Drones have become more popular in many industries because of the convenience and functionality they offer. In the roofing industry, drones present a safer, more efficient and more accurate way to conduct roof inspections than having a roofer manually climb onto the roof.
What Is Covered by a Roofing Inspection?
When you schedule an inspection with a professional roofer, their job is not just to look at the shingles, but to conduct a thorough investigation of any potential problems with your home’s exterior. That inspection will cover the following:
- Roof penetrations
Without a comprehensive inspection, you can’t tell what type of roof repair is needed.
What Do Inspectors Look For?
Roofers check a variety of things depending on the situation. Normal aging and weathering have predictable effects on a roofing system, but high winds and a hail storm necessitate a deeper inspection. Here are some of the things your roofer will check for:
- Missing shingles
- Shingles that are about to come loose
- Cracked or torn shingles
- Granule shedding on shingles
- Damaged or leaking gutters
- Mold and mildew
- Damaged or warped siding
- Ventilation for soffits and fascia as well as chimneys
- Water damage to soffits and fascia
- Water damage to roof
- Erosion or damage to the foundation
Why Use a Drone?
It’s best to see the bigger picture, literally. Sometimes, it’s difficult to spot damage when you’re too close. A drone roof inspection can make light work of taking pictures and videos from different angles, giving you a clearer and more accurate idea of the roof’s overall state.
A combination of drone inspection and manual inspection allows your roofer to identify problem areas more quickly and easily.
If you need a professional roofer, Universal Roofing & Exteriors is ready to help. We conduct drone roof inspections to help us identify where your home exterior might have a problem. Call us today at (317) 257-0779 or use this form to get your free quote. We work with customers in Zionsville, Indianapolis and Fishers, IN.