Finding a local drone operator for your roof survey.

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The top 6 reasons to choose an aerial roof survey

1. Aerial roof surveys are quicker

Whether a residential or commercial property there are many points to consider. Your roof may be seriously damaged and causing internal issues or there may be signs of failure that require repair.

Sending a drone to take high resolution images and video is the fastest solution. Additionally thermal inspection also identifies areas of temperature variation.

2. Drone surveys require less compliance

Legislation surrounding manual height work requires that all necessary safety precautions are understood and taken. This may include erecting scaffolding or employing specialist aerial equipment. It also requires the inspections staff to be adequately trained and qualified.

A qualified, licensed and insured drone pilot also has to undertake risk assessment and follow health and safety regulations too. In this case though using a drone eliminates further equipment and reduces labour costs.

3. Drone roof inspections are more cost effective

Each project is unique and the specific reason for the aerial roof inspection will determine the equipment and labour force required. A drone pilot team consists of two people, the licensed pilot and an observer. There is no large equipment to transport, erect or control, so costs are substantially reduced.

4. Reduced insurance risks

Traditional roof inspections carry a higher risk of damage or injury due to the labour and equipment required. The employment of drones removes the need for additional insurances that traditional roof inspection requires. These savings are reflected in the cost you pay for the drone operator’s service.

5. Aerial roof inspection delivers greater detailed data

Being able to access almost every area of a roof allows the drone operator to inspect and gather a greater level of information. This can be in photographic, video or thermal format. GPS technology also brings additional benefits where multiple roof inspections are required over a period of time. A drone can be positioned in the same location through the use of inbuilt GPS technology.

Live streaming delivers a further benefit in timescale, allowing specialists to receive the data without having to visit the site. They also have the ability to instruct the operator to focus on specific areas. This ability is only available through drone technology.

6. The use of drones for aerial surveys is less disruptive

Having equipment and labour on site disrupts your day-to-day operation. The least disruption in noise and mess is delivered using drone technology.

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