Drone inspections for roof and gutter systems

A roof is vital for any residential or commercial building because it protects the structure from extreme weather conditions, heavy winds, and snow. A sustainable roof maintains and supports the structure of a building. Because it withstands the weather, a roof often suffers wear and tear over time. It deteriorates the structure and stability of the roof. It is important to use a regular roof inspection to avoid emergency repairs that result in major expenses. A commercial drone may decrease the need for man-hours to inspect the roof and overcome all of the difficulties associated with traditional inspection methods. A neglected gutter may also cause a decline in performance and cause water ingression. Regular checks are needed to avert a number of issues.

Reduced manpower, equipment, and time demands are just a few of the benefits associated with using drones. Because of this, we can perform a comprehensive inspection in a brief amount of time. We can also save money by avoiding the expense of labor and climbing gear. Drones help in numerous ways to save money, which would otherwise be unattainable using conventional methods. We can avoid safety risks by using drones in lieu of traditional inspection methods. Using traditional methods to examine roofs and gutters requires physical personnel to be physically present at a working location. The drone can prevent any damage to a roof or gutter by eliminating the need for personnel to walk on the roof.

Drone inspections of roof and gutter systems for your commercial or residential property.
Drone inspections of roof and gutter systems for your commercial or residential property.

A roof inspection using drones allows us to inspect every corner and every difficult-to-reach spot. Using drones, we can collect data using high-definition images and videos. When we inspect a roof using drones, we can examine a wider region without the risk of being at a higher elevation. We can also avoid physical damage that may occur with traditional inspection methods. As a result, we can identify defects including buckling, missing or damaged shingles, and gaps in the roof. It is critical to detect these issues as soon as possible to avoid potential risks and expenses. Blocked pipes, broken joints, rusty, corroded, or undesirable plant growth can all be spotted with regular gutter inspections.

stlouisdrones@gmail.com
Robert Haller, Drone Specialist
314-604-6544

Aerial FLIR Thermal Building Inspections | Investigate Roof Leak Problems

Drones make roof inspections safer, faster, and more efficient by reducing the need for dangerous treks up and across rooftops. Drones equipped with thermal and visible cameras can more easily track down moisture under roof membranes or find indications of missing or damaged insulation.

This allows the roofer or roof inspector to determine which sections are performing well, and which need further investigation. They may still need to get up on the roof and use traditional (often destructive) test methods to quantify the extent of a problem, but the overall time needed from initial scan to diagnosis is greatly reduced.

Adding thermal imaging cameras to drones allows inspectors to scan large areas for moisture trapped underneath roof membranes, and look for the effects of structural issues such as missing insulation. The presence of water and the absence of insulation can both cause changes to the surface temperature of the roof. The thermal camera detects this temperature difference and displays it as colors—for example, dark tones indicating cold moisture or light tones indicating heat escaping through the uninsulated roof. Finally, the camera does not require visible light, so flights can take place at night or in areas that are shadowed.

FLIR, an industry leader in thermal imaging cameras, manufactures several types of thermal cameras that are both drone-agnostic and plug-and-play with systems made by DJI Innovations. Our gear will help you find potential leakage issues in your building.

Building owners and inspectors practicing commercial drone inspections can recoup the cost fairly quickly.

stlouisdrones@gmail.com
Robert Haller, Drone Specialist
314-604-6544

Drone Video Production | Cahokia Mounds | Documentary Film Scouting

Location scouting is about more than just finding the right room or park for a specific scene. Location scouting allows key members of the crew to walk through the space they want to shoot in and ensure it not only looks great but can support the needs of the shooting crew and cast. Below is a scouting project for a film documentary about the St. Louis region. Some of the imagery was shot to incorporate into the final film production.

Is the shoot a period piece? Does it take place in a certain kind of park in a certain part of the world? What elements does the writer describe being included in the space the scene takes place? What time of day is it supposed to be?

Film scouting by drone

Carefully review every part of the script so that you can go into your location scout with a solid picture of exactly what kind of location you’ll need for each scene you’re planning to shoot. Drone and ground scouting will help you get the best shots for your video or film production.

stlouisdrones@gmail.com
Robert Haller, Drone Specialist
314-604-6544

St Louis drones visual and data documentation for demolition of buildings and structures.

Drone Use in Demolitions

Drones have become an innovative technology in the demolition industry due to their ability to monitor demolition sites, collect data, take photos, and send the data to project managers.

