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Over the years, as we have observed contractors working on our home, one thing has become clear: this is not easy work. Whether the contractor is replacing pipes, framing a new room, or installing flooring, they are always working really hard to get the job done. We admire this. Many other professionals could benefit from observing this work ethic. As soon as we realized how hard contractors work, we had to share that fact on the internet. In fact, there are lots of other facts about contractors that we feel are worthy of sharing, which is why we continue to post on this blog.


How To Prevent Birds From Creating Holes In Your Home

Many people love the sound of birds chirping in the morning. But sometimes, our feathered friends can cause problems for our homes. Birds such as woodpeckers and flickers can create holes in your home, causing damage and potentially leading to more serious issues. Fortunately, there are ways to prevent birds from creating bird holes in the first place. In this blog post, we'll cover two effective methods for keeping your home free from bird holes.


Woodpeckers are notorious for creating holes in homes, as they often use them as mating or nesting sites. To prevent woodpecker damage, you can add woodpecker-proofing features to your home. For example, you can install metal barriers, such as metal siding and window frames, around the areas where woodpeckers are likely to peck. You can also cover at-risk areas with a mesh hardware cloth or a similar material as a physical barrier. If woodpeckers are already causing damage to your home, you can wrap the damaged areas in burlap or tar paper to discourage further activity.

Professional Spray Coating

Another effective method for preventing bird holes is professionally applied spray coating. Specifically designed to deter birds from pecking, spray coatings are applied to the exterior of your home and create an uncomfortable surface that birds will avoid. While these coatings may be more expensive than woodpecker-proofing, they are a long-term solution that can help prevent costly repairs. Additionally, many spray coatings are invisible, so you won't have to sacrifice aesthetics for protection.

Maintaining Your Home's Structural Integrity

While preventing bird holes may seem like a minor concern, it's worth taking the steps to avoid them. Holes in your home can lead to leaks, drafts, and other issues that can compromise your home's integrity. Not to mention that once a bird creates a hole in your home, it can attract other birds looking for a nesting site. By taking the proactive measures outlined in this blog post, you can avoid the headache of bird holes altogether.

Whether you're dealing with woodpeckers, flickers, or any other bird that may cause damage to your home, it's important to remember that preventative measures are always better than reactive ones. DIY woodpecker-proofing measures and professional spray coatings are both effective methods for preventing bird holes and are well worth the investment. Don't wait until it's too late—take action to keep your home safe and free of bird holes.

Contact a company like Decorative Foam and Stone to learn more.