If the roof leaks, the whole structure is in danger of being damaged. Water damage, mould and mildew development, and wood decay are all examples of damage. As a result, your home’s roof should be examined at least twice a year.

Traditionally, evaluating a roof required hauling out ladders and going up on the roof, which takes a long time and puts the homeowner or roof inspector in danger of falling off the roof.

There is new equipment on the market today that substantially reduces roof inspection times and removes the need for the homeowner to climb up onto the roof. What is the latest technology? Drones. Drone roof inspections are becoming more frequent as drone costs decrease and their simplicity of use, dependability, and camera technology improves considerably.

Why should a drone roof inspection be conducted?

Professional drone services can evaluate your home’s roof in around fifteen minutes while remaining safe on the ground. There is no need for ladders. Today’s drone camera technology provides ultra HD 4k definition video and 20mpixel still photos, resulting in exceptionally fine shots of your roof even when the drone is 10 to 20 feet away from the surface.

While flying the drone over your house, the drone pilot may assess the condition of the roof. Immediately after, the drone pilot may supply you with drone photographs or videos of your roof that show you where the drone detected difficulties.

Because of the high quality of the drone camera, the drone pilot may zoom in on the videos and photographs to view the smallest detail on the condition of your roof’s shingles, metal flashing, and ridge vents.

Drone roof inspection images and videos, for example, will be able to show you whether the roofing shingles are pulling up, splitting, fish-mouthing, or curling.

How often should you inspect your roof?

Roof inspections should be performed twice a year, in the autumn and spring. A fall roof check is critical for spotting any roofing issues before the winter season. Roof repairs may be readily completed before the snow and icefall, saving damage to the interior of your house during the harsh winter months.

In the spring, do another roof check to ensure that the snow and ice did not cause substantial damage to the roof, especially if you saw ice dams on your roof throughout the winter.

Drone roof inspections are more than just inspecting the roofing shingles

A drone roof inspection may be used to evaluate the condition of gutters, chimneys, and any antennae that may be on the roof in addition to evaluating the shingles.

Drones may also be used to measure roof measurements, which will be required if the roof has to be re-shingled. Drones may be used to deliver highly exact roof measurements, preventing waste from purchasing too much roofing material.

What kind of drone pilot should you engage?

The FAA has tight restrictions in place for commercial drone operations. Check that any drone pilot you’re thinking about employing has a valid and current FAA part 107 remote pilot certificate and that the drone he/she plans to fly is faa-registered.

Also, ensure that any drone pilot you are thinking about employing has drone liability insurance. I would not hire any drone pilot who does not have at least this level of liability insurance. So, if you haven’t done a roof check on your house in a while, avoid getting out the ladders and jeopardizing your life.