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Bird Guard

Discussion in 'Roofing and Guttering' started by Breeno, 29 Jul 2019.

  1. Breeno

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    Hi

    I have no bird guard along the roof tiles, can this be a DIY job just push the tiles back and nail bird guard or do I have to get a roofer/joiner to do it?

    Thanks
     
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    Depends on the tiles, whether you have scaffolding and your disposition regards working at heights.
     
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    I have attached picture of tiles, can ladder do as its a bungalow and will have no problem with heights.
     

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    why do you want to deter birds ?

    I consider it an honour and a privilege to having them nesting where I live. what problems are the causing ?
     
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    They can cause leaks, make way into your attic and die leaving a foul stench etc. They are no different to any rodent/animal getting in your house.
     
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    If you are trying to install them under the first row you would need to remove the tiles.
     
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    push up second course of tiles, remove first. Nail on comb filler replace tiles keeping them in line with the tile above.

    gets tricky near hips, valleys and verges
     
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    what utter nonsense
     
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    I'm a roofer and see it all the time.... they make nests in areas next to valleys and watergates that can draw water in.

    But because you consider it an honour no one should ever get rid of them.
     
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    I don't think some people will be happy until there is no wildlife left. Where else are they supposed to nest, we are systematically removing their habitat.

    If you really must remove a nesting site in the extremely rare event that it is causing a problem then the very least you could do would be to put up an artificial nesting site - do you even know what type of bird it is ?
     
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