According to Reports by The Drone Safe Register
Using drones can save anywhere between 70 and 85 per cent of costs over traditional methods.
The total cost of getting scaffolding erected for a roof inspection will be around the €1,400 mark. The average cost of a cherry picker is around €1,000. Compare that to the cost of deploying a drone. For the same job and you will be looking around €500.
Another benefit is the time saving using drones for inspections...
Drone Roof Inspection
A Cost Effective and Safe Alternative To Boots On The Roof!
Falls from roofs are the leading cause of death on industrial job sites.
With a drone roof inspection, you eliminate the need for ladders and scaffolding. Now there is no need to send people up on to a roof to inspect it for damage.
What was previously a difficult and expensive task can now be achieved much more efficiently and cost-effectively using our remotely piloted drones.
As well as Roof inspections, drones can inspect the damage of chimneys, towers, stadiums, wind turbines, church spires, etc. No need for expensive cherry pickers or dangerous and time-consuming scaffolding.
Top Drone can give you a series of high resolution images or HD video of the hardest to reach structures.
When to get Inspected?
What ever type of roof you have, its more important to get it inspected in the spring or autumn time.
This is when the build up of leaves and other debris may cause problems. You will also get to see if drains and external pipes are in need of repairs.
A roof survey after a heavy storm or a period of cold weather is also advisable. These conditions can affect roofing materials severely, and are the times when leaks are likely to occur.
Why Use Drones?
Drones are now been used as a cheaper and safer way to inspect roofs instead of the older traditional methods.
A drone can be in the air within minutes and capture detailed photographs and video for inspection.
The roof and its structure is the largest part of a property. If not checked for damage and repaired on an ongoing basis, large and expensive building work will be needed. Small internal leaks will only get worse over time if you don’t take action.
Cost of a drone roof inspection?
A drone roof survey cost will vary depending on a number of factors. It will be very likely to be cheaper than traditional methods.
If you’re buying a home with a mortgage, the lender will usually insist on a full home-buyers survey. This is useful, but it doesn’t tell the full story.
A drone roof inspection will prove to be a very worthwhile investment. It will show if there are loose tiles, damage to lead flashing. Drone roof inspections will also tell you a lot about the general condition of a property.
Solar Panel Inspection
Solar panel farms is an ever-expanding industry. Solar panels have life expectancy of around 20 years.
Solar panels are in general, failure-free, efficient power generating investments.
Although solar panels are not free from defects and the quality from the myriad of solar panel manufacturers varies in quality.
Over time, solar panels may develop defects which can be easily fixed if detected in time, but can cause a severe drop in energy production and in some cases even start a fire if left unchecked.
Using Drones for solar farm inspections is a fast efficient way of detecting defects or finding problems before they get bigger.
Drone Bridge Inspection
Bridges require regular inspections. This usually requires traffic management allowing inspectors to work safely. This in turn causes disruption to road users.
"Why use drones?" you may be thinking...
Using Drones for bridge inspections lets us capture the necessary information using filming and high resolution photos. This will allow you to determine if the structures are safe. Using drones will also reduce the risk to inspectors who would normally have to use specialised safety equipment when working at height to inspect the structure of the bridge.
Wind Turbine Inspections
Using a drone for wind turbine inspections has many advantages. The time, cost and safety risks involved using conventional rope-based inspections are greatly reduced using drones for the inspections.
Contact us and find out how we can give you new insights on how we can save you money, use fewer resources and speed up the workflow of the inspections.
Assessing Storm Damage
Drones are a great time saving and money saving tool for the insurance industry. Using UAVs we can quickly and accurately inspect the condition of buildings and sites that may have sustained damage due to adverse weather conditions.
For insurance companies, drones are invaluable for delivering and documenting affected areas using aerial filming and photography of houses, building sites, landscapes and events.
Drones make it possible to inspect and survey facilities quickly and safely.