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The topic for this article which state: Roof With A Hole, A Recipe For Disaster may sound rather harsh however, it’s nothing but the truth. Leaving a hole in your roof is like leaving your doors open for the rubbers to walk in freely. It doesn’t matter what the size of the hole in your roof is, if there’s any chance of a hole in there, you put your house on a risk of being vulnerable to pest infestation. Common attic pests like mice, bats and rats are bad enough, but when you get larger ones in there, like squirrels or raccoons, they’re more like unwelcome guests than mere pests.

If you are experiencing some of these invader in your home and you don’t know where they are coming from, there is a chance that you’ve got a hole just right above your head. One of the things we will take a look at in this article is some common pests, and how best to get rid of them, and more importantly, how to stop them from getting in the first place.

One of the most common pest that could invade your home via your roof is a mouse

So you have a beautiful abode, and everything is quiet at night and your children are able to sleep well through the night without any weird noise. And all of a sudden, there seems to be some crickilly crackilly on just right above your head or your children’s. Then you realize that your attic may have been invaded. If so, you likely have mice in your attic. There are few ways to get rid of them but the first thing to do is to prevent them from coming in. Those that are already in, you might want to get some trap going for them and don’t forget to check the traps every few days – if you get one and don’t remove it quickly, an odor will begin to permeate your attic and then your living quarters.

Worst invader of home via roof could be Rats

Rats are the worst type of pest that could invade your home. Not only that they leave a whole lots of mess all around the house, but Rat bites and scratches can result in disease and rat-bite fever. Raturine is responsible for the spread of leptospirosis, which can result in liver and kidney damage. It can also be contracted through handling or inhalation of scat. Complications include renal and liver failure, as well as cardiovascular problems –  a study by ORKIN. If you perceive that your roof has been invaded by rats, you need to start taking necessary actions ASAP. You must start planning on how to get rid of them by introducing a gigantic trap that could handle them. Rats are a lot bigger than mice, therefore you’ll need a bigger trap than that of mice. There are other unwanted guess that could invade your home via your roof in this article however, we’ve chosen to write on the above list.

When the cold shows up

Dealing with pests can be considerably manageable than dealing with mother nature. The real recipe for disaster would be to have a hole in your roof when the rain or cold season kicks in.  Before the real cold weather hits, go up into your attic and check for any holes or cracks, which commonly can be found in flashing, near gutters or in rotting roof boards or fascia. Rips or holes in vent screens are also a popular entry method. The wet season is especially bad for a lady roof. You stand the risk of a collapse roof structure that could ultimately lead to lost of life and properties.

While homeowners can safely tackle many home improvement jobs themselves, repairing holes in a roof can be particularly dangerous, due to the potential hazard of falling off that could occur during the process. It’s best to call an experienced roofing expert to do the job if you see any holes or damage to your roof. A roofing company can also inspect the rest of your roof when they come out, checking for areas that may be rotting or have suffered damage from water or falling tree branches.

Never ignore holes in your roof – always call a professional to make repairs before critters start calling your attic home.With winter coming so quickly, it is important that you have your roof inspected for holes or rotting wood.

Roof restoration is your redemption

If you’ve read this article down to this point you’ll have the incentive on why a roof restoration is always needed for every home. Restoration allows building owners and facility managers to maintain their roofs by providing an easy to apply, sustainable protective layer without hassling with the cost, business disruptions and landfill costs of tearing off and replacing the existing roof. Holes that causes Leaks, corrosion and cooling the roof top surface are all problems that can be corrected with roof restoration.
Having a specialty coating provides a seamless roofing membrane and waterproof barriers that fully adhere to substrates; eliminating common sources of leaks and pooling water beneath roofing material. This process is used both by the military & NASA and is nothing short of amazing. Although it is not a new approach however, it has a proven track record.
The roof coating process uses an industry leading product which is a single-component, moisture cured silicone coating for residential, industrial and commercial roof applications. The roof coating is a petroleum-free and solvent-free product is easier on the environment while offering the longevity and performance that no traditional petroleum-based roofing application can compare to.
The roof coating process and material is an elastomeric coating that creates a uniform, seamless surface remaining flexible even in low temperatures. It contracts and expands with the changing weather conditions, protecting a roofs surface from the sun’s damaging rays. This enables the coating to endure continuous thermal stresses over the lifetime of the roof.
This product can be applied to an existing roof without it being considered an additional layer for code purposes. Thus, eliminating the cost of the tear-off and disposal. Not to mention avoid sending material to the landfills.
Traditional Metal or Flat roof replacement is costly and labor intensive. With the roof coating process, an existing roof can be restored without incurring needless expense or interrupting the daily operations of your home or business.
Roof coating is not something that you want to apply yourself. Recently homeowners have been taking on more DIY projects around the house to save money, but the roof is not the place to cut costs.
Another main concern of DIY roof coating is that it is not safe for people who are not properly trained in roof safety. Roofing experts don’t advise making roof repairs or replacement on your own.

At Rite Price Roofing, we pride our self in what we do. The brand name rite price is trusted name in Adelaide and South Australia in general. We are a strong family business and we believe in bringing the best for all Adelaide families. Rite Price Roofing has been around for decades and we are going stronger everyday. We have provided quality roofing for South Australian families for decades before and decades to come. If your roof has a hole or you have noticed any of the things we listed above. Please feel free to give us a quick call and one of our highly trained staff will be very happy to speak to concerning your need. Call Rite Price Roofing today.