Drone roof inspections are becoming the preferred method of inspection for both contractors and homeowners. Using drones, contractors can conduct safer and more thorough roof inspections. But how does this benefit you as a consumer? Universal Roofing & Exteriors, a top roofing contractor in the state, explains below.
Falls are the leading cause of injury and loss of life in industrial job sites. While professional contractors will usually take precautionary safety measures, the risk of injury is always present on steep roofs. And since contractors need to be careful while they’re on roofs, the inspection takes longer.
By using drones, roof inspections can be completed much faster. Contractors won’t need to set up equipment to access hard-to-reach areas on your roof; they can simply operate the drone from ground level.
As operating a drone requires less equipment and manpower, you’ll be able to save on labor and equipment costs. Any savings made by the contractor will also be likely passed on to you. For example, since drone inspections are safer, a contractor doesn’t have to purchase expansive insurance coverage for their roof inspectors.
More Accurate and Detailed Data
Detailed and accurate data collection is always valued in commercial roof inspections; this is because rich data about a roof’s condition is necessary to get an accurate estimate of the value of a building. However, more detailed and accurate data collection is equally important in residential roofing inspections.
Inspections need to be as thorough as possible to identify any issues with the roof. With infrared cameras and the ease with which drones can access difficult-to-reach areas of your roof, data gathered from drone roof inspections are likely to be more accurate and less prone to human error. This, in turn, reduces the risk that any crack or leak might have been missed.
Universal Roofing & Exteriors offers general roofing services, like roof repair and installations, as well as more specialized ones, like drone roof inspections. To schedule a free consultation, call (317) 257-0779 or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Carmel and Zionsville, IN.