Is a Drone Roof Survey more than just nice pictures?
The increase in the use of drones has been present in a range of industries and has benefited them greatly and the roofing world is no exception.
If you’re not using drones for your roof surveys, here are a whole range of benefits you’re probably missing out on.
Efficient Use of Time
Not only can a routine inspection be carried out by a drone in difficult to reach areas, when a problem with a roof is apparent a drone can be used to quickly find the source of the issue. A drone survey does not need time spent erecting ladders, scaffolding or viewing platforms and it does not need any extra man power so the process is completed quicker than a traditional survey.
A drone survey does not require activities within the commercial property to cease, work can carry on as normal meaning disruption to your business is limited. Often, when a roof survey is carried out without the use of a drone, business needs to be temporarily suspended which can cost you money in lost productivity.
Roof inspections and surveys whilst not inherently dangerous, do carry some degree of risk. Some older buildings have highly inaccessible roof areas, or areas which are tricky to examine with the human eye, and can pose serious health and safety concerns for those carrying out the work. Drones allow for simple and straightforward surveys even in the most inaccessible areas with little or no risk to human life.
Accurate Results and Records
The nature of drone surveys mean that the entire operation can be recorded from start to finish via both photographs and video. You can easily see areas of concern, issues with the roof and of course review any work that was done to remedy the problem. Additionally, a drone survey can provide highly accurate, quick and yet very impressive additional outputs as the images in this post show.