When Are Critter Guards Needed for Solar Panels?

When Are Critter Guards Needed for Solar Panels?

Birds and squirrels tend to explore and sometimes taper with your home. The last thing you would want to happen is having animals damage your solar panels. To prevent this from happening, there are critter guards available. They will protect your solar panels from birds, squirrels, and other outdoor pests.

The Benefits of Critter Guards on Solar Panels

  • Prevent wires from being chewed: Squirrels can chew exposed wires and contribute to expensive repairs. When the guards are in place, the cables are no longer accessible to the critters who may chew through them.
  • Prevent nests: Birds may find shelter under your solar panels, discovering the gap between the panel and your roof cozy and warm. These nests come with dirt and bird feces build-up that can decrease your solar panel system’s efficiency.
  • Prevent leaves and debris build-up: Aside from animals, critter guards can also prevent leaves and debris from building up and getting stuck around your solar panels. When you have the critter guards in place, you won’t have to clean out and around your solar panels on your roof.

Critter guards, also referred to as bird netting, can prevent some troubles that pests may cause with your solar panels on the roof. Check with your installation company before installing solar to see if this is a need in your area.

Solar Panel Care

While solar panels typically sit on your roof with little maintenance required, there are instances where you should keep an eye on what is happening around the panels to ensure optimal function. A regular look at the solar panels on your roof will help you be informed of any needed upkeep. Look for a build-up of dry leaves or a nest. And contact your solar installation company for help, if required.

The team at New Day Solar is ready to use their expertise to answer any questions you may have regarding solar installation. If you are on the fence about whether it is time to get solar panels in your home, then contact New Day Solar. When you call, you will receive a free consultation: (855) 444-6329.

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Posted by New Day Solar
3 years ago / January 19, 2021

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With the expertise that New Day Solar provides, as well as the federal tax credits and rebates available, solar electricity is beneficial to everyone. Not only will you help conserve our environment, but you can save some money too! Solar electricity is not just a luxury, but also an investment for your home and country. Electricity is only going to get more expensive, but with help from New Day Solar, you can harness the sun’s energy and use it to your advantage.

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