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Nesting Birds Can Cause Roof and Gutter Problems

June 8, 2016

Everyone loves birds, especially when they chirp around the house in the mornings. However, where there are birds there are nests, and these can end up in home gutters because it is an attractive place for birds to build their homes. Bird nests are not good to have in your gutters, it’s unfortunate, but true.

Your beautiful home is built to withstand years of harsh conditions from the environment. So, a person may reason, how can little birds possibly cause any damage to the roof? Unfortunately, bird nests can not only cause gutters and downspout to clog, but it can lead to the next worst thing, severe roof damage that leads to thousands of dollars in repairs and re-roofing costs.

For seasoned home buyers, the sight of many birds around a property is cause to be concerned because they know that the gutters need to be inspected before things get serious, the next time it rains.

Understanding Roof and Gutter Problems Caused by Bird’s Nests

When birds choose a roofing corner for nesting, they also bring with them all kinds of worms, parasites, string, paper, plastic, wooden pieces and any other kind of small debris with them to construct their nests. Just imagine, what happens when these are combined with rain water in your gutters? It not only causes clogging of gutters and downspout, but also creates an unhealthy environment for people living in the home.

As a matter of fact, most gutter problems have been attributed to either fallen branches or the debris from bird nests. Depending on the type of roofing, birds often peck and scratch roofing tiles to attempt to better accommodate their nests, and this can have a negative effect because water may not flow into the gutters properly when roofing tiles become damaged by birds.

Water that finds its way under roofing tiles will seep into a home's walls and ceiling, and when that happens severe water damage can develop, especially if undetected in time. This is why regular gutter cleaning and inspection is advised, to avoid birds from damaging the roof of your home.

Apex Vacuum and Gutter Cleaning Solves Nesting Bird Problems

Whether it is roof and gutter problems caused by age, weathering or debris, Apex Vacuum and Gutter Cleaning can help to maintain your gutters, by regularly cleaning them to ensure that no bird nests, branches, twigs, paper or any other debris will cause gutter clogging. We have well-trained individuals that are equipped with all the tools to deal with any gutter or downspout issues.

If you suspect that birds are nesting on or in your roof, call us here at Apex Vacuum and Gutter Cleaning, we can help.

Apex Vacuum Gutter Cleaning
Diamond Creek, Victoria, 3089

Alasdair Collis
Ph: 0410 614 924
Fax: 03 9438 2743

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