Drone Roof Inspections & Surveys

Roof Inspections
From £295.00

Extremely Safe
No need for Scaffolding or Cherry Pickers

Rotorgraph – will carry out Roofing Inspections & Surveys both quickly and safely. 

Rotorgraph will provide a thorough visual inspections to determine the health and condition of any roofing system and will lead to early detection of problems, protection of assets, and maintenance of safe working environments for building occupants.

What types of roofs and roofing materials do we inspect?

We are qualified to inspect all types of roof designs; pitched roofs (including vertical/mansard areas), flat roofs (including protected membrane & barrel roofs), car parks, balconies and industrial roofs. Roof coverings inspected are usually constructed from: 

  • Natural slate

  • Artificial slate

  • Clay tiles

  • Concrete tiles

  • Metal slates/tiles

  • Felt membranes including Hot Melt Systems 

  • Single-ply membranes

  • Mastic asphalt

  • Liquid applied membranes including fibreglass/GRP  

  • Profiled Steel & Fibre Cement Sheeting and Cladding

  • Sheet Metal (Lead & Copper)

Which components of a roofing system do we ensure we inspect?

All our roofing inspections & surveys are carried out to a set of procedures depending on the existing design and existing type of coverings. We use checklists to ensure these procedures are thoroughly followed so nothing is overlooked. Using our skills and experience we look for any defects however minor which are currently causing water ingress problems or may potentially lead to future problems. Examples of roofing components inspected include: 

  • Roof coverings to the main (or field) areas

  • Ridge tiles including mortar and fixings condition

  • Roofline Products – Fascia, Soffit & Barge Boards

  • Rainwater systems

  • Pitched Valleys & Internal Box Gutters  

  • Chimney Stacks including chimney pots, flaunching & flashings

  • Parapet Walls & Copings

  • Fixings & Flashings to profiled sheet roof coverings

  • Rooflights to all types of roof coverings

  • Flat Roof Decking checked for soft areas caused by water ingress or condensation

  • Condensation or Cold Bridging Issues within the loft space or rooms directly below the loft.  

  • Overall Pitched Roof Structure; we check externally and internally for any signs a roof structure may be sagging or spreading if unfit for purpose. We also check internally if purlins or any other roof timbers are sufficiently supported.

All our Roofing Inspections are recorded using high resolution still or video imagery using the latest technology at our disposal.

Who would require a Roofing Inspection & Survey?

We carry out drone roofing inspections & surveys for a wide and diverse range clients throughout the residential, commercial and industrial sectors. Examples of our main client base include: 

Homeowners/Property Owners/Landlords 

Prudent and proactive property owners request periodic roofing inspections to ensure their property is well maintained, thus minimising the risks of disruption and high costs incurred when a roofing system fails. 

Roofing Inspections are also required in the unfortunate situation when the quality of workmanship of recently completed roofing works is in dispute and a 100% independent and impartial viewpoint is required.

Property vendors request roofing inspections & surveys to date record and provide evidence of the current  condition of their property’s roof coverings to estate agents and their clients.  

Home Buyers

After a potential Home Buyer has already obtained a RICS Home Condition Report and/or Home Buyer Report, they may decide they would like a separate inspection of the roof coverings of their new dream home for peace of mind. We will provide a more specific and detailed inspection of all roof areas using the safest and most cost effective method at our disposal. We will also include a visual inspection of the roof coverings and structural timbers from within the loft space if accessible.

Insurance Companies

A drone roofing inspection &survey is required by some Insurance Companies on certain properties to enable them to prepare a policy quotation for a new client. This initial inspection will provide a date stamped visual record of the condition of the new policyholder’s roof coverings at the commencement of cover to minimise the risk of a dispute should any future claims arise.     

In addition to the above, more and more Insurance Companies are requesting annual roofing inspections are carried out in order to maintain existing building cover under their terms of business. 

Loss Adjusters & Loss Assessors

When a roof covering has been damaged by storms, fire or any other reason, our services are often required to provide specialist assistance in our qualified capacity as roofing experts to give the best possible advice and recommendations.

Certified Building Surveyors

We work closely with Certified Building Surveyors providing specialist roofing inspections & survey when required. 

Local Authority Asset Management

Facilities Management Companies & Other Contractors

Letting Agents

We provide drone roofing inspections & surveys for Letting Agents to provide a date stamped visual record of the condition of the condition of their client’s roof coverings at the commencement of a lease agreement. This information is particularly useful for both Landlords and Tenants with a full repairing lease agreement or for comparing to the condition of the roof coverings at the end of the lease term.     


We provide roofing inspections for solicitors and their clients whenever there is a requirement for visual evidence during a legal dispute. Our inspections will provide unbiased and impartial observations of the health and integrity of any roof coverings which may be in dispute. ​

Following on from our on-site Roofing Inspection we will create a detailed Roofing Condition Report to provide our clients the information they require to meet their objectives

Areas Covered


Addingham,   Baildon,   Bingley,   Burley-in-Wharfedale,   Cottingley, Crossflatts, Cross Roads, Cullingworth, Denholme, East and West Morton, Eccleshill, Eldwick, Esholt, Great Horton, Gilstead, Harden, Haworth, Ilkley, Keighley, Menston, Oakworth, Oxenhope, Queensbury, Riddlesden, Saltaire, Sandy Lane, Shipley, Silsden, Stanbury, Steeton, Thornbury, Thornton, Tong, Undercliffe, Wibsey, Wilsden. 


