Benefits of Using Drones
Drones have become increasingly popular over the last few years, especially in the home improvement and repair fields. Something once viewed as a toy or used for military actions has been revolutionized to make construction projects easier, safer, and cheaper. This is particularly true when it comes to the roofing industry. In today’s blog post, we’ll look at four interesting facts about how drones can be used to detect roofing damage at your home.
Provide Quicker Inspections
The first interesting fact starts at the beginning of the roof repair process: diagnosing damage. In manual inspections, roofers are required to bring heavy equipment to great heights to assess the condition of your home. This takes time. Drone-based inspections take a few moments to plan and execute. Once an inspector has arrived at your home, they will use software to map out a route for the drone to take and then complete the inspection with the device. In many cases, a drone inspection can be completed in thirty minutes or less.
Improve Worker Safety
A second fact involves improved worker safety. Using a drone to complete an inspection does not require any climbing or risk to worker safety. Once the drone route has been put in, an operator can stand at a safe distance and observe the work. With digital data input, a member of the repair team will be able to analyze the reporting and make recommendations for repairs, without risking their safety on your roof.
Can Reduce Overall Repair Costs
The third interesting fact about drone-based roofing repairs comes down to the bottom line: the end cost. Since the majority of the assessment work is completed remotely, there is no wait time. Waiting time can be expensive, not only because of the billable hours but the added risk for your roof. If a critical problem is delayed for any reason, the damage can become worse. As time progresses, more damage means more cost for the consumer. Drones eliminate many of these risks.
Can Detect Problems That Humans Miss
The fourth fact involves accuracy of assessment. While physical inspections by trained personnel are a great way to go, drone technology can assess conditions that the human eye cannot. Through the use of advanced sensors and software capabilities, your drone inspector can detect other dangerous conditions such as corrosion and other structural concerns that go deeper than a person can see.
Dryman Construction: Adapting Roof Repairs with New Technology
Now that you’ve learned a bit more about using drones to complete roofing inspections, it’s time to take action. The team at Dryman Construction would love to show you how drone technology can assist us in repairing potential roof damage. Don’t wait another day and risk further damage. Contact us today!