Solar panel pigeon spikes
Solar panel pigeon spikes are not our preferred method for protecting solar panels against pigeons, but they do provide a very useful method when the standard mesh skirt can’t be used.
For details of our standard system see our page “Proofing Solar Panels from Pigeons”
Solar panel pigeon spikes are not the same as ordinary pigeon spikes which should not be used for stopping pigeons from getting under solar panels as they do not work well and are bound to fail either now or in the future.
In comparison to standard pigeon spikes used to keep pigeons of ridges the solar panel bird spikes are far more robust and based on a system that can also be used for supporting bird wire so giving them far greater rigidity and strength which is an absolute requirement to prevent the pigeons from getting back in under the solar panels.
Quality Solar Panel Pigeon Spikes
The solar panel bird spikes are manufactured from 304 grade stainless steel pins.
They come in 4 different metal post heights 75 mm, 100 mm, 125 mm and 150 mm. These pins act as bars that stop the pigeons from getting under the solar panels.
The base is manufactured from UV stabilised polycarbonate that can withstand extremes of temperature and all types of weather.
It will not become brittle, even in direct sunlight.
They are designed with built in anti-topple stabilisers, and fixing holes that allows the adhesive silicone to ooze through the holes, securing it in position.
The protruding pins are made from a 304 grade stainless steel that will not rust or discolour over the years.
Why don’t we like solar panel pigeon spikes
They are a more expensive way of protecting the solar panels from pigeons than a wire mesh skirt.
There is far more work required to prepare the surfaces to create a quality bond.
They are a lot more fiddly to install and more time consuming.
We only have two hands and fitting solar panel spikes properly on a roof really requires 3 or 4 hands.
Why we like solar panel pigeon spikes
These spikes offer an alternative method of preventing pigeons from accessing the area under solar panels on roofs, without having to physically attach them using screws or bolts or some other form of barrier, which would negate the manufactures warranty.
Some types of solar panels are not designed with a lip that allows attachment of the mesh using the specialised clips.
Pricing for Solar Panel Pigeon Proofing
If you want to send us details of your address, a photo of your solar panel array and some pics of the access in front of the solar panel array needing the pigeon proofing so that we can see how to best access the panels safely, we will happily give you an estimate for the solar panel pigeon proofing.
For more information on proofing solar panels from pigeons please call the office on
02920 55 22 43