We’re thrilled to launch our new website this month. Now you can order SquirrelGard products online through our secure checkout. Our mission is to provide the best product for protecting damaged lead jack flashings.
December is upon us and with that comes the usual scurry to get everything done for the holidays. For squirrels, this is the best time to start building nests for winter and the mating season. Squirrels can build nests in trees, abandoned birds’ nests and even in your home if they can gain access.
Protecting your home with SquirrelGard™ can help prevent squirrels from getting into your attic by blocking their ability to chew through the lead pipe jack flashings and between the narrow opening in your decking where the plumbing vent comes out.
Squirrels do not hibernate during the winter, so they would most likely be running around your warm and cozy attic at all hours. Once they get inside your home, it is very difficult to get them out again without the assistance of an exterminator, which can cost a pretty penny.
Save money this holiday season by installing SquirrelGard™ before the squirrels move in!
Before installing SquirrelGard, always be sure that you are following all necessary safety procedures, especially with your ladder. See our tip regarding ladder safety and the reccommendations from OSHA below.
Always be sure that you practice all necessary safety precautions when accessing your roof. Always be sure your ladder is secure before ascending to your roof. For more details on ladder safety, go to the Occupational Safety and Hazard Administration (OSHA) website at http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/construction/falls/4ladders.html
Not sure what size SquirrelGards you need to protect your home from squirrels like Nutter?
Check out our SquirrelGard FAQ page!
Still have questions?
Feel free to give us a call at (713) 501-9447. We are happy to answer any questions you may have!
A DFW Roofer was recently called out for a leaking roof and discovered the auto-caulk (rubber) pipe flashings were all damaged, deteriorated, cracked and rain water was leaking around the plumbing vent stacks that penetrate through the roof. The roofing contractor very dutifully replaced the rubber auto-caulk flashings. Problem solved?
The roofing contractor then replaced the vent stack flashings with lead pipe flashings. And, to assure the lead jacks are well guarded from the gnawing, ever-growing teeth of the industrious pesky squirrels, SquirrelGard™ was installed to guard and protect the lead pipe flashings on every vent stack.
With premium lead pipe flashings to protect the home from water damage and SquirrelGard™ to protect and guard the lead flashings from the Squirrels, the problem is solved.
When a new roof is done right, every accessory will outlast the shingles. A quality roofing contractor will use lead plumbing jack flashings for superior endurance. They can then be painted to match your roof for a beautifully finished product. If your roofing contract did not specify “lead” plumbing vent flashings, you probably got “Auto Caulks” which are neoprene boots that go around and flash your plumbing vents to the roof. In the hot Texas summer sun, they will last 5-7 years before causing leaks in your roofing system.
Lead roof flashings have many advantages when it comes to sealing a roof against leaks. Lead is used because it is one of the most durable and flexible metals that exists. Lead can expand and contract with varying temperatures, meaning that it can adapt to maintain the efficiency of your installed flashing. It is perfect to use on houses that are open to a variety of elements and different atmospheric temperatures. This means that during an intense summer or cold winter, there will be no need to call a repair man in for cracks or melting.
And use SquirrelGard™ to protect your Lead Jack Flashings!
SquirrelGard debut Thursday, October 7, 2010 at the Roofing Contractors Association of Texas Annual Convention and Exhibition. J. W. Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa, 23808 Resort Parkway, San Antonio, TX 78261