Drones are becoming very popular as our technology is advancing. They can be used for photos, videos, and even physical demands.
We use our own drones to take before and after photos of some of our roofing projects. Albuquerque Planning and Zoning is starting to introduce drones as well. When we pull a reroof permit and have an inspection done, they use a drone to take a look at the finished roof. They just introduced this concept, but it has been very convenient for us! Imagine having a roof installed with drones. Well now you can! Well, sort of...
You can see in this video that a nail-gun is attached to a drone and they nail in a shingle. This is under the assumption that someone or another drone has put the shingle in place for this drone. In this specific experiment, the drone and nail gun successfully nail the shingle down with enough force and accuracy. The drone has an adjustable mount and roof pitch that can be set to 0°, 15°, 30°, and 45°. This is especially helpful because roofs can have different pitches. This experiment was conducted in September 2019. If we want our future roofs to be installed from drones, there will have to be some major improvements made, such as the speed it takes to shingle.
While we wait for this concept to come to light, we are still physically installing shingle roofs almost every day. Give us a call if you are interested in a shingle estimate!
This information was from a research paper located here: https://arxiv.org/abs/1909.08162