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.

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Robert Haller, Drone Specialist
314-604-6544

Drone services for creative multimedia and marketing communications.

We produce original content for any industry that has an idea to develop, a product to promote, or a story to share. Providing captivating footage from all angles! We’ve been in the advertising and entertainment field since 1982, our pilots are extremely skilled in giving you the shot you require. Licensed and Insured, we are ready when you are.

From movie scenes to documentaries, commercials and music videos, the aerial and wide-angle shots that our crew captures are perfect for your next multimedia project.

We take a critical and creative look at the overall project uses which may include print, video, social, web and broadcast television. It is our goal to always help you build your library of multimedia assets so they can be used in any future platform.

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Robert Haller, Drone Specialist
314-604-6544

st louis drones aerial filming and photography

Yes we have the technique and safety features to fly indoors as shown in this video.
Take your filming to a new level of creativity, innovation and professionalism with our world-class highly versatile aerial crews and state-of-the-art equipment.


Our range of specialists not only have the skills you need, but also the right attitude, personality and experience to satisfy the demands of your production schedule, no matter how challenging.

From some of the best camera operators and technicians in the business to highly accomplished pilots and ground crew all experienced in working across a wide variety of production settings, we have the right crew for you all backed up by a knowledgeable crew operations and safety teams.

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Robert Haller, Drone Specialist
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Drone Photography and Video for Construction and Insurance Documentation

Get premium quality aerial photos & video captured by one of our vetted and experienced professional drone photographers. We provide our pilots with necessary training to get it right the first time and on time.

We take the time necessary to understand your business objectives prior to launching any project. We understand that not all projects and properties are alike and that a cookie-cutter template won’t always work for you.

We provide rock-solid aerial filming for business marketing, sports & events, film & TV and much more. Ultra smooth 4K film is an essential asset to any video production.

Drones, airplanes and helicopters st louis aerial photographers

Our UAV’s are capable of viewing difficult to reach locations that can be considered expensive, dangerous, or even impossible to approach by manned inspection teams.

We shoot with drones, airplanes and helicopters depending upon what you actually need from your aerial imagery.

Aerial photography has been a part of real estate marketing for a long time; however, these views have traditionally been captured from helicopters and have been reserved for only the most expensive listings. Drones have significantly reduced the cost of aerial photography and has made its beautiful output affordable to all.

st louis drones construction progress verification

Track and monitor construction progress and showcase your completed project with stunning aerial imagery. Drone photos and videos are perfect for capturing everything going on at a construction site, from big machinery to indoor facilities to all the hard work that goes on from start to finish.  They love us on the job site. We can document construction through all its phases from the air, ground and dedicated timelapse boxes we install, powered by the sun, and streaming live to your private account for monitoring. Nothing like watching an entire year of sweat, blood and tears rise up from the ground in 30 seconds. We offer interior, exterior and aerial photography and video coverage for projects of all sizes and construction timelines.

Drones can play a part at all the stages of the insurance documentation lifecycle. They can be used to gather data before a risk is insured, to help in preventative maintenance, and to assess damage after an event. While there can be cost savings in using drones instead of a workforce, there are other benefits:

st louis drones insurance documentation

* Images of the property to be insured can be obtained prior to providing cover.
* Claims assessors’ safety is improved, and they can complete their work quicker when using a drone to inspect a building.
* In case of a disaster or catastrophe, a drone can provide feedback on the extent of the damage long before the site is safe or accessible.
* Turnaround time on claims can be reduced.

Risk management will become increasingly predictive rather than reactive. Drones can be used to quantify risk and design mitigations, something that is especially needed by reinsurers in these times of climate change and the extreme weather it generates. Preventative maintenance will still be carried out by field workers, but they will be spared the risks of working at height and exposure to toxic gases and radiation by using a drone to perform the inspection.

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Robert Haller, Drone Specialist
314-604-6544

St Louis Aerial Photography and Aerial Video Production

St Louis Drones aerial photography brings you high-quality, custom and stock aerial photography for use in commercial real estate, construction progress, business location footprints, and much more!  Give impact to your marketing with a selection of our aerial photos, combined with architectural ground photography, exteriors and interiors.  It’s the best way to showcase your property and its advantages.

Commercial Real Estate Photography
Demonstrate the value of your property with aerial angles and views. Depict existing tenants, anchor retailers, location features and more.

Business Photography
Get aerial footage of your location, products, and special events in stunning 4K HD clarity. Show your customers views of your properties and products and give them reason to love you more.

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Residential Real Estate Photography
Prospective home buyers come to showings equipped with more information than ever before and often have tentatively concluded which home they want to purchase before ever even setting foot in a house or speaking with you.  Because this technology is only now becoming available to all, most home listings still don’t feature aerial photos or videos, thus creating a tremendous opportunity for you to stand apart from other agents and influence clients early.

