Gutters divert rainwater at a safe distance from your roof and home. They prevent issues like landscaping erosion, water damage, basement flooding and foundation problems. To ensure your gutters continue to perform well, you must keep them clog-free. Along with debris like leaves and branches, bird’s nests can also restrict water flow in your gutter system.
Keep birds from nesting in your gutters using these smart and simple tips.
Get a Gutter Protection System
A gutter protection system prevents clogs from occurring by keeping debris out of your gutters. It hinders birds from building nests in your gutters and saves you from constant cleaning or maintenance. Installing quality gutter guards is also a great way to ensure good roof drainage.
Put Decoys in Place
Like scarecrows, a decoy like a fake owl can drive away birds from your gutters. Rubber snakes might also work for scaring birds away. However, birds are more clever than you think, and over time, they will realize that the animals on your roof aren’t really living creatures.
Play Sounds that Can Repel Birds
Another effective way to discourage birds from nesting in your gutters is to play high-frequency and predator noises. The downside of this option is the cost involved in installing and maintaining a sound system.
Use a Bird Repellent
After applying bird repellents, birds will find it uncomfortable to stay in your gutters. You will need to re-apply them periodically to maintain their efficacy. If you don’t prefer using these substances, trapping and relocating the birds is another option. While they can prevent the nesting of birds, they can take a lot of time and effort.
Turn to Genesis Roofing for your residential roofing and gutter needs. Call us at (515) 202-1667 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate. We serve clients in Des Moines, IA, and nearby communities.