Are There Doors In Your Roof ?

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Squirrels or raccoons using your roof as a thoroughfare seems harmless. But do you know where they’re bedding down? One of the most common calls we get, particularly during winter, is report of pests such as bugs or mice, when it is easily noticed. But how often do you check your attic or roof for signs of pests? Common pests that enjoy making homes in attics include: squirrels, raccoons, bats, mice, opossums, snakes, birds, and cockroaches. It’s important to maintain the integrity and structure of your roof to prevent these pests from causing damage to your roof and home and most importantly to keep your family healthy and safe.

To prevent insects and animals coming into your home, step one is to fix or reinforce your roof barrier. You can do some of this on your own and it doesn’t involve climbing onto your roof!

  • Did you know a mouse can squeeze into a hole the size of a nickel? Whoa, Nellie! Better go up into your attic during a bright sunny day and see if you have any glimpses of light peeking through the ceiling. If you do, then you have identified a hole and an entrance for pests.
  • Take a walk around outside your home and inspect your roof to see if any shingles are displaced. Also inspect the flashing. That’s the coverings around your chimney or vents to see if animals have chewed through this protective hardware.
  • If you see any roof damage give us a call to schedule an appointment, so we can quickly come out and fix it. This is particularly important if you don’t feel comfortable getting on the roof. Stay safe! We’ll send a Rooftop Ranger to your home to inspect your roof.

More info on how to identify and solve critter problems next time.

If you are looking for a professional Houston Roofing contractor, please call us today at 1.800.ROOF.PRO or complete our online request form.