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Best Drones for Roofers | 2021 Roofing Contractor Drone Reviews

Jeffrey Marcus of Drones for Contractors, generously shared this data recently in a Roofing Facebook group – and I was blown away with the dominance that Mavic has as far as drone ownership…

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Roof Inspection Drones - Mavic Best roofing drones

Jeffrey Marcus of Drones for Contractors, generously shared this data recently in a Roofing Facebook group – and I was blown away with the dominance that Mavic has as far as drone ownership amongst roofers + contractors – check it out:

Let’s go through the pro’s and con’s of each of these top 3 drone’s so you can be prepared if you are going to purchase one.

#1 Best Drone for Roofers: Mavic 2 Pro – $1,600 – $2,000

Pros

  • Superlative 4K video.
  • 20MP Raw and JPG still imaging.
  • Great battery life.
  • Compact, foldable design.
  • Obstacle avoidance sensors.

Cons

  • 8GB internal memory isn’t much.
  • No DCI format support.
  • Expensive.

#2 Best Drone for Roofers: Mavic Pro – $800 – $1,300

Pros

  • “The Pocket-Sized Drone”
  • Fast Set up
  • Smartphone control
  • OcuSync Transmission for long-range
  • Intelligent Flight Modes + Features

Cons

  • Camera quality isn’t the best
  • Many features can get overwhelming
  • Small legs make takeoff and landing tricky
  • Not very steady in windy conditions
  • The gimble assembly is not very strong
  • Short Flight Time

#3 Best Drone for Roofers: Mavic Mini – $300 – $400

Pros

  • Very affordable
  • Includes remote control.
  • Excellent battery life.
  • Crisp 2.7K video and 12MP photos.
  • Gimbal stabilization.
  • Automated cinematic camera movements.
  • Find My Drone feature.
  • Doesn’t require federal registration.

Cons

  • Easy to break
  • Some connectivity issues in testing.
  • Omits obstacle detection sensors.
  • No 24fps video option.
  • Doesn’t support Raw or HDR images.
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