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Robert Haller, Drone Specialist
314-604-6544

St Louis Drone Photography and Video Production

St Louis Drones is a fully insured aerial cinematography company offering professional photography and video for the St Louis and Midwest region.

Our drones use the latest safety and technology in aerial cinematography.

Drone Services strive on safely capturing aerial footage that will highlight your unique vision and produce stunning visuals from a diverse perspective. We offer cost efficient drone packages that enable our clients to obtain aerial footage where it once would have been too expensive.

Safety is always our first priority. Our drones are operated by experienced pilots and camera operators. 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.

We’ve been in the photography and video production business since 1982 and we have been shooting aerials also just as long but through more conventional means.

Employee group photography in shape of the company logo with a drone.

Whether shooting your home, commercial property, or 45-acre campus, we can fit you with the right equipment and professional operator to achieve stunning aerial photography and video.

Our gear, like our crew, is top of the line. We can provide the tools you need for the shots you require.

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Robert Haller, Drone Specialist
314-604-6544

St Louis Aerial Video

Filming video scenes with a drone lets us capture breathtaking aerial shots that add visual excitement to your production. The perspective of a drone – whether a high, wide angle aerial or a closer, more intimate shot – provides a sense of motion and grandeur that was previously limited to large budget projects that could include very expensive helicopter shots.

More and more of our clients in the corporate, academic and nonprofit arenas want to include drone shots in their videos because drone shots can do so many things:

St louis drone aerial video and photography

Show the historic nature of your building
Show the majesty of your landscape
Give an overview of a very large setting (a construction site, a football stadium, a multi-building campus, etc.)
Create an epic feeling
Set a particular emotional tone

We learn everything about your organization and your goals for your video. We collaborate with you to create the best possible ideas to meet those goals. From writing to filming, from studio sessions to location shoots, from animation to editing, everything you need is here, under one roof.

Each member of our team possesses a multitude of video production strengths, and our award-winning work confirms those strengths. Our portfolio demonstrates diversity in content and style. We create video and animation across the corporate, academic, healthcare, retail, and non-profit categories, to name just a few.

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Robert Haller, Drone Specialist
314-604-6544

Give your golf course a Drone check-up!

The green shows the healthy areas of the course.  The yellow areas document the unhealthy areas that need attention.  The red areas show vegetation dormancy, roads, dirt and buildings.

Our NDVI Drone camera has the ability to decipher differences of up to three-hundredths of a degree Celsius. The thermal image is then scaled down to a narrow temperature spectrum and a color palate is applied to assess the variation.
With these images, you can see the problem areas of the golf course, and then go out and address these specific areas.

Call us today to review your project requirements.

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Robert Haller, Drone Specialist
314-604-6544

St Louis Drone Photographer

Drone aerial photography from St Louis Drones provides high quality Drone and ground photography and video services for virtually anyone needing a bird’s eye view.  We operate throughout St Louis, Missouri and Southwestern Illinois.

We work by examining your visual media needs from a marketing perspective and providing you with photographs that are designed to bring customers and clients from the internet to your door. Utilizing drone photography we are also able to provide you with the unique perspective offered by low level aerial imaging.

St Louis Drones is fully insured and FAA Certified for Commercial Drone operations.

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Robert Haller, St Louis Video Producer

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.

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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 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

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Robert Haller, St Louis Video Producer

News Report Fox 2 Mandy Murphy St Louis Drones | Commercial Video Production Company

Here is a report on our creative crew members from Fox 2 News Mandy Murphy


ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The FAA last week decided to allow commercial use of drones under strict guidelines. The decision has been in the works since 2005 and still needs final approval. Current rules for drones are to fly for recreation. If commercial you need a pilot’s license. The new FAA rules allow for drones under 55 pounds, you must fly below 500 feet, further than 5 miles from an airport and not directly overhead of people. You must maintain constant visual line of site with the drone.

Haller Concepts of South County is already using drones from commercial photography and video. Safety is the most important aspect for Haller. They always use a two-man crew. One person operates the drone and keeps constant line of sight while the other watches the shot and directs the operator. Haller and many others like them will get their certificate of authorization.

Technology is far outpacing government rules. Law enforcement across the country are interested in using drones. St. Louis Police have asked for permission from the FAA. Groups like drone free St. Louis are opposed to police drones. They want strict privacy rules from the government.

Right now, the new ruling does not allow for companies like Amazon to begin delivering packages using a GPS drone. Line of sight is still required. It may take a year or two for the new FAA rules to be fully implemented.

