Specialist Solar Panel Bird Proofing UK
10 Year Pigeon Proofing Solar Panel Guarantee
As fantastic as solar panels are, installers often forget to tell you about the warm, safe harbourage you have created for birds, primarily feral pigeons.
Unfortunately, once pigeons have identified this, they are unlikely to move on without bird proofing the solar panels. Therefore, pigeon proofing solar panels should be your primary option to stop pesky birds.
- 10-year guarantee that birds will not return
- Lawful removal and advice surrounding bird exclusion
- The highest quality mesh which will not damage your panel’s warranty
- Fully accredited with the BPCA, Checkatrade, CHAS, Safe Contractor and Construction line
- ISO 9001:2015 certified
Are birds nesting under your solar panels?
Choosing a solar panel bird proofing company that is qualified to work at height is essential for health and safety, especially when bird proofing solar panels! Our team are working at height qualified and will use a specially designed; HSE approved ladder and roof ladder harness system where possible. The ladders help us safely access your roof and carry out the work efficiently. Furthermore, the ladders give a clearance of 23cm beneath, keeping the weight away from direct contact of your solar array. We also have a full in-house rope access system, as well as the qualifications to use scaffolding or mobile elevated work platforms.
We only use the highest quality stainless steel mesh to proof solar panels. The 25mm galvanised steel mesh is placed around the sides of your solar panels to stop them pesky pigeons for good. We recommend you choose to use our non-intrusive solar panel mesh clips to fix the solar panel mesh in place. However, we are open to using alternative methods when asked. Our industry-leading experience in bird and pest control means that we can obtain equipment from the best suppliers who offer only the finest quality materials for pigeon proofing solar panels.
All of our solar panel bird proofing team are fully qualified, British Pest Control Association (BPCA) members, with many years of experience in dealing with a variety of pest and bird-related issues.
We are also Checkatrade, Chas and EN 16636 Accredited and ISO 9001:2015 Certified, Safe Contractor Accredited and Construction Line Gold Members.
Moreover, unlike most, we are fully licensed by Natural England for the control of feral pigeons - fully insured with all certificates available on request.
10 Year Guarantee
All our pigeon proofing solar panel jobs come with a 10-year guarantee. Why are we so confident? Well, our specialist 25mm x 25mm pigeon solar panel mesh comes galvanised as standard in gauge 16 and is pre-cut to suit the height of a typical solar panel array. The mesh we use is the best type to use as it stands the test of time and is made solely to bird proof solar panels.
The clips we use to fix the mesh to the solar panels are non-intrusive, hooking under the base of the solar panels. We also hold the mesh in place using a retaining nut and washer. We obtain all of our materials in bulk, directly from the manufacturer, meaning our costs are far more competitive than our competition.
We offer the 10-year guarantee because we are so confident in our bird proofing products and installation techniques.
Birds are no match for our 10-year solar panel proofing guarantee!
Solar panels have increased in popularity in recent years as society generally moves towards a greener environment. The cost savings following the initial investment can be significant, with some of our clients even reporting a generation of power!
Over time, pigeons can begin to multiply and can cause extensive damage to your solar panels, including the cabling, wiring and the panels themselves. The damage is due to a build-up of nesting material such as guano (poo) and eggs.
If you suspect pigeons or other birds are nesting under your solar panels, you need to call a pigeon proofing solar panel expert before they cause more damage and pose a significant risk to your health and safety.
Integrum is your pigeon proofing solar panels expert. We care about your health and well-being at home and are the UK's best company when it comes to removing pigeons from under solar panels. We even offer you a 10-year solar panel bird proof guarantee that pigeons won't get under your solar panels again.
We only use the most effective ways of excluding birds from under your solar panel array and always ensure that no birds are left trapped under your solar panels. We sanitise the area, remove bird bulk fouling, and nesting materials as standard on all jobs. If overhead power lines directly feed your property, we will work with the relevant electricity distribution company to determine the safest way to complete the project.
The damage that birds such as pigeons can do to your solar investment can be tremendous, and no amount of convincing will make them leave. The bottom line is that pigeons like to nest under solar panels; without bird proofing, they will not leave. Are you still trying to decide if we are the right company to birdproof your solar panels? Click the button below to read some more of our fantastic Checkatrade reviews.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Will solar panels be cleaned when the bird proofing work commences?
Yes, we will remove bulk fouling from under the panels, and will clean the surfaces of the solar panels. Our bird proofing solar panel team will clear gutters under the arrays as standard and remove all waste from your home. The contaminated areas will be treated with biocide spray to eliminate any harmful pathogens.
