Birds on the roof of your commercial establishment might seem like a harmless and even a pretty sight. But they can actually end up causing a lot of damage to your roof due to which you might have to seek the services of an emergency commercial roofing service provider.
Here are some signs of bird damage:
Once settled on the roof, one thing is for certain — the birds will definitely splatter your roof with their droppings. While it will make the roof look ugly, and is a potential health hazard, it will also decrease the longevity of your roof. Bird droppings are acidic in nature and have the potential to cause wear and tear of the roofing materials as well as the other accessories used on the roof. In addition to this, if the roof’s not cleaned regularly, then the droppings might encourage mold, algae or moss growth.
Avians love to make nests on roofs and the best spot to build one is right near gutters or drains. This will cause water to collect on the roof, thereby damaging the asphalt roofing materials as well as the flashing. Moreover, it might also cause extensive damage to the gutter with time as it wouldn’t be able to bear the weight of all the stagnating water.
It’s important to remember that birds build nests with the help of twigs, branches, cotton, leaves, and grass. These things can easily catch fire when they are stuck inside vents, chimneys or HVAC equipment. While such cases are rare, make note of the fact that such nests might also trap moisture inside your roof, which might cause damage to the roof’s interiors. The moisture might eventually cause harm to the products that are stored inside the building.
So how can you prevent birds from building a nest on your commercial roof? It’s crucial that you create conditions that deter birds from finding your roof as habitable in the first place. Along with installing anti-perching tools, ensure that you get the holes covered up. Get your roof’s alignment right so that a ‘pond’ is not created on it every time it rains, thus making it an ideal environment for birds. This can be achieved by availing of commercial roofing maintenance services every six months. We are one of the trusted and most reliable roofing contractors based in the UK. For a quote, get in touch with us today.