Fri. Oct 30th, 2020

How Critters Can Damage Your Roof

critter damage roof
critter damage roof

There are so many ways critters can damage your roof. Therefore, it’s necessary for you to take action when you see a wild animal in your property lurking around. Especially those that are known to climb up roofs, you should make sure that they are removed as soon as possible to prevent any kind of damage they can cause.

One of the worst critters on a roof and attic space are rats. This busy critter can turn your attic space, and your roof system, into a real disaster. And if the problem goes on for a while, the cleanup can be very costly. An animal removal contractor takes care of rats and squirrels in attics, and they do it in a very thorough way. So in doing so, they not only take care of the problem, they make sure it will not soon come back!

Roof damage can be a very expensive problem. Roof repairs are already costly and sometimes there are damages that cannot be repaired anymore and so an entire roof replacement might be needed. Even if flat roofs are absolutely safe now, they can still be damaged by critters who are so stubborn and persistent to get into your home or build their shelter in your property.

So how can critters damage your roof? For one, animals such as birds, squirrels, rats, and bats can leave their urine and droppings on your roof. Their droppings can be toxic and may create damage when not cleaned right away. While dust, debris, and leaves stand a chance of getting blown away by wind or washed away by rain or a simple garden hose, critter droppings are a little more complicated and difficult to deal with.

Furthermore, some critters would continually chew everything that comes their way, which includes parts of your home, wires, cables, and so on. This is why we’ve heard of stories of squirrels and rats causing house fires! When the critters managed to get into your home, the attic most of the time, they can also damage the insulation and can compromise the structure of your house.

Yes, critters can damage your roof – even the small ones like rats and squirrels! You can try using animal repellents to keep them away and more importantly, do a regular inspection, get roof cleaning services, and maintenance any time you have the chance. If the critters keep on coming back, reach out to an animal removal contractor.

Contact us to learn more about critter problems, and how they can affect your roof.