There are different types of roofs in modern homes and one of them is barrel tile roof. This is one kind of roof that bats just love to make their own home. Getting them out of such a roof can be a real pain and closing up all the entry points is an even bigger challenge. The tiles are very fancy in their look and the deflect heat. The other thing they do is that they attract bats and most especially the free tail ones. They love this kind of roof.
There are bats that have a tolerance for heat up to a hundred and forty degrees. When you climb on such tiles, you realize that there isn’t a single cool crevice but the bats don’t really seem to mind.
The bats will usually stay inside in the day and then fly out at dusk in search of food. Bats can be able to squeeze into very small spaces and this means that they don’t really mind how close the tiles are. As long as there is 3-8 inches, a bat can be able to squeeze in. usually, a bigger gap is actually avoided probably because of the safety that a smaller passage way offers.
The greatest challenge when it comes to the barrel tiles is sealing off all the points of entry. Sometimes it is necessary to actually seal around the whole tile. To make the barrel tile roof even better, you can consider sealing each gap with caulk and concrete.
The thing that allows a barrel tile roof to be so attractive is the same one that makes it so hard to get the bats out of it. There are many ridges and this is what makes it look so nice. Every gap that is under it actually allows bats to go through.
The other thing to note so that the bats actually prefer to enter and exit using vertical gaps as opposed to the horizontal ones like the opening of a chimney. Where there is a tarpaper under tiles, it becomes so much easier for the bats to get to the attic.
So as to do the exclusion humanely and legally, live bat exclusion has to be done. This usually involves the placement of the one way exclusion devices at all entry points. This means that the bats and be able to leave but they can come back in due to the valve. They come in all sorts of forms and they are also made out of various materials.
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