According to OSHA, falls are the leading cause of fatal industrial work site injuries, a problem to which drones have been a welcome solution. Drones reduce fall risk during roof inspections by reducing the time spent on ladders and roofs. Often, drones eliminate the need to be on a roof during a roof inspection altogether.
Using drones in roof inspection greatly reduces the amount of time and money needed to complete an inspection, and produces a superior dataset. As drone operations are remotely executed on the ground, safety equipment such as harnesses, scaffolding, and ladders are usually unnecessary. Additionally, flying the drone from a remote location during a roof inspection keeps the crew members well out of harm's way. A job that would otherwise have taken a crew all day or several days to complete can thus be accomplished by a smaller crew, generally in only a few hours.
All of the drones in our fleet are equipped with high resolution cameras. When pictures from the drones' cameras are stitched together, they create a high quality orthomosaic map of your entire roof. Zooming in on this drone-captured map allows for easy identification of problem areas--all from the safety of the ground.