Why Roof Inspections Are Important

by | Apr 29, 2021 | Roof Inspections | 0 comments

Having a sturdy and reliable roof is very important, not only for shelter and warmth, but also for preventing any unwanted guests such as pests or animals into your home. If animals and pests can make themselves comfortable in your home, they will gladly do so. You may be unwittingly allowing animals in your home by leaving your roof damaged, providing easy access and entry points for animals. Here at SOS Wildlife control, our professionals have compiled a list of reasons outlining why it is important to take good care of your roof and have it inspected regularly.

Prevent Unwanted Animals

Many animals like raccoons and squirrels would gladly make themselves comfortable in your home when given the chance. Animals such as raccoons and squirrels often make their way into homes as it is a warm safe space, that provides shelter for themselves and their babies. In fact, to an animal your attic is one of the best places for them to bring their young to keep them safe and warm. Your attic also provides comfort when considering the insulation found within attics.  If you neglect to take care of your roof or to have it properly inspected by professionals, you may be inviting these animals into your home. Once they are in, they are difficult to remove and will be causing further damage to your roof and your home. In order to prevent this, have a professional inspect your roof for any potential points of access. When it comes to animal baby season, which typically occurs in early spring and summer months, it is important to have your roof inspected. At SOS Wildlife control, we have to proper tools to inspect, repair and prevent the entry of animals into your home.

Prevent Pest Infestations

Much like animals, pests can also make their way into your home. Pests could not only be seeking shelter, but they may be interested in other things your home has to offer such as food or waste found in your home. Pests such as mice or rats can make their way into your attic but may not remain in the attic if there are things in your home that are attracting them. They could likely be found exploring your home in search of left out food or waste. In order to prevent pests from entering your home, it is important to keep entry points closed off and difficult to access. This can be accomplished by taking the necessary steps in prevention such as closing off any holes, cracks or crevices that may be found in your home and on your roof. Prevent pests from entering by calling the professionals at SOS Wildlife control to perform an assessment and ensure your roof is in its best state.

Prevent Weather Damage

If your roof has any cracks, crevices or issues, your home could be susceptible to damage caused by the weather. Damage to your roof can lead to water leaking into your home, which is certainly unwanted. Water damage will exacerbate the issue as not only will you need to pay for the roof damages, you will also have the additional costs of paying for any repairs that may have been caused from water damage. Prevent paying any additional costs by keeping an eye on your roof and maintaining it throughout the seasons.

Prevent Injury or Mistakes

You may feel as though taking a quick glance at your roof would be sufficient in assessing if there are any damages, however this is not the case. Many people that are not trained in roof inspections, might make the assumption that their roof is fine if they do not see any large or obvious holes and damage, but there is more to assessing a roof than a quick glance. People who are not trained may also injure themselves when venturing on their roof as they are unaware of possible rot or damages, which could lead to them falling or injuring themselves.

When it comes to your roof, it is important to take the necessary steps and precautions in order to maintain it. Your roof provides you with shelter and protection from the environment as well as from animals and pests. If your roof becomes run down and has cracks, crevices or other possible entry points then your roof is no longer serving its purpose of protecting you and your family. We highly recommend having your roof inspected and assessed by a professional in order to prevent any infestations or further damages to your home. At SOS Wildlife Control we strive to solve your problem quickly and efficiently as we understand the value of time and safety for you and your space. With our expertise and skills, we can provide an assessment of your roof as well as effective solutions. If you suspect an infestation or need assistance in effectively removing wildlife such as raccoon removal or squirrel removal from your space call us locally at (647) 995 – 9453 or toll free at 1-800 – 981 – 0330 for all of your wildlife removal needs.