Drone Inspections Tell Us
Your chimney is put through its paces, and the top is exposed to all the elements all the time; think about the extreme sun, heat, and rain we have been experiencing. The chimney peak is one of the most ignored areas of the home, because it’s usually out of sight, out of mind, and normally not addressed until there’s something visibly wrong – which typically translates to more serious issues. But what do you do when access is not easily achievable? A drone inspection may be your answer.
These days we run into a variety of obstacles that affect our ability to safely gain access to the chimney stack; these include slate or Spanish tile roofs, solar panels, pitch and height hurdles, metal roofing materials (gaining popularity in this area), and weather elements all are considerations when planning roof access.
Manual inspection of residential structures, commercial buildings, and other property can be costly and high risk. Inspections can be especially risky when roofs are wet or when the weather is extremely cold or windy. The safety and agility of drones for inspection work increases both safety and efficiency and reduces cost.
Drone inspections can be quicker and less expensive than manual roof or building inspection and can often eliminate the need for a manual inspection altogether. Drone roof inspections offer accuracy, safety, and speed.
Regular exterior inspections of commercial buildings are recommended to discover hazards, determine any type of damages, and mitigate risk.
Placing and climbing a ladder on the exterior of any building over three stories can be difficult and is dangerous. Drone inspection is a good candidate in these situations. Rather than relying on binoculars and ladders, often, we can use a drone to check roofs and hard-to-reach exteriors for signs of damage or deterioration. Often, we are able to inspect areas of a building that would previously be very expensive to reach.
By using a drone, we can also provide photographs of building sections that are not easily accessible. A drone’s ability to provide images and video that would otherwise be difficult to capture is a great reason to employ a drone property inspection.
During a property sale, drone inspections are often very cost-effective for both property buyers and property sellers to mitigate risk and avoid delaying a transaction.
When safely gaining access to the roof poses an issue, we would typically rent an aerial lift. Still, these can be intrusive to landscape and very expensive – especially when it’s just for inspectional purposes. Drone inspections offer us a cost-effective, safe alternative to allow us to gain “access” to an area that is usually off-limits.
Call Boston’s Best Chimney for a Drone Inspection
It is best to have your chimney inspected annually and swept annually or as needed. If we find that your chimney has a masonry issue, we can then help to see whether you need your chimney rebuilt or repointed. If you would like to schedule a chimney inspection, click here or call (781) 893-6611 to contact us.
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