Meet “Bud” our A.I.D. (Aerial Inspection Device)
Tennessee Standards of Practice does not require home inspectors to walk on the roof during an inspection. But, we try to get on every roof to inspect it with our own eyes. Sometimes it’s not possible due to weather conditions, roofing materials, height and/or steep pitches. So, we added “Bud” our A.I.D. to the team. Most of the time Bud gets to work with us if needed but, sometimes the weather is not ideal and he has to stay in the hanger.
Say Hello Bud
Bud is what is known as a Quadcopter Drone. He has a GPS Flight Mode that allows us to send him on a mission to provide you an aerial view of your new home. When he is not having fun taking aerial shots, he is assisting us with the inspection of your roof. He can loiter, which means we can let go of the controls, and he remains stationary. This allows us to inspect through the live feed of the on-board camera and not concentrating on keeping Bud in the air.
Does Bud Cost Extra?
No! As stated above, we do not us Bud on every roof inspection, but we do try to provide you with an aerial view of your new home, weather permitting. We do not charge extra for using Bud. He is part of our arsenal of tools used during our inspections. If my math is correct, there are three inspectors on the property at any given time to provide you assurance with your new home purchase.