How to Keep Critters from Destroying Your Chicagoland Home

There are a number of different animals that can cause damage to your home, including your roof, soffit and fascia and gutters. In this article by blogger and “Insurance Goddess” Carrie Reynolds, you can learn about the different types of animals to watch out for, and what you can do to prevent them from damaging your home. This is particularly important because, as Reynolds points out, your homeowners insurance will not cover animal damage.

In this article, you can learn about the damage you might expect to see caused by squirrels, chipmunks, groundhogs, bats, and raccoons. Reynolds also provides many useful tips such as:

  • Inspect your attic for animal droppings at least once a year
  • Seal off as many entry points as possible
  • Trim trees that are close to your house
  • Install a chimney cap

If you notice damage to your roof, gutters, soffit or fascia, you will want to have it repaired as quickly as possible. If you wait too long, your problems can compound as animals will be better able to damage your home and you are likely to start experiencing water damage as well.

Do not delay. Contact the professionals at Baltic Exteriors today. We have been helping homeowners in the southwestern Chicago suburbs for the last ten years and are Better Business Bureau and Angie’s List-approved. Visit our website and call us today to get a free competitively-priced estimate for your repair work. We look forward to hearing from you.

Full article on Confessions of an Insurance Goddess. Image credit: wilderdom