The Advantages of Drone Roof Inspections
Traditionally roof inspections are done with ladders and scaffolding and can be risky and expensive. Workers are at risk of falling due to malfunctioning equipment or incorrect assembly. These risks typically increase insurance costs and therefore the cost of labor.
However, these issues are all solved with the use of drones. These unmanned aircrafts are used for a variety of tasks. Read on to find out about the benefits of drone roof inspections for your business.
Improved Accuracy and Consistency
Even the best on-ground crews and roof inspectors are subject to human error. Drones minimize inaccuracies by being able to get a much more advantageous view of your property. They can fit in tight spaces and access almost any part of a building, allowing them to collect more extensive and detailed information.
Along with high-quality video recording equipment, drones also have thermal imaging capabilities. Of course, humans can use thermal imaging as well, but they can’t easily get a comprehensive, bird’s-eye-view of the roof without a drone.
The greatest advantage drones have over on-ground crews is accuracy is that drones can go up a roof multiple times, meaning they can easily double check data. This can also be used to take pictures before and after a roof service for a visual comparison.
Better Detection Capabilities
Since they’re able to access more of your building and get a better view, drones are also able to detect areas of concern more easily. Their thermal imaging capabilities also help inspectors identify unusual temperature differences in the building which could indicate an issue. They can easily find:
- Pockets of air exfiltration
- Areas that lack insulation
- Standing water
These are all problems that could lead to more expensive repairs later, if not remedied. Faster detection means more savings and better results for clients.
Traditional roof inspections put workers at risk of slips and falls, collapsing roofs, insect bites, and other dangers. Unsurprisingly, drones are much safer than traditional roof inspections.
With a drone providing most of the visuals needed for the inspection, few or no human inspectors have to go up to the roof, reducing the risks.
The many workers involved in traditional roof inspections and their equipment are insured against accidents and damages, making for high insurance costs.
There are also numerous health and safety regulations that must be followed such as checks to confirm that workers are in good health when they perform an inspection.
Since drone inspections are much less risky, insurance for it is also much lower, and there are far less regulations that need to be followed. This translates into lower costs for your inspection.
Even without lower insurance costs, drone inspections are less costly than traditional roof inspections in just about every other way. You benefit from reduced labor, transportation, and equipment expenses.
Depending on your building’s size, you pay for only the labor costs of just a few drone pilots and the use of an equal number of drones.
Further contributing to your savings is the speed at which drone inspections are done. Traditional roof inspections require extensive planning and preparation to ensure safety and compliance.
Drone roof inspections, however, can be performed shortly after a request is made. The inspection itself is also much faster since no setup is required for climbing equipment. Additionally, inspectors can monitor the roof inspection remotely and immediately generate reports.
Cost-Effective Drone Roof Inspections
Get a fast, accurate, cost-effective drone roof inspection service through Chandler Drone Services. We have a team of experienced pilots ready to help you ensure your roof’s structural integrity.
Fill out our contact form for a free quote. You can also call us at (303) 771-3555 if you’re in Colorado and at (651) 388-9415 if you’re in Minnesota.