Roof Inspections2019-01-02T17:37:29+00:00

Roof Surveys & Inspections

It was only a few years ago that you would need expensive equipment to guarantee a safe roof surveys and inspections, now by using a drone both the danger and cost significantly reduced by sending a drone up to photography and video of the suspected damage.  It is more reliable than someone hanging off a ladder and taking photographs with the other hand or hiring in scaffolding, cherry pickers etc.  Inspecting the roof of a large building safety and accurately used to be time consuming and expensive, Drone roof surveys and inspections bring significant cost effectiveness to roof condition surveys and inspections.

Our drones can reach difficult areas with ease and our solution is quick, safe and cost effective.  What was one a difficult and expensive task to accomplish can now be achieved more cost-effectively using our remotely piloted aerial drone systems.  Building inspections of roofs, chimneys, towers, stadiums, wind turbines, church steeples, no longer need expensive cherry-pickers, scaffolding.  Drone roof surveys and inspections can help identify structural problems with flat roofs and defects on gables, gutters, parapets, pointing, lead flashing and chimneys.

Drone aerial roof surveys and inspections are ideal for inspection of roofs or chimneys.  Our UAV will give you a high-resolution video or photographs which is is hard to match using traditional photography or video.  We can also get too hard to reach areas and very difficult angles that would not be possible by using cherry pickers or scaffolding.

We can give you a series of high-resolution images and high definition 4K video of most hard to reach structures.  You can even monitor the footage being gathered on our remote ground station screen in real-time to make sure you’re getting exactly the images you need.

As there is no need for anyone to leave the ground, the project is obviously much safer.  You can trust Drone Earth to provide a high level of service.

Roof Surveys and Inspections
Roof Surveys and Inspections
Roof Surveys and Inspections

Picture the scene, there has recently been a big storm and your property has sustained extensive damage to the roof,  you must get the matter dealt with as quickly and efficiently as possible. A drone roof survey and inspection will ensure you’ll minimise the costs that can arise with this sort of claim and will have photography showing the full extent of damage sustained to the roof to submit to your insurance company.

When you have a damaged roof you need an emergency drone inspection photography with a fast turnaround and a reliable service. At Drone Earth we have extensive experience in all types of aerial photography.  We deal with roof surveys, drains, gutters and solar panels and much more.

We inspect residential homes, commercial premises, churches, in fact all buildings at height that are vulnerable to damage during bad weather. 

Other Applications for Drone Inspections

An aerial drone inspection can also be used for other applications,  which can not easily be seen with the naked eye.  Thermal imaging allows you to see areas of excessive heat loss and also allows surveys of solar panels.  Detecting vegetation growth is another area and 3D modelling of commercial buildings will provide health and safety guidance, works scheduling and planned maintenance.

Safety First

One of the most important reasons for using drone photography at height is safety. Traditionally an individual or team would have to climb up to a damaged roof and take photographs or videos manually. This meant delays if it was too windy to make the climb or the risk of an individual falling.

Drone photography eliminates this risk. It is a safe method of inspection at height which can be carried out fast and without too much delay. We are licensed by the Civil Aviation Authority and we are covered by Public Liability Insurance.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is the national independent watchdog for work-related health, safety and illness which acts in the public interest to reduce work-related death and serious injury across Great Britain’s workplaces.

According to them, (in their guide of Working at Height) roof work is high in risk and states one of the most common causes of serious workplace injury to be falling through roofs. This can occur on roofs of factories, warehouses, farm buildings and such when repair work of the roof is being carried out.


You most probably have heard or read recently in the media about about unlicensed, unapproved drone operators that work without insurance or due care and attention; employing one of these companies is dangerous and potentially illegal.  All UK drone pilots must have a NQE Qualification from a company approved by the Civil Aviation Authority to train drone pilots, have a valid and current PfCO (Permission for Commercial Operations) from the Civil Aviation Authority for Aerial Work along with Public Liability insurance.  Protect yourself and ask the operator if you are unsure, any approved operator will be happy to show you his PfCO along with valid insurance documents.  We always are.