My drone found this roof damage to save the owners a packet!

Today I used my drones to do two roof surveys in Southport and both revealed damage that the owners can now get repaired more quickly because the roofers will know exactly where to focus their attention.

Drone roof survey 1

The first roof inspection revealed damage to a secret gutter between two adjoining houses, in an areas which had proved unreachable by a cherry picker. Take a look at the photo below…

Drone roof survey 2

The second looks a lot more serious, and surprisingly, the internal damage and damp was a good distance away from the actual hole in the roof, which means the water may be finding its way down indirectly.

Take a look at this nasty looking hole — that’s the kind of thing a drone can quickly spot from an aerial perspective, so when you suspect roof damage, give us a call and we can get out as quickly as possible to try and locate the source of your roof problems.

The Revolutionary Impact of Drones in Detecting Roof Damage

Drones used to be just a hobbyist’s plaything — toys for the boys as they say. But nowadays they have transformed into indispensable tools for various industries.

Among their many applications, one stands out for homeowners and property managers: the ability to quickly find roof damage with precision unparalleled by humans climbing ladders or scaffold.

By harnessing the power of these flying marvels, property owners can save a fair chunk of of money and solve problems quickly.

The Silent Threat of Roof Damage

Roof damage, often undetected until it’s too late, can lead to a cascade of problems for your home or other buildings. From water leaks causing structural damage to increased energy bills due to poor insulation, the repercussions can be both costly and even a hazard to your health.

Why Traditional Methods Fall Short

The old methods of roof inspection, such as manual surveys with scaffolding and ladders or even just binocular observations, are fraught with limitations:

  1. Limited Visibility: It’s challenging and time consuming to get a proper view of the entire roof, especially for larger properties like factories and sports halls.
  2. Safety Concerns: Climbing onto roofs poses significant risks, from slips and falls to potential structural damage — especially if there’s been, or still is, inclement weather.
  3. Time-Consuming: Manual roof inspections can take hours, if not days, especially for larger properties or complexes when large and expensive scaffolding erections are required.

Drones: The Future of Roof Inspections

Drones, equipped with high-resolution cameras, offer a game-changing solution to these dangers and challenges… here’s a few examples to chew over…

Comprehensive Coverage

With the ability to fly over and around any structure, drones capture really clear and revealing images of every nook and cranny of a roof. This ensures that even the most minor damages, often overlooked in manual inspections, can be captured and then examined from the comfort of an office on a computer screen.

Safety First

Drones eliminate the need for inspectors to physically clamber up onto roofs. This not only increases the safety of the personnel but also prevents any additional damage that might be caused by foot traffic going up ladders.

Time Efficiency

What might take a team of tradesmen hours or even days can be done by a drone in a fraction of the time. This speed doesn’t come at the cost of accuracy though, in fact, drones often provide more detailed and accurate info than human inspections.

The Financial Implications

By detecting roof damage early, home and property owners can address issues before they get any worse. This proactive approach can lead to:

  1. Reduced Repair Costs: Addressing minor damages early on prevents them from developing into bigger issues that could be more expensive to fix if not addressed early.
  2. Energy Savings: A well-maintained roof provides better insulation against both hot and cold weather, leading to reduced energy bills for heating or air conditioning.
  3. Increased Property Value: Buildings with a well-maintained roofs can be more appealing to potential buyers or tenants.

Integrating Cutting-Edge Technology for Enhanced Analysis

Modern drones don’t just provide visual data. Some even integrating technologies like infrared and thermal sensors, they can detect issues that might not be visible to the naked eye, such as moisture accumulation or heat leaks.


The use of drones in the business of property maintenance, especially for roof surveys, marks a giant leap forward. By offering a safer, more efficient, and comprehensive method of detecting and possible preventing roof damage, drones are on a path to revolutionise the way we approach property care and management.

For property owners, this means substantial savings, increased property value, and peace of mind. And you can’t comaplain about that.