Bird Proofing Solar Panels, Pigeon Proofing Solar Panels, Nottingham, Derby
Bird Proofing Key Points
Protects Solar Panel Damage
Increases Solar Energy
Less Fire Risk
Minimise Health Risks
Less Roof Damage
Free Solar Panel Cleaning with every Pigeon Removal Job
Free 10 Year Guarantee of re-infestation
Free Initial Consultation and Quotation
Free 10 Year Guarantee
FREE Solar Panel Clean with every Installation!!!
Pigeon proofing solar panels
More than half a million people are currently using solar panels in their homes or offices. The popularity of solar panels as a form of electricity for industrial and commercial use stems from the fact that it provides a natural, efficient, and economical source of renewable energy.
So yes, solar panels are a valuable investment. But what your solar panel fitter forgot to tell you is that the panels provide new nesting homes for birds like pigeons.
Pigeons need a beautiful and high up space to cover their heads when they are nesting. Your dark panels attract light, which radiates heat. Additionally, the gap created between your roof and the solar panel provides a safe, sheltered, and warm space that is perfect for the birds.
Your solar panel is also a shelter for the pigeons from predators like cats. Since these specific birds nest all year round, they have fast become a national scale problem in solar homes and offices.
In the beginning, this might not be a concern for you. But the activity of the birds over time can cause damage to your solar panels and your home. Some of the problems pigeons can cause include:
Roof Pigeon Problems
Also, the pigeon fouling houses nasty pathogens and bacteria. This can cause serious illnesses such as blindness to humans, ornithosis, salmonellosis, and Fowl pest. It happens when it is ingested, breathed in, or accidentally lodged in your cuts.
Pigeon fouling also hosts ticks, fleas, lice, and bird mites. These pests will enter your property as a consequence of having nesting pigeons on your roof. The pests are challenging and expensive to eradicate from a property.
This can result in roof leaks. Oxidisation of the metal roof sheeting combined with water blockages from the gutter will cause your roof to rust as well. At the same time, it can create a conducive environment for vegetation growth.
If you have seen signs of pigeons on your property, the only solution you have is to get rid of them permanently. This is where we come in.
What We Do
At Nottingham Driveway Cleaning Services, we specialise in solar panel pigeon proofing. Our solar panel bird protection service is one-stop. We guarantee that your property will be free form pigeons for a much extended period.
We do this by providing the most effective methods of proofing your solar panels: the mesh installation system or the bird spikes. Before we install your bird proofing system, we remove any birds and their debris.
We aim to ensure that your roof has no access to pigeon nesting space. We also ensure that your solar panel is working efficiently without any bird interruptions. We work to protect your investment for the foreseeable future.
Also, note that our pigeon proofing system is harmless to the birds. It works by encouraging the birds to find a nest in another location.
Pigeon Proofing Installation Process
Our installation process follows four significant steps:
We value your safety as much as we value ours. Therefore, our technicians ensure every safety precaution is in place before they begin working on your property. That is why safe access is part of our assessment process.
This process aims to eliminate any evidence of the pigeons from your roof and panels. We take care not to damage your panels or property. Once we are done, we apply a professional-strength biocide under the panels.
This ensures that any present bird mites from the nesting bird are killed. This prevents them from getting into your property and feeding on your blood. Also, the biocide helps to remove any fouling that has hardened on your fittings.
Once the fouling has weathered, it becomes easy to wash away.
Once your panels are clear, we start the installation process. We use our secure materials to measure and fit the stainless steel mesh to each of your solar panels. Our heavy-duty galvanised steel mesh comes in solid sheets.
We prefer sheet mesh to roll mesh because it is more superior. The wire gauge is thicker. Hence, it requires industrial cutters to turn it into the right size for your panels. The sheets are cut to fit the outer edges of your solar panels.
The robust nature of the prongs also allows our technicians to create a good fit for your solar panel configuration. This system also ensures that your roof tiles have no highs or lows. We then fit the mesh on each side of your solar panel.
We use stable and exceptional UVA for the fittings. We add vertical tension with the solid prongs under the openings of the panels. The aim is to prevent any access beneath the units of the solar panels. However, we do allow space for equipment maintenance while blocking pigeon access.
Spikes are specifically designed to deter birds from nesting under your solar panels. Therefore, you can select any model from the market. However, we recommend high-quality stainless steel UV stabilised spikes.
