Why are drone roof inspections better

Been considering a drone service for your upcoming inspections? Worried about price, quality, or logistics? Fortunately, we’re here to help shed some light on drone roof inspections and the benefits of upgrading your current inspections.


The National Roofing Contractors Association recommends a roof inspection twice a year, and many home and business owners are following these guidelines biannually.  However, the more homeowners calling for an inspection, the higher the odds of an injury. Wet conditions, steep slopes, thin materials, and previously damaged roofs all pose great risk to any individual performing the inspection. A simple slip or fall can result in serious injury, or even death. Furthermore, safely navigating a roof, especially a larger one, takes time.

Many companies and roof inspectors are implementing the use of drone video services to enhance the safety, and quality, of the roof inspection process.  Aerial Hawks provides drone inspection services to those individuals who are wanting to raise the bar of their outdated practices. Drone roof inspections allow quality work performed from the safety of the ground. With certified drone pilots, we can capture detailed aerial still shots and drone videos that can eliminate the need to walk on the roof. 


The high-resolution camera on our drones can give precise and accurate details of the problem areas of the roof in much less time than conventional inspection methods. Without the need to haul ladders, take pictures, and organize for documentation, drone inspections provide higher levels of verifiable detail with high-resolution images.  Unlike the former method, utilizing drone photo services enables every nook and cranny of the roof to be inspected in a timely, safe and cost-effective manner.

Finally, aligning work notes with inspections has never been easier! When using drones, aerial snapshots can quickly be converted to diagrams and layouts with call-outs highlights to align notes with verifiable imaging.


Although the safety of the roof inspector is the priority, homeowners are now concerned with the possible roof damage that occurs during the roof inspection itself. Having an adult walk on a roof a few times a year can potentially damage shingles over time. Small water leaks due to damaged shingles can easily turn into larger ones. Any roofer knows even the seemingly insignificant roofing damage can eventually lead to issues with the entire roofing system. Today’s homeowners are looking for a way to keep the costly roof replacement from knocking at their door too soon. This is why aerial roof inspections utilizing a drone can give you the edge against your competition.

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