Building Nests

Longer, warmer days, the sounds of birds chirping, the hint of green grass – all signs that spring has sprung.  If you’re a regular on our blog, you know that Spring Maintenance includes a trip to the roof to give it a once over for any winter damage and overall condition.

Many people in our area look for the Robin as the first sign of spring.  Robins usually begin building their nests during spring and your roof could be an ideal building site.  Some birds will try the smallest gaps on your roof and forcibly make it bigger, tearing away at the surrounding material.  Others will make themselves home under roof eaves.  An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure – since getting rid of inhabited bird nests is illegal in some states, the safest way to avoid bird-related damage is by preventing them from building a nest in the first place.

Protect possible entry points like gutters and install vent and chimney covers where appropriate always following
safety guidelines.