We've all seen it - that annoying gap between the fascia board and the bottom of the roof deck that leaves a vulnerable entry point for roof rats, birds, squirrels, and all kinds of other unwelcome critters to make their way into your home. It's a common building practice, but certainly not the best when you consider the damage these pests can cause.

[Image 1 & 2: Close-up view of the builder's gap, big enough to fit a hand through from the outside]

This gap, often referred to as the "builder's gap," creates the perfect entrance for critters to access your attic - a warm, dry space that's just too tempting for them to pass up, especially when they're ready to welcome their babies. As you can see in this image from the inside of the attic, the temptation was too much for this furry intruder.

[Image 4: View from inside the attic showing critter's entry point]

The problem is that traditional drip edge installation often doesn't do enough to seal this gap. Drip edge that's too thin or has too short of a flange simply won't get the job done. That's why it's crucial to work with a roofing contractor who understands the importance of proper installation and using the right materials to effectively critter-proof your roof.

[Image 6: Squirrel in this customer’s attic, chewed up the Builder’s Gap to make a nice round entrance for his new Customer Designed Critter home entrance.
[Image 7: Typical drip edge you get at the Big Box stores won’t work; too thin and too short of flange]
[Image 8: Heavy-duty aluminum drip edge with longer flange and heavy gauge. PROVEN to keep CRITTERS out!]

At The Roofing Company, we've developed a custom solution to eliminate the builder's gap once and for all. Our team of experts will carefully assess your roof and install a specialized product that seamlessly seals that vulnerable entry point, keeping your home safe from unwanted pests. No more chewed-up insulation or unsightly nests in your attic - just peace of mind knowing your roof is truly protected.

Don't wait until you have a full-blown critter infestation on your hands. Contact The Roofing Company today to learn more about our builder's gap-sealing services and how we can help you safeguard your home.