Solar Panel Bird Protection & Proofing Melbourne
With over 14,000 happy customers since 2000, AGP is the leading manufacturer, supplier and installer of high-quality solar panel bird mesh in Melbourne.
- Highest quality solar panel bird mesh system securely protects panels
- Highly experienced, knowledgeable team for solar panel installations
- 5-year warranty for solar panel mesh kits and workmanship
Bird Proofing Solar Panels
Solar panels offer shade, warmth and protection for birds. Our solar panel bird mesh protects your high-value investment from damage caused by birds, possums and other pests. Our solar mesh fastens to each panel frame with specially designed fasteners that protect each solar panel array and the panel warranty. Our solar mash ensures unrestricted airflow underneath the panels for optimal panel health.
BIRD PANEL BIRD MESH INSTALLATION
Comprehensive solar panel bird proofing advice from professionals.
Choose between our solar mesh or solar mesh pro product.
We install our solar panel protection system to the panel edge.
HOW WE BIRD PROOF SOLAR PANELS
Use our SolarMesh is a wire mesh bird guard for installed solar panels. Other solar meshes reduce airflow with too small a hole size meaning your panels heat up, diminishing the amount of energy your panels can collect daily. Our solar mesh is specially designed to avoid this problem, so you can safely use it to protect your panels from damage.
The high-strength UV stable coated wire mesh and bespoke panel clips prevent birds’ access and ensure unrestricted airflow. The solar panel mesh is also unlikely to cause any harm to the birds; it merely prevents them from being able to get at your solar panels to cause damage.
We are the only Australian company to offer bushfire protection compliant solar panel mesh installation using our aluminium mesh types with specialised fasteners clips.
Why do I need solar panel bird protection?
Birds cause solar panel defects, as birds damage exposed wiring and bird droppings erode a solar panel array and the panel framework, leading to function loss for the installed solar panel. Bird-related damage is often not covered under the panel warranty.
Bird material and droppings contain various parasites and transmissible diseases, negatively impacting your health. Proximity to humans can transmit mites and lice infestations. A build-up of nesting material also attracts other pests, such as vermin.
Bird mess and nesting ruminants accumulate under the panels. Nesting material and feathers create blockages and water build-up under the solar panels. This build-up can seep through the shingles and tiles into the roof sheathing and insulation on tiled roofs.
Bird material, leaves, and debris accumulate under solar panels, reducing airflow. In some cases, birds trap themselves underneath the panels and die. Solar panel cleaning is an arduous task that risks your safety and damages your roofing system and property.
Birds nesting and roosting is a loud affair, and baby birds are notoriously noisy while remaining in the nest, most often at night. Some Melbourne bird species live in communal families, which adds to the noise. Solar panel bird mesh reduces this noise.
Bird droppings on solar panels look terrible, and the dropping’s acidity leaves permeant discolouration and stains on your property. Birds leave droppings and nesting ruminants on roofing eaves, verandas and gutters, negatively impacting your property aesthetics.
Bird infestation signs
Gutters and drainpipes clogged with feathers or nesting materials
Increase bird droppings on the roof, solar panels, walls, fascias, eaves, and verandah;
Strong unpleasant odours that linger despite cleaning your home
Loud scratching, screeching and crying of young birds
Collection of nesting material –grass, twigs, feathers, dried mud around property
Damage to exposed electrical wiring around solar panels and hose
Solar panel mesh kits
Our solar mesh is a premium solution to protect your solar panel investment from nesting birds and vermin.
Our PVC coated galvanised wire mesh has a large aperture for maximum airflow which prevents moisture and mildew forming under the panels.
It is an excellent pest control solution.
Solar Panel Bird Proofing FAQ
How can I achieve a 100% bird-proofing solution?
Using one of our bespoke bird-proof products, our installers install bird mesh to the solar panels and other areas, such as the gutters and valleys. The installers expertly secure the bird mesh to the solar panels so birds cannot access it.
At AGP, we trust a combination of integrated mesh gutter guards and solar panel bird mesh as a comprehensive solution for the whole house that will reduce maintenance costs, power costs, and bird problems.
How does solar panel bird protection contribute to a complete bird-proofing solution?
Solar panel bird protection is a crucial part of a comprehensive bird-proofing solution. Birds often find the area beneath solar panels an attractive place to roost or nest, which can lead to panel damage and reduce their efficiency. Installing bird-proofing solutions around your solar panels, like our bespoke bird mesh, will protect them from bird-related damage and potential efficiency losses. This protection complements the overall bird-proofing of your property, ensuring all possible roosting and nesting areas are secured.
How can I prevent birds from nesting beneath my solar panels?
The most effective method to deter birds from nesting under your solar panels is to restrict their access completely. Our solar mesh, designed for Melbourne and Victoria conditions, can be installed around the edges of the panels. This prevents bird-related damage and stops the accumulation of leaves and other debris under the panels.
How is bird-proofing done for solar panels?
Our solar mesh suits Melbourne's climate and includes either a PVC-coated stainless steel mesh or a galvanised mesh with a 12mm aperture. The size of the holes in the mesh is crucial to maintain optimal airflow and light penetration to the panels, preventing moisture damage that could decrease the panels' efficiency.
The mesh is directly fixed to the roof, and we use solar panel clips to securely fasten the mesh to the solar panels. This ensures no damage to the panels while providing comprehensive protection. We recommend hiring our experienced Melbourne-based team for solar panel mesh kit installation for peace of mind.
Is it advisable to install bird spikes on solar panels?
No. Adding bird spikes or similar products to your solar panels can result in damage, lower efficiency, and potentially void warranties. For the optimal protection of your solar panels in Melbourne and Victoria, we recommend using our SolarMesh system.
How can I eliminate pigeons from under my solar panels?
If pigeons nest under your solar panels, you can physically remove them or wait until they vacate the nest. Even during nesting seasons, many pigeons will return to the solar panels for the protection and warmth they provide.
Although pest control services offer removal services, care must be taken not to damage or break the panels during the process. To provide the best protection against pigeons for your solar panels in Melbourne and Victoria, we suggest installing our SolarMesh system before they establish a nest.