Get roofs assessed now and protect them this summer.
We watch from our windows as birds fly free in the air. They might look innocent and peaceful from afar but when they settle on a roof that impression becomes an illusion. Don’t be fooled. Keep them away or they’ll cage you in. Here’s how:
Birds migrate north in Spring looking for a place to nest.
They find a perfect spot on your property’s roof and set up home. You don’t see it happening. There are a lot of good spots on a roof, in vents, chimneys, gutters, soffits, etc. Their nests cause damage related to where they are. For example, if they’re nesting in a gutter, water won’t drain properly and the back up could cause damage.
They get loud, smelly and destructive and your hands are tied.
Birds carry over 60 known transmittable diseases. Anyone can contract disease through physical contamination or inhalation. Their droppings are corrosive and can can melt through metal vents and roof membranes. They accumulate around the building setting you up for more than just work orders and complaints; Droppings cause slips and falls as well as vehicle damage.
They are protected by law so you can’t remove them. Read more here.
It makes you wonder why we even need birds in our lives. Well, we do because they pollinate by spreading seeds, relocate fish eggs, eat mosquitos and other annoying insects and control weeds. They even clean up animal carcasses our break down our garbage and waste. We need them but we have to keep things friendly.
The only way to protect roofs from birds is with deterrents. There are several types including netting, bird spikes, and bird spiders and bird shock electrical tracks, which condition birds to stay away from the buildings by giving a mild shock when they land.
Design Roofing now makes custom bird deterrents designed to fit perfectly on any roof and without having to wait on a supplier.
Don’t wait to schedule a roof replacement. Demand is high, timing is important and residents appreciate advanced notice.
- New construction in the lower mainland is strong and our crews are being kept busy building new roofs.
- Buildings constructed in the 90′s are scheduling their roof replaced now (if they haven’t already).
- Demand increases in the Fall due to a pre-winter panic that plagues indecisive stratas.
Summer Month are Ideal
- More hours of sunlight means more productive hours.
- Avoiding rain days reduces schedule changes.
- Suppliers are stocked and ready with supplies and materials.
- Residents can avoid planning activities that would be inconvenient, like having guests stay, planning a staycation, home renovations, etc.
- Residents may plan to be away during that time.
This Roof Was Wrong from the Beginning
This building’s strata hired the low bidding contractor to replace their roof. This contractor installed the roof incorrectly and the roof rotted within seven years.
Read more details here.
The Roof Leak
We got a call from the Property Manager about a leak. We investigated and found serious issues including several leaks, incorrect vent installations and a failing roof membrane.
We replaced TPO roof with a 2-ply SBS Bitumen. This roof is built in layers and designed to protect the building in a way that most roofs can’t. With vents properly installed, the roof is well-sealed and the building can still breath. SBS properties give the roof flexibility to expand and contract with changing weather and temperatures without splitting and puncturing.
Here are a few before-and-after shots: