What To Expect During Our Drone Roof Inspections
Over the years, Superstorm Restoration has developed an effective roof inspection checklist, utilizing drones to help our team gather helpful data about a roof’s health. Once we’ve completed our free roof inspection, we communicate progress and next steps with property owners. Our goal is to provide useful information that will keep you informed on the health of your property’s entire exterior, and be the team you trust when you need help maintaining your home.
We work towards building long-lasting relationships with our customers so that when an unexpected storm hits and you’re wondering how to recover, you know you can turn to Superstorm Restoration. Below we’ll go over the extensive process our team members follow when performing exterior evaluations. Find out exactly what we’re looking for during a drone roof inspection and how it will benefit you in the future.
Do I Need a Roof Inspection?
Before we discuss the details of a roof inspection, let’s talk about the best time to schedule a property evaluation. Roof and exterior inspections are one of those items on a homeowner’s maintenance list that is forgotten until there’s a major problem. We want to make sure you’re checking up on the condition of your roof before you have a leak, or any major exterior damage. So how do property owners know when to schedule a roof inspection before it’s too late?
- Mark your calendar. Our team would recommend scheduling a free roof inspection yearly. When you get a drone roof inspection on a regular basis our team will have time-stamped changes to the exterior of your home ready for when the unexpected happens.
- After a storm hits. The most common time for property owners to reach out for a free roof inspection is after their area has experienced high winds or hail. Having a professional roof inspection done should help you with the claim process, if you choose to file.
Before you’re ready to schedule an evaluation, you might be asking, how much does a roof inspection cost?
At Superstorm Restoration our property evaluations are always free. According to Home Advisor’s 2020 data, the average price home roofer charge for a roof inspection is $200, but our team encourages property owners to schedule free roof inspections so they can be prepared and have the data they need when the unexpected hits.
Begin the Roof Inspection Process with Superstorm Restoration
Once you’ve identified that you need a roof inspection, get in touch with the experts at Superstorm Restoration or book an appointment online. When you contact our team, our roofing contractors will schedule a time to come out and perform a property evaluation as well as our drone roof inspection.
Superstorm Restoration is sensitive to the current environment we’re facing during the COVID-19 pandemic, and are offering the option of touch-less property evaluations to keep families and our team members safe. You won’t have to worry about coming into contact with our team members during these times where social distancing is a priority. When you choose our Virtual Evaluation, you’ll still get the same expertise and drone roof inspection you would get in a Face-to-Face appointment. The only difference is that your roofing expert will review the data they’ve gathered with you over the phone or through video chat instead of meeting you at the door when we’ve completed our roof inspection checklist.
Once you’ve scheduled your property evaluation, there's no obligation to work with us, but we think that after you see our process and attention to detail, you’ll choose us to fix any damage we might find. Superstorm Restoration is always looking out for the property owner’s best interest, and if you don't have damage, we’ll still give you a full roof inspection report that details the health of your home’s exterior. If our team does spot damage when we fly the drones, we'll advise you on what the recommended next steps would be to restore your roof. For commercial property owners, we will also provide a timeline of recommended repairs, so you know how to prioritize your roof and exterior maintenance.
During The Inspection: Our Team’s Exterior & Roof Inspection Checklist
Once you’ve finalized your appointment with the Superstorm Restoration team, you can expect us to show up on time and ready to perform a thorough property evaluation. We’ll be equipped with top-of-the-line drones and equipment to help us get the job done right.
What Does a Roof Inspection Consist of?
During the physical roof evaluation, your project manager will walk around your home and go through their roof inspection checklist to identify damage to the following features of your home. They’ll also be climbing up on the roof, marking areas that have sustained storm damage or natural wear and tear, flying the drones for a detailed roof inspection report and taking photos of any damage they find around the house and on the roof.
What Do Roof Inspectors Look For?