These are designed to mount without making contact with your solar panels cleverly. Hence, you can prevent birds from getting under your panels while maintaining your warranty.
Our spike system combines anti topple stabilisers placed under the panels with the spike strips. You can choose the height of the spike you want. They range from 75 mm to 150 mm.
We start by inspecting your glass, frame, wires, and roof. We then use the pure water to water down the modules of your solar panel and roof. We use a non-abrasive brush to remove any dirt that might be lurking around your property.
Solar Panel Bird Proofing
We are quick and efficient. Once we are done, female pigeons will show up to your property for a few days. They do this to investigate before they realise that your property is no longer available for nesting. They eventually move to another location.
Why Choose Us?
Because Our Prices are transparent, no hidden extras
We Guarantee our work for a 10 Year Period
You can call us for more information about our bird proofing solar panel services on 0115 824 9842
We are genuinely nice people to do business with
It always ceases to amaze me how folks spend fortunes on the inside of their houses but neglect the outside. A good wash down with our specialist soft washing washing cleaning approach can really transform a dwelling into a sparkly clean show house with fantastic kerbside appeal.
We can transform your property which will stand proud from the rest.
We will totally wash down all the brickwork, render and UPVC windows, soffits guttering and downpipes, leaving you astounded and with the question "why did i not do this before?"
Maybe you are selling or just about to rent a property out, first impressions really count, and you could fetch a higher price or better monthly rental.
If you would like this service please fill out the form on the right or better still contact us now!
Our Render and brickwork cleaning and moss removal and roof cleaning Services are offered all around the Nottingham, Derby and all surrounding areas.
Here are a few towns and villages that we have completed work in the past and will be happy to quote you for the surface that needs cleaning and treating.
Arnold, Awsworth, Alexandra park, Beeston, Breaston, Bramcote, Bestwood, Barton, Berry hill, Burton Joyce, Carlton, Cotgrave, Chilwell, Derby, Eastwood, Edwalton, Hucknall, Ilkeston, Kirkby in Ashfield, Long Eaton, Little Eaton, Mansfield, Mapperley, Nottingham, Risley, Radcliffe on trent, Ripley, Ravenshead, Rushcliffe, Sutton in Ashfield, Stapleford, The park, Toton, West bridgford, Wollaton, Woodthorpe and Lucknow drive.
Please feel free to give us a ring for a price or helpful friendly advice.
Contact us on 0115 824 9842
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Frequently asked Questions
How much will it cost to pigeon proof my solar panels?
We offer very reasonable rates, but it would not be fair on you as a customer, or us as a company until we have looked at the property in question. Depending on a couple of variables concerning the positioning of your solar panels and access. We like to check if its possible to work from ladders and a scaffolding tower. Upon contacting us by telephone we will ask you a couple of simple questions about your panels, but will also need to confirm everything with a site visit before we can commit to a price and quote.
Please be very wary of contractors offering you a quote over the phone for this service, as upon arrival there is always something they missed and their initial price can soon become inflated.
We offer a firm price after visiting your property, our prices are transparent with no hidden extras. We are also genuine and nice people to do business with.
Other Potential Creature Problems For Solar Panels
Pigeons can sometimes be infested by mites and a potential home invasion can be pretty devastating for you and your family. There are two variety's of these microscopic bugs - the red fowl mite and also the northern fowl mite. These nasty little critters travel the planet attached to pigeons and vacate the birds and then pass through the roof, onto your furniture and clothing. You will know when they arrive as you will not be able to stop itching.
Jackdaws and Squirrels.
Pigeons are not the only creatures that see your solar panels as a potential home. Squirrels and Jackdaws can also be a future resident in your panels and a problem if not addressed early on. To look on the bright side, yes bright side!, your solar panels will only house one of these species at a time, as they tend not to live together too well. If Jackdaws do move in they can be a bigger nuisance and headache than the common pigeon. Jackdaws love to build their dense nests on the underside of your panels. All the twigs, sticks, leaves and extra foliage they stuff between your solar panels and roof tiles can cause hot spots on the panels themselves, when in turn can cause some of the cells to overheat and reduce the general efficiency of the overall system.
Squirrels on the other hand are a different story. If they move in the potential damage can be more severe. This is due to the squirrels teeth and constant gnawing abilities. They can make short work of your solar panel cables, fittings and components. They can indeed be an unwelcome and expensive guest and need to be avoided.