Seasonal changes are a good predictor of animal behavior, especially in small critters around your home. Squirrels might not sound like they can cause serious harm but their behavior, particularly during fall, can affect your roofing installation. As colder days approach, squirrels tend to “harvest and store” nuts and acorns in their nests. The problem occurs when they decide to turn your roof and your attic into their winter shelter.
Is there anything you can do to stop this from happening? Our roofing experts at Masters Roofing offer the following tips on how to humanely keep squirrels from ruining your roof.
Watch Possible Entries
Squirrels, mice and other small rodents are often attracted by the warmth of human homes and they’ll usually find ways to enter it through whatever opening they can find. Your soffits and fascia boards are prone to this type of behavior. Talk to your roofing contractor about using “squirrel-proof” ventilation guards to prevent any unwanted trespassers from getting inside your roof assembly.
Remove Attractive Things
Bird feeders may be great at attracting birds during any other season but during fall, all they do is provide mice, chipmunks and squirrels with a steady supply of food. You can temporarily place the bird feeders from around your roof to prevent these same animals from getting into your home. Alternatively, you could simply remove them entirely until the birds return in the spring.
While it’s unlikely you’ll need a full roof replacement caused by squirrel damage, they can still cost you in repairs quite a bit. Many roofing companies offer humane ways to help keep these curious little animals from venturing inside your roofing system. It’s never a bad idea to ask for help during these situations.
Masters Roofing offers squirrel-prevention services to help get your roof ready for the season. Give us a call at (901) 871-7663 or fill out our contact form to get a free quote today. We serve homeowners in Memphis, TN, as well as all surrounding areas.