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Your Roofologist: Pest Proof the Roof!

Updated: Mar 26, 2020

Rats, squirrels, raccoon, lions, tigers, and bears oh my!

On a chilly day in Allen, Texas Your Roofologist is on a call requested by one of our real-estate partners. During the inspection Your Roofologist quickly finds the issue. Critters have chewed a hole in the roof!

In this video, Your Roofologist suggests a few ways to #pestproofyourroof to keep critters and rodents out of your home.

When the temperature drops, rodents will do anything to get into your home. Nothing will ruin your night like the sound of little feet scurrying around the attic.

Rodents can fit through holes as small as one-half inch in diameter, about the size of a nickel. They may climb on tree branches or power lines to get on your roof. Rats often enter your home by chewing holes in a roof soffits or fascias. An inspection by a licensed professional will suss this out for you.

Your home transfers outdoor air in and then back out through your roof ventilation system. Most of the water-using appliances in your home utilize the ventilation system in your roof in order to keep your home free of humidity. If your vent systems are not properly covered rodents will use them to infiltrate your home.

Squirrels chew through and eat into your house. They chew through roof shingles to get past the underlayment and decking of your roof. Damaged roof shingles leave your home at risk to moisture and water damage, where roofing tiles become ways for water leaks inside the home.

Your Roofologist lifts shingle to uncover hole from rodents

Rodents can cause sizable and expensive damage from chewing on electrical wires, damaging property and storage, and ripping up insulation. They can spread disease with their droppings or contaminate food and food preparation surfaces which can transmit food poisoning. Rats, squirrels, and raccoons can also bring fleas into your home.

Pests can cause you and your roof a great deal of trouble. Your Roofologist as seen the nuisance they can be and the damage they can cause to your home. One way to keep pests from invading your home through the roof is with quarterly or bi-monthly pest services. After your roof inspection Your Roofologist can recommend a trustworthy pest control service so you can keep your home free from a rodent invasion. It is much easier, more affordable, and less stressful to keep pests away with a frequent pest program.

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