Bailiff Bridge, Boothtown, Brighouse, Copley, Cragg Vale, Elland, Greetland, Hebden Bridge, Heptonstall, Hipperholme, Holywell Green, Luddendenfoot, Mytholmroyd, Norwood Green, Rastrick, Ripponden, Shelf, Shibden, Sowerby Bridge, Todmorden


Almondbury, Batley, Birkby, Birkenshaw, Birstall, Cleckheaton, Dalton, Denby Dale, Dewsbury, Emley, Golcar, Gomersal, Hartshead, Hartshead Moor, Heckmondwike, Holmfirth, Honley, Kirkburton, Kirkheaton, Linthwaite, Liversedge, Marsden, Meltham, Mirfield, New Mill, Norristhorpe, Roberttown, Scammonden, Shelley, Shepley, Skelmanthorpe, Slaithwaite, Thornhill


Allerton Bywater, Beeston, Boston Spa, Collingham, Garforth, Guiseley, Harewood, Harehills, Headingley, Holbeck, Horsforth, Hyde Park, Gipton, Kippax, Kirkstall, Ledsham, Ledston, Methley, Middleton, Morley, New Farnley, Otley, Oulton, Pool-in-Wharfedale, Pudsey, Rothwell, Rawdon, Scarcroft, Scholes, Stourton, Swillington, Walton (Leeds), Wetherby, Yeadon, Woodhouse


Ackworth, Alverthorpe, Castleford, Crigglestone, Crofton, Durkar, Fairburn Ings, Featherstone, Ferrybridge, Fitzwilliam, Hemsworth, Horbury, Knottingley, Newmillerdam, Normanton, Nostell, Ossett, Outwood, Pontefract, Ryhill, Sandal, Sharlston, Stanley, Walton (Wakefield), West Bretton


Target Audience
  • Home Owners / Property Owners / Landlords
  • Home Buyers
  • Insurance Companies
  • Loss Adjusters & Loss Assessors
  • Certified Building Surveyors
  • Local Authority Asset Management
  • Facilities/Estates Management 
  • Insurance companies
  • Commercial property owners
  • Solicitors
  • Universities, Colleges, Schools & Academies
  • Hospitals
  • Estate & Letting Agents
Our Specialties
  • Roof / Roofing Inspections
  • Roof / Roofing Surveys
  • Dilapidations 
  • Close in Guttering Inspections
  • Chimney Inspections
  • Solar Panel Inspections

Why would you choose Rotorgraph?

However small or large your roof – we can help.

You can trust us to provide you with a fantastic service. Rotorgraph will quickly get you video / photos of hard to reach areas with minimum effort, and our solution is fast, efficient, safe and very cost effective. Erecting scaffolding or hiring cherry pickers are difficult and expensive tasks to accomplish. We offer a much more cost-effective solution using our remotely piloted aerial drones. Building inspections of roofs, chimneys, towers, stadiums, wind turbines, church spires, etc., can be carried out within minutes.
Rotorgraph will supply you with multiple high-resolution images or high definition 4K video of most hard to reach structures. We have state of the heart virtual goggles enabling you or your client to monitor the live footage being gathered in real-time to make sure you’re getting exactly the images you need. No risk assessment, health & safety check or staff climbing scaffolding, just a quick flight with a drone to get you exactly what you need at a fraction of the cost.
We cover the whole of West Yorkshire and our existing clients are from Bradford, Halifax, Leeds, Huddersfield, Keighley, Brighouse, Queensbury, Ilkley, Skipton, Rochdale, Manchester, Harrogate, Wakefield & Barnsley.

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Rotorgraph can reach areas within minutes, and our solution is extremely safe and more importantly – very cost efficiently. What was once a difficult and costly task to accomplish can now be achieved much more cost-effectively using our state of the heart drone systems. Building inspections of roofs, chimneys, towers, wind turbines, church spires, etc, no longer need costly cherry-pickers or scaffolding.

Rotorgraph will supply you with a series of high-resolution images and high definition 4K video of most hard to reach structures. You can even monitor the footage live using our High Definition DJI Goggles to make sure you’re getting exactly the images you need. More importantly your staff will be safe on the ground meaning less accidents within the workplace.

Rest assured that Rotorgraph will provide you with an extremely high level of service, for more information and custom pricing for your project – use our Quote Request Form


One of the most important reasons for using drone photography at height is safety. Traditionally an individual or team would have to climb up to a damaged roof and take photographs or videos manually. This meant delays if it was too windy to make the climb or the risk of an individual falling.

Drone photography eliminates this risk. It is a safe method of inspection at height which can be carried out fast and without too much delay. We are licensed by the Civil Aviation Authority and we are covered by Public Liability Insurance.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is the national independent watchdog for work-related health, safety and illness which acts in the public interest to reduce work-related death and serious injury across Great Britain’s workplaces.

According to them, (in their guide of Working at Height) roof work is high in risk and states one of the most common causes of serious workplace injury to be falling through roofs. This can occur on roofs of factories, warehouses, farm buildings and such when repair work of the roof is being carried out.