Drones are often used in commercial and government settings. They’re also great for surveying properties and assessing damage after natural disasters, and they’re helpful in identifying possible damage in your home. Drones in home inspections have many advantages and here are a few reasons why.
Drones in Home Inspections Access Hard-to-Reach Areas
An inspector must rely on a ladder to check the roof and other high-up places, but a drone has fewer limitations. Drones are excellent tools for steep roofs or roofs with architectural features that are difficult to inspect. An inspector without a drone can examine a roof but may have a hard time accessing some areas. Aerial drones record footage for later review, ensuring any problems or defects will be documented.
Drones are Safer
When accessing a steep roof, even the most seasoned inspector is at risk of falling and being injured. Steep roofs, damaged buildings, or old, deteriorating houses are high-risk for home inspectors. A drone with its high-definition video allows an inspector to take a close look at any building. He or she will be able to assess the condition of roofing damaged by a fallen tree without having to walk the roof.
Drones are Faster
A home inspector will walk your roof for the inspection if it is safe to do so. However, in certain conditions when safety is a concern, using a drone is a faster and safer option for getting the information needed.
Drones in Home Inspections Can Save Homeowners Money
A drone better identifies points of weakness and more thoroughly scans difficult-to-reach places. Because of this, an inspector is more likely to identify cracks, rusted flashings, broken shingles, and other potential problems.
Identifying points of concern early means that issues can be addressed and corrected as soon as possible. Replacing a roof can be expensive. Between labor, materials, and finding somewhere to stay while the work is underway, you can quickly burn through your budget for repairs. With a better understanding of the condition of your roof, you can tackle repairs before minor issues lead to bigger problems.