Whether it’s on top of your house or your place of work, roof dwelling birds are a persistent irritation that shouldn't be overlooked.

And it’s not just the noise and unsightly mess they leave in their wake…

Birds on your roof can also lead to damaged tiles, the blockage of any ventilation areas where they may have built a nest, as well as damaged guttering, which can become filled with feathers, nesting materials or even the birds themselves.

To help you avoid the need for costly roof repair, here are some simple steps that you can take for bird-proofing your roof today.

Fix A Fake Owl To The Roof

Installing a fake owl to the top of the house can help to deter birds from roof structures, as they look very real from a distance. Owls are mostly seen as a predator to other birds, so a decoy can encourage them to fly past and find somewhere else to land.

Use A Klober Bird Deterrent

A Klober's Bird deterrent will prevent birds from landing and nesting on roof structures. It will also protect the surrounding area from fouling and damage, helping to prevent possible slippery surfaces on your roof.

Try the Ubbink Bird Comb Filler

The Ubbink Bird Comb Filler prevents the ingress of birds between the underside of profiled tiles and the underlay on pitched roofs. Manufactured in 1.0m strips, it is pre-drilled and ready to fix to the top of the fascia, with the sturdy teeth of the comb helping to prevent birds from entering and nesting in the spaces under tile profiles. A great way to avoid needing a roof inspection.

The Junior Birdguard Multifuel In Terracotta

The Junior Birdguard Multifuel Terracotta is designed to prevent birds from entering your multifuel chimney. It can also stop vermin entry and reduce rain and leaves from getting in. If birds are unable to make their way into your chimney, they will be more likely to move on.

What If Birds Have Already Nested On Your Roof?

If birds have already landed and nested on your roof, it's a good idea to read up on any protection orders before taking action.

Protected by the Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981, it is considered an offence to destroy an active nest or prevent any parent birds from returning to their chicks.

If birds are nesting then it is advised that you wait until the winter to move them, when they are likely to have migrated. Clean out any holes and seal them, preferably in the morning to ensure that any remaining birds are out, just in case they are still returning to the nest. 

Setting up a nest in your garden can also help to attract birds away from your roof, giving them an alternative safe place to live.

Visit our website today for a further range of roofing solutions to solve any issues that you may have.