Drone Inspections

Determining the condition of the roof exterior

Determining the condition of the roof exterior is probably the most important aspect of inspecting any building.   This is because roofs are most vulnerable to the weather.

HouseCheck inspectors are equipped and trained to check the condition of the roof covering and ridges (sheets, tiles etc), the roof waterproofing (flashing) and the roof drainage (valleys, gutters, down pipes etc).

Sometimes it is not possible or feasible for the HouseCheck inspector to actually walk on a roof.  This may be because the roof is too high for a standard 3.8 meter ladder. Or it may be because the roof is unsafe because it is wet or windy or because the roof pitch is too steep.     Or it may be that the roof covering is judged to be too fragile to walk on without causing damage.
Where it is not feasible or unsafe to actually walk on the roof HouseCheck inspectors will always disclose in their report how they assessed the roof condition.   This may include viewing the roof from the ladder, from a high vantage point, or by using binoculars.   Assessing the roof for leaks from the underside (roof cavity) is also very important.  Most inaccessible  roofs can be properly assessed by HouseCheck using a combination of these methods.
However, for clients requiring a more thorough roof inspection HouseCheck now leads the market in being able to offer drone roof inspections which provide high resolution images of all parts of the roof – including hard-to-see areas behind chimneys or parapet walls.   Using a drone to inspect roofs is cheaper, quicker, safer and more effective that using specialised equipment like ultra-long ladders, scaffolding or hoists.
HouseCheck drone roof inspections obviously cost a little extra. And where HouseCheck believes that the use of a drone will enhance the thoroughness of a roof inspection, HouseCheck will advise you the client, so that you are able to make an informed decision.

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- Nell Browne

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