I just paid to have a porch roof shingled, due to damage primarily
caused by dozens of pecking birds eager for grit I suppose. This roof,
on the sunny side of the house, seems to attract birds (and even the
Now that I've gotten a new roof, any suggestions on how to keep
birds OFF the thing?? My roofer had no suggestion other than to
contact the state DOT to find out what stuff they use to repel birds
from roosting places under bridges, and then offer to buy some repellent
from them. There MUST be a simpler way!
I'd much appreciate any help on this!
In my years; I've never seen enough grit, eaten by any bird (s) that
might required new shingles. In fact, never saw a bird eat the grit
from a shingle.
OP can set out a feeder for the birds and add grit(S) :)
What kind of birds?
We go to a restaurant that has outdoor dining. To keep the birds out,
they run nylon fishing line
in a grid pattern across the open side of the deck. Rigging some fish
line, if feasible, would
probably keep them off.
Best response I've had thus far on how to prevent birds from
pecking away and destroying shingles on roof came from a builder who
told me to kill one bird, and throw it onto the roof. "Just let it rot
there," he said, "and the other birds will never come back." Not sure
how the neighbors will feel about a rotting bird displayed on a porch
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