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Bringing Drones to A House Near You

Can you remember that feeling you had as a child opening a birthday present? For me, I’ll never forget how excited I was for the present I received on Easter when I was a kid — a brand-new four-wheel-drive John Deere tractor.

I don’t think there are a lot of things that can add up to the sheer joy I felt when I finally got that thing out of its box, but I won’t lie to you — when we received our new drone here at Superstorm Restoration, I got a bit of that feeling back.

Now I know what you’re thinking, and no, the drone isn’t a toy for Chris and me to play around with — we use it to find storm damage during our free property inspections.

What is a Free Property Inspection?

Before we dive into how we use our drones, it’s probably important you understand what we mean by “free property inspection” — if anything, you’ve probably seen us advertising it.

When we arrive at a home, we go through a full inspection, checking four main areas of your home. This includes:

  • Roofing
  • Siding
  • Windows
  • Gutters

We look for storm damage, basic wear-and-tear and damage from age. Your soffit, fascia, eaves, downspouts, window wraps and garage door are all a part of the inspection — we don’t miss anything.

Drone Photography for Insurance Verification

Once our physical inspection is wrapped up, we break out the drone.

In a 10-15 minute flight, we take highly-accurate photographs of your roof for your records. These photographs can then be analyzed and used as data points when it comes to your damage assessment.

The literal, birds-eye-view that we grab of your home can go to your insurance agent or company as proof of the damage — a measure of accountability that can sometimes give you the most accurate assessment of damage for your insurance claim.

Drone Photographs for Future Damage Assessments

After we have the photos, they’re yours to keep. You can file them in your records to be pulled out a month, or even years later from the inspection date. You get to see what your roof looks like and get physical evidence of the damage that it may have.

These photos will give you a good baseline/condition of your home at the point and time of inspection.

Pretty neat, right?

Getting the Most Out of Your Inspection

It’s easy for roofers and contractors to offer free inspections, but with most of them, you won’t get anything in return. That’s why we started using drones, to make sure you are getting the most out of your inspection.

If your roof is damaged, or you’re just looking to get it checked out, give us a call and we can come check it out (we may even let you fly the drone).

Don't wait, schedule your inspection today!