Squirrel Damage Repair
Once squirrels have made their way onto the roof, they will begin to gnaw certain areas of the house. Common places that squirrels chew on are gutters, wooden fascia board, wooden soffit boards, decorative wood trim boards and roofing shingles. The misconception with squirrels is that they chew right into the side of the house. These rodents are opportunistic and will find a gap big enough to squeeze their furry little head in and then they will chew out an entry point into the attic.
Wood damage to the structure can simply be replaced unless the area is an entry point for the squirrels. If you just simply replace/repair the chewed out board with just wood, chances are the squirrels will saw right back in. They have now imprinted on this area as an access point into the attic. The best method of repair to ensure that the squirrels don’t get back in is to use of a combination of wood and metal. First replace the rotten or damaged wood, then put a piece of galvanized steel that is bent to match the piece of wood you are replacing. Attach the metal using screws or nails. Then once everything is in place here comes the hard part…matching the paint. Over years your home will collect pollen, mold, mildew and all types of particles which will alter the color of your house. The best way to match is take the old damaged piece of wood up to the paint store and have them match it. Even after doing this, there still is a good chance that it won’t look perfect. The only option to make it look 100 percent is to paint your whole house which can be costly.