Using Drones Can Improve Safety & Liability
You can’t put a price on a person, but you can easily put a price on a drone and replace it or repair it if needed. When a person goes up on a roof, it is dangerous. There is a lot that can go wrong, especially considering that most companies do not use all the safety precautions and procedures.
So everyone can stay on the ground while a piece of equipment does the work for you.
Using Drones for Roof Inspections Can Improve Speed & Efficiency
Drones are quick and nimble. They can get up above a roof in a mater of seconds and get into hard to reach places without a problem. They can snap quick pictures and take video at the click of a button and technicians on the ground level can view the inspection live.
Drones Allow for Pre-planning of the Roof Inspection With a Pre-Planned, Automated Flight When on Site
With drones, roof scanning and inspections can be pre-planned. The entire flight path can be programmed the day of or the night before. So when on location, there are no surprises and the drone and operator do their work quickly and efficiently
You Can Create Highly Detailed Orthomosaic Images of Roofs Using a Drone Service
With a drone and pre-flight planning, you can create a singular image, composed of ten’s, hundred’s, or even thousands of images. The operator can pre-plan a flight path where the drone will automatically fly its course, taking photos and GPS marking them. They are then uploaded into special software that stitches them all together into one large picture. This helps inspectors, roofers, engineers, adjusters, or insurance companies get a CLEAR and CONSISE image of the roof. The quality on these images is extremely high, so the level of detail is well above average and can be zoomed in on without issue to inspect virtually any part of the roof.
Using Data Collected by Drones and Uploaded to Drone Platforms Can Increase Details, Transparency and Allow for Better Collaboration
With the proper software setup, the data from the roof inspection can be sent almost instantly to other parties or contractors. This data can even be seen live from other parts of the country or world if needed. This makes data sharing with key decision makers, engineers, inspectors, or anyone else that needs it, extremely easy and fast.
There are many reasons to utilize a drone over physically climbing on top of the roof, these are out top five. Feel free to comment below if you disagree or have any additional reasons you’d like to add!