To protect the interior of the building, the roof is one of the primary barriers. Exposure to the cold and heat, direct sunlight, rain, snow, wind, and wildlife activity is deflected by the roof. Your ultimate goal is to preserve the roof’s condition and longevity in the end. Protecting the roof can prove to be a challenge with so many forms of abuse. What the pigeons are doing to your roof is not always known by homeowners. We at Nickerson Roofing would like to take the opportunity to share what these urban pests are doing to your roof with this in mind.
Can Pigeon Poop Cause Collapsed Ceilings?
They extend the damage to the ventilation and will establish their community inside of your unfinished attic space, these birds roost, to get comfortable, they damage your roof; and as they damage the nooks and crannies. The pigeons will defecate, nest, and other activities when they move in.
Can a Pigeon Nest Damage a Roof?
Even they cannot make it inside your attic space, nesting pigeons can cause more problems than you suppose. Throughout the roof top, nests are commonly constructed in gutters, drains, and corners. The water from rain fall cannot make be properly circulated off the roof as a result. The weight from the excess water and pigeons can cause the roof to eventually collapse, or at the minimum, the water will lead to leaks as the pooled water contributes to mold growth. This affects the ceilings, foundation, insulation, and so on, that all become damaged by the water.
Can a Birds Nest on Roof Cause a Fire?
You need to have concern with nests from another element besides water; and that is fire. Along with a fallen firework or a spark from a holiday light can light the highly flammable materials pigeons frequently construct their nests out of from an electrical current from appliance or a collapse or even lightening. The nesting can affect the roof’s ventilation systems and chimney. Getting introduced to the indoor air is from severe problems can arise if the ventilation’s air flow is blocked as well as the bird droppings debris. A seriously harmful gas that is odorless, tasteless, and invisible, you can be exposed to carbon monoxide poisoning.
Does Bird Poop Damage Roofs?
Being are very acidic, pigeons’ droppings literally eat away at the many substrates of your roof and any rooftops, and tar-based roofing material are more susceptible to the acidic compounds found in bird’s dropping. With the accumulation of droppings and the course of time, the life expectancy of your roof can literally be dropped to down to up to 50%. In addition to eating away at the roof materials, the acidic bird droppings can also affect the siding, and air conditioning units and other materials. Contributing to more damage from the pooled water can occur if the air conditioners that are fitted on rooftops get destroyed, leaks in the condensation lines as well as the refrigerant.
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Call the experts of Nickerson Roofing today and let us make the needed repairs quickly and efficiently if you suspect pigeon damage from the abuse of your roof. Depending on the extent of the damage, our experts can inspect the roof and assess the condition and help you with a solution at the very least.