Buying a home is one of the biggest investments you’ll make. Protect your purchase by having a home inspection before closing. Many home inspectors employ modern technology to help with the inspection. The use of aerial drones in home inspections is one example of technology being put to good use in the industry. Here are a few reasons to hire an inspector who uses a drone.
A Better Roof Assessment With Drones in Home Inspections
An inspector will walk the roof whenever possible, however, sometimes conditions are not conducive to the usual inspection procedure. With snow, ice, or severe storm damage, it is not safe to walk the roof. If the home features a very steeply sloped roof, or if the roofing is decaying and deteriorating, a drone provides a safer way to conduct an inspection.
A Drone Can Inspect Gutters and Downspouts
An inspector who uses a drone can easily inspect the gutters and downspouts. The drone photos will show if the gutters are clogged with leaves, twigs, small branches, and dirt. The tops of downspouts must be clear to function well. Clean gutters are important for the overall health of the property. Water should be able to flow through them easily. An aerial drone can also inspect gutter connections and look for damaged or rusted guttering.
Examine All Features of a Roof
Using a drone allows an inspector to get a closer look at every part of a roof. Even if he or she can safely walk the roof, the drone will assist by getting pictures of all sides of the chimney, flashings, valleys, dormer windows, and other architectural features.
Drones in Home Inspections Offer a Bird’s-Eye View
A home inspector who uses a drone can take bird’s-eye view photos of your home. This will show your entire lot, top of the house, trees, bushes, other landscaping, decks and patios, driveway, and walkways and any other structures that may be on the property. These photos give a better idea of the layout of the land, especially if you haven’t had the opportunity to explore the property yet.