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August 2016 News Letter

Service Works "Up On Top" Newsletter
August 2016
The use of drones in the U.S. is skyrocketing. Since many of these flight vehicles can be purchased for less than $1,000, they've become attractive to both hobbyists and business owners alike. Also known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), remotely piloted vehicle (RPV), remotely piloted aircraft (RPA), and remotely operated aircraft (ROA), drones have several valuable uses in the roofing industry. Among those uses are visual inspections to assess damage, showing the customer videos of work done or to be done, gathering general size information, and before and after photos.

For roofers, drones could be put to good use for the following purposes:
  • Gathering general size information.
  • Performing visual inspections to assess damage.
  • Showing the customer videos of work done or to be done.
  • Demonstrating before and after photos.

To see how drones can help you manage your property more effectively call your local branch of Service Works, Your Full Service Roofing Contractor.
       
Sincerely,

Your Service Works Team

 
Drones In The Roofing Industry
(reprinted from the NRCA)
 
On June 21, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued its long-awaited final rule addressing the commercial and educational use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), commonly referred to as drones. The new rule goes into effect Aug. 29. NRCA believes the final FAA drones rule is reasonable, and future use of drones will be an enormous benefit to the roofing industry.

Background

A drone, or UAS, is an aircraft without a human pilot onboard controlled remotely by an operator on the ground. Flying a drone for fun or recreational purposes requires registration with the FAA for
most drones and compliance with flight-safety rules.

In February 2015, FAA originally proposed operating and certification requirements permitting drones for what FAA categorizes as nonhobby and nonrecreational use (commercial and educational purposes). FAA currently accommodates commercial
use of drones with special certificates, exemptions, authorizations and waivers that can be cumbersome to apply for and receive. In its announcement, the FAA stressed it is seeking to enable the use of drones for commercial and educational purposes while protecting public safety and privacy concerns.

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