Beyond aerial imagery, implementing drone technology is now used throughout the entire demolition lifecycle: initial site surveys, estimating costs, delivering volumetric measurements, identifying layout accuracy, and more.

stlouisdrones@gmail.com
Robert Haller, Drone Specialist
314-604-6544

Drone Photography and Video Production Services for St Louis

Aerial Drone Shooting and editing commercial and residential real estate is one of our specialties.

We understand that sometimes a standard video edit, or simple photo footage is not enough to peak a potential client’s interest…

So we specialize in editing your videos with custom “callouts” and high end creative graphics to establish neighboring properties and businesses, local demographics and info a high end video that will compel your audience.

st louis commercial real estate drone photography

We can capture footage both inside and from the air. We can also make orthomosaic maps of the property with an astonishing level of detail.

drone thermal industrial roof

Many of our first jobs were residential real estate listings, combing the brokerages around town, looking for those first jobs as drone pilots.

We’ve got packages to fit whatever your marketing budget may be.

stlouisdrones@gmail.com
Robert Haller, Drone Specialist
314-604-6544

Drone Video – Downtown Arch for Cable TV Broadcast

We often are called upon to shoot for producers around the country for St Louis Aerial Footage.  So we have to do it creatively and properly.  We know the best times and the safest areas for best visual advantages.  We are licensed and fully insured.   We’ve shot for CNN, CBS, TBS, NBC and other large and small broadcasters.  We’ve shot hundreds of segments for documentaries and programs about St Louis.  And yes, we’re approved to shoot at night as well.  We can help you too!

stlouisdrones@gmail.com
Robert Haller, Drone Specialist
314-604-6544

Drone Aerial Photography and Video Production

MC Industrial is adding prefabricated modules utilizing a 2,500-ton crane to support the installation.

MC Industrial is adding prefabricated modules utilizing a 2,500-ton crane to support the installation.

Dave Topping and Rob Haller shot aerial video production and still photography for a full day in Pekin Illinois.  We utilized the Inspire Drone with 4K video camera resolution and 12 MP still images.  And no, those clouds appearing as smoke from the stack were captured in real time and not added later.  Sometimes a lucky photographer is the best to hire, LOL.

MC Industrial Performing Plant Upgrades for NRG’s Largest Power Plant in Illinois

MC Industrial, Inc. has been selected by NRG, a Fortune 250 utility leader, for environmental upgrades at the Powerton Generating Station in Pekin, IL, a 1536 MW plant with the capacity to power more than 1.2 million average homes. The plant upgrades are a part of NRG’s  investment to modernize its Illinois coal fleet and dramatically reduce emissions.

Along with the AQCS retrofit, the second upgrade involves an Ash Handling and Precipitator Installation project. With the goal of meeting an aggressive outage window, MC Industrial is performing a prefabricated modules ground strategy utilizing a 2,500-ton crane to support the installation.

314-604-6544
stlouisdrones@gmail.com
Robert Haller, St Louis Video Producer

St Louis Drones | Aerial Images GM

St Louis Drones offers the finest in high-resolution oblique aerial photography.   We combine attractive lighting with a pleasing perspective and  professional equipment to capture exceptional aerial photographs.   My post-production edits, are normally very subtle and are essential to a superior final product.  Here is a beautiful shot of the GM Plant in Wentzville, Missouri near St Louis.

st louis drones aerial photography gm wentzville plant

st louis drones aerial photography gm wentzville plant

St Louis Aerial Photography

We had a beautiful day for shooting some great images for Nestle Purina PetCare!  Thank You!

For safety and quality, we shoot with a two-man crew, and we are fully insured. We adhere to FAA guidelines. Our pilot always keeps visual contact with the drone, while our navigator guides and directs the shot. Our Video clips are really High Definition HD at 4K and positively stable! Still jpg images are 12 megapixel HD. All media is digital for universal media acceptance and loaded to dropbox for your convenience.

St Louis Aerial Photography and Video Production

 

Nestlé Purina’s commitment to pet welfare is about envisioning, as a team, what they can do to enrich the lives of pets and the people who love them. It’s about partnering with local organizations that support pets AND people to accomplish something bigger. And it’s about having unconditional support from the bottom up and from the top down to take initiative within their communities.

https://www.nestlepurinacareers.com/blog/whats-new-at-purina/petcare-pride-day/

 

St Louis Drones – Quite an Air Force we have!

Our gear, like our crew, is top of the line. We can provide the tools you need for the shots you require.
DJI Phantom with GoPro Camera
DJI Inspire with 4K Camera
S900 with Sony Camera
S1000 with 5D Camera
Dragon Red Epic Camera

314-892-1233
stlouisdrones@gmail.com
Robert Haller, St Louis Video Producer