Got Critters in your Attic?

Are you hearing strange noises coming from the attic? Before you blame it on ghosts perhaps you should consider that fuzzy critters have made their way into your home. Squirrels and raccoons are known to make holes in roofs in order to make a home for their new babies, especially during the spring and summer. Although these animals mean no harm, they can cause a lot of damage to your roof and home. It is best to get them removed as soon as possible and patch up the entry spot. You will need a qualified roof contractor to do the roof inspection and roof repair. If you live in Southern Illinois, Arnold Missouri, or Paducah Kentucky then give Integrity Roofing and Exteriors a call. We have listed the steps you will need to take to get rid of these pesky animals and fix the damage they have made. 


Kicking the Critters Out


If you suspects that animals are in your attic you want to take care of it right away. These creatures can cause a lot of damage really fast. Sometimes the animals living there won’t be obvious to you but sometimes it will be painfully obvious. Call an animal control expert to help you get rid of the pests. Don’t try to evict the animals yourself because they can hurt you and may carry diseases. An animal control expert will know just what to do to make sure those animals get out of your home safely and never come back. Once the critters are gone you can start making roof repairs. 


Inspecting the Damage


It’s time to call a roofing contractor to assess the damage. You can do this yourself, but it’s best to call a trained professional. A roofing contractor will be able to find spots you wouldn’t normally see and give you a quote at the end. Squirrels and raccoons will dig holes in the roof just to get in. It’s also necessary to check spots where foliage might over hang on the roof. Tree branches are like bridges to these animals. Once the spot is found, the roofing contractor will be able to tell you whether you need just a small roof repair or a whole new roof. Sometimes it is actually more cost effective to replace the roof. Of course, we will keep you informed about all options and we will never try to sell you a whole roof when simple repairs are all that is needed. A roofing company like Integrity Roofing and Exteriors has your best interests in mind at all times. 




You should continuously check your roof to make sure there are no more damage or leaks. It’s best to catch a small problem before it becomes a BIG problem. These inspections can be done by you but it’s also very dangerous to climb on top of the roof. You should leave this to the experts. Don’t worry it won’t cost you any money! Here at Integrity Roofing and Exteriors we offer FREE roof inspections. Put the check book away and let us check for critters that have invaded your roof. Schedule your free inspection with us today!