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The cost of this inspection in The Washington D.C. and Maryland area will vary depending on the size and complexity of the home and grounds, but Swann Inspections includes this service in all our inspections for FREE!

Swann Inspections is credentialed and licensed by the FAA to fly Drones Commercially and to offer UAV services including Structural and Roof Inspections. We utilize the state of the art in Drone and UAV equipment. We can provide high quality still photos or HD or 4K video.

Using a drone or UAV can save time, money and other resources and is safer than having workers access areas that may be too steep or high for access.

We are able to safely access and inspect chimneys, roofs, exterior siding, windows and other exterior surfaces.




With over 5 years experience and a real focus on customer satisfaction, you can rely on us for your next inspection. We provide a professional inspections with a real focus on customer satisfaction.


  • Is drone imaging worth it for a home inspection?

    Yes, Swann Inspections does a FREE drone inspection when necessary.

    Homeowners and prospective home buyers can benefit from drone usage because it helps ensure thorough inspections of hard-to-reach areas. Home inspectors benefit from implementing UAVs in their process because they can make your job safer, faster

  • When does Swann Inspections use a drone?

    To prevent damage or if the roof is deemed unsafe-to-walk, the inspector may choose to fly an unmanned aircraft over the roof and roof systems to better inspect the ridges and valleys which are difficult to see from the ground or ladder alone.

    Sometimes a roof is too dangerous to inspect from above without specialized climbing equipment and training. Rather than defer this portion of the inspection to others, we can inspect it from all angles which can save you time and money on inspection costs and ensure that all recommendations are non-biased. These aerial cameras are part of our equipment and are we provide them at no additional cost.

  • Does Swann Inspections have a standard set-up, in-flight and take-down procedures?

    Yes, our inspectors have at least 100 flying hours and are Certified sUAS Remote Pilots. Photos from the drone will be added to the inspection report.

    • A drone cannot be flown on a windy day
    • The drone needs to be in visual line of sight (VLOS) at all times
    • Drones cannot fly over people, inside covered buildings or vehicles, or over stadiums and sports events
    • No commercial drone operations after dark
    • Drones can’t fly faster than 100 miles per hour groundspeed or higher than 400 feet above ground level
    • UAVs must give right of way to (and generally avoid sharing airspace with) other aircraft
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