While routine maintenance helps you spot and address the typical types of damage encountered by a roof, such as punctures and ponding water, there’s another type of damage you need to look out for on your system. A few birds nesting on your residential or commercial roof may be a welcoming sight at first, but you’ll soon realize that they’re damaging it.
Any sign of birds taking up residence on your roof should be dealt with immediately, or your roof will face further damage. To learn how to deal with this, here’s what you need to know:
Common Types of Bird Damage
- Clogged airflow – Birds often make nests out of naturally flammable materials, such as twigs, grasses, twigs, moss, bark and other fibers. When they build them near HVAC equipment or inside air vents, they become a fire hazard. They also reduce the quality of air in your building or impede proper roof ventilation, trapping moisture inside.
- Acidic bird droppings – These can damage asphalt roofing materials, HVAC equipment and other components on your roof. The droppings also stimulate the growth of algae or moss by providing nutrients. If left uncleaned, your roof’s expected lifespan becomes compromised.
How You Can Deal With Bird Damage
- Address ponding water – If you find ponding water on your flat commercial roofing system, it can attract birds who are looking to drink or bathe. They’ll see this as a water source and make a nest on your roof if the space is safe enough. To prevent this, have your ponding problems fixed by a trusted roofing contractor.
- Repair any holes and gaps – Birds can take advantage of the holes and gaps you have on your roof as they’re good spots to make nests. Have them repaired or sealed by a trusted professional as soon as possible to prevent this from happening.
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