Are animals burrowing into my roof to escape the winter cold? Get a free Houston roof inspection to find out!

Are animals burrowing into my roof to escape the winter cold? Get a free Houston roof inspection to find out!


Are animals burrowing into my roof to escape the winter cold? Get a free Houston roof inspection to find out!Houston's climate is usually quite warm, and so the local wildlife don't deal especially well with stretches of cold winter weather. When temperatures plummet, animals will sometimes burrow through roofing to escape the cold. Squirrels, raccoons, possums, and birds may damage your roof and infest your attic. At Houston Roofing & Gutters, we're happy to offer a free inspection to see if any critters have damaged your roofing in their quest for warmth.

Roof Damage Caused by Wildlife

When birds nest in roof vents, they obstruct airflow to your attic. If there is insufficient airflow, then your roof's structure could become damaged when temperatures get extremely hot or frigidly cold. As squirrels and raccoons seek shelter, they use their sharp claws and teeth to tear holes in the roof. The resulting damage can make your roof prone to rot and mold. Ultimately, if the damage goes unnoticed or ignored, this could lead to you needing a new roof sooner than should've been necessary.

Tips to Prevent Wildlife from Damaging Your Roof

To deter birds from landing on your roof, you can add anti-bird spikes to your roof's edges. Not only will this reduce the risk of them nesting, but will also help to prevent the mess of droppings that they leave behind. It's also a good idea to trim branches away from your home. This way, animals such as squirrels won't have an easy bridge onto your rooftop. And if there are any cracks/gaps in your roofing that could be alluring to the local wildlife, you'll want to address them.

Free Animal Damage Roof Inspection in Houston, TX

At Houston Roofing & Gutters, our crew specializes in identifying, preventing, and fixing roof damage caused by wildlife. If you need a roofer in Houston, TX and the surrounding area, contact Houston Roofing & Gutters at (832) 843-2922. Feel free to give us a call today to ask for a free roofing estimate in Houston!


Houston Roofing and Gutters Blog
Posted: January 2022

Written and Published By MORBiZ