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Bewitching Roofing Nightmares

Updated: Mar 20

A Haunting Discovery: The Case of the Hidden Cat

In the quaint town of Pickerington, OH, Empire Roofing and Exteriors encountered a peculiar situation. Tasked with repairing a minor leak, the team discovered the cause: a hefty branch had punctured the roof. As they replaced the damaged shingles, an eerie sound echoed from the attic. Bracing themselves, they ascended, only to find a large black cat perched on a rafter, unbeknownst to the homeowner. This unexpected guest, thankfully unharmed, added a twist to an otherwise routine job.

The Uninvited Attic Resident: A Bat's Tale

During a sweltering summer day, while working on a roof, a startling incident occurred. A bat, dislodged from its hiding spot, landed beside a roofer. Bats, often seeking refuge in attics through tiny roof openings, can be an alarming discovery. This incident underscores the importance of regular roof inspections to prevent such unwelcome surprises.

The Squirrel Infestation: A Costly Oversight

A routine inspection in another home revealed a shocking sight: a massive hole in the roof, courtesy of a family of squirrels. The damage was so severe that a significant portion of the roof needed replacement. This incident highlights the critical need for regular roof maintenance to avoid such destructive and costly scenarios.

The Endless Leak: A Cascade of Challenges

In a particularly challenging case, a small leak repair unveiled a series of problems. Upon removing shingles around the leak, soaked insulation was discovered and replaced. However, this was just the beginning. Multiple holes were found, each requiring repair. What started as a minor fix escalated into a substantial project, emphasizing the complexity that can lie beneath a simple leak.

The Bird Invasion: An Unusual Culprit

The most bizarre encounter involved a leak caused by a large bird, which had punctured the roof with its beak. The attic was filled with bird droppings, necessitating extensive cleaning and repair. This unusual situation serves as a reminder of the unpredictable nature of roofing issues and the importance of prompt professional intervention.


These stories from the field illustrate the unpredictable and often hidden challenges of roofing maintenance. Regular inspections and timely repairs are crucial in preventing these nightmarish scenarios. Whether it's uninvited wildlife or unseen damage, the expertise of professional roofers like Empire Roofing and Exteriors is invaluable in safeguarding your home against such bewitching roofing nightmares.

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