b'STEEP SLOPESIMPLIFYYOURBUSINESSANDAID SAFETY BY USING DRONES!Elizabeth Walters, Director of MarketingConstruction with EagleviewI tsanexcitingtimetobeinshare, precise data from a number of angles with residential roofing: safety andconsiderably less time and expense than would efficiency are both increasing atbe required with a standard inspection process. unprecedented rates with the rise ofThe bottom line is that drones not only advance drone usage. That said, as a veteran in the industry,safety initiativesthey allow us to work much more I understand the process to begin utilizing drones,quickly and at a lower cost; they reduce the need or any new technology, in your business can beto access steep, high areas that would require daunting, especially with licensing requirementsadditional ladders, scaffolds, and fall protection.from the FAA. Even still, the case for using drones is a strong one.If youre going to do it - its worth doing right. First, consider safety. Roofing remains one ofThats what makes a true professional. says Brett the most dangerous jobs in the country. WhenTesson of Tesson Roofing and Exteriors in St. we use drones, were protecting the safety of theLouis. We use drones to help limit liability. But structure itself, but more importantly, the roofers,when drones are introduced and its not done right, andresidents,whilesimultaneouslyreducingyou just open yourself to a whole new area of overall costs, including jobsite inspection, payroll,liability. Drones are definitely the way of the future time, and insurance expenses. so if youre not properly licensed and insured, its not a matter of if there will be a problem, Secondly, consider ease. In addition to makingbut when. Brett and his team work with us at huge strides in reducing the risk for contractors,EagleView to ensure theyre introducing drones drones also allow us to obtain accurate, easy-to- safely and professionally.24 www.mrca.orgMidwest Roofer'