Almost every homeowner at some point deals with unwanted pests in their home, which can have numerous causes. However, many pest control problems are a result of structural roofing issues that allow critters to enter the home through the roof. Homeowners in Buffalo should consider regular roof inspections to prevent potential pest problems. Often damaged shingles, deteriorated insulation, or signs of droppings are the first indicators of pest invasion.

As you work to keep pests out of your home, here are some useful roofing tips to keep in mind:

Make sure your roof is sealed

The most effective way to keep pests out of your Buffalo home is to schedule a roof inspection to make sure your roof is properly sealed. When shingles or flashing become loose, cracks in your roof can form and give way for pests to enter. Promptly replacing missing shingles or tiles – and having all types of roofing repairs done in a timely fashion – is key to making sure pests have no way of entry.

Check your attic regularly

Many people don’t realize that their attic has a direct impact on their roof. During a general roof inspection, your roofer will check your attic for proper ventilation, which may often result in finding animals trapped in the space. However, as a homeowner, it’s in your best interest to perform regular attic inspections, paying special attention to vents and any chewing damage or tracks. If you happen to notice any signs of pest invasion, you’ll likely need the services of a roofing company, as well as pest control services.

Keep your gutters clear

Rodents and all types of pests thrive in wet, damp areas which is why keeping your gutters clear from rot and wet debris is key for pest control. Having your gutters regularly cleaned every fall will ensure unwanted critters steer clear of them, and most importantly, allow them to effectively redirect waterflow from your roof.

If you’re dealing with a pest problem, a roofing inspection may help to determine its root cause. Get in touch with AVA Roofing in Buffalo and schedule a roof inspection or repair with one of our expert roofing professionals.