Gutter Invasion – Dead Birds

A Pigeon on the ledge of an office window. The nest of such Pigeons are often found in roof cavities up above.

A Pigeon on the ledge of an office window. The nest of such Pigeons are often found in roof cavities up above. Gutter Guard can block out pigeons.

Gutter protection can stop more than just leaves from invading your gutters, other objects like tennis balls and dead birds are notorious for blocking gutters.

Sweeping out a roof channel on the flat roof of a small shopping centre. Gutter Guard can even be installed on this type of guttering.

Sweeping out a roof channel on the flat roof of a small shopping centre. Gutter Guard can even be installed on this type of guttering.

There have been cases worldwide, where a single adult dead pigeon has been the cause of 100s of thousands of dollars damage to shopping malls. We regularly find dead pigeons on roofs, if not removed, the dead pigeon may travel downstream towards the downpipe sump, when a large storm hits, the pigeon can be forced down the pipe entrance and totally block up the system. Gradually, thousands of litres of water will bank up on the surrounding roof area, placing more and more weight on the structure. With the water pressure increase this water will start to back flood inside the complex, worse still, some roofs have collapsed under the sheer weight and closed down the entire shopping mall. This type of roof collapse is unlikely to occur with pitched roofs, but most modern shopping centres have extensive sections of flat roofing. Grayson’s Gutter Guard can bird proof your roof!

Beer bottles, handbags and spent fireworks are among the many different things that we’ve found on shopping mall roofs. We can tailor our gutter protection mesh to fit wider box gutters. We are Melbourne’s professional gutter guard installers! Ask about bird proof gutter guard.

Our gutter guard on a roof at Sorrento on the Mornington Peninsula.

Our gutter guard on a roof at Sorrento on the Mornington Peninsula.