How Roofers Can Use Drones
It is extremely valuable to have a competitive edge in your business sector. Contractors are finding that drones work well in the roofing industry. Drones with cameras can offer roofers the innovative solutions they need in order to impress customers, save money, and speed up roofing projects. Let’s take an in-depth look at the benefits these aerial devices can offer roofers.
Roofs on the Ground
The first step in roofing is inspecting the roof. Roofers must climb onto rooftops to achieve this first phase. This is a traditional way that roofing contractors are left in a disadvantage. The inspection of a roof can cause injury to roofers if it is not in good condition.
Drones can bypass traditional inspection methods. Roofers can take photos from the roof while they are safely on the ground. These photos are taken and surveyed by the roofing contractor to help them make an informed assessment of the roof. Contractors can identify weak spots on the roof and make repairs.
Roofers must inspect more than the roof’s top layer to create estimates. A drone’s footage can capture footage that is deeper than the surface. Drones equipped with roofing software such as Eagleview use thermal imaging to detect water damage. The likelihood of any unexpected issues later on is reduced by being able to visually inspect and assess the damage.
Roofers can also use drones to measure ridges, peaks and other difficult-to-reach areas. After images have been captured, a scale can be used to determine the area’s length and width. Roofers save a lot of time by knowing this information before they climb onto a roof. These perks allow contractors to create nearly perfect estimates for homeowners.
Drones can be used by roofers to digitally encapsulate their work. A photo taken from the air of a roof creates a focus on the roof’s craftsmanship rather than the house. These valuable photos show the roofer’s knowledge and expertise when taken properly. Even completed roofing projects can meet these criteria.
This is a great opportunity for savvy roofing contractors to create an online portfolio. Each project’s unique aerial view will create a significant digital footprint. This makes it easier to find a company online.
You can do it all on the go
Roofers can’t inspect a roof safely if there are downed power lines, trees fallen, or other debris after a storm. This dangerous situation can be overcome with drones. Without waiting for the area to be cleared up, roofers can quickly send a drone above a house. The aerial images taken will show the most suitable locations to place materials during construction, as well as the best entry points and exit points.
Both homeowners and roofers can benefit from the innovative solutions drones offer. Roofers are able to inspect a house from the ground and take before-and-after photos of roofing projects. The accuracy and speed with which roofers are able to complete the job is a benefit for homeowners. Drones are fast becoming an indispensable tool for roofers.
This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of A Old Time Roofing which is the best roofing company in Clearwater! Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF and achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978. Old Time Roofing has a tradition of quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.