Squirrel Mangle Led To Shingle and Siding Damage

Every project presents a unique challenge, and recently, we had the privilege of working on a roofing project in Tyler, TX, that exemplifies our dedication to restoring not just roofs but the peace of mind of homeowners.

When the homeowner reached out to us, their concerns were evident: holes in the shingles and signs of wear and tear. Upon inspection, we discovered that the issues extended beyond the roof’s surface. Damaged siding and compromised wood framing revealed a more extensive scope of work. With a thorough assessment, our team sprang into action, ready to bring this home back to its original form.

The first order of business was addressing the damaged shingles. We meticulously repaired them, ensuring that every inch of the roof was fortified against the elements. But our commitment to quality didn’t stop there. Recognizing the importance of a comprehensive approach, we also focused on the finer details, such as the pipe jacks. By attending to these seemingly minor components, we fortified the roof’s integrity, leaving no stone unturned in our quest for perfection.

One of the critical areas of concern was the chimney base. Years of exposure had taken their toll, necessitating a complete overhaul. We removed the existing flashing and counterflashing and installed ice and water shields for added protection. Additionally, we fitted new step flashing and counterflashing, sealing and painting them to blend with the roof’s aesthetic seamlessly. Our goal was not just to fix the problem but to enhance the home’s overall appearance.

While completing this project, we encountered a common problem that plagues many homeowners: squirrels. These critters can wreak havoc on roofs, causing damage and creating headaches for residents. To help homeowners mitigate this issue, here are three proactive measures to keep squirrels off your roof:

  1. Cutting Back Overhanging Tree Branches: Squirrels often use tree branches as a bridge to access roofs. Trimming back overhanging branches prevents them from gaining easy access to your home.
  2. Installing Squirrel Guards: These specialized barriers are designed to block squirrel entry points, such as vents and openings in the roof. Installing squirrel guards adds an extra layer of protection against unwanted intruders.
  3. Covering Wires and Cables: Squirrels are notorious for using wires and cables as pathways to roofs. Covering these conduits with protective sleeves or guards deters squirrels from using them as access points.

By implementing these preventative measures, you can safeguard their roofs against squirrel damage and enjoy peace of mind knowing their homes are protected.

At Shepherd Roofing and Renovations, we don’t just fix roofs; we elevate homes, one project at a time. If you are interested in looking at your roof and seeing if you need any repair or maintenance, contact us. We are here to help!