>> Jan 30, 2016
You always hear about various homeowners complaining about unwanted animals, critters, or pests in their attic. They suddenly find these animals making homes out of their attics and it is indeed a nuisance. But have you ever considered that the primary means by which these critters enter your home is via your roofing?
If you have seen squirrels, raccoons or even mice scurrying across your roof or eaves, you better wish they had found a way inside your home. Protect your home from these home invaders and make sure that your roof is intact to discourage these critters from sharing your home. It is ideal to do a regular check of your roof. In some cases, this may be difficult as well as dangerous but there are various ways you can make sure that your roof is intact without it being a life-threatening stunt.
The first thing you should do is check for holes in your roof. These can become entry points for critters to invade your home. It can also be causes of mold growth due to water and moisture entering your roofing systems. Here are just a few things you can do to ensure that your home is safe from critters on your roof.
● Check the attic
Go up to the attic and check for holes in your roof. This is the safest way to check if your roof is still intact. It is best to do this on a sunny day when glimpses of light peeking through your roof will indicate that there is indeed a hole in your roof. If you do find these holes, then you are sure that in several weeks, you will be harboring critters in your home. Call a professional immediately so that you can remedy the problem as soon as possible.
● Check the shingles
If you haven’t found any holes on the roof while you were at the attic, this does not mean that you’re off the hook. Go outside and check the shingles of your roof. If there are any shingles that are out of place, it can indicate a hole on your roof as well. Other than that, it can also be indicative of the compromised integrity of your roof.
● Call a professional
In any case, it is best to let a professional assess and propose a solution to your problem. They are also well equipped and experienced enough to see even the smallest problems. If you don’t, these small problems may find a way to weasel into your home and you may have a bigger problem in your hands.
If you want to avoid the hassle that millions of other homeowners experience every year, be vigilant. Do regular visual inspections of your roof to prevent unwanted critters on your roof from invading your home.
Written by True Son Exteriors, the best contractors for roofing Columbia, MO has to offer.