Preventing animals from accessing and damaging your solar panels is possible with the use of preventive measures. These measures include regular inspections and using physical barriers such as Critter Guard's solutions. Such solutions can help to prevent animals from gaining access to your roof and climbing on or nesting under your solar panels.
Keep reading to discover the different types of animals that can cause damage to your solar panels in various ways.
Birds can cause extensive damage to solar panels. The warmth emitted by solar panels attracts birds and these animals will often perch or nest on or under the solar panels, which can cause scratches and cracks within the surface. Birds may also attract other animals as well, which can lead to even more bigger issues with your solar panels.
Gnawing mammals such as rats, mice, and squirrels can chew through the wiring and connections of solar panels, causing them to malfunction. These animals may also build nests under the solar panels, which can interfere with the efficiency of the panel.
Larger animals such as monkeys, raccoons, opossums, and more can cause damage to solar panels by climbing on them and potentially breaking the glass or scratching the surface.
Critter Guard's wildlife control products are designed to prevent critters from accessing the roof through overhead power lines.