Pests and insects are the enemies of most roofing systems, as they have a bad habit of making their nests in some of the most sensitive areas of the roof and causing a lot of trouble. In some cases, they can even cost you a lot of money by creating enough damage that you’ll need to pay hundreds or even thousands of dollars on repairs.
So, how can you tell if your roof is infested? The surest way is to have knowledgeable Colorado Springs roofing companies get up there with a ladder and have a fair idea of what you’re looking for. Depending on the type of roof you own, you can expect anything from termites for wood shakes to birds and squirrels making their nests close to the chimney and in areas where your flashing could be damaged, leading to leaks that can cause a lot of damage to the internal structure of the roof over time.
If your roof is made of an organic material such as wood, then you can already be sure that it’ll attract a lot of pests, so you should already be prepared to deal with them. Using various coatings and advanced types of paint should help prevent most of the damage, and at the same time, you should also take a few precautions to save up, so you’ll have enough money to pay for an exterminator or Colorado Springs roof repair.