What to Do if Pests Damage Your Roof

Avoiding Pest Damage to Your Home

Most roofs can withstand wear and tear from the outdoor elements, but if insects and small rodents begin calling your roof home, they can cause significant damage. Keep reading to learn how to repair your roof and prevent pest damage.

What Pests Can Damage My Roof?

While living in an area with bountiful wildlife is typically a plus, it’s not as great when these animals cause damage to your property. Most commonly, these animals are responsible for finding their way inside your home through your roof:

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

What Damage Can Be Done?

From targeting moldy areas of your roof and making holes to chewing through your roof, these critters can wreak havoc on your home’s exterior. Additionally, pests that begin living on your roof leave your home vulnerable to a colony forming and entering your home. If you do have an insect or rodent infestation, you’ll need to call an exterminator to ensure that they’re removed properly.

Fixing and Preventing Pest Damage

The best way to prevent pest damage to your roof is to make sure any trees on your property are cut away from your exterior. This will prevent shade and additional moisture from creating mold and moss on your roof, which animals can thrive off. Additionally, having a professional roofing company regularly check the structure of your roof can help any repairs that need to be made happen without delay. This will ensure that there are no existing leaks or holes that an animal can enter your home through.

If you do find any pest damage on your roof, contact our expert team at Texas Star Roofing, Inc. to repair it immediately to keep your family and home safe. Contact us today for an appointment! Texas Star Roofing, Inc.