By: Steve Broughton5 min read
Over recent years, solar panels and eco-friendly architectural materials have risen in popularity for homeowners. Whilst this might be beneficial for the environment, the introduction of solar panels has also proven to be popular with pigeons, who often use them for shelter or protection from the elements. This can be a tricky problem to solve for homeowners, struggling to deal with the mess and disruption a nesting pigeon can have on their roof. In extreme cases, the impact of pigeons can even cause a decrease in solar power, meaning they’re a nuisance in more ways than one.
Pigeon proofing solar panels is a necessary and efficient way of keeping your solar panels safe, without impacting their overall effectiveness. Preventing pigeons and other rodents from nesting in the spaces between the panel and the roof of your home requires a few simple but specialised steps.
Initially removing any debris, mess or resident pigeons from the panels, we clear the area, making sure your solar panels are restored to their initial standard.
We then install our durable wire mesh, with weather-safe coating, to ensure long lasting and secure protection from invading or nesting pigeons. This is a cost-effective bird deterrent, which helps to keep your roof and solar panels safe, without disruption or damage. Coating all possible gaps or holes, the mesh creates a safe barrier from rodents.
SafeGroup has a variety of pigeon proofing options to choose from. One option is the installation of spikes beneath your solar panels, which should not affect them but will provide an added barrier for birds trying to get close enough. The steel pins act as bars and you may also want to take this precautionary measure if you have any other installations that operate on solar power like water tanks or systems nearby so they are protected too!
For more information or to arrange a site visit by one of our bird control experts, get in touch with us today.
Where do you offer pigeon proof solar panel installation?
We offer our solar panel installation services in London and the surrounding areas. At SafeGroup one of our main branches is based within London meaning we can often be on-site in a timely manner.
Do you offer out of hours services?
Yes. We have teams in operation 24/7. This means we can offer services at evenings & weekends. This is especially popular with commercial clients who want minimal disruption to their businesses opening hours.
If it's an emergency service you require, please contact us on 0800 668 1268 so that we can react as quickly as possible. For planned services you can contact us via the phone, our live chat facility or by completing the online form.
In order to provide you with an estimate or quote, we will need to gather information from you first. We sometimes request pictures which can be emailed through to our team. In some instances, we may conduct a site visit and survey, this can be arranged at a time that's convenient for you.
We provide you with a formal estimate or quote for the scope of works required. Once signed and confirmed, the job is scheduled and our operational team is fully briefed, ready to go!
Our team arrives on site to carry out the scope of work. Relevant paperwork (and sometimes certificates) are provided for your records. This is to confirm the job has been completed to the highest standard.
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