Drone Inspection

Why use a drone for a home Inspection?

Drones also know as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles(UAV) are one of the most advanced types of robotics available today. Inspectors are able to quickly and effectively deploy a drone, fly it to the object they wish to inspect and view it in real time, remotely in high definition (HD) as if the object was directly in front of them.

Conventional methods of inspecting roofs include walking on the roof, viewing the roof from the ground or at the eaves with the use of a ladder.

Walking The Roof: Is the best of the conventional methods for inspecting roofs. The problem with this method is that walking on the roof can cause damage to the roofing material and there are many types of roofs that cannot be walked on at all (metal, clay, wood shake, etc.). Asphalt shingles is the most commonly used type of roofing material and walking on it greatly reduces the lifespan of the material, this is especially true in cold and hot weather. That means that 4 out of the 12 months of the year asphalt shingles should not be walked on either!

Viewing the roof from the ground: is another common method used by home inspectors. With the use of binoculars inspectors can get a close up view of the roof but a lot the time they can only see a small portion of the roof due to neighboring houses and other obstructions like chimneys, valleys, and peaks, etc.

Using a Ladder: is also a common method used when a home inspector cannot go onto the roof. Although this method might give you a better view of the roof on sides that are adjacent to other structures it has a lot of the same down falls as viewing it from the ground.

Using a Drone makes for a fast, efficient and safe way for home inspectors to perform a thorough roof inspection without a lot of the downfalls that come with traditional methods of roof inspections!