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Effective Bird Control for the Roofing Industry


Roofing contractors are increasingly opting to integrate bird controls into their roofing jobs. Without effective bird proofing measures, pest birds can cause problems for any roof—be it wood, tile, metal or asphalt shingle. Birds often build nests under roofing tiles, which can eventually dislodge to create roof leaks. The acid in bird droppings can eat into tar-based roofing materials to cause leaks. Bird debris can also clog rain gutters and spouts, causing water to back up and create leaks. Bird debris can even cause a rooftop fire when it interacts with rooftop electrical equipment—like AC units, solar panels, lighting or security cameras. And when bird debris gathers to block chimneys and ventilation systems, it can create a potentially lethal carbon monoxide build-up inside the dwelling.


Adding Bird Control Services


Adding bird control services is an excellent way to round out a roofing contractor’s repertoire of capabilities. Ideally, effective bird controls should be installed during the new roof install, upgrade or repair. Roofers already have the tools needed to install bird deterrents quickly and efficiently. Keeping pest birds away from roofs can be an added profit center for any roofing contractor.


Key Considerations


When integrating bird control measures into a roofing job, it’s important to ensure that the bird control methods are effective and minimally impact the overall look of a roof. Bird control products should be easy to specify, and they should meet the approval of local, state and federal agencies for humane operation. The products specified should be of the highest quality and be easy to “drop in” to projects specs. They should be backed by extensive warranties and the firm should offer support to help with the bird control installation.


Why Specify Bird B Gone


Bird B Gone products are specified by more architects and engineers than any other bird control products in the industry. They are easy to specify using our CAD details in two formats—DWG and PDF (if you need the file in a different format, let us know). We also offer our 3-part specifications to drop into your project specs.


Bird Controls to Match Your Need


Every bird problem is different. Bird B Gone can help you select the right bird deterrent based on the bird species, area where they are posing a problem, and whether or not the birds are nesting. Bird controls most often recommended for the roofing industry include:


  • Polycarbonate Bird Spikes. An economical way to keep pest birds off rooftops, parapet walls, AC units and many other flat or curved surfaces, these UV-protected polycarbonate spiked strips come in two-foot sections and three different splay widths. The base of each spiked strip is 1.5” wide and can be easily glued, screwed, or tied down to most surfaces. Available in a rainbow of colors. 


  • Stainless Steel Bird Spikes. These come in various splay widths to provide increasingly wider areas of protection for rooftops, AC units and chimney caps. The rugged spiked strips feature a patented “bend-and-crush” design, which means the spikes are firmly embedded in an unbreakable UV-protected polycarbonate base. This flexible base bends a full 360 degrees, so it can easily “follow” a variety of curved mounting surfaces (e.g., signage & architectural features).


  • Bird Jolt Flat Track Kit. This low-profile, electric track system produces a harmless electric shock that “educates” pest birds to stay off horizontal surfaces.Lightweight and flexible, the track is easy to install—it bends 360° without compromising its electrical integrity. It’s the only electric track bird deterrent system with patented anti-arcing and glue troughs designs for improved safety and performance. Available in six colors.


  • Bird Net 2000. Recommended for excluding pest birds from overhangs and other semi-enclosed areas, Bird Net 2000 3/4” mesh netting creates a physical barrier that won’t allow birds to land or nest. The netting is easy to install using Bird B Gone’s complete line of professional grade installation hardware.


  • Bird Spider 360. This multi-legged “Daddy Long Legs” device intimidates birds to prevent them from landing on AC units and rooftops. Ruggedly designed for outdoor use, it features marine grade stainless steel “arms” in four leg lengths to protect diameters up to 8 feet.  A PVC base allows the Spider to be easily placed wherever birds gather most often.


  • Gutter Spikes. These stainless steel bird spikes will keep birds out of rain gutters. Built-in adjustable clamps allow for easy installation in any size or type of rain gutter—be it seamless, bonderized, copper, aluminum, steel or vinyl.


Expert Assistance


If you’re unsure about which product would work best for your specific situation, Bird B Gone has over 80 years of combined experience in the field of bird control. We can help you with product selection, installation and cleanup. Just call us at (888) 570-0360 for a catalog, pricing, or product samples or email us at We also work with a network of authorized installers, call today for a trained bird control professional in your area.