Drones provide a remarkable way to ensure that your roof inspection project is always at its best, whether it is taking the big picture above the roofline or improving the efficiency and safety in any inspection site or business from above.
Our unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, are well equipped with a high-definition camera. They provide a close-up, high-resolution look of your roof, gutters, skylights, chimneys and the other difficult-to-reach areas of the roof and exterior of your home. Our drones, equipped with a zoom lens, can target specific areas of interest and capture close-up photos or video.
Our opinion is that it is always best to see/feel/walk the roof during roof inspections whenever it’s possible. However, drones can capture images and video footage of areas that may be difficult or dangerous for home inspectors to access, such as steep or high roofs or chimneys. Some roofing materials such as terra cotta or clay tiles, slate roofing tiles or wood shingles or shakes may be too delicate to walk on to inspect. Materials like asphalt shingles on a pitched roof or modified bitumen on a flat rooftop are safe for walking on, but may be inaccessible due to the steep pitch of a roof or the lack of an access hatch for a flat roof.
Some of the advantages of a drone rooftop inspection include:
Safety: Using a drone for inspection eliminates the need for workers to climb onto the roof, reducing the risk of falling off the ladder or roof and other potential accidents.
Efficiency: A drone inspection is quick and creates minimal disruption to the other parts of the inspection, allowing for faster turnaround times.
Accuracy: Drone inspection cameras capture high-resolution images and videos which provide detailed and accurate information about the condition of the roof, skylights, gutters, chimneys, and other components.
Cost-effectiveness: Drone inspections are often less expensive than traditional inspection methods, such as hiring a contractor to climb onto the roof or using a helicopter.
Drone inspection services are also used to inspect the exteriors of buildings. A building’s masonry walls, and other structural components can be visually inspected for signs of deterioration or damage in areas that may be difficult to access.
After the inspection, the images and videos captured by the drone are downloaded to a computer to be enlarged, analyzed and processed to identify signs of damage, wear and tear, or other issues. The findings are then compiled into a report including high-resolution photographs, which will include recommendations for repairs or maintenance of damaged or vulnerable areas.
Regardless of what type of building or which area of the building is being inspected, using a drone for inspection helps mitigate risk, save time and is a cost-effective and efficient way to inspect the structure’s condition.