Siding Damage from Wildlife Behavior
Animal damage to your home can appear in many different forms, including missing roof shingles or tiles, missing vents or holes in siding. Holes in your San Antonio home's siding can be unpleasant to look at and even negatively impact your home's ability to heat and cool, leading to higher energy costs. Siding damage can also encourage secondary pests like insects, if they weren't already there.
Why is My Siding Damaged?
- 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 and should be protected.
What Can Wildlife X Team® San Antonio Do To Help?
If there are wildlife visitors currently living in your siding, we will be sure to remove them before beginning our repair process.