The roof of your home protects you and your family from outside elements. Sometimes, however, outside elements can cause damage to roof. You have to be on the lookout for not only damage from the weather, but also damage from animals. Squirrels, mice, raccoons, bats, birds, mice, and possums can all harm your roof in some way. Here are three problems your roof could face due to animals:
While animals are walking across the top of your roof, they could also be causing your shingles to come down. When your shingles come down, your roof is left vulnerable to other animals, water, and any other weather. Be sure to regularly inspect your shingles so you are not at risk of bigger problems in the future.
There are things that animals naturally gnaw on, including wood and wiring. If an animal gnaws through a part of your roof and leaves a hole, your home is susceptible to water damage. After all, if an animal can get in, chances are rain can as well. If you’re unaware of damage in the roof and water seeps in, your roof could incur structural damage from mold, mildew, and rot.
If an animal does get inside of your home from a hole, they could also tear out the insulation from your attic. Inadequate insulation could be highly damaging for your roofing system in a variety of ways that could affect the structure and shingles. This can lead to having to repair multiple areas inside your home as well as the roof.
Have animals caused damage to your roof? Contact Performance Roofing so we are able to help you fix your roof before any further damage occurs. We’re committed to providing you with great service, on-time and on-budget work, and we use the best roofing products on the market. We can come out and assess the damage and provide you with a quote before we do any work. We would love to help you protect your home.