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Even the most devout animal lover will agree that animals do not belong on your roof or in your attic. Not only do they leave behind unsanitary messes and expensive damage to your Mount Pleasant roofing, but they can also be injured by electrical wires, metal nails and screws and other man-made items. Homeowners can take some measures themselves to prevent animals from entering their attic or house through their roof. However, sometimes, it is best to hire professionals to repair the damage they leave behind.
Because rats, squirrels, birds and raccoons are often uninvited guests, they cause some damage breaking into your home through the roof. One common entry point is the soffits. It provides the perfect protection from predators and severe weather. They can chew through or tear open the soffits to gain entry to the attic space, or they may gnaw through the screens or grates and enter through a soffit vent. They can also tear off siding or shingles and chew or scratch until they get through.
Rats and squirrels are constantly chewing to keep their teeth healthy. Chew marks are easy to spot on wood and wiring. Damaged electrical wires in your attic may be signs that an animal has taken up residence. They will also chew on wood surrounding their nesting site.
Other entry points that animals tend to use are gutter lines, vents, fans and chimneys.