Buying a home is a big investment. A home inspection is a tool you can use to get detailed information about the property. Aerial drones are helpful in creating more accurate reports. Here are a few of the uses of drones in home inspections.

Get More Information with Drones in Home Inspections

A home inspector who uses a drone collects in-depth information on all areas of the roof including flashings, the chimney, dormer windows, and any architectural features. Since drones don’t have the same safety limitations as an inspector, they can easily document inaccessible or unsafe areas of your home.

Drones in Home Inspections Provide Better Downspout and Gutter Inspections

A drone inspects gutters and downspouts more effectively than a human. Clear gutters are necessary to prevent roof and siding damage and basement flooding. The tops of downspouts must be free from debris. During the inspection, the drone can record areas of rust or damage to the gutters along with the condition of the guttering channels.

Drones Record Video of Damaged Areas

One advantage of an aerial drone in home inspections is that the drone will record video footage or take photographs of the roofing. The high-resolution footage will help your inspector locate and diagnose potential issues.

The roof is a major component of any home. It protects the structure of the building as well as your family and your belongings. When you’re purchasing a new home, it’s important to know that the roofing is in good condition. Drone footage can help verify that or reveal potential issues.

A Drone Sees the Entire Property

An inspector using drone technology can provide an overview of the entire property. This offers a birds-eye view so you better understand what you’re buying.

The drone will show the layout of the landscape so you can see outbuildings, bushes, trees, patios, decks, walkways, and other features. If you haven’t had the opportunity to walk the entire property, a drone will provide a comprehensive view of the home and surrounding area.

By choosing a home inspector who uses a drone, you’ll get a more accurate picture of the property to help you make an informed decision on your purchase.

Coastline Home Inspection offers inspection services, including the use of aerial drones, to all of the Hampton Roads area. Contact us to request an appointment.