Building Inspection using drone

The roof of a home or building can be challenging to inspect. However, as drone technology has advanced significantly, these can be used to complete inspection tasks quickly and easily. Drones are beneficial when inspecting double-storey homes and other large buildings, as these inspections often require the installation of safety equipment when completed in person. A drone can be deployed to film the roof of your building, and an inspector can view the footage on-site or in the office.

How much does a drone inspection cost?

The total cost of a drone roof inspection relies on the size of your property and the type of inspection completed. If you’re looking for an accurate quote, it is best to call Owner Inspections to discuss your property and what needs to be inspected.

What is the purpose of aerial inspection?

An aerial inspection of your property will provide a birdseye view and allow an inspector to identify any issues or problems without climbing the building. At Owner Inspections, we offer drone inspections to conduct fast and safe inspections of buildings. When the drone operator identifies a problem, they can take video and photos of it, and the inspector will determine if a closer inspection is required.

How long does a drone inspection take?

One of the many advantages of a drone inspection is the speed at which it can be conducted. For most homes and smaller buildings, the drone inspection will take 10-30 minutes to complete. Using drones to inspect buildings eliminates the use of heavy equipment and reduces the time it takes an inspector to complete the task.


After the drone filing has been completed, the footage will be viewed by the inspection team, who will write a report based on what was found. When inspections are completed using drones, more jobs can be completed daily, which is ideal for companies working on multiple projects.

How to do a roof inspection with a drone?

In a standard drone inspection, the inspectors or building contractors will often use a purpose-built drone, although some companies may use regular off-the-shelf models. The type of drone used relies on the type of buildings inspected. For example, a larger building will need a drone capable of flying for more time than a smaller property. In an inspection, you can expect the following:


  1. The drone pilot and inspector will plan the flight. Planning the flight is usually completed off-site. The flight plan will cover what needs to be inspected and how much time is involved.
  2. When the drone operator arrives on-site, they’ll deploy the drone and film specific parts of the building:
    1. Advanced drones can be programmed to follow a flight path
    2. Basic drones must be controlled by the drone operator through a mobile device.
  3. After the flight and filming have been completed, the drone will return to the operator, and they’ll retrieve the video data for inspection.
  4. The video footage is inspected, and a report is prepared.


Using drones to complete an inspection is safer and often cheaper as they take less time and come with the added benefits of video evidence of any issues.



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