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  • Writer's pictureSue Nassiri

How to Avoid Small Animal Damage on Your Roof

Squirrels and other small animals can cause extensive damage to your roofing system. For example, birds nesting on your asphalt shingles can eventually clog your gutters and damage the roof material. That is why it's important to keep small animals off your roof.

Here are some tips on preventing roof damage from animals. Trim Overhanging Branches Overhanging branches may add a unique appeal to your home's curb appeal, but they can be used by squirrels, raccoons and other animals to gain access to your roof. Trim the tree branches regularly, and ask a professional to do it for you if the branches are too thick. Schedule Regular Roofing Maintenance Schedule roof maintenance at least once a year to detect and address roofing issues. Roofing contractors will keep an eye on entry points on your roof that small animals can use. These can be holes in the roof sheathing, gutters, chimneys and vents. Properly Contain Trash Small animals look for food in trash receptacles. Covering them reduces the scent they can track towards your property. Keep trash away from your home, and dispose of it on time by observing local trash pickup and segregation schedules. Reseal Your Shingles Small hands and paws can easily remove asphalt shingles that have loose and weakened nails and adhesive. Have them resealed immediately and replace any missing shingles. Then, hire a top-notch roof repair company, like A1 Quality Roofing, Inc., to inspect your roof for any damage. Clean Your Gutters Leaves and twigs from nests or branches will clog your gutter system. Have your roofers inspect and clean the gutters regularly to prevent overflow during storms and discourage small animals from nesting inside it. A1 Quality Roofing, Inc. ensures high-quality workmanship and a great variety of roofing services. Hire a roofing team with several years of experience in roof replacement services. Call us today at (951) 877-4406, or fill out this contact form to get started.

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