The use of drones in the remodeling and construction business has become a hot topic in the past couple of years. Drones are an innovative technology that can be extremely useful to contractors in many ways. But there are also very tentative feelings surrounding the use of drones in the remodeling industry because there is a lack of firm rules and regulations by the government and FAA. It definitely leaves contractors feeling uneasy in how they can use them and if they are using them properly, so as not to cause trouble or even break a law.
There are great advantages of drone use for remodeling that can help save money for remodeling companies. There are other advantages too.
Although there are a lot of positive talking points when it comes to drone use, there are things to consider. Here are some disadvantages for discussion:
As with all advancements in technology, there will be more clarity of rules and regulations from the government, because there is no choice for it to happen. If we can use technology to improve business for remodelers, that will only help the industry. There are many areas within the remodeling and contracting industry that could likely benefit from using a drone for various activities – solar, HVAC, roofing and inspection to name a few.
Here are some interesting articles on the topic:
Early Drone Adopters Wait and See
Construction Accounts for Nearly Half of Drone Flight Exceptions, States Drone Study
A Towson remodeling company is using drones to survey roofs
Are Drones the Black Swans of the Construction Industry?