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Are birds damaging your commercial roof?

12 May 2016 | Under Roofing | Posted by | 0 Comments
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Spring in St. Louis brings a migration of songbirds, including crows, pigeons, and our personal favorite, Cardinals, looking for places to nest. A commercial roof can seem like a great landing place for birds to build their nests out of the wind and weather. The problem is birds can be a nuisance! Bird nests can gum up solar panels, clog HVAC systems, destroy signage, and even penetrate roofing surfaces over time.

You don’t have to kill the birds to get rid of them. There are a variety of humane ways to eradicate birds from your commercial roof and protect your building from unnecessary damage:

Bird B Gone Stainless Steel Spikes

Bird-deterrent spike strips can be fastened on any roofing surface using screws or the attached glue trough. Professional bird control distributor Bird B Gone sells a variety of stainless steel spikes to help discourage birds from making your roof their new home. The spike strips typically come in three sizes of width: 3″-, 5″-, and 8″-wide.

FlyBye Copper Mesh Stuf-Fit Bird Deterrent

Does your roof have small crevices or other openings that birds love to occupy? Get a 100′ roll of FlyBye Copper Mesh Stuf-Fit Bird Deterrent from Amazon. It’s rust-proof, stain-proof, and more pliable than steel roll. Birds like to nose their way into any opening so use Stuf-Fit to close off any opportunities before damage is done.

Bird netting

A less effective solution is using bird netting to keep birds off your roof. Some solutions can work, such as using bird netting to close off a smaller area. Be careful with what type of netting you use because you don’t want to trap birds, simply deter them.

Bird Chase Super Sonic

Another Bird B Gone product is the Bird Chase Super Sonic speaker system. The Bird Chase Super Sonic uses recorded distress and predator calls from other birds that are broadcasted every ten minutes. Our R&A Contracting team uses Bird Chase Super Sonic and we can confirm that it works.

But, what if my commercial roof is already damaged?

That, my friend, is where R&A Contracting can help. We are committed to becoming St. Louis’ leader in commercial roofing solutions, especially SPF roofing. Our team provides on-site complimentary inspections to determine whether your roof is need of repair or replacement.

I’d be an idiot if I did not take this opportunity to communicate to you how much we appreciate the way in which you conduct business and take care of our facility. In my experience you, and your team, are at the top of the list of all the roofing companies I’ve dealt with over the years. Thank you!

Jim Lowry - Bissinger's Handcrafted Chocolatier

Eric and crew were really nice to have around. They were courteous, careful and caused little if any disruption. Their work looks good too! To be honest… a good experience with a product that I initially had misgivings about. I’m a convert because of Bubba, Sam and Eric. Thank you.

Jim Lowry - Bissinger's Handcrafted Chocolatier

“I want to thank the crew at R&A for a job well done on our very leaky roof at the shop. It is certainly nice to have the drips and rivers gone from the shop when it is raining. I also wanted you to know how much we appreciated that the guys were able to stay out of our way and allowed us to do business as usual without any problems or interruptions. The roof looks great and the clean-up after the job made it so we couldn’t even tell you’d been here. Thanks for doing what you do so well!”

Jay Moore, President of Safe Way Tire and Auto Center

“My wife and I were on vacation when water pipes burst in our house. We got a hold of Craig and the R&A crew was able to start evacuating the water immediately. The best part was that they were able to start work before we even returned home. It was a very fast turnaround considering the extensive amount of water damage.”

Will from Dardenne Prairie, MO

“Craig and Mike came out in a timely fashion when we needed the work done. They did a reliable and quality job.”

Jerry from SLR Properties

“Craig helped us out tremendously with the insurance process. Timely and very professional.”

Lindell from Greater Missouri Builders (GMB)

“We purchased a house and there was some damage to the roof. Very impressed with the thoroughness of Mike’s inspection. Very comfortable with their explanation of what needed to be fixed. Most impressive was the way they protected our landscaping. Really liked the way they treated me as a valued customer, even though it was only a small project.”

Ross from Troy, MO

“I use R&A Contracting when my commercial roofs receive storm damage. They work on our behalf through every step of the insurance claim process. They perform all of the work and complete the insurance process, making our roofs better than they were before the storm.”

Director of Facilities for a large Property Management Company

“The team at R & A Contracting responded immediately when notified of our water disaster. They removed water-damaged materials and property quickly and restored our home even before the final settlement from our insurance company. They minimized how long our family had to live in a hotel and got us back to normal as fast as possible.”

Will from O'Fallon, MO