Thanks to recent technological advances, roof inspections have become faster, safer and more accurate. One piece of technology that’s gaining traction among professional roofing companies is drones.
What are the advantages of using drones for roofing inspections?
1. Safer and Faster Inspections
It takes time to set up the necessary safety equipment. Not to mention contractors have to be extra cautious when inspecting steep roofs or hard-to-reach areas. However, with drones, contractors don’t need to set up safety equipment, saving precious time. Drones require minimal setup and can be operated from the ground.
2. Lower Inspection Costs
It also makes more financial sense to use a drone for roofing inspections. Operating a drone requires less manpower and no extra equipment at all, reducing labor and equipment costs. Plus, since drone inspections are safer, a contractor doesn’t need to get added insurance coverage. Any savings the contractor gets on labor, equipment and insurance costs will likely be passed onto you as a customer.
3. Detailed Data
The most compelling reason to use drones is the accuracy of their inspections. It takes a trained eye to spot the warning signs of roof damage, but even then, there’s always a chance your contractor will miss one tiny crack. With the help of drones, contractors can significantly reduce the risk of human errors while increasing the accuracy of the data gathered. For instance, drones equipped with infrared cameras can search for hidden pockets of moisture, which are a common issue for commercial flat roofs.
Keep in mind that drones are just tools. As such, you still need to make sure you hire experienced residential and commercial roofing contractors. After all, they’re the ones who’ll be interpreting the data captured by the drone.
New View Roofing, a veteran-owned contractor, offers a wide range of professional roofing services, including drone roof inspections. To schedule a free inspection, call us at (469) 232-7220, or fill out our form here. We serve homeowners in Dallas, TX, as well as the surrounding communities.