Aerial Data Capturing

Photography & Filming

Another successful aerial roof inspection carried out for a client by Practical Drone Solutions Ltd. By using the services provided by Practical Drone Solutions Ltd, the client was able to save a substantial amount by not needing to hire unnecessary access equipment, as well as saving time.

From start to finish (flight planning and delivery of results/data), the task took no longer than 3 days. Once the aerial roof inspection had been completed and the client had received the data, it was now possible for the client to study this data, and then only erect scaffolding in the areas that require it, again, saving costs. Not only does the data captured show potential problem areas, but it also allows the client to share this information with contractors, thus giving them a clearer understanding of what repairs need to be carried out and what materials they may require, again, saving time and wastage costs.

Practical Drone Solutions Ltd were asked to gather wide angled images of the roof for general inspection/views, as well as close up images/details of the two chimneys on the roof. As can be clearly seen by the images below, it was well worth having this survey done, as there were a few potential issues with the chimney areas (Highlighted in the images).

Aerial Roof Inspection Image Results

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CHIMNEY 1 TOP VIEW
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CHIMNEY 1 WEST VIEW
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CHIMNEY 1 NORTH SIDE VIEW
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CHIMNEY 1 SOUTH SIDE VIEW
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CHIMNEY 2 EAST SIDE VIEW
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CHIMNEY 1 EAST/SOUTH SIDE VIEWS
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CHIMNEY 1 WEST/NORTH SIDE VIEWS
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ELECTRICAL CONNECTION POINT

Whilst on site, Practical Drone Solutions Ltd were also asked to take an image of the connection points for where a power supply entered one of the buildings. For this image, Practical Drone Solutions Ltd used a 45mm lens, which allowed us to work at a safe distance from the cables. A spotter was also assigned for this specific task, to assist with keeping an eye on the drone whilst the pilot moved the drone into position to take the image. As can be seen in the image above, all connections seem to be in order, however, the wood that is supporting the insulators, is showing signs of “wear and tear” (rotting). In the image, it can be clearly seen that the wood has “cracked/split” by the three bottom insulators. If this is not addressed in the near future, and there are “high winds” which will cause the suspended cables to “sway”, this in turn could then cause the insulators to become loose and unstable (Unsafe).

All in all, this aerial roof inspection has been very successful, highlighting some definite issues that will need to be addressed. For our client, it has been a pleasant result, as it has saved them time and money, and they now have a much clearer view of how to proceed further.

If you think that you may have some roof issues that need to be checked out, why not call Practical Drone Solutions Ltd today, for a no obligation, free quote.


DISCLAIMER: Practical Drone Solutions Ltd are not qualified in any way to be able to make comments on potential issues found whilst doing a photographic survey. For the purpose of this blog, it has been the “obvious” issues that have been pointed out for the viewer. Professional roofers and roofing surveyors may (or may not) notice/find many more issues apart from the ones we have pointed out for this blog. It is the responsibility of the client, to either forward on, or share, the data with professional roofers/surveyors for further investigations or deliberations.