A sample video inspection of a a roof.

This is a simple video inspection of a residential roof. Most home inspectors would have missed this damage as it was not readily visible from the ground or at the eaves by ladder and per the TREC SOP home inspectors are not required to walk roofs. Even those that do walk roofs, usually limit inspections to the lower portions of the roof (< 18’). This is why Texas Valor Inspection Services prefers to fly over structures to photograph and capture video images of the roof whenever possible.

High definition stills of the roof damage

Here are some stills of the storm damage taken by the drone’s 12 megapixel camera. These photos are made available to the customer in raw format along with the video. One of our differentiators is our detailed drone inspection of your roof. This damage was all in the back of the home on the upper level of the two-story home so it was not readily visible from the ground or eaves of the first floor. In fact, the roof in the front of the home looked to be in good shape with no apparent damage and normal wear.

A notable quote from the roofing company the homeowner sent his pictures to for a quote: “Where did you get these pictures from? We don’t usually see pictures of this quality!”

From directly overhead, we noted several areas of damage and what appeared to be a previous patch (Discolored shingles in the large oval area).

Upon closer inspection we noted cracking shingles, peeled back shingles, missing shingles, and areas of exposed decking and felt

This damage was all in the back of the home on the upper level of the two-story home so it was not readily visible from the ground or eaves of the first floor. In fact, the roof in the front of the home looked to be in good shape with no apparent damage.

From this angle you can clearly see evidence of a repair (Discolored shingles in the middle)