Small animals are not as innocent as they look, and they are among the last things you want on your roof. Since the temperatures are getting warmer, many of these creatures will be coming out of hibernation. Moreover, once they gain access to your roof, they can end up damaging your chimney.
Bats May Carry Rabies
Chimneys make the ideal habitat for bats because of their dark environment and cold interior. Bats are even more common in chimneys during mating season. If you find bats in this part of your house, don’t attempt to remove them yourself because many species have rabies.
Birds Can Compromise the Safety of Your Chimney
Another common type of animal on roofs is birds. It is mainly because they see roofs and chimneys as a safe hiding place for predators. However, a nest that’s blocking your chimney is never safe because it can block the flue.
Raccoons Can Puncture Holes to Your Chimney
A hole on your roof or chimney can allow raccoons to enter your home. They can build a nest in your interior and multiply. To avoid this animal from gaining access to your space, hire an experienced chimney masonry repair contractor.
Squirrels Can Enter Your Home Through the Chimney
Squirrels are known to enter the house through the chimney. These animals can cause damage not only to your chimney, but also to your furniture, carpeting and other wooden components of your home.
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