Having worked in the real estate business for over 10 years, I have seen a lot of things. But every once in a while, something comes along that shocks the senses.
During a recent storm, I got a call from a tenant saying that her ceiling was leaking. We knew the roof was older but we hadn't had any problems with leaks. The roof was in decent condition so we didn't expect any problems. However, when we went to inspect the roof after the storm, here is the surprise that awaited us:
Whoa! Somebody tore a giant hole in the roof. As we scratched our head wondering who would do such a thing and why, a closer inspection revealed the culprit.
Teeth marks were found in the wood shakes and it appears raccoons are responsible for unprovoked damage to the roof.
Here you can see two other discolored areas where the raccoons began tearing into the roof before settling on a final area. Fortunately, the roof lath stopped their progress.
If you see any raccoons in the Eccles Historic District with slivers in their gums, we want to talk to them.