Exploring the Benefits of Roofing In 3D

Exploring the Benefits of Roofing In 3D

What is Roofing In 3D?


 Commercial roofing businesses often face unique challenges when inspecting, estimating, and repairing roofs. Traditional inspection methods can be time-consuming and costly and may not provide the accuracy needed to make informed decisions. However, with the advent of drone technology, commercial roofing businesses can streamline their operations and stay ahead of the competition. This blog post will discuss why you should choose GSI's comprehensive drone program package (Roofing in 3D) and how it can benefit commercial roofing businesses.

     When choosing a drone program for 3D measurements for your commercial roofing business, you must work with an experienced and knowledgeable consultant who can guide you. That's where Kerrick Willis comes in. With over a decade in commercial roofing, eight years in aviation , and four years of experience building and scaling successful drone programs, Kerrick is a commercially rated pilot in helicopters, airplanes, and drones. He is the founder and visionary of GSI, GeoSpatial Integrations LLC, a drone photogrammetry and consulting company.

     Kerrick's expertise goes beyond flying drones; he aims to empower individuals, leading to stronger teams and more robust businesses. He brings the world to you with various geospatial technologies and methods. His background includes teaching workflows for capturing assets with drones or other geospatial methods, consulting companies to build and scale their drone program into a functional photogrammetry machine, and integrating photogrammetry services into your current workflows or systems with minimal changes.

     As a specialist in commercial roofing, Kerrick can empathize with laborers to owners, having managed a $2 million commercial roofing project from start to finish. His results speak for themselves, including a $3 million increase in sales 12 months after implementation, a 40% reduction in trips to a job site, and the largest deal in a 40-year-old company's history. Additionally, Kerrick has trained and certified ten pilots under Part 107.

     Kerrick's passion for aviation and technology has driven his career. Still, his journey began with manual labor, instilling in him a strong work ethic and a sense of responsibility to lead from the front. During his time in the Army, he has further honed his leadership skills, teaching him that authentic leadership requires authenticity and a commitment to hard work. Through his daily study of philosophy, he understands that leadership requires a commitment to continuous learning and growth.

     With his experience, expertise, and passion for innovation, Kerrick can help you take your commercial roofing business to the next level with our comprehensive drone program package. When you work with Kerrick and GSI, you can trust that you're working with a consultant, leader, and friend committed to your success. Contact GSI today to learn more about our services and how we can benefit your business.

GSI's Drone Program Package for Commercial Roofing

     GSI's drone program package is designed specifically for commercial roofing businesses. The package includes all the tools and resources necessary to streamline your operations and provide accurate and detailed information about the condition of roofs and other building components. Here's what you'll get when you sign up for our drone program package:


Professional-Grade Drones


     OurMavic 3 Enterprisedrone program package for commercial roofing businesses includes two Mavic 3 Enterprise professional-grade drones with high-resolution cameras and sensors for accurate and detailed inspections. The drones come with two years of DJI care refresh and three extra batteries with a rapid charger, ensuring optimal performance and longevity. With these state-of-the-art tools, you can improve your business operations and make informed decisions about repairs and replacements while saving time and money.


Maintenance and Management

     We provide twelve months of Airdata Enterprise maintenance and management for your drones to ensure optimal performance

and longevity. You can plan/file for LAANC flights, manage drones and batteries, create custom checklists, maintenance reminders, and more. 


Customized Workflow Packages

     Our customized estimating workflow package is designed specifically for your business. It includes 3D models and high-resolution Orthomosaics for accurate measurements and estimates. This package helps you make informed decisions about repairs and replacements, saving you time and money.


Monthly Processing and Hosting

     Your package includes monthly processing and hosting of buildings for easy viewing, sharing, measurements, and annotations. This feature lets you easily share information with other team members, clients, and stakeholders without limitations or additional needs. 


Chief Pilot Services

     Our Chief Pilot services ensure your team is fully prepared to operate the drones safely and effectively. Our drone program package includes 12 months of Chief Pilot services. Our service includes monthly checkups, part 107 prep, waiver help, issue resolution, and maintenance monitoring.


In-Person Pilot Training

     We provide three days of in-person pilot training equipping you and your team to operate drones safely and effectively. This training includes flight training on control and emergency response, photogrammetry flights to bring measurable 2D/3D models of the roof, and import into your software. Our personalized pilot training ensures that you and your business are fully prepared to operate the drones safely and effectively.


Benefits of GSI's Drone Program Package

Using drones for commercial roofing inspections and estimates can provide numerous benefits for your business, including:


Accurate and Detailed Information

     Drones can capture accurate and detailed images of roofs and other building components, providing a better understanding of their condition. This information can help you make informed decisions about repairs and replacements without needing return trips, saving you time and money. Adding a drone to your standard takeoff workflow captures all the information instead of only what the person in the field sees, including "bonus" data for the client to utilize, creating a value add. 


Time and Cost Savings

     Using drones can save time and money by avoiding costly scaffolding and equipment on routine inspections. Drones can capture images of roofs and other building components from various angles, eliminating the need for physical checks on roofs but only with proper annual maintenance (GSI only advocates for drones being tools for the roofer, not a replacement for boots on the roof). They allow your superintendents, project managers, and estimators to spend more time-solving problems, not being stuck in traffic. 


Improved Safety

     Using drones for inspections and estimates can improve safety by eliminating the need for employees to work at heights, especially for budget estimates or annual updates. Drones can reduce the risk of accidents and injuries by shortening the window people must put their selves at risk to perform their job. Having weekly pictures taken ensures that perimeter warning systems are used and encourages team members to do the right thing. 


Competitive Advantage

     Using drones for inspections and estimates can give your business a competitive advantage by providing accurate and detailed information about the condition of roofs and other building components. Assessments can be done from your desk, giving you valuable data to share with the client and fostering collaboration by having more information than just a price for their roof. Clear up issues by clearing up RFI's without leaving the meeting or needing a follow-up, saving everyone time. Share models at sales pitches with potential clients, all from a cell phone, so there is no need to lug around a laptop. 




     GSI's Roofing In 3D package is a comprehensive solution for commercial roofing businesses looking to streamline their operations and provide accurate and detailed information about the condition of roofs and other building components. Our package includes professional-grade drones, maintenance, management, a customized estimating workflow package, monthly processing and hosting, Chief Pilot services, and personalized pilot training. Contact us at GSI3D.Com or purchase a drone package from our product catalog!

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