Pigeon Problems On Your Flat Roof: What You Can Do to Protect Your Solar Panels


Pigeon Problems On Your Flat Roof: What You Can Do to Protect Your Solar Panels

Flat roof solar photovoltaic systems are designed at a pitched angle to optimise their performance by ensuring they are at the best angle to catch the suns rays and prevent panels overheating.

However, due to this design, it also provides an ideal nesting place for birds due to inadvertently providing shelter and a high vantage point. Although this may seem relatively innocent their prolonged residence underneath flat roof solar panels has proved a nuisance for many tenants due to not only the noise and mess but also causing performance and maintenance problems.

Not only is this an inconvenience but it could also lead to damage to the roof and even the PV panels. Damage on top of the panels is also likely to have an effect by reducing their efficiency depending on the extent. Other problems that may arise include the following:

• Damaged cables

• Damaged panels

• Present a fire risk if they nest under the panels

• Deposit droppings and other debris on the panels, which reduces output

• Block the roof’s drainage system with droppings, nest materials, food debris and feathers potentially causing roof leaks

• Present a health hazard to any contractor working on the roof

Luckily here at Ecolution, we provide complete specialist maintenance services for flat roof solar PV systems to help you combat these problems. If birds are an issue or likely to become one, we suggest considering bird proofing your roof to minimise any losses or damage the property.

Our bird proofing system consists of protective mesh which is installed around all sides of the PV array to prevent access beneath the panels, which in turn protects the roof, wiring and equipment from damage. We provide a non-penetrating system which uses special clips to fix the mesh to the panels without the need for drilling or glueing and the system is easily removed if necessary for maintenance.

So, if you are having issues with pigeons nesting or wish to prevent the problem before it occurs then please contact our team today for a FREE quote!

Flat roof solar photovoltaic systems are designed at a pitched angle to optimise their performance by ensuring they are at the best angle to catch the suns rays and prevent panels overheating.

However, due to this design, it also provides an ideal nesting place for birds due to inadvertently providing shelter and a high vantage point. Although this may seem relatively innocent their prolonged residence underneath flat roof solar panels has proved a nuisance for many tenants due to not only the noise and mess but also causing performance and maintenance problems.

Not only is this an inconvenience but it could also lead to damage to the roof and even the PV panels. Damage on top of the panels is also likely to have an effect by reducing their efficiency depending on the extent. Other problems that may arise include the following:

• Damaged cables

• Damaged panels

• Present a fire risk if they nest under the panels

• Deposit droppings and other debris on the panels, which reduces output

• Block the roof’s drainage system with droppings, nest materials, food debris and feathers potentially causing roof leaks

• Present a health hazard to any contractor working on the roof

Luckily here at Ecolution, we provide complete specialist maintenance services for flat roof solar PV systems to help you combat these problems. If birds are an issue or likely to become one, we suggest considering bird proofing your roof to minimise any losses or damage the property.

Our bird proofing system consists of protective mesh which is installed around all sides of the PV array to prevent access beneath the panels, which in turn protects the roof, wiring and equipment from damage. We provide a non-penetrating system which uses special clips to fix the mesh to the panels without the need for drilling or glueing and the system is easily removed if necessary for maintenance.

So, if you are having issues with pigeons nesting or wish to prevent the problem before it occurs then please contact our team today for a FREE quote!

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