Will pigeons persist on my property once the work is complete?
The pigeons or birds will attempt to gain access to solar panels for a short period. However, once they can't gain access due to the bird proofing mesh, they will leave for another suitable location.
Do I need to install spikes on my ridge tiles?
Installing spikes on ridge tiles is purely down to preference. We usually find that pigeon proofing the solar panels is usually enough to do the job. However, we will happily provide you with additional options for either bird spikes or post & wire systems to be fitted. You can read more about our bird proofing solutions here.
If you do choose to use bird spikes, they are applied with high strength adhesive, whereas the post and wire we use will use ridge brackets or adhesive bases.
Are there other options beyond the 25mm galvanised bird-proof mesh?
Yes. Although we recommend using our specialist mesh for solar panel pigeon protection, of which we are the largest user in the UK. There are also other options available such as a solar guard spike systems or bird barriers. These options do tend to be more expensive and do not offer the same 10-year guarantee. If you require an alternative mesh, we can provide the same grade in stainless steel, green, and black PVC coated.
Am I removing birds lawfully?
Cheaper companies tend not to be registered with the BPCA. Due to this, we often find that they do not understand the laws behind removing birds, and the last thing we want is for you to be at risk of unlawful removal.
By law, all wild bird species, their eggs and nests are protected. For more detailed information, please read up on The Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981, but as a basic overview, it an offence to intentionally kill, injure or destroy the nest of any wild bird. Furthermore, there is an unlimited fine and up to six months imprisonment for breaking this law.
Due to this, it’s essential to speak to a pest control company if you have birds nesting under your panels. A pest company can help you identify the species under the panels and offer guidance and advice on how you can exclude them lawfully.
Some birds are covered by a general licence that allows you to remove birds to preserve public health and safety. However, most bird species require you to apply for a bird licence from Natural England. Don’t worry, this will be handled by the pest control company you choose.
Why should I use a pest control company over a solar panel company?
This question might not have crossed your mind, but ask yourself what a solar installer knows about bird exclusion, bird proofing, and bird control?
Unfortunately, more often than not, we find that low-quality mesh has been used to proof the solar panels, and since these companies don’t understand bird behaviour, they often use the wrong exclusion techniques. Usually, this results in the birds regaining entry under the solar panels and the work having to be complete twice.
Ultimately, the difference between a solar panel company and a pest control company is that a pest control company is far better equipped and more experienced in dealing with pest birds. Which means they know what works instead of just hoping for the best.
We have carried out many projects where somebody has opted for a cheaper option, often with birds being removed illegally due to lack of knowledge and accreditations.
How much does it cost to pigeon proofing solar panels?
If you’re looking for a quick answer to the question “how much does it cost to pigeon proofing solar panels”, then we can tell you that most prices start from £499 for 3-4 panels on your roof. However, this price can change massively once the company adds on any extras, and there are a few things that you should be receiving as standard for this price.
The company will use high quality galvanised steel mesh.
The company will complete a gutter clean.
The company will sanitise your panels and roof to remove the diseases that come with bird fouling.
The company will remove birds and chicks lawfully from your panels.
Many companies will not complete all items mentioned above, and if you don’t check, the company may leave you with unsanitised panels or additional extras to pay. Even worse, we’ve been to jobs where chicks have been left under to starve to death, so unless you choose a company qualified in the skill of bird exclusion, you’re at risk of unlawful bird removal.
How much it costs to birdproof solar panels can increase due to the amount of damage that pigeons have caused to your investment. However, the cost also comes down to the ease of access to the solar panels and the number that need to be pigeon proofed.
The cost can increase if solar panels are damaged, as birds sitting on the wires could mean that they need to be replaced.
Furthermore, if powerlines are over the house, the cost can increase as the company will work with the electricity company to find a safe way to access and complete the job.
The overall cost comes down to the company you choose to use. We have years of experience completing jobs around the UK and further afield, and birds are no match for our 10-year guarantee.
Can you get rid of pigeons?
Yes, unlike many, we are fully licensed by Natural England to remove nests and control pigeons lawfully.
How can I pay for the work?
We can take credit or debit card payments; we can invoice you on completion, set up pay-by-link systems, and accept BACS payments.
Any cash payments must be authorised by our office due to the risks associated with operatives carrying cash throughout the working day.
We can also offer payment plans for all our works.
Do pigeons nest under solar panels?
Yes, it's widespread to have pigeons under solar panels. The odd pigeon or two won't cause any damage in the long run. However, if you have a group of pigeons that have decided your photovoltaic solar panels are a perfect nesting area, you'll need to call a pigeon proofing solar panels expert.
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