Summer is finally here! But with the warm weather come all sorts of critters and animals looking for shelter. Of all places, they choose to scurry up onto our rooftops and cause damage to our homes.
Although they’re not heavy enough to break the roofing materials, squirrels and raccoons have substantially sharp claws, which are perfect for tree climbing. Unfortunately, those claws will inevitably leave plenty of scratch marks on your roof!
Needless to say, when we see a wild animal on our roof, we should try to get it down as soon as possible!
How to Get a Wild Animal Off Your Roof
When it comes to looking for food and shelter, wild animals only have one thing in mind — reaching their goal. Unfortunately, it’s often easier to climb up than it is to climb down!
Since we’re all animal lovers here, the first thing on our mind is how to help this poor thing get down from the roof.
First, we should check to see if the animal is injured. If it’s in good health, then we need to find a long wooden plank to prop against the edge of the roof. In most cases, doing so will encourage the animal to climb down the plank to safety.
Helping an Injured Animal Off the Roof
If the animal is injured, it likely won’t be able to get down on its own. What’s more, if the animal is in pain, it will probably try to attack us because it’s frightened. If that’s the case, we need to call your local animal control.
Once we get the animal to safety, we should immediately take it to the vet.
Birds Nesting on the Roof
Birds love to make nests on our rooftops, especially along roof edges and soffits.
The best we can do to prevent birds from nesting on our roof is to install a moving roof ornament to scare them away.
Repairing a Damaged Roof
Roof damage caused by animals is a serious threat, which is why our best option is to call in a roofing specialist at Tadlock Roofing.
Damaged soffits and broken shingles can lead to bigger issues. Ultimately, hiring a professional to assess the damage will end up saving us plenty of money in the future.
Moreover, a qualified roofer will also provide preventative maintenance offers to help keep an eye on possible mischief of the roof.