This innovative system is designed specifically to keep all birds from getting under solar arrays, protecting the roof, wiring, and equipment from damage.
|Where to Use:||Rooftop solar panel arrays|
|Target Bird:||All species|
|Bird Pressure:||All levels|
|Installation:||Wire mesh is bound to solar panels using patent-pending clips|
Solar panels are being installed on commercial and residential roofs across America at an ever-increasing rate. These arrays provide perfect harborage for birds, and homeowners are desperate for a solution.
This innovative system is designed specifically to keep all birds from getting under solar arrays, protecting the roof, wiring, and equipment from their damage. This non-penetrating system is fast and easy to install, and can be removed for service.
The wire mesh is supplied in rolls. The preferred technique is to cut it into six-foot lengths and straighten before getting onto the roof. Then, using a 2x4, bend up the bottom inch to about 30 degrees. This kick-out helps to lock the mesh firmly into place
|STEP 1: Place clips every 18 inches. Slide the clip onto the edge of the panel support bracket. Slide as far outward as possible so the clip is all the way on the lip of the panel.|
|STEP 2: Set the wire mesh screen in place. Make sure the fastener rod comes through the screen at an upward angle as to keep downward pressure on the screen, pushing it towards the roof.|
|STEP 3: Slide the speed washer onto the shaft of the clip assembly until snug. Make adjustments to the screen as necessary. Tighten speed washer to panel edge.
Include a 3 in. overlap of the mesh when installing the next section.
|STEP 4: Cut off any excess mesh screen sticking over the top edge of the solar panel array. Cut of the clip assembly rod flush with the exterior of the speed washer. Use metal shears. Bird Barrier has them available.|
Senske Pest Control manager Eric Clapper's residential customer had a problem on their roof; pigeons were roosting, making noise and tearing out the delicate wiring underneath an expensive solar panel array. He met with his customer and explained that they should tackle the problem before the pigeon nesting materials and droppings started to cause a […] ...