Unwanted animals and pests can find their way into your attic and become uninvited guests in your home. Unfortunately, these inhabitants can cause damage to your roof and potentially to your entire house.
Expert Contracting, one of the area’s leading local roofing companies, enumerates some steps you can take to keep critters away from your roof.
1. Trim Back Nearby Trees
Typically, animals climb into trees and onto roofs until they reach the home’s interior. This especially happens if the trees in your backyard have branches that extend close to your home. Trimming these tree branches will eliminate the animals’ access to your roof.
2. Perform Regular Upkeep on Your Roof
Keeping your roof maintained can help prevent unwanted animals from accessing your home. Pay attention to parts of your home that are susceptible to damage, such as the areas around your gutters, vents and chimneys.
Furthermore, keep a close eye on your roof sheathing through which animals tend to enter the attic. Other areas that provide ideal entry points for critters include roof soffit intersections, roof vents and weak spots or holes in the roof. Consult a professional for a regular roof inspection to identify any open entry points before any animals find them.
3. Reseal Your Shingles
When roof shingles are removed, they become a target for critters. Small animals can easily pry off loose shingles and gain entry into your attic. To avoid this issue, reseal your shingles any time you notice that they are missing, loose or out of place.
After a heavy storm, always check your roofing system for damage because it’s the time when roofs are vulnerable to shingle damage. It’s also best to ask for professional advice to determine whether or not a roof repair is needed.
4. Keep Your Trash Contained and Away From Your Home
Even though your trash isn’t on your roof, critters can locate the food in your garbage bin even from miles away. To prevent your trash from attracting animals and pests, keep it in sealed containers and place them as far away from your house as possible.
Whether you need roof replacement or repair, Expert Contracting is here to assist you. Discuss your needs with us by calling us at (716) 572-7303 or filling out our contact form. We serve clients in Hamburg, NY, and the surrounding areas.