Did you know that spring is the most likely time for birds to settle on your property? Birds will likely be preparing to lay their eggs during the beginning of the spring weather. While bird watching can be enjoyable, it can be frustrating to find new nests that have cropped up in your gutters or on your roof. Unfortunately, these new nests can leave your home permanently damaged. Here are some of the different types of damage done by large flocks and how you can prevent birds from nesting in the most vulnerable areas of your home. As the weather warms up, it’s important to take these steps to prevent birds from calling the top of your house their new home.
Install Gutter Covers
Consider making your rooftop and gutter system less hospitable for these animals. Doing so may encourage these would-be pests to move on to another location. We recommend putting specialized covers over your gutter system to make it impossible for birds to make their nest in them.
Make sure you are maintaining your roof and gutters.
The most effective way to prevent damage is to do regular maintenance on your roof and gutter system. Have your roof inspected annually. Inspections allow homeowners to know if there are any loose shingles or openings that will allow birds to nest inside their roof.
If you are opposed to installing gutter covers, make sure you keep your gutters clean. Clean gutters offer fewer nest-building materials for birds looking for a place to live. If you have noticed roof or gutter damage, contact your preferred contractor. Advanced bird damage requires sections of the affected roof or gutter to be replaced. These replacements ensure the home has the drainage and protection it needs!