How to Keep Critters Off Your Roof

critters off your roof

Are you dealing with small critters rummaging around your roof? Maybe you can hear their quick footsteps as you try to fall asleep. Apart from being annoying, these animals can cause some serious damage to your roof. Don’t wait until it’s too late. Get those critters off your roof with these simple tips! And if you need the help of the experts to repair your roof, Molandes Roofing is only a call away.

Trim Nearby Trees 

There is no easier entry point than branches that are hanging over your roof. These trees give the critters a perfect path to climb onto your roof. It’s important to keep those branches trimmed, so squirrels and other critters don’t have easy access. Keeping these branches trimmed is also vital for avoiding storm damage. When the branches hang over your roof, they can get ripped off and land on it during a storm, which can cause holes in your roof.

Use Animal Repellant

Have you tried using animal repellant? You can find a wide selection of them online. Most of these repellants are made of or mimic substances like pepper, garlic, essential oils, tarragon, and other substances that animals dislike. Some of those repellants are even made with the urine of predators, which promotes a fear response in these critters and keeps them away from your roof.

Regular Roof Maintenance

Another great way to keep these critters off your roof is to have regular maintenance done. When your roof is monitored and maintained consistently, you can catch signs of animals on your roof early on. This keeps them from establishing themselves on your roof and causing damage. During these maintenance checks, our roofers will look for dislodged shingles, cracks, new holes, and so on.

Clean Gutters

Many small critters build their nests in your gutters, such as birds. When you clean your gutters regularly, you get rid of those nests and force the pests to move to a different location. Molandes Roofing offers gutter cleaning services. Just give us a call and we will schedule a date and time that works best for you.

Block All Entry Points

Many critters use your roof as an entry to your attic or other parts of your home. Make sure your roof is patched up where it needs to be, such as any cracks, loose shingles, or boards. We also recommend putting mesh over openings like gutters. Once these entry points are covered, critters won’t have a reason to invade your roof.

Contact Molandes Roofing Today

If your roof has undergone damage by these critters, don’t hesitate to call Molandes Roofing. We will be on our way immediately. Our team can repair or replace any aspect of your roof. We have been servicing East Texas for many years and we have dealt with all kinds of roofing problems, big and small. We’ll inspect your roof and determine the best course of action. If you are still struggling with getting those critters off your roof, give us a call and we’ll help you reclaim your roof!

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