What is Fascia? Facia is the strip of wood, metal or vinyl that protects the drip edge of the roof and provides cover for the soffits. If the facia is made out of wood it can be damaged by the weather, if it is made from metal it can rust. Most people opt for the best option, vinyl facia coverings are weatherproof, heatproof, cold-proof and animal proof. It is by far the best choice for all fascia needs. It can even protect metal facia from rust.
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Squirrels are capable of chewing through aluminum but they are not a raccoon, they can not rip the cap off with their bare hands orbit a hole straight through it. They have to work at it and generally, squirrels prefer to find existing opening than bother making a new one themselves. An easy way to tell if you have an animal in your attic is to check the facia and soffits to make sure they are not damaged or broken, if they are, its probably because you have an infestation.
A common sight when a squirrel enters your attic through the soffit is the presence of insulation. While climbing through the area they must rip away insulation and deposit it outside of the hole to make room for them to squeeze through. If you find a pile of insulation on your lawn then you have squirrels in your attic. And that will be a costly endeavour to undertake.
If you have a squirrel in your attic you can call a professional to remove it. Squirrels generally enter the attic at two specific times of the year. At the end of the winter and in the late summer. These two times are the most dangerous for your attic. You will need to take extra precautions during this time to make sure you don’t suffer an infestation that will cost you thousands of dollars to repair and replace.
The squirrel enters the attic because it is time for them to make more squirrel babies. They bring a male into their new attic nest and mate with him, its nothing more than a one night stand however as the female forces the male out of the nest, often with violence, so she can raise the children on her own. If this is the case call Squirrel Control. Our technicians can get rid of that squirrel issue quickly and easily. No muss, no fuss. Just peace of mind.