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?
- 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 Can Wildlife X Team® Austin Do To Help?
If there are wildlife visitors currently living in your siding, we will be sure to remove all critters before beginning our repair process.