Having problem birds consistently perching on your roof can be a real pain for home owners and if you do nothing about it, it can be surprising how much damage they can cause.

Your roof has to withstand wind, sleet, snow and rain as it is so the last thing you want is an unruly group of birds causing problems as well.

So what kind of problems can birds do to your roof?

Well, if left undeterred, they will bring insects and other small prey to your rood and relentlessly claw and peck at it. Over time this can cause damage to your roof tiles. Not only that, birds will sometimes build nests under roof tiles and in the gutters. This can cause leaks and make the tiles and guttering become unstable.

Birds can also get trapped down uncovered chimneys and make a real mess of skylights and solar panels. Last but certainly not least, the acidic nature of bird droppings can cause your roof to corrode and inevitably, a lot of their droppings will also end up on your patio causing further health issues.

So, with this in mind, if you are constantly plagued by birds on your roof and they are starting to cause noise, damage and pollution problems then it’s time to take action.

Bird Spikes and Bird Netting

So what’s the best thing to do to keep them off your roof?

There are a few choices open to you so let’s take a look at some of the options:

Bird Spikes – putting bird spikes on your roof will act as a good deterrent. These can be erected on ledges, windowsills and gutters and make it extremely difficult for birds to perch, roost and nest. The spikes are available in different sizes depending on the type of bird that is causing you the problem

Bird Netting – this is effective but may be a bit unsightly for domestic properties and therefore more suited to commercial buildings. Netting can cover a wide area and will stop birds from entering and perching on the roof.

If bird problems persist at your property then it’s always worthwhile getting some professional advice on the best course of action to take. Please call us on 08000 35 1000 if you need our assistance.

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