Traditional Roof inspections are quite risky – from collapsing roofs and insect bites to falling off ladders. This can happen due to malfunction, incorrect mounting or assembly. However, new technologies that rely on unmanned aerial vehicles or drones have greatly made the inspections easier, safer, faster and less costly.
The drones minimize or completely eliminate most the risks such as the falls, collapsing roofs under the inspector’s feet, and broken tile. In addition, sending a drone to perform inspections before climbing a 3 story ladder will also help to identify the defects.
The following are benefits of using drones for roof inspections:
- Provides safe roof inspections
- Ability to collect in-depth data
- The new technologies help you to get the job done faster
- Drones can reduce the insurance costs
The drone roof inspection eliminates most of the risks associated with conventional roof inspection methods. The risks arise due to the nature and design of the buildings.
Collecting the data without putting the lives of the workers at risk is one of the major benefits of using the drones to inspect a wide range of properties.
The drones can access almost any part of the building, and collect more useful information using its high-quality image, video, and thermal cameras. Even though there is still a requirement for the human expertise, a drone-based building inspection is faster, more efficient and accurate.
Modern building inspection technologies allow people to get more details about the structures. By accessing the difficult to reach and tight spaces, the drones can capture more information that an inspector would not have managed using the conventional means.
With new technologies, such as drones, it requires only a short time to carry out an inspection once a client makes the request. It performs the examination within a fraction of the time it would take using the conventional methods.
Due to the risks associated with traditional roof inspections, the workers and sometimes the equipment and structure are insured against accidents and damages. And since many workers are required, the insurance costs can be high, thus reducing the revenue. The drones reduce the need to pay insure the workers and equipment since there are fewer if any risks.