Purchasing a home is one of the most important investments you’ll ever make. After you secure a contract on a house you’ll have the opportunity to have a home inspection performed to look for any defects or safety hazards. Some inspectors use drones to look at parts of the home that are hard to see and reach. When selecting a home inspector to perform your home inspection, choose a home inspector who uses a drone.
A Home Inspector Who Uses a Drone Can Inspect the Whole Roof
A home inspector who uses a drone can capture high-quality images of the house’s roof and aerial views. If the roof is too steep or dilapidated, the inspector may not want to physically get up on it for safety reasons. Some inspectors use ladders to get up to the roof level and look at the roof. When they do this they aren’t able to see the entire roof. Roof inspectors may miss defects if they cannot walk on the roof and see it well. Having a drone to aid in the roof inspection can save you a lot of money in the long run by catching roof issues before you close on the house.
Drones Can Inspect Gutters and Downspouts
Drones can also get a better view of gutters and downspouts without getting on a ladder. It’s important to include gutters and downspouts in roof inspections. Gutter repairs and replacements can be very expensive. A drone and get close up to these areas and take detailed photos.
Drones Provide an Overview of the Whole Property
If you are buying a home with a big yard or even acres of land, it helps to see a birds-eye view of its entirety. The only way to take an image like this is with an aerial drone. You will see the trees, bushes, driveways, and outbuildings on the property.
Home inspections are a very important part of the home buying process. Get the most out of your inspection by making sure your inspector has access to an aerial drone.