TOPIC: I Have An Existing Metal Roof and Have A Question
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Just moved into a home with a metal roof and we love it! Unfortunately, it turns out wasps do too. I can access one of the ridges from our attic and there are a ton of wasp nests in the process of being built between the wire mesh and the roof cap. I can spray these ones without too much trouble, but the other roof lines are a lot tougher to access and I likely will need to use an extension pole with sprayer on the end.
I'm hoping to find a long term solution so I don't need to deal with this every year. I'm thinking something along the lines of stuffing some steel wool in all the gaps to take away the space where they're building the nests. My main concern is that then the attic wouldn't be sufficiently ventilated, but I'm also wondering if this would be effective.
Would love to hear any thoughts on this idea or other possible strategies.
The pic of the roof shows the entry point for wasps. The other pic is taken from the attic and shows a wasp nest in the space between the wire mesh and the roof cap.
I am sorry you've had this happen. This is not a common occurrence at all. I do think that you need something like a very fine mesh stainless steel screen added to the vents from the outside. You would not want to use steel wool. I would contact the roofing installer and get them involved in creating a solution.
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