Drone Roof Inspections
With the governments drive to reduce energy consumption and our impact on the planet, preventing or reducing heat loss from a home or building has now become essential. The more heat a building looses, the more energy is required to heat the building and prevent damp.
Heat loss from a building can occur for many reasons, including lack of or faulty insulation, structural issues, missing roof tiles and leaks. Identifying any of these issues early and being able to deal with them efficiently is the easiest way to prevent heat loss and further damage whilst reducing your energy bills. Due to the height and available access of most roofs, many of these problems can be difficult, if not impossible, to see from ground level and occur over time.
Utilising the latest drone technology enables you to get a bird’s eye view of your building, immediately identifying obvious issues. When this view is combined with a drone based thermal camera, you can see exactly the areas that are causing concern and pick up on the less obvious causes.
Making a thermal inspection with drone photography allows you to see a more detailed picture as well as an overview of the whole building, which might not be possible with a handheld thermal imaging camera. Using a drone to get an elevated view prevents the need for scaffolding, ladders, cherry pickers, or working at height, conventionally required to gain roof access. Overall, this makes drone based roof inspections a much safer, efficient and cost-effective option.
What benefits do drones offer to insurance inspections
Drones have become a popular tool for insurance inspections as they allow loss adjusters to inspect the damage closer and often remotely. Drones can help speed up the inspection process and therefore potentially settle claims more efficiently.
Some of the many benefits drones offer include:
Drones are ideal for insurance companies that want to improve their customer service, whilst also getting an accurate assessment of the damage.
As well as photographs and video, drones can capture thermal imaging and be used to produce 3D models for insurance companies. As this technology is adopted and used more in the insurance industry, the process of making a claim should become easier and more efficient.
Realtime ground image feed
As part of our standard equipment, we offer the facility for the client to see what the drone camera sees. We can transmit live footage in high-definition to the ground for instant streaming, viewing and approval.