Here is the original link from Fox 2 News
http://fox2now.com/2015/02/24/new-drone-rules-allow-for-commercial-use/

St Louis Commercial Development Drone Video Tour | Aerial Photography and Video Production

Every flight shows us something new, but our keen creative vision remains the same We provide creative, effective and timely aerial services in a safe, respectful and professional manner, one positive client experience at a time! This clip was for Cushman and Wakefield Commercial Dalphen. We shot numerous stills and video clips to showcase the geographic footprint of the property.

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Robert Haller, St Louis Video Producer

Aerial Photography in Saint Louis | Drone Helicopter

The list of new aerial capabilities is growing fast. With many years of building, flying and filming with manned helicopters and Drones St Louis Drones is a foremost industry leader. The sure premium provider in St Louis and the Missouri region demonstrations with an extensive client list of advertising clients, media gurus, developers and high end fortune 500 clients. Few aerial companies posses the knowledge and in depth years of experience needed to fly safely and effectively the first time. With surpassing expertise operating in urban and suburban environments our pilots operate our film drones on location. Safety comes first and equipment is triple checked. We are fully insured so you can rest assured you’re covered.

Ready for takeoff and focusing on the big picture!

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Rob Haller, St Louis Photographer/Navigator
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Aerial Photography St. Louis

Video taping aerial photography for BBS Manufacturing Company. Our specialized drones have cameras that are capable of high quality digital still photography and full HD video. Our drone pilot and navigator safely provide HD Aerial Footage for Feature Films, Television, Independent Films, Commercials, Documentaries, Real Estate Aerial Photography, Aerial Inspection, Development, Construction & just about anything else you can imagine or dream about.

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Rob Haller, Aerial Photographer and Videographer

Drone Navigator

St Louis Drones

Drone Aerial Imagery | St Louis Missouri Botanical Garden

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Shooting recently at the Missouri Botanical Garden was fun, easy and done very safely with our professional 2 man crew. Thanks everyone for all of your help. We did a quick scout and found three key locations. The first area we hovered about 100 feet, the second at 250 feet and the third at about 175 feet. All three angles turned in some nice aerial imagery in Saint Louis. We like to shoot as close to the FAA requirements as possible. The pilot always has his eyes on the drone and controls all movement. The navigator views the imagery from a hooded television monitor. The navigator stands always to the left of the pilot to guide them towards the proper shot. We stay away five miles from airports and below 400 feet.

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Rob Haller, Aerial Photographer and Videographer

Drone Navigator

St Louis Drones

Aerial Drone Photography and Video Is Best Served With A Two Man Crew!

We have researched the drone industry, read quite a bit and have flown hundreds of hours.  We believe in safety, so we believe our two man crew is a necessity.  The pilot keeps his eye on the drone at all times, no exceptions.  The navigator, keeps an eye on the viewfinder to get the shot, as well as the surrounding environment.  We often select a secluded safe spot for launch.  We discuss each shot in advance so we know the motion path in advance.  There is constant communication with the pilot and navigator throughout the flight.  Pan left, tip down, up 10 feet, ok taking the image, got it, time to land.  The four hundred foot ceiling is fine.  In fact, we’ve shot over 45 acres of inventory, and required a ceiling of less than 300 feet.  Often when we are shooting photographs or video we are not above 150 feet.  We stay five miles away from airports. We do not fly directly overhead of people. The unit is all plastic and weighs less than 2.75 pounds. The quality drone art form takes place with years of video production and software experience, proper flight motion path,  a quality gimbal and the capture of a high end HD camera.  True creative and usable quality images are best flown with a safe Two Man Crew!

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Pre-flight checks and ready for take off!

Drone's eye view!

Dave Topping

Aerial Photographer, Producer and Pilot

Rob Haller

Aerial Photographer, Director and Navigator

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St Louis Drones capabilities growing in many markets.

The list of new drone aerial capabilities is growing fast. Cost comparison to a manned helicopter is off the charts!

Safety First!  We possess the knowledge and experience needed to fly drones safely and effectively.  We operate in urban and suburban environments.  Safety comes first and equipment is triple checked. We are fully insured so you can rest assured you’re covered. Our drones are capable of other various aerial tasks in a wide array of aerial applications.

 

Here are some other markets that utilize our aerial photography and video services.

Marketing / Advertising

Building Contractors

Construction

Land Development

Real Estate

Insurance

Tourism

Land Appraisal

Business Inventory

Wildlife Management

Forestry

Archaeology

Aerial Data Collection

Resorts and Recreation

Legal / Forensic Data Collection

Fire Control

Golf Course Planning

Auto Dealer Inventory

Retail Site Planning

Personal Property Documentation

Estate Photography

Insurance Damage Assessment

Structure and Barrier Inspection

Earthquake Damage Inspection

Video Production

TV News / Commercials

 

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Rob Haller, Photo and Video Wingman

St Louis Drones