Roofing company uses drones for job estimates

The military uses drone aircraft to take out terrorists and for surveillance, but one local roofing company is using a drone to help its business domestically. Luke Hansen, of White Castle Roofing, believes getting a birds-eye view for roofing estimates means an easier, safer job. 

He uses an unmanned aircraft, commonly called a drone. The high-resolution video he gets tells him all he needs to know in a matter of minutes instead of hours.

“The other day there was an apartment complex — 11 buildings four stories tall — that we blocked off six hours to see how many shingles had blown off. We flew over all the buildings, took a little quick video and it saved us five hours,” Hansen said. … (Read more)