Pest on Roof

How to Deal with Pest Damage to Your Roof

Protect Your Home from Insect & Rodent Damage

Your roof is built to withstand constant pressure from the elements and protects you daily from the wind, rain, and sun. Unfortunately, some pests that are also looking for protection may make their way into your home through the roof, causing a great deal of damage along the way. Let our roofing experts explain more about what pests can do and how to prevent damage.

What Kind of Damage Can Pests Cause to My Roof?

From chewing through siding to finding areas weakened by water damage and mold, unwanted critters of all kinds can significantly damage a home’s roofing system. Even worse, the presence of pests can make your roof even more vulnerable both to water damage and other forms of pests. If you find evidence of a pest infestation, it is important to act quickly and get professional assistance in removing it. Making repairs while the underlying problem persists is a waste of money.

Some of the most common culprits of roof damage done by pests include:

  • Termites
  • Carpenter ants
  • Rats
  • Mice
  • Squirrels
  • Bees
  • Bats

Pest Prevention to Protect Your Roof

The good news is, there are several things you can do to keep your roof safe from these critters. One measure with multiple benefits is to ensure that the trees and foliage on your property are kept neatly trimmed and away from the exterior. This ensures that you are not unintentionally creating shady, friendly places for mold and moss to grow, which many other pests then enjoy. You can also work with a trusted exterminator to handle preventative work and stop these infestations before they begin. Finally, routine roofing maintenance will help you to identify problem areas and possible points of entry and get them properly fixed so you do not have to worry.

Pests can cause structural damage as well as pose a health, safety, and hygiene risk to residents of the home. As with most aspects of home ownership, prevention is very much the name of the game.

To find out more about your options, contact Lyons Roofing today! We can help you repair damage from previous infestations and keep the structure secure against future attempts.