In last week’s blog post, we talked about our thermal camera. Another piece of specialty
equipment that we started using within the last year is a drone. Flying a drone requires
proper training, licensing, and being aware of the safety rules and regulations. For
example, you are not permitted to fly in areas which are too close to airports.

The drone is especially helpful for being able to view, and shoot pictures of, roofs which
are inaccessible. Roofs can be inaccessible for many reasons; a steep slope, slippery
roofing materials, fragile roofing materials, and weather conditions are a few common
ones. With the drone we can view roof components, penetrations such as chimneys and
vents, and the overall roof appearance from multiple angles.