How Squirrels Damage Shingle Roofs in Wesley Chapel

One of the most common roofing repair jobs High Top Roofing does in Wesley Chapel, it to repair roof damage caused by squirrels.

Squirrels can peel up your your roof shingles and damage them and chew through your roof decking.

They also can tear holes in your roof soffits or fascia, damage your gutters, and then enter your home and wreak havoc.

Once their in your attic, they can chew up electrical wiring, damage insulation, and damage things you have stored in your attic.

There are many places where squirrels can enter your home.

They can come in through gaps in your soffits or fascia, enter through gaps or opening in your siding, and also get in through your ridge vents or an open, uncapped chimmney.

Here are some of things you can do to prevent squirrels from damaging your Wesley Chapel roof:

  • Install a drip edge

A drip edge is a piece of metal that slides under your first row of shingles and hangs over the edge of your fascia. It's main function is to help water drain away from your home.

They also help make it harder for a squirrel to tunnel between your roof shingles and fascia.

  • Trim the trees around your home

Trimming the trees around your home to a minimum of eight feet, will help keep even squirrels who can jump very far away from your roof.

  • Inspect your roof at regular intervals

Have a roofing professiional inspect your roof from the outside and climb into your attic a few times per year to ensure there are no animal droppings, torn insulation, or moisture.

  • Keep your gutters clean

When gutters are clogged with debris and leaves, they don't work properly and they attract animals who may want to nest in them.

  • Seal your home exterior openings

If you have any openings in your home, seal them.

If you suspect that you have damage to your roof caused by squirrels, call us at 704-989-3189 or request a free estimate.

We're a leading Wesley Chapel Roofing company and we look forward to serving you!