Wildlife Siding Damage
Animal damage to your home can manifest in many different forms, including missing roof shingles or tiles, missing vents or holes in siding. Holes in your Austin home's siding can be aesthetically displeasing and negatively impact your energy effectiveness, leading to higher energy costs. Siding damage can also invite insects, if they weren't already there to begin with.
Which Animals are to Blame?
- Like all wildlife critters, rodents will often be in search of warm and comfortable areas for nesting upon cooler weather or gestating period. They will take advantage of small cracks in your home's siding—did you know smaller rodents like mice can reportedly get into holes as small as 1/4"?
- Squirrels are skilled climbers and often dig their claws into your siding to gain traction and climb to your roof. Squirrels are also rabid chewers, gnawing on wooden siding to keep their teeth trimmed.
- Birds like woodpeckers peck as a social activity but it can be extremely damaging to your siding if it is made of wood. Other birds like sparrows are infamous for nesting inside siding.
- Raccoons climb to your roof the same way squirrels do and can tear and rip shingles, vents, and soffits.
Vinyl siding is generally safer from animal & insect damage than wooden siding, but vinyl can still be compromised.
What's Involved in Fixing Siding Damage?
We're glad you asked! While siding might seem simple in theory, the work that goes into fixing siding damage is a lot more complex than you might think. Our team will use specialized tools to measure your home's exact specifications and create a plan to ensure the repair goes smoothly. Wildlife X Team® Austin siding repair specialists believe that repairing your home is an effective and great way to prevent animal entry or re-entry into your Austin home.
Siding Repair Process—Before & After
Examples of Siding Damage We Repair
There are a number of repairs we can make to your home, including those due to weather degradation or animal entry. See more examples of siding damage the team at Wildlife X Team® Austin can help with and contact our siding repair technicians today to get started fixing your home.