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A Midsummers Drone

Screenshot from the Drone

To fly or not to fly, that is the question… for the FAA, not William Shakespeare. When Billy was writing Hamlet or A Midsummer Night’s Dream he probably couldn’t have imagined manned flight let alone drones. Well, now they are a part of everyday life for GSM Roofing. To make sure we are not suffering the slings and arrows of the FAA we have several of our team members at GSM Roofing that have gone through the remote pilot program and are certified to fly UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems) or as they are more commonly referred: drones.

There are many benefits to using drones for roofing inspections including the ability to survey even the most difficult to access roof sections, complete a roof inspection safely, and save our customers both time and money. View a video of one of our drones in operation here. Click below to learn more about how our drone program can assist you.

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I did get a chance to inspect the roof of this church last week. There was no damage to the roof, it is actually in quite good condition since it was installed in the late 80's or early 90's. The leaks they are experiencing are at the flashing transitions to the stone masonry and one at a brick masonry chimney.

But I did want to tell you that I was very impressed with Austin, the young fellow that ran the lift for me. I am not sure I have ever had such a smooth and accurately-placed ride. It wasn't the highest roof I ever had to look at, and maybe the equipment rental was newer, but still, it was refreshing to see the competence of that young fellow.

Dave Stakem Adjuster June 28, 2022