Solar Panel Pigeon Protection in Sheffield - 10 Year Guarantee
When Sheffield City Council scrapped plans to install solar panels to 6,000 council homes in 2017 because of government cut-backs, the decision was branded as ‘bad for the city’ by the city’s Green Party representative.
However, plenty of residents have taken it to themselves to have the panels installed by Sheffield solar panel companies. Studies suggest the panels should pay for themselves in under ten years.
That is of course if they are working properly. And something that can very much hinder the performance of the ability of the photovoltaic cells to convert the sun’s radiation into electricity to power your homes are pigeons, or pigeon droppings to be exact.
If you already have solar panels on your roof, or are thinking about it, solar panel proofing is a key consideration. The local solar panel companies probably won’t tell you this, but where you get solar panels, pigeons won’t be far behind. Female pigeons need a high, safe, warm and sheltered place to nest. The gap between your solar panels and your roof is just about custom-made for them.
Once they get underneath, they will great a significant mess. Pigeons breed three or four times a year in the UK, year round, and one pigeon will be producing some 25lb of pigeon droppings a year, much of which is likely to end up on your roof, patio and down you brickwork.
The uric acid in pigeon droppings will, over time, corrode the fittings under your panels and if left on top could damage the cells and will adversely affect their efficiency.
Pigeon guano is also a carrier of some really quite nasty diseases which can be quite easily transferred to humans. The nesting birds, chicks and males, which will normally hang around near to their partners on your roof and guttering, will also create an unwelcome racket and probably cause you to fall out with your neighbours if not dealt with.
The good news is that here at British Bird Control we can help through our Sheffield solar panel pigeon proofing service. We know just how stop the pigeons getting underneath solar panels, so that they will move on, long term. And we offer a gilt-edged TEN-YEAR GUARANTEE with all our solar panel pigeon protection work in South Yorkshire including Barnsley, Rotherham and Doncaster.
Frequently Asked Questions
At British Bird Control we like to keep things nice and simple when it comes to the cost of solar panel pigeon protection, and we are very competitive indeed on price. Our cost structure is largely based on whether or not our operatives will require scaffolding to carry out the work safely.
We can usually work this out from a telephone consultation and a quick look at your property on Google Earth, and can often provide you with a quotation over the phone. We require a 25% deposit to book in. Call us on 0800 327 7293.
Yes, all our teams carry specialist solar panel and roof tile cleaning kits with all the specialist equipment, cleaning fluids and biocides required to provide the best way to clean solar panels roof tiles, gutters and walls of pigeon guano safely and without any damage.
This not only cleans but is also a powerful biocide agent, which kills the bacteria, viruses and fungi associated with pigeon guano. This is not priced is as part of the solar panel proofing work, but can be quoted once we arrive at the job and evaluate what’s involved.
If you have birds getting under solar panels and believe this could be adversely affecting the performance of the panels and the very reason you got them in the first place, please let us know during the telephone consultation.
We have teams that can evaluate and fix solar panel performance on the spot, but if this is the case we may need to make a separate visit before the solar panel proofing takes place to check whether there is a short circuit, broken solar panel inverter, or other electrical issue which would make it dangerous to be on the roof until fixed. Please also let us know if you think there are dead adult pigeons under solar panels when we talk on the phone – they may have been electrocuted!