Your gutters work to protect your home from extensive damage by directing rainwater away. But like most exterior home components, they are not exempt to issues–and some of them are caused by birds. These little guys are fun to look at as they flit among the trees in the yard, but not when they’ve decided to settle inside your gutters. ExteriorPros, one of the area’s premier storm damage repair companies, shares how to keep birds from nesting in your gutter system.
- Clean your gutters. One easy way to keep birds from roosting in unwanted places is to discourage them from doing so in the first place. Gutters typically end up with leaves, pine needles and other loose debris inside them, and these are stuff that birds use for building their nest. By keeping your gutters clean and clear, you can deter birds from making their home inside and prevent congestion.
- Replace old gutters. You should consider getting a new gutter system that is more efficient at keeping out birds and preventing debris buildup. ExteriorPros, one of the area’s leading gutter companies, can help you with this. We offer and install only the highest quality seamless gutter systems, which not only provide a sleek look to your roofline but allow for superior draining performance. This means there’s less potential for congestion due to debris buildup, which in turn, keeps birds away from the system.
- Install birdhouses or bird feeders on your property. Doing so provides birds with a safe place to eat and build their nests, making it more unlikely that they’ll end up roosting inside your gutters.
- Have a gutter protection system installed. A gutter protection system is available in different types, including wire mesh, bottle brush, plastic screen, or surface-tension material. Whichever you choose, gutter protection systems ensure proper draining ability, while preventing congestion through debris buildup. They also make it hard for birds to settle inside your gutters.
Keep your gutters clean and clog-free with these simple tips. And if you’ve decided to get a new system, turn only to your trusted gutter installers in the area, Exterior Pros. We’ll make sure your home remains safe and intact from water damage with our top-tier seamless gutter systems. We proudly serve homeowners in Waldorf, MD and the nearby cities. Call us today at (301) 632-5111 or fill out this contact form to schedule your evaluation.