Chicagoland Home Inspectors Announce That Roof Inspections Just Got Easier, Faster, and More Efficient With Drone Technology

Chicago Evening Post Article

American Society of Home Inspectors Article

CHICAGO, IL – 04-02-2018 — Roof inspections were once a hazardous activity where life and limb could be at risk from fragile roofing materials, high roofs, and steeply sloped roofs. This made the job of thoroughly inspecting a roof as perilous as it was important to maintaining the integrity of the home.

Now, Chicagoland Home Inspectors have joined the drone revolution and added the futuristic technology to their roof inspection service. While the team of inspectors still grab a ladder to investigate potential defects in person, drones are helping them to now examine even the steepest-sloping roof or high, fragile rooftop for defects with ease.

The new service has already received a thumbs-up from its first customer, who was purchasing a condo in Chicago and wanted to find out if the roof had any major defects before making an investment.

“Drone technology is a convenient, fast, and safe method of inspecting residential and commercial rooftops for any kind of damage. I’ll still get up there myself to investigate when possible, but there’s no question that drone technology is making a significant difference to how we investigate” said Charles Bellefontaine, lead Licensed Home Inspector at Chicagoland home Inspectors.

“Not only is the inspection faster and less expensive for our clients, but it’s also a safer endeavor for our employees. We capture the damage on camera, along with  damage invisible to the human eye using attachments that detect where air and HVAC leakages are happening, offering our clients a better service at a better price.”

While roof inspections using drone technology to complement manual inspections are a recent development, they mark yet another use of the technology to make life – and home maintenance – easier for Americans. Like many others across the nation, Chicagoland uses a variety of modern technology and tools to deliver thorough, efficient checks that grant homeowners peace of mind – and home buyers the confidence that they are purchasing a dream home, rather than a money pit.

Chicagoland Home Inspectors also released a video which shows how drone technology allowed them to detect a missing power vent cover and cracked chimney crown in just a few minutes – despite the icy March weather – which can be viewed here.

“The attention to detail and professionalism are at the highest level – Charlie found issues I would not have thought about,” revealed one recent customer in a Yelp review. “He can explain things in such a way that even I could understand whether it was or was not an issue; I’m totally satisfied.”

For more information about Chicagoland Home Inspectors and its various home inspection services in Chicago, please visit For all general and media inquiries regarding home inspection and drone inspections for rooftops, please contact Charles Bellefontaine at 312-759-7045 or email him at

About Chicagoland Home Inspectors, Inc.

Chicagoland Home Inspectors is one of Chicago’s most highly rated home inspectors, offering a full range of home inspection services in Chicago including listing inspections, sewer inspections, and rooftop drone inspections among others. For more information about Chicagoland Home Inspectors, please visit the company’s website.

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Company Name: Chicagoland Home Inspectors, Inc.
Full Name: Charles Bellefontaine
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Charles Bellefontaine CMI, CPI, ACI

Charles is a home inspector and a home inspector trainer. He started as a professional home inspector in 1993. He works for Chicagoland Home Inspectors, Inc. and Bellman Group, Inc. He has earned the title of Certified Master Inspector (CMI) from the Master Inspector Certification Board. He earned the title Certified Property Inspector (CPI) from the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors. He earned the title ASHI Certified Inspector (ACI) from the American Society of Home Inspectors. He served as a Director and Officer of the American Society of Home Inspectors. He hs a tremendous passion about the home inspection profession and prides himself on helping his clients with the biggest purchase of their lives.

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