WHY ARE ROOFING COMPANIES USING DRONES?
Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), or commonly referred to as drones, have been a hot topic in the roofing industry. Using drones has numerous advantages, especially for roofing contractors. Here are just a few reasons why we use drones:
- Inspections & Evaluations - Drones quickly capture precise data that you can use to make accurate estimates. Drones offer roofing contractors the ability to do a survey of the site, which may prove useful when establishing points of entry and exit to the jobsite, as well as identifying the best placement for material and parking. Once the drone inspection occurs, you can use this information to review with the homeowner or building owner any problems and explain how you can fix them.
- Safety - Aerial inspections can be performed from the ground; which means inspectors no longer have to risk climbing up dangerous, dilapidated roofs.
- Imaging – Using the technology with drones we’re able to give the homeowner or building owner a different view of their roof. Drones are a tool for us to show a customer the current state of their roof.
Drones are a tool for us to use to evaluate and inspect a property in a safe and timely manner. We can take a high-resolution photo of a roof to show a customer the current condition. At Rhoden Roofing we implemented our drone technology in late 2016 and now have 3 certified UAV pilots.