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DroneBase Insights: Actionable Data for the Roofing Industry

Drones are increasingly being adopted by contractors for a multitude of use cases. The use of the technology can speed up roof inspections, prevent needless accidents in the workplace, and cut costs while doing so. 

Having said that, drones are still only as useful as the data they gather and the insights they provide. Which is why project and construction managers are on the hunt for end to end solutions that gather and analyze the data collected from above. A complete package is always more compelling when testing new techniques and adopting the latest technology. 

Following the launch of our Insights Roof Reports, DroneBase is perfectly placed to support the work of partners across the roofing industry - particularly at a time when using inspection crews is ill-advised.   

Our Insights Roof Reports provide accurate estimates and assessments without the need to set foot on the property, offer huge safety benefits when compared to manual methods, and a detailed breakdown of issues with guidance on the next steps that should be taken. 

Read on to learn more about how our new solutions can provide actionable insights for the roofing industry. 

Accurate Estimates, Assessments, and Reduced Risk

Maintaining roofs while keeping costs down is all about making the right decisions at the right time. To do that, project managers need a complete picture of a roof's structural integrity and a prioritized list of issues that need to be addressed. 

DroneBase Insights provides that in two ways: First, through the collection of high-quality aerial imagery, and second, through the analysis of that data by our AI-assisted anomaly detection system and in-house team of experts. 

The result is a detailed report that provides you with accurate, actionable information about the state of your roof, along with advice on the steps that need to be taken.  

In many cases, these missions can be carried out from a distance by a single pilot, removing the need to put your team at risk at a time when maintaining operations and slowing the spread of COVID-19 are dual priorities.

Scalable, Cost-Effective & Fast

Project managers can’t make timely decisions unless they have access to all of the information they need, fast. The bedrock of DroneBase Insights Reports is our global network of pilots, who help us take you from ordering a mission to providing you with a complete report in a matter of days. 

This turnaround time is faster and more cost-effective than manual methods and other forms of aerial data gathering, such as planes and satellites. It also means project managers can gather insights across multiple properties in a short space of time. 

Adaptable Reports

No property is truly the same and your priorities as a project manager depend on its use, your budget, and your location. We’ve tailored our solutions to account for all of those variables. 

As outlined above, our Insights Roof Report combines aerial imagery, AI-assisted analysis, and our in-house team’s expertise to provide all the information you need to make smarter, faster decisions in order to support your property’s structural condition. 

But in many cases you’ll want those insights to go deeper. If that’s the case, our Thermal Insights Roof Report incorporates thermal sensors into the inspection process to help you detect costly issues sooner, from moisture trapped under a roof membrane to HVAC unit leaks. 

We can also provide the data you need to build a thorough maintenance strategy and understand your property in greater detail. Our Insights Measurements Report gives a precise overview of your structure that includes linear measurements, surface area maps, and the level of pitch on roof slopes. 

Keen to see how drones can support your roofing, construction, and installation operations? You can delve into sample reports and read more about our insights services on our Insight Roof Reports page.

Tags: Aerial Imagery Aerial Inspection DroneBase Insights
Malek Murison
Malek Murison

Malek Murison is a technology journalist based in London who covers drone industry news and product reviews for DroneLife. He's written features for the Financial Times and works with some of the drone world's most exciting startups.


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