. Indeed, in 2019, the Association of British Insurers estimated that around 100,000 commercial buildings in the UK suffer roof leaks every year - at an annual cost to businesses of more than £800m.

While this eye-watering cost cannot be avoided altogether, it can be reduced by early detection and treatment of problems. This can be easier said than done – but gutter and roof refurbishment systems expert Sharmans has launched an ultrasonic gutter monitoring technology and drainage management system to help facilities managers which the company believes does just that. 

RoofCare is a new easy-to-install system which analyses drainage performance and generates alerts to highlight capacity issues. The system also helps the planning of evidence-based gutter and roof fabric maintenance programmes. It provides early detection of imminent water ingression and alerts facilities managers and maintenance teams to potentially take action.
It’s available on a subscription basis, and can be integrated into existing CAFM (computer-operated facilities management) systems or work as a standalone product.

RoofCare’s Andrea Holbrook said: “Whether facilities managers employ a planned predictive maintenance regime or reactive strategy, our RoofCare system significantly enhances either approach.

“Our revolutionary system follows a four-stage process – analyse, diagnose, alert and plan – which provides protection across an entire roof portfolio and enables quick and easy monitoring.”

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