Shingles and tiles provide the armor to your roof but they are vulnerable to degradation over time or damage in storm conditions.
When this damage does occur, it can leave the underlying roof layers vulnerable and even result in expensive damage inside your home through water ingress.
Properly maintained, your roof can keep your house dry and warm for decades with most tile roofs having a predicted life span of a century. It’s a good investment to keep it professionally inspected and maintained when required – offering both savings and peace of mind in the long term.
Traditional inspection methods can have several drawbacks. Climbing on broken tiles and shingles can worsen any existing problems. The erection of scaffolding and hiring of elevated platforms can require weeks of advance planning, additional costs, and of course, there are the health and safety risks involved with working at height. Even when you have a person working safely on your roof, it might simply be impossible or impractical for them to visually inspect all areas.
Put a drone in the sky above your home and the vast majority of these problems simply vanish. High-quality images and video can offer at least as much information to the trained eye. In fact, the ability to access all areas and angles in a non-destructive, non-intrusive manner can even provide a fuller picture of your roof’s condition than traditional methods. Footage and photography can be shared easily between the relevant parties allowing comprehensive review and analysis from the comfort of a desktop or tablet. All the necessary planning can then take place for targeted repairs to be carried out. Alternatively, if no problems are spotted, there’s no need to incur any further cost than the short and inexpensive flight itself.
But what if it’s not possible to fly a drone at your location, or the cost too prohibited? Then a great alternative to using a drone is a commercial photographic mast…