A Roof Inspection Can Keep Flying Squirrels Out of Your Attic
Homeowners often make the grim discovery that flying squirrels are living in their attic. This can be unsettling, and it also brings the hassle and expense of removing them. Water damage from a roof leak turns wood soft and makes it easy for squirrels to enter. It's a good idea to have a roof inspection done on your Pensacola home to address any leaks right away.
Although they're called flying squirrels, they don't actually fly, they glide. They have membrane connecting their front feet to their back feet, and when they spread this out, they can jump and glide from a tree to your roof. These rodents are much smaller than other squirrel species and can flatten themselves to squeeze into surprisingly small openings in a roof.
Why You Don't Want Squirrels in Your Attic
It is far less complicated to deny flying squirrels access to your home than it is to deal with them. You definitely want to avoid the variety of problems that squirrel infestations in your attic can cause, such as:
- Damaged wires or wood from chewing
- Persistent noise at night when they're awake, and you are trying to sleep
- Damaged insulation from nesting
- Staining and odors from urine and droppings
- Disease and parasite transmission
A roofing contractor can help you prevent this annoying situation from ever happening. Take the preventative measure of scheduling a roof inspection by Buildia Construction Group so a professional can thoroughly examine your roof for potential entry points. Simple repairs can eliminate gaps or holes the squirrels use for access.