Aerial Photography

Massachusetts Home Inspections is now offering aerial drone roof inspections as a no-charge, as-needed service with my Home Inspections. If I ever come into a situation where I am unable to safely view 100% of an inaccessible area of a roof with my own two eyes, I will then utilize my remote-controlled Phantom Vision+ drone to safely fly over your prospective home to view and obtain aerial photos and videos of all hard-to-reach areas of the roof (and its components) from above the property.

My Phantom 2 Vision+ contains a GPS Flight Mode that makes it quite simple (and safe) to utilize while it is actively flying over homes.  It comes fully equipped with hands-free programming and hovering, which allows me to concentrate more on obtaining important images without worrying about controlling the quadcopter while it is flying in the air.  Wi-Fi and Blu-tooth allow me to link my drone’s HD camera to my personal iPhone (attached to the controller) which enables me to view what the camera is viewing in real time. With a maximum range of over 400 feet and 25 minutes of flight time on one battery, my drone is more than well-equipped to visually inspect the roof, its visible components, the exterior of the chimney, and all visible roof penetrations that are too high for a me to reach safely with a ladder.

I have been asked by potential clients about a cost of utilizing my drone when inspecting homes. I do not charge extra to use my drone (or for that matter) any tool that I own. My tools and I all come as a package to you…my client. I invest in today’s technology to go above and beyond and to be the best possible home inspector that I can be. It’s about delivering more to my clients and staying safe during the home inspection.

The Federal Aviation Administration rules currently allow recreational drone use under certain circumstances, but prohibits “commercial usage” of drones. When I utilize my drone, I use common sense and follow all existing FAA rules for recreational use, which include remaining in sight of the drone at all times, never flying higher than 400 feet, staying well clear of manned aircraft and at least 5 miles away from airports (Sorry Boston residents, FAA controls air space in your area and prohibits the use of UAV's (unmanned aerial Vehicles) within 5 miles of Logan airport).


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Dear David,

I just wanted to write a quick thank-you for the professional and informative job that you did at my home inspection on Monday. As a first time home buyer I was incredibly nervous going into the inspection not knowing what to expect - what should I be asking? What should I be looking for? it was all very overwhelming. However, after the first 15 minutes of the inspection, you quickly put all of my fears to rest!

The way that you took the time to point out and explain to me everything that you were looking for, as well as all of the helpful suggestions that you so freely gave out instantly, had put my mind at ease. I was able to feel that I was in good hands and knew that I had a “Professional” doing the job. This was solidified for me at the end of the inspection when you went over your extensive report with me, item by item ensuring that I fully understood what was there.

Your professionalism and expertise was so greatly appreciated. If ever anyone asks for a recommendation please feel free to give them my name, it would be my pleasure to help put another home buyer’s worried mind to ease by letting them know that with Massachusetts Home Inspections, they can count on a professional job well done.

With Kind Regards,

Karen S.


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Last updated on  Mar 21, 2015