Roof inspections are required for a number of reasons
The process has become far easier, safer and cheaper thanks to drone technology.
A roof aerial photographer can produce high quality images and video footage for surveyors and other experts to view and refer back to.
Chimney structures, towers, windows and guttering can be checked in a drone roof inspection. 
Traditional methods for inspecting roofs and hard to access areas include the use of scaffolding, access platforms, steeplejacks or cherry picker hire.
Cameras attached to extending poles are also used for simple inspection work. The advantages of hiring a roofing inspection aerial photographer include the following –
  • Speed. Erecting scaffolding or booking a cherry picker can take days or weeks. If an inspection is required urgently, such as to check for leaks or damage, a drone can be in the air within hours
  • Cost. It’s important to check that a drone aerial photographer has CAA approval before hiring one. A ‘rogue’ pilot operating illegally may be cheaper, but there can be serious implications if he doesn’t have CAA permission for commercial work. A properly approved and insured drone pilot will still be considerably cheaper than the costs of scaffolding and other access methods
  • Safety. Working at height carries risk. Quite rightly there are strict laws in place to minimize the risk of accidents and injuries, but these can complicate roof and aerial inspections involving physical access
  • Flexibility. As well as taking photographs and videos, drones can carry out a variety of work including thermal imaging surveys. The data captured can be used to create 3-D models and detailed plans
By working with Drone Safe Register members you can hire aerial photographers anywhere in the country.
Our members can explain the process, offer advice on the legal and safety aspects of a drone roof inspection and quote a competitive price based on your needs.
To find your nearest CAA approved aerial photographer click HERE


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