What is a Drone Roof Survey?
Our team has grown by the addition of our new drone. Used for carrying our roof and site surveys in those difficult to reach areas.
A drone roof survey refers to the use of a drone, or unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), to capture aerial data with downward-facing cameras. The use of drones within the survey industry is growing, they provide an efficient, cost effective and much safer way to collect extremely accurate data.
Prior to aerial inspections using UAVs, surveying a roof, chimney or other high structure could be a costly exercise. Now using licensed pilots, drone inspections of structures such as roofs, chimneys, churches, large buildings and high towers no longer require the use of scaffolding or mechanical lifters.
Drones can capture high definition video footage which provide a view from above without the cost of hiring a plane or helicopter. Drone Roof Surveys carried out in this manner are also more affordable, quicker and pose fewer health and safety risks than setting up scaffolding and access platforms. By eliminating manual ‘at-height’ working, they greatly reduce risk and improve safety outcomes.
Capturing topographic data with a drone is up to five times faster than with land-based methods and requires less manpower.
Why do a roof inspection?
Going up the home of your own roof may sound like such a simple thing that using a drone doesn’t seem necessary, but things are different when doing a roof inspection is part of your job. Depending on what line of work you’re in, you might have to do dozens of roof inspections in a single day. Not only do you put human life at risk whenever you inspect a roof the old-fashioned way, but it’s also very time-consuming