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This Month’s Best Drone Articles (October)
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This month has brought some fascinating advances to the world of drones. We’ve seen new, powerful micro-drones, an uptick in drone usage for disaster response following large storms like Hurricane Michael, as well many other compelling uses. Let’s take a look at the most interesting drone-focused news articles we’ve come across this month. A New…

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No Longer a Fad: Why Insurance Adjusters Need Drones
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The insurance industry is experiencing big changes for the first time in a long time. As technology evolves and customer demands and expectations change, professionals in all industries need to adapt or get left behind. For insurance adjusters, drones are the next great way to make customers happy. Drones aren’t just a cool alternative to…

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Roofers: Don’t Hire More – Use Drones and Do More
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Roofing companies hit growth spurts, and there’s a natural seasonality of the business that can make finding help difficult. When things are busy, should you hire more employees, hire third party services, or to place heavier workloads on current employees? One question to ask yourself before you hire new people and reallocate workforce hours is…

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Roofers: Do You Have Any of These Concerns About Drones?
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Among some roofing contractors there’s a level of uncertainty when they think about using drones for roof estimates. Drones are still new technology, and some of the hesitation may come from the fact that up until recently, drones were either toys kids play with or weapons used by the military, but that’s all changed. Drones…

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Here’s Why Drone Platforms Trounce Basic Measurement Reports
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Technological innovations are driving widespread change through many industries. Drones have found a niche in the construction industry but have special appeal to roofing. Thanks to drone solutions, roofing contractors can get way more than just the basic measurements they see from most roof inspection reports. In this piece, we’ll break down why a roofing-tailored…

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Why Roofers Might Consider Drones for Inspecting Complex Roofs
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Big projects are a great opportunity for a roofing contractor. They present the chance to make tidy profits and to prove to the customer that they chose the right contractor. The trouble is that a lucrative roofing project can often be a incredibly steep, large, or complex roof. These jobs are great but they either…

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Roofers: Preventing a Single Injury with Drone Tech Can Save You Thousands
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According to the National Library of Medicine, 136,118 injuries a year are related to ladders and roofing is by far the most dangerous construction trade. Falls are a big expensive problem and roofers should be doing all they can to lower the risks. Certainly, there will always be a fall risk for crews repairing or…

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Soar Past Your Solar Competitors with Drone Tech
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In today’s world, every industry is competitive. Companies are vying for customers, and buyers have the power to take their business wherever they want. Competitive pressures like these are particularly strong in growing industries like solar. By 2020, the solar industry is projected to install nearly 100 GW of solar annually, which would be enough…

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5 Signs That You Need to Invest in Drone Tech for Solar Site Surveys
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The world of site surveys is changing fast due in large part to over a million registered drones. On top of the heightened drone use, the popularity of solar power is growing just as fast. Since 2008, U.S. solar installations have grown seventeen-fold from 1.2 gigawatts (GW) to an estimated 30 GW today. Now some…

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6 Recent Advancements to Drone-Based Inspections
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Drones made headlines at major news outlets when Amazon announced that they were testing drone technology for package delivery. This was big news to the public because most people were under the impression that drones were only used as a toy by hobbyists and for military operations. Some became excited about the possibility of drones…

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