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Aubrey Lambert

Aubrey Lambert 2021-10-29T11:18:15+0000

Bird droppings on your roof can damage shingles, cause clogs in your gutters, and pose health risks. To understand why and how bird droppings can be caustic to several outdoor surfaces, it is important to understand a little bit about the chemistry of bird poop.

Bird droppings are acidic

Birds eliminate solid and liquid waste together instead of separately. That means that birds eliminate their nitrogenous waste in uric acid or guanine. The result is that their droppings contain high levels of acid.

Effect on Solar Panel

Roof-mounted solar panels have become a modern haven for pigeons and other bird species. That is because solar panels provide warmth and shelter from the wind and rain. More so, it is a perfect spot for nesting under the panels, which ultimately results in massive bird-dropping problems.

Bird Droppings Clog Gutters

The brown solid substance in bird droppings is poo, which can contain seeds that the birds had ingested. If the seeds are still intact when they are in bird poop, they can sprout and grow, especially when they reach organic material. Clogged gutters can cause water to accumulate and back up into your roofing.

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