Home inspectors are known for their attention-to-detail and for providing accurate information about the condition of a property. Some inspectors are supplementing their toolkit by using new technology to provide a more thorough report. Aerial drones are becoming popular tools for home inspectors who are faced with steep or dangerous roofs. Here are some of the uses of drones in home inspections.
Using Drones in Home Inspections
The roof may be the most important system of a home. Roofing provides protection from sun, wind, rain, and pests. Replacing the roof on a home is an expensive improvement project, so a homebuyer will want to verify that this part of the property is in great condition. Your home inspector will walk the roof during an inspection when it’s safe to do so. If the roof is unsafe, an aerial drone can be used to get high-resolution photos and videos of the roofing materials and components.
Drones Help with Risk Assessment
An inspector will often walk the roof to get a first-hand view. However, some roofs present a risk to the home inspector. Old houses with deteriorating roofs, storm-damaged buildings, or steeply pitched roofs may not be safe to walk. The drone allows an inspector to take a closer look at the situation. The inspector may determine the roof is not safe enough to physically explore. In that situation, he or she can observe the condition of the roof using the high-quality video captured by the drone.
Drones in Home Inspections Access Hard-to-Reach Areas
When inspecting a roof, the inspector is limited to observing areas that he or she can access. Drones don’t have the same limitations. Using an aerial drone, an inspector can see details in the roof’s peak and valleys. He or she can observe all sides of the chimney and easily inspect architectural features like dormer windows. Drones in home inspections allow inspectors to record footage for later review. This ensures a more comprehensive report with documentation that can be referenced at any time after the inspection.
Alpharetta Property Inspections provides home inspection services, including aerial drone roof inspections, to North Fulton, Forsyth, Gwinnett, Cobb, Dekalb, and Cherokee counties. Contact us to schedule an appointment.