Modern technology is useful in many industries, home inspection included. Some home inspectors use aerial drones to photograph or video certain aspects of a property. This helps the inspector view areas of the home that he or she may have difficulty accessing otherwise. Here are a few reasons to choose a professional who uses drones in home inspections.
Drones in Home Inspections Provide Clear Images
Drones are equipped with high-resolution cameras that capture quality pictures and videos. Even if your inspector is able to walk the roof of your property, the footage from the drone will provide greater detail. Your inspector will be able to clearly see problems with the roof covering, flashings, chimney, and guttering.
Inspect an Unsafe Roof
In the case of a dangerous or damaged roof, an inspector may determine the structure is unsafe to walk. An aerial drone allows the inspector to visually assess the roof without risking injury from attempting to walk a deteriorating structure. Drones are also valuable tools for inspecting roofs that cannot be walked, such as the steep roof of an A-frame house. High-resolution images will show any damage to the roof and its features.
Drones in Home Inspections Provide Access to All Areas of a Roof
A drone enables the inspector to thoroughly examine all parts of a roof. The drone can photograph a steep roof that cannot be assessed on foot. An inspector can obtain close-up pictures of gutter damage or can photograph architectural features of the roof, like dormer windows and skylights, for closer inspection. He or she can use the photos and videos to better examine hard-to-reach areas of a home.
Obtain an Aerial View of the Property
Other than roof inspections, drones can view the property from above so you can see the surrounding area and neighboring homes. If you haven’t had a chance to walk the land or if you are purchasing a property remotely, ask your home inspector if he or she can provide an aerial view of the home.