Over the last few years or so, aerial drones have become much more widely used, not only for domestic and pleasure use, such as for fun and photography, but also for commercial use and by governmental organisations in military operations and search and rescue. From providing quick, same-day delivery options for courier companies to scanning unreachable areas, drones are becoming highly beneficial in areas that are more difficult for people to access.
Drones in the roof maintenance industry
Drones, or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) can be invaluable in the roof maintenance industry and are becoming more and more popular, as companies begin to realise their impact on workload.
According to Business Insider UK, using drones that are capable of getting to hard-to-reach areas such as roofs means that little manpower, time, energy or effort is needed, increasing productivity, improving accuracy and providing a safer alternative.
Using drones for roof surveys
Conducting roof inspections is dangerous, can make existing roof problems worse and can be time-consuming and expensive, what with erecting scaffolding and ensuring safety. Some roofs may have awkward angles or unstable areas, making them impossible to access. One Evesham roofing company has come up with an alternative.
By using a drone to carry out roof inspections, cost is minimised and safety is guaranteed. A drone is capable of accessing those hard to reach places without causing further damage to the roof, as well as being able to record photographs and video evidence which can be reviewed again and again. HD technology allows you to pinpoint areas of concern with high accuracy and health and safety forms are a thing of the past.
Drone roof inspections, undertaken through companies such as http://lwroofing.co.uk, are guaranteed to be more reliable than those carried out by the human eye, and can even be more beneficial for the client, as photographs and video evidence of any damage can be shared and discussed, giving both parties an excellent visual reference for the job to be done.
There are very few disadvantages to using a drone for roof inspections, except perhaps wind and rain conditions, but it would be extremely difficult for a person to assess a roof in bad weather, so the benefits far outweigh the costs. Using drones for roof inspections is the future of roofing.