Taking care of damage caused by animals is never easy, regardless of the part of your home we’re talking about. Even though roofs are not typically accessible to dogs and other land animals, birds, squirrels, cats and other animals that are comfortable with high places will typically find their way to your roof at one point or another.
One of the main types of damages that you have to look out for has to do with missing or loose shingles. It often happens that a bird taking off or a cat running along the side of the roof can displace a shingle or two, which can lead to more damage down the line. If you have animals around your home, check frequently to see if there are any damaged shingles, and fix them as soon as possible.
Roof flashing and coating can also be damaged, and sometimes nests can block water from flowing into the gutter and cause extensive water damage over time. All these problems have to be addressed by quality San Mateo roofing contractors as soon as possible – even through preventive measures, if that can be done. That way the damage that is caused by animals will only have minimal repercussions, and at most you’ll just have to deal with 1-2 basic repair jobs that won’t cost more than a couple of hundred dollars.