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Re: Acorns on the roof
« Reply #30 on: February 23, 2017, 05:56:31 AM »
I just hope your cats don't freak out from the acorns hitting the roof.
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Re: Acorns on the roof
« Reply #31 on: February 23, 2017, 06:51:12 AM »
I just hope your cats don't freak out from the acorns hitting the roof.
Don't know about Tom's cats but our cat and dog did freak out with every batch of acorns and even with heavy rain.  The cat would hide is the smallest place she could find and the dog would just whine.  The dog eventually went deaf - she was already blind.  I don't know if the noise is what caused it but can imagine that if you are blind and sudden noises keep startling you, it must be terrible.  Their and our situation with that noise was one reason we decided to move and another reason that our current home has no oak trees anywhere close to the house.

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Re: Acorns on the roof
« Reply #32 on: February 23, 2017, 07:44:28 AM »
Here is a link to the canvas carports which can be fitted for an RV.

http://www.acecanopy.com/carports.html

I believe you wouldn't hear the acorns slapping the canvas, since it will be an air pocket above your roof. Will also save you a bundle on future roof maintenance. Might even cut costs on AC in the summer since it will have that extra air pocket of insulation from Florida sunshine and heat.

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Re: Acorns on the roof
« Reply #33 on: February 23, 2017, 07:47:47 AM »
Another canvas and metal company:

https://creativeshelters.com/canopy-kits/carport

Also they have an ap for designing your own.

https://creativeshelters.com/designapp

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Re: Acorns on the roof
« Reply #34 on: February 23, 2017, 07:52:49 AM »
Thanks for the links Cynthia. Unfortunately my fifth wheel is much too tall to fit in most of those enclosures. It towers above my class A. Must be 13 feet tall and there is a canopy of the tree that will be above it. It would definitely cut down on the noise if I could fit it in but it would not save me money on air conditioning since the sun will not be shining on the roof. Fortunately I am in no hurry since the acorns won't be falling until fall time.
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Re: Acorns on the roof
« Reply #35 on: February 23, 2017, 08:03:38 AM »
The company builds to any height.  ;D
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Re: Acorns on the roof
« Reply #36 on: February 23, 2017, 08:53:33 AM »
Fortunately I am in no hurry since the acorns won't be falling until fall time.

Go away on a vacation.   ;D
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« Reply #37 on: February 23, 2017, 10:37:34 AM »
I was thinking that some of that matrix stuff they use under house siding might be something to consider....if you could figure a way to semi-permanently secure it to the roof.  It would let moisture through, and might be open enough so that leaf debris might self clear with wind or periodically blowing with a leaf blower....  Don't know if it's uv resistant though
or maybe some kind of playground pad/mat material might be a better direction to look.

Guessing you're not planning on being mobile, so these sorts of things could be the ticket....
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Re: Acorns on the roof
« Reply #38 on: March 06, 2017, 04:01:58 PM »
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« Reply #39 on: March 06, 2017, 04:03:17 PM »
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« Reply #40 on: March 06, 2017, 04:09:44 PM »
I moved on Saturday and I am spending my first day in the new fiver today. Only a few acorns hit the roof and it is a windy day. I jumped about a foot when the acorns hit and I would never get used to it. But I have six months to figure it out. Thanks to everyone for the suggestions. ;D
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Re: Acorns on the roof
« Reply #41 on: March 06, 2017, 04:19:36 PM »
Maybe you need to find a giant hungry squirrel. 🌰
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Re: Acorns on the roof
« Reply #42 on: March 06, 2017, 04:21:24 PM »
Maybe you need to find a giant hungry squirrel. 🌰
But then I would have to train him to harvest acorns before they fall. I don't know how to do that. :(
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« Reply #43 on: March 06, 2017, 04:23:16 PM »
Ha ha, I don't think any training would be required  :D
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« Reply #44 on: March 07, 2017, 07:56:07 AM »
Gotta kind of feel for you Tom.  We put a new metal patio roof up and had shingles put on the top to squash the noise of heavy rain and light hail.  No close trees.  Am I correct in recalling that oak trees do not produce acorns every year?  I seem to remember years without that problem.

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Re: Acorns on the roof
« Reply #45 on: March 07, 2017, 08:03:04 AM »
Every oak tree that has been in my yards produced every year. The amount produced may vary though.
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Re: Acorns on the roof
« Reply #46 on: March 07, 2017, 08:16:46 AM »
Gotta kind of feel for you Tom.  We put a new metal patio roof up and had shingles put on the top to squash the noise of heavy rain and light hail.  No close trees.  Am I correct in recalling that oak trees do not produce acorns every year?  I seem to remember years without that problem.

