Keeping the Critters Out from Your Roof (and Home!)

Critters can be cute in their natural habitat, but not so much when they begin to nestle into your home. There are many ways these creatures can make their way onto your roof, and a variety of places they can settle. Often times, they tend to make themselves comfortable in places such as gutters, vents, and chimneys. But how can you control them if you don’t know they’re there? Here are a few ways you can keep critters off your roof and out from your home.

Keep Your Gutters Clean

Gutters are one of the most integral parts of your home’s roofing. When clear, they allow rainwater to flow smoothly off your roof. If gutters are filled with debris, you run the potential for rainwater to overflow and pests to settle, which can lead to costly repairs, and in some cases, a complete roofing overhaul. To keep your gutters clear, rely on the professionals at Above All Roofing. Our knowledgeable staff works diligently to ensure your systems continue to run as they should all year round.

Stay Up-To-Date on Regular Roofing Maintenance

Preventative roofing maintenance should be scheduled regularly to help guarantee the health and effectiveness of your roof. Our preventative care services include a check of your roof’s structural integrity, a gutter and drain cleaning, debris removal, and repair of any defects or seams. When scheduled regularly, our professionals are better able to keep on top of any weakening points that may become entry points for unwanted critters and pests.

Trim Your Yard’s Tree Branches

Don’t let your tree branches grow squirrely! If your branches become too long, they can become a bridge for critters directly to your roof. Once pests make their way over to your home, it’s likely they’ll find a comfortable and “safe” spot to settle. It’s important to also keep in mind how far many critters can jump. For best critter-control, we recommend keeping your branches trimmed at least 10 feet away from your roofline.

Above All Roofing offers a variety of inspection and repair services to help protect the wellbeing of your roof all year round. Our team works directly with clients to ensure their unique needs are not only met, but exceeded. If you’re in need of roofing maintenance or repair, rely on southeast Minnesota’s most trusted roofing company. Contact our team of roofing experts to get started.