No one wants to share their home with annoying critters that crawl around your space. Not only are the repetitive footsteps above your head an inconvenience, but if it’s not taken care of they can make their way into your living space. Imagine going to your attic to look for some paperwork and finding a squirrel sprawled across your attic floor. To avoid these mini heart attacks, First Out Roofing recommends getting a roof inspection and catching the critters before it’s too late. You don’t want to deal with pests on your roof. They can chew through the roofing material, which opens the door to leak problems and further pest infestations. First Out Roofing can take care of it for you!
Why Pests Migrate to Your Roof
Just like a roof offers you and your family protection, it also offers protection against the elements for the critters. Especially during these cold winter months, critters look for warm shelter, which your roof provides access to. While bigger animals, like bears, hibernate during the winter, smaller animals seek refuge in residential roofing structures. These critters include raccoons, squirrels, rats, mice, bats, birds, bees, and carpenter ants.
Why Are These Pests Problematic?
Each critter has their own way of making themselves at home, and use your roof and attic for multiple purposes.
Bird droppings are acidic and can erode your shingles over time. Birds also build nests in your gutters, which blocks the flow of water. This can lead to drainage issues and under tiles.
A roof’s frame is usually made out of wood, and carpenter ants are attracted to moist wood. Therefore, heavy thunderstorms or a leaky roof will attract an infestation.
The most common types of infestations are from bees and wasps. Not only are they scary because they can sting you and cause allergic reactions, but their nests become problematic too. Over time, the nests get heavier, which can cause structural damage to your roof and walls.
Raccoons and Other Rodents
Rodents look for nesting areas that keep them away from predators and from humans too. Roofs tend to provide the perfect habitat. Rodents find the vulnerabilities in your roof structure, such as decayed wooden soffits. They will then chew through the structure and gain an entry point into your home. This is where they build a nest for their young. Not only can these rodents carry diseases, but they also cause structural damage. As you can see, pests on your roof are problematic. You want to avoid repairs and replacements whenever possible, for it can get quite pricey.
First Out Roofing to the Rescue!
If you are dealing with pests on your roof, get in touch with First Out Roofing today. Pests are a huge threat to your roof’s stability and functionality. We recommend getting regular inspections to avoid these kinds of problems from occurring. Our roofers can catch the issue on time, and prevent it from costing you extensive repairs in the future. Our team provides a wide range of services, such as roof repairs, replacements, inspections, regular maintenance, and installations. Give First Out Roofing a call, and let’s secure your roof!