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Don't know about the acorns but I used to love the sound of rain hitting the tin roof at the hunting camp, kinda lulls you into a deep sleep.
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Re: Acorns on the roof
« Reply #47 on: March 07, 2017, 10:51:13 PM »
Ear plugs.
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Re: Acorns on the roof
« Reply #48 on: March 08, 2017, 07:51:43 AM »
I'm in southwest FL and jut had a woodpecker jackhammer my roof! Climbed up and chased him off, hope that's the last we see of him.
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Re: Acorns on the roof
« Reply #49 on: March 08, 2017, 09:57:21 AM »
I'm in southwest FL and jut had a woodpecker jackhammer my roof! Climbed up and chased him off, hope that's the last we see of him.

You might have to put an owl scarecrow on the roof to keep him away.

https://www.amazon.com/Scarecrow-Fake-Owl-Decoy-Repellent/dp/B01F80VI5W/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1488988607&sr=8-4
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Re: Acorns on the roof
« Reply #50 on: March 08, 2017, 10:18:53 AM »
You might have to put an owl scarecrow on the roof to keep him away.

https://www.amazon.com/Scarecrow-Fake-Owl-Decoy-Repellent/dp/B01F80VI5W/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1488988607&sr=8-4

Might work for a short time but the doves land on his head now so I took him down. Maybe if he is absent for awhile and then shows back up maybe???????
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Re: Acorns on the roof
« Reply #51 on: March 08, 2017, 01:04:27 PM »
Don't know about the acorns but I used to love the sound of rain hitting the tin roof at the hunting camp, kinda lulls you into a deep sleep.

Acorns are more like hail than raindrops. Much sharper report, and sounds like it's doing damage.


[edit] What got me upset one trip was after hearing the acorns fall at night, I was awakened early in the morning by squirrels scampering on the roof to collect them.
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Re: Acorns on the roof
« Reply #52 on: March 08, 2017, 03:21:33 PM »
Acorns are more like hail than raindrops. Much sharper report, and sounds like it's doing damage.


[edit] What got me upset one trip was after hearing the acorns fall at night, I was awakened early in the morning by squirrels scampering on the roof to collect them.

I can agree on that, had a bad thunderstorm one night at the hunting camp and it hailed.....It sounded like the whole roof was going to let go :(
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Re: Acorns on the roof
« Reply #53 on: April 01, 2017, 11:44:20 PM »
I would also be worried about critters tucking acorns into other spots. 

I once had a Saturn and used to park under a tree that produced a lot of acorns.  This was at my mother's home on Lake Huron.  I used to drive up after work every Friday and drive home on Sunday night.  One day I took it in for some kind of mechanical repair.  After an hour, the mechanic came to find me in the dealer lounge and asked me, "Lady, do you know you have a lot of acorns in your engine?"  (Like I prefer to drive around that way!)  Turns out he had to remove a bucketful of acorns that a squirrel or chipmunk had tucked into every little spot he could find in the engine compartment. I imagine the critter was disappointed every Sunday evening to have his hoard drive away until the next weekend, but apparently he persevered. 
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Re: Acorns on the roof
« Reply #54 on: April 02, 2017, 04:43:36 AM »
Well I have been living under the acorn tree for a whole month and I have only heard one acorn so far, but fall is coming.
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Re: Acorns on the roof
« Reply #55 on: April 02, 2017, 09:24:20 AM »
Count your blessings! We've got three tall cone producing pine trees that have about a 50 foot free fall to the roof. We've about adjusted to giant crackers going off on the roof, but Toby is still traumatized every time one hits.

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Re: Acorns on the roof
« Reply #56 on: August 28, 2017, 10:43:18 AM »
I just hope your cats don't freak out from the acorns hitting the roof.
My cats don't freak out over an acorn, but when a big log hit my roof one of my cats drew blood on me.

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Re: Acorns on the roof
« Reply #57 on: August 28, 2017, 01:45:46 PM »
I had to smile when I read that thread Tom as I recall the acorn thread well. We had that problem with a new sunroom that had a metal roof directly under an oak tree.  We thought it was a war going on when those little missiles fell.  The dog and cat were traumatized.

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Re: Acorns on the roof
« Reply #58 on: August 28, 2017, 01:58:56 PM »
I got a good smile too Bill, that is why I reposted it. So far in the first six months there has only been one acorn. :))
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Re: Acorns on the roof
« Reply #59 on: August 28, 2017, 02:02:12 PM »
I got a good smile too Bill, that is why I reposted it. So far in the first six months there has only been one acorn. :))

Fall is coming.  ;D
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