The damage a roofing professional will find can vary depending on whether your area has recently experienced a hail storm or high winds, or if we’re just looking for the effects of normal weathering and aging that can happen to the average home’s roof. Around the entire exterior and on the roof, our experts are looking for:
- Loose, peeling or missing shingles
- Cracks or tears in singles
- Missing granules on shingles, or the sandpaper-like texture, which can be found in gutters once they’ve been removed
- Sagging, cracked or split gutters
- Mold and mildew growth, which could be caused by faulty gutters
- Warped, cracked or damaged siding
- Proper ventilation for chimneys, soffits and fascias
- Water damage to your roof, soffits and fascias
- Foundation damage or erosion
Get Answers With a Drone Roof Inspection
Oftentimes roof damage or common wear and tear that happens over time will go overlooked simply because it’s not easy to spot the signs of a damaged roof, especially if you’re not a professional. With a drone roof inspection you won’t miss a thing! This bird’s eye view gives you a unique look at the top of your roof, and our data tracking programs will provide valuable information for your records. If the weather is right, we will fly the drone and complete our roof inspection checklist. Otherwise, we will be back on a different day to fly the drone and get detailed answers on the damage done to your home.
Once the drones have run their route and we finish our roof inspection checklist, our team collects and stores the videos and data collected from a drone roof inspection. The project manager who performed your roof inspection will sit down with you, or talk over the phone or video, if you selected our Virtual Evaluation option, to walk through what we’ve discovered in our roof inspection.
We use all the data we’ve gathered to deliver a diagnosis of any damage and discuss the recommended scope of work needed to restore your home. We recommend homeowners keep a copy of the roof inspections performed by our team. The drone roof inspections become very useful for tracking your roof’s health over time. If the evaluation shows significant damage caused by a storm, you may want to consider submitting a claim to your insurance provider to help cover the damages. If you’ve had multiple drone roof inspections, you can even show the progression of the damage to substantiate your claim.
After the Inspection: Moving Forward With Roof Repairs
After the roof inspection and a discussion with your contractor, you’ll know if you need repairs and it’s time to pick a contractor. Here’s a little guidance on what property owners should ask a roofing company.
What Should I Ask a Roofer Before Hiring Them?
You’ll want to make sure the roofing company you choose is licensed and insured. Make sure they’re using quality materials to complete the work. Additionally, ask them what the process will look like if you move forward with a particular roofing company. One other important detail is whether your roofers will be there in the future to help with any issues. You don’t want to start the hunt for a roofing contractor all over in a couple years, so knowing they’re going to be around for the long-haul could be a major positive.
If your roof or exterior was diagnosed with damage, our team acts quickly to complete any recommended repairs once the work is approved. Superstorm Restoration’s roofing contractors are professionals who are dedicated to giving you a positive experience throughout the project.
- We’re the best in the business - and we’re not just bragging. Superstorm Restoration is a Owens Corning Roofing® Platinum Preferred Roofing Contractor, which means we’ve been verified and have proven our dedication to excellent service.
- We do not rush our work - our team will make sure to get the job done correctly and restore your home to optimal conditions.
- Our team does not drag out deadlines - even though we take the time to do a top-notch job, we don’t want to have a home project take any longer than it should and will work quickly to get your home back to normal.
- We clean up the mess - once the job is complete, you won’t notice any sign that our team was there other than a beautifully repaired home or roof replacement. We pick up any debris and take additional care to make sure we leave your property spotless.
- Our team will follow up - with free roof inspections, you’ll be able to regularly check on the well-being of your roof with the help of Superstorm Restoration experts
Building Relationships Long Term
After your roof is replaced, your relationship with Superstorm Restoration doesn’t end. Sometimes, roofers will go from town to town, chasing the storms and the roofing jobs that follow. This is not how Superstorm Restoration operates. We are local, Des Moines roofing contractors dedicated to the well-being of your roof, and we will continue to be there years down the road. Superstorm Restoration’s experts will come out for free property evaluations and drone roof inspections to keep a digital timeline of the condition of your home.
Schedule Your Free Roof Inspection With Superstorm Restoration
Our team will be here before and after an unexpected storm happens. We are the experts in drone roof inspections and data across the state of Iowa. If you want to learn more about the health of your roof, call the local roofing company you can trust at 515-225-4800 or book an appointment for a free property evaluation today!