Critter Guard Installation Provides Peace of Mind and More

Maintaining your solar panels is essential to your investment, but did you know that there is another step you can take to minimize local wildlife’s potential damage? Preventing squirrels, pigeons, or other critters from setting up home in your solar panels saves you from considerable damage such as extensive cleanup, parts replacement, and even rewiring. The small outlay you make now can prevent expensive repairs and replacements later.

Let’s take a look at how critter guard installation gives your solar panels the protection they need to remain secure.

1. Prevention Is Better Than Damage Control

Solar panels, by design, provide an inviting space for critters. In fact, it’s just a matter of time before they discover your rooftop nook. Critter guards provide a seamless aesthetic and can be installed right onto your existing solar panel system, creating an instant barrier for birds, squirrels, and rodents as well as the nesting material they bring with them.

Many homeowners don’t realize that a standard contractor warranty does not cover solar panel damage. After spending thousands of dollars investing in solar panels, the last thing you want is to leave them unprotected. Critter guard installation is a quick and affordable solution. And once it’s done, it’s done. The critters can’t get in. Plus, critter guard installation can reduce your home maintenance costs by preventing the build-up of leaves and other debris that can create roof rot, even fire hazards.

2. No Hidden Surprises Or Unwelcome Guests

Solar panels, by design, provide an inviting space for critters. In fact, it’s just a matter of time before they discover your rooftop nook. Critter guards provide a seamless aesthetic and can be installed right onto your existing solar panel system, creating an instant barrier for birds, squirrels, and rodents as well as the nesting material they bring with them.

We find that many people are surprised when animals set up mini-condos in their solar panel system. It’s common to think that it won’t happen to us. Unfortunately, once critters are discovered, the damage has often already been done. This could include chewed wires, dry nesting materials that create a fire hazard, and animal droppings that can harm your panels and roof as well as carry disease. No thank you! Critter guards alleviate that worry every time you see a squirrel scamper across your roof. And peace of mind is a beautiful thing.

3. Professional Installation is Key

Because rooftop solar systems are often complicated, critter guard installation is not a DIY project. Licensed professionals should do it in order to protect the homeowner, the solar system, and the existing roof. Additionally, Valley Wash Pros won’t add a single nail hole to your roof when installing critter guards.

4. Eco-friendly Critter Protection

Your solar panel investment shows you are already ahead of the curve when it comes to protecting the environment. And we can all agree that it’s better to let wild animals stay in the wild and to do all that we can to detract them from moving into our domain.

According to the Bloomberg report , “ A bird, or perhaps multiple birds, ignited a fire on June 5 at the California Valley Solar Ranch, knocking out 84% of generating capacity and scorching 1,200 acres.” This is not an isolated incident. Home inspectors estimate that 20,000 home fires in the US each year are caused by squirrels.

Also called solar bird netting, critter guards are the eco-friendly protection your solar investment deserves. Relocating a family of wild animals can be stressful and time-consuming. Additionally, the removal of squirrels or raccoons that have set up home in your solar panels is often a high-ticket expense on top of the cost of repairs.

5. Decrease Periods of Power Loss

So you understand the monetary and physical benefits of critter guard installation. But how about this? We’d all like to cut down on trips to the roof for monitoring and experience longer periods of consistent power. With a well-protected system, we are more likely to have continuous, uninterrupted power, where we don’t have to drop what we’re doing at a moment’s notice to solve yet another hassle. Invest in your system, and it will provide for you.

Bottom Line, Protect Your Investment

Your unprotected solar system is at risk of being infested by squirrels, birds, rodents, and all the debris they bring along with them. Don’t lose sleep worrying about when this could happen to your home. Our team of pros is ready to get started on your critter guard installation right away.

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