What Are Solar Panel Guards?

Solar panel guards provide a barrier around your roof’s solar panel array to keep unwanted critters and debris from accessing your solar panels and damaging them. Here are some things that you should know about solar panel guards and why they are important defense against pesky pests.

Avoid Costly Solar Panel Repair

Solar panel guards can help you prevent damage to your solar panels and, therefore, make it less likely for you to pay for solar panel repair services.

Without solar panel guards, small critters and birds can get stuck in between and under your solar panel array. In their attempt to escape, they will claw, bite, peck, and thrash about, causing significant damage to your solar panel system. Additionally, without solar panel guards, vegetation can grow around your solar panels which can result in service interruption and reduced energy storage.

Reinforced Protection for Your Solar Panel Investment

Solar panel guards are typically made out of PVC-coated, galvanized steel mesh. The mesh design makes it more difficult for vegetation like twigs and leaves to get stuck in the cracks between your solar panels. The galvanized steel protects your panels from gnawing and scratching damage caused by nuisance rodents like squirrels and rats that can easily get trapped.

The Importance of Solar Panel Guards

Once stuck underneath the vulnerable parts of undefended solar panels, the pests may try to scratch and chew their way through your roof’s shingles in order to free themselves. Then, in addition to a damaged solar panel system, you may have a rodent infestation on your hands.

If your solar panels lack solar panel guards and have already incurred damage due to nuisance wildlife,  contact the wildlife removal specialists at Critter Control® of Boston before investing in solar panel repairs. Your solar panels will remain exposed to further damage until the pests have been removed and solar panel guards have been installed.

Your Greater Boston Wildlife Removal and Solar Panel Guard Specialists

At Critter Control® of Boston, our wildlife removal specialists are trained in safe and effective animal removal methods that can help to permanently evict and deter critters away from your Greater Boston area property.

For more information on our wildlife removal and solar panel guard installation services, call Critter Control® of Boston today at 617-975-0440 to schedule an inspection.


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