Can a drone be used to survey a roof?

Welcome, to another blog, today we embark on an exhilarating adventure as we uncover the remarkable role drones play in revolutionising roof surveys. I have seen first-hand how these versatile aerial assistants have revolutionised how roof surveys are performed. Come with me as we uncover their benefits to the roofing industry such as making inspections safer, more efficient, and highly accurate!

In recent years using drones for roof inspections and surveys have massively increased in popularity, as it offers so many advantages over traditional methods. Roof inspections no longer require manual labour, ladders, and potential safety risks – with drones that are equipped with HD cameras and advanced sensors providing an aerial perspective to capture detailed imagery in minutes instead of hours or days. There are no expensive hire equipment costs such as hiring a Cherry Picker or having scaffolding erected. Drone surveys are customarily more efficient and cost-effective than traditional survey methods, such as ground-based surveys. Drone surveys are also much safer as they reduce the need for people to perform dangerous tasks such as venturing up onto the roof as the drone can navigate large expanses quickly as well as hard-to-reach areas of the roof and can complete the survey much faster than a manual inspection. With their ability to quickly navigate and capture imagery, drones streamline the entire process, enabling roofing professionals to inspect more roofs in less time.


Drones are equipped with high resolution cameras and sensors that can capture detailed images and videos of the roof from various angles, providing an extensive view of the entire roof and the condition it is in. This can help identify any potential issues/hazards before they arise or highlight any areas of damage or concern that need to be rectified, such as missing tiles, leaks, or cracks. Aside from identifying any one of these issues early it could potentially save you money in the long run by not having to pay out for emergency roof repairs. Information from the Association of British Insurers (ABI) states that in 2022 insurers were paying out nearly £500 million on weather and storm related home insurance claims.

Overall, drone surveys  can offer a fast, time efficient, and cost-effective way to collect high resolution images, 4K videos detailed data about a specific building, area, or site. This makes drones an increasingly popular tool in construction, agriculture, mining, and environmental monitoring, amongst many others. By combining our expertise in roofing with drones, we can take the industry to new heights by offering top-quality inspections and guaranteeing exceptional customer satisfaction.


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