Painting a Residence in Boulder has it's Deterrents
Always great hearing from a previous painting customer, when another type of house painting is needed. We completed painting and staining a home in Boulder Colorado several years ago for a Doctor who lives in Boulder. Doctor who I will refer to as Steve, has a Cedar home, where we cleaned Cedar siding, and applied a semi-transparent oil stain. Steve called me back last week, asking if we did interior painting repairs, and siding board replacement, which I put him at ease, not needing to looking anywhere else. Taking care of jobs large or small, always glad to hear from our previous customers later down the road. Fortunate having this various home improvement knowledge, because it is always a great feeling
seeing our customers again, for what ever painting projects they may have. Living, working, and painting in Colorado is like (I'm sorry to say if your in another part of the country) being on vacation every day, with views like this. Mountains in the distance is the Flatirons near Boulder, famous for their jagged sharp edges, and beautiful mountain colors carved in stone.
Always enjoying the drive, today was no different, stopping a moment, taking it all in, enjoying the area I've grown so accustomed to painting here in Colorado. This snow is the aftermath of Denver's first major snow of Winter 2011, getting close to a foot in most parts of the Front Range, which our friends on the East coast is getting as we speak.
Woodpecker's Trick or Treat
Meeting Steve few years ago, I was surprised going around back of his large home, looking over siding, figuring his free quote painting and cost estimate, what a neat and unique idea he had hanging up high under his soffits. Large deterrent spiders looking life-like hanging up high, dropping down, making a gurgling sound as we both walked to the rear of home, too bad it wasn't before Halloween. 😈 They are sound sensitive, dropping down approx. 5-6' on a line, to scare off wood peckers, running on 2 AA batteries, working very well, as they did that day. Woodpeckers on this side of Doctor's home being tricked and not treated.
Birds Can Cause Damage to a Home
Well, Steve did not have large as dinner plate spiders hanging on South facing wall, where they felt much safer, drilling a large hole towards the top. These destructive little endangered and protected birds can cause hundreds of dollars damage to a home, if precautions are not followed. Woodpeckers makes this home improvement siding repair, a very popular job we include in our exterior painting program we offer Colorado residences, knowing they cost tens of thousands of dollars, adding up all residences affected by these birds, on Colorado's Front Range. Figuring the initial cost of this deterrent, could realize a 4000% investment, figuring spider costs $15.00 and average siding repair costs $600.00, one can quickly see the advantages being proactive against this destructive creature.
Other Bird Damage
I have seen other examples of pigeons roosting at one particular house or another in Colorado, causing very unsanitary conditions around the immediate exterior, and gutter systems. Having to power wash with a good bacterial cleaner is always recommended in these circumstances. Once removed, remains make great fertilizer for one's yard, but do not know many who would like putting up with the mess until then. In this case, a large plastic Owl or Hawk placed near by, in conjunction with chicken wire is usually a good remedy.
Best Woodpecker Deterrent
This Doctor is a lover of birds, having several birds as pets inside his home. Matter of fact, as we looked over damage today, a Cockatiel resting on his shoulder my whole visit. Downstairs, looking over a few other items for repair, Dr. said "Oops", hearing a little crap on his shoulder. Therefore assuming Steve having a close relationship with his pet, a lover of birds in general, thinking I would be doing much more than acknowledging my pet cut one loose on my shoulder. Either way, I still think this woodpecker deterrent is the Grandest, at Steve's home in Boulder, or any
- Spiders are Best Woodpecker Deterrents, however this spider was installed after-the-fact, which I plan moving up towards the top for him, after Cedar siding repairs are finished.
Cedar home in Colorado. Understanding not many can sit outside 24-7 of their Cedar or wood siding mountain home, lying and waiting with a loaded pellet rifle, in Boulder or Rifle Colorado. Glad in a sense, nature gives way to business, always looking forward helping the next woodpecker victim, but have to give best wood siding tip, deterring such destructive creatures that I have found. Maybe we can go in business stringing these bad boys up, keeping woodpeckers at bay, for those needing. Give us a call, be glad to help your wood siding repairs, and installing the scary eight legged arthropods on your home in Boulder and Colorado, being the most favorite trick or treat spot on the block.
Bird Deterrents Make Perfect Halloween Decorations
If your considering Halloween decorations, and your home's siding is wood, this is your best option next year. Seeing the aftermath, the woodpeckers made nest in wall, raised young, and left. What was next put the icing on the cake, and main reason Dr. called me back, seeing him today. Squirrels took over hole, going to bottom of wall inside, eating away Sheetrock, coming inside home! Dr. told me as he was trying to put a cover over hole inside room, a squirrel objected, sticking his nose through hole inside the room, Dr. had to force-ably shove determined squirrels nose back, to place cover over the gaping hole. Of course that did not stop the squirrel, making several more holes in drywall, that we will be fixing his home, skim coating, matching drywall texture, and painters painting interior home in Boulder for this Oncology Doctor. Wild animals can play havoc on one's home, if necessary deterrents are not in place. These spiders are well worth every penny, saving hundreds in the process, not to mention a favorite Halloween spot in the neighborhood.
Boulder Has Other Painting Deterrents
Other deterrents while painting homes in Boulder, could be on a much grandiose scale. Always looking over your shoulder, especially on a ladder, have never seen a big cat. Have spoken to many who have heard these cats from a distance, being respected to say the least. While there may be deterrents to protect one's home, or deterrents keeping one's home painted, the pluses far outweigh the negatives, enjoying the crisp mountain air, scenic beauty, friendly atmosphere which makes up Boulder, Colorado, and the Front Range.
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