Protecting Your Roof from Turkey Vultures & Other Birds

All roofing systems and buildings move due to the expansion and contraction of various materials as a natural reaction to indoor and outdoor environments. Because of these natural occurrences, buildings and roofs often have wall joints, control joints, and expansion joints. These movements often result in cracking or popping noises, allowing insects to move in and attracting birds to roofs.

The presence of turkey vultures and other birds on your roofing system can lead to tens of thousands of dollars in damages. There are a variety of causes to this natural phenomenon, such as demographics and the roosting process.

The following are the common ways to prevent turkey vultures and other birds from damaging your roof:

  • Set up fake plastic owls on your roof to be used as a scare tactic for birds looking to land/
  • Set up a controlled trap-and-release mechanism. However, due to the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, a permit may be required for migratory birds, such as vultures.
  • Set up spikes and tapes on parapet walls and ledges to prevent birds from roosting.

It is imperative to understand that wood and green roofing systems are more likely to be prone to this type of behavior from birds than systems consisting of other materials. Wood and green roofs naturally attract bugs, which then attracts birds.

If your Colorado roof requires emergency repairs, inspection, or complete replacement, contact our Colorado Springs roofers at Diving Roofing, Inc. today. We offer affordable payment plans and 0% financing options.

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