Drone Roof Inspections
What can they look at?
Roof inspections can be a crucial measure in saving you money in the long term by spotting potential problems early, whether you are inspecting a property you are planning on purchasing or one that you already own.
However, traditional inspection methods such as scaffolding erection or hiring elevated platforms can seem to incur more expense and disruption than the benefit that they provide. Luckily, drone roof inspections can provide a faster, cheaper and simpler solution to your roof inspection needs.
A house is likely to be the largest investment that you will ever make and the condition of the roof is vital to the value of that investment. A small leak can fast develop into something more serious that costs you far more money to repair and risks damaging the internal structures of your home.
If you’re purchasing a home then you will probably already have a survey commissioned but very often, the roof will only be surveyed from ground level which means that important checks will not be possible. A drone roof survey will allow you to get the full picture before you decide to proceed and stop any nasty surprises when you move in. If faults are found, you can use the information to negotiate a reduction in the purchase price that will usually easily cover the cost of the survey itself. The images and even video that are generated can be passed directly to roofing repair companies for accurate quotations and targeted repairs.
An aerial roof survey can look at the following factors in the course of a short flight and provide you with detailed images of:-
The roof covering
Valleys and gulleys
Roof windows and skylights
Flashing condition around chimneys and windows
Guttering and drainage systems
Insulation integrity (if your drone operator has a thermal camera and the necessary thermography qualifications)
A roof inspection costs UK varies depending on a number of factors. These include the size of your property, its location, the type of inspection you need and how it will be carried out. Drone roof inspections are now widely available in the UK, and these are often a more cost effective solution.
The Drone Safe Register website provides the perfect starting point for finding your local drone operator who will be able to provide you with a detailed quote for the work you require – all our members are CAA approved and so peace of mind comes as standard.