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.