There can be a number of ways that your roof can suffer damages, and it’s important to choose a material that is impact and scratch resistant to reduce the effects of external elements and pests. You can view our scratch resistant steel options here or have a read below of the ways you can keep your roof safe from creeper crawlers who are less than gentle with the roofing materials.
Roofs can be particularly susceptible to pests because so many people are unaware of the problems they can create. In Australia, roofs are particularly susceptible because of the extreme range of pests we have living here. Pests to be aware of include:
With droppings causing acidic residue and various scratches and impacts wearing away at roofs, it’s important to be aware of these crawlers and know what to do when they decide to inhabit rooftops.
What to be Aware Of
Different pests come with their own unique sets of issues when it comes to roofing, and it’s important to be aware of the risks and problems each pest brings with it.
Birds are the most common rooftop pest. Noisy and bothersome disruptions are only the start; roosting and nesting under rooftops can soon require professional assistance to remove. Additionally, droppings can be acidic and cause corrosion to metal rooftops and rotting in wood. It’s important to be aware of these risks before the roofing process begins so that solutions can be installed to prevent birds from nesting.
Insects are another pest that find it easy to settle in rooftops. Cockroaches, termites, and other insects get into roof cavities and act as disease carriers that put households at risk. It’s important to insect-proof roofing before insects have a chance to takeover.
Mice and Wasps
Similar to birds and insects, mice and wasps burrow into crevices or create nests in hard to reach places. Setting up preventative solutions can be simple if roofing professionals are aware of the risks that these pests pose to the overall longevity of the homes they’re building.
How to Keep Pests Under Control
There are measures that can be taken to prevent pests from settling in your roofing. Whether you put these measures in place before the roofing process is complete, or add them after, they are solutions that will help promote longevity in residential houses and prevent costly repairs and extermination services down the line. Sturdy physical barriers that are specific to pests can be built and installed alongside roofing on almost any project. If you have questions regarding these kinds of barriers, please get in touch with the Rollsec team today and we’ll be happy to provide you with advice and guidance.
Contact Rollsec for More Information
Both of Rollsec’s Magnaflow and UniCote® steel options are impact and scratch resistant to help you combat the effects of pests that find their way to your roofing. If you have questions regarding these kinds of barriers, please get in touch with the Rollsec team today and call 07 3267 7171. We’ll be happy to provide you with advice and guidance.