Does Your Porch Roof Need Repairs or Replacement to Keep Out Wildlife?
Even if you’ve kept up with maintenance for your porch roof, normal wear and tear eventually creates the need for repairs or a replacement.
Who Comes First, Roofers or Wildlife Control?
Feeling like the unlucky homeowner on your block getting picked on by raccoons or squirrels? Some of our wildlife control customers assume they need a new roof and call a roofer.
A good roofer might estimate the cost for a new roofer but recognize there’s an animal problem and refer you to wildlife control. Beware of the roofer willing to seal up the hole hoping the animals are gone, you might end up with a bad smell from dead animals or more damage.
What Type of Maintenance Does Your Porch Roof Need to Stop Wildlife From Entering?
Taking care of a porch roof is exactly like maintaining the roof of your home. During the beginning and end of each season, you should:
. Inspect the roof for signs of damage
. Repair any damage that you find
. Replace missing shingles
. Clean the gutters
. Secure weakened components
How Do You Know if Your Porch Roof Need Repairs or Replacement?
If you discover minor damage, then your roof probably just needs repairs. However, extensive damage usually requires a full replacement. If your roof has the following type of damage, you should consider replacing it:
. Wood that is rotting
. Most of the shingles are missing or damaged
. The roof is lifted up from its foundation.
. The support structure for the porch roof is leaning or broken.
. Water damage is apparent.
Do You Need Porch Roof Repairs or Replacement?
If your porch roof looks as though it is falling down, it probably needs too much work for simple repairs. On the other hand, if only minor damage is visible, you might only need a few repairs to get the roof back in tip-top shape.