Birds Cause Roof Damage In Maryland

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 San Diego home inspections with Russel Ray: The most damaging bird to your roof

Real Estate Solution: Unlocking the secrets of your homeAs a home inspector, very rarely am I disappointed when I can't see the roof from the ground.

Remember, that's from a home inspector's perspective.

I'm pretty sure that if I can't see it, being 6'4" tall, very few other people will see it either. If a person can't see the problems on his roof, he's unlikely to do something about them.

If I see Corvus corax birds nearby, I'm 99% certain what kind of damage I'm going to find on the roof.

Don't know what Corvus corax birds are? Sure you do.

They look like this:

Common ravens on a roof

common raven

 

Those are common ravens, and then can do a lot of damage to a roof. In my neck of the woods here, they like to pick at the ridge row shingles looking for tasty insects that might be willing to become their meal.

Damage to ridge row shingles by ravens

 

They also are not very good at clearing the table if they bring something home to eat:

Time to clear the table

 

We home inspectors have to do everything, and we don't even get a tip. ☺☻☻☺

Common ravens are so common that they exist throughout the world. Part of their success is the fact that they are omnivorous. They'll eat just about anything.

I always recommend that my Clients have their roofs inspected annually, and that recommendation goes double if you regularly see big, black birds hanging out on your roof. Trust me, they are not there just for the view or soak up some rays.

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Thanks to Russel Ray for this post on bird damage to roofs.

 Blooming for Maryland home buyers.

June 08, 2010 05:57 AM #1
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Hey, Roy - I just finished that! How'd you get it over here so rapidly? LOL. Thanks for the reblog.

June 08, 2010 06:09 AM #2
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Russell always has good things to say. I did miss this one first time through, thanks Roy (and Russel).

June 08, 2010 06:35 AM #3
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Thanks for reblogging. I did not know that  birds can cause so much damage.

June 08, 2010 06:37 AM #4
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Thanks for your comments. I always enjoy blogs by Russel Ray.

 Another beautiful day in Maryland.

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Hhhhmmmm, this must be why my neighbor keeps yelling..."Don't feed the birds!!!"

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"Don't feed the birds"!

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