It’s unfortunate but the British weather is often cold and windy and during the winter months storms can cause damage to roof tops, church spires and solar panels. Inspecting damage at height can be done quickly and efficiently using drone photography. It means that a repair can be put in hand as fast as possible.
What is Drone Photography?
A drone is an unmanned vehicle which flies through the air like an aircraft. In photography small drones have cameras attached to them so that they can take images from high-up.
Why is Drone Photography Beneficial?
It is a much safer method of inspecting storm damage at height. If an Inspector has to use scaffolding or ladders there is always the risk of a dangerous fall. Using a drone means that only the machine and the camera attached to it are up a height and not a person.
Also, a drone inspection can be arranged quickly and completed in a round an hour. If the inspection is urgent then the person responsible for the inspection can be on site with us. He or she can watch the drone footage live, in real time so that the damage can be identified immediately.
Drone photography can also be the cheaper option. Often to inspect at height scaffolding and walk boards need to be erected which costs money daily. Using drone photography for the inspection means that you are only paying for the scaffolding during the repair period, erected at the point of the damage and not surrounding the whole building.
Finally, a drone can get into hard to access places and give a full 360-degree view of the area. Drones can capture images at angles that are often impossible with traditional photography.
Is It Safe?
Yes. We have a Civil Aviation Authority License and we check to make sure there are no other drones operating nearby on the day of the inspection. We have our own strict safety code and we apply that to every single drone project that we carry out.
What Happens at an Inspection?
We always check out the area beforehand and we let anyone who is living close by that a drone inspection is to take place. When everything is prepared we will attach a camera to the drone and send it up to take various images from different angles. We then bring the drone down and attach a video camera which is then sent up to take high resolution 4k images, including the whole building and the damaged area.
The inspection will normally take about one hour to complete. If it is urgent we will process and edit the footage on the same day. Non-urgent projects are usually dealt with within 48 hours depending on the size of the job.
Once the repairs have been carried out you can contract us to re-visit the site and carry out a drone inspection on the repairs.
Because each job is different we can’t give out a price for a project without first knowing something about it. If you’re interested in using our service, we would love to hear from you. Contact us by telephone on 01382 609015 or fill out the form on our contact page.
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