Can Critters Ruin Solar Panels?
There’s a lot of small wildlife in New York that can get onto your roof and cause trouble with anything that’s up there. Solar panels go on top of your existing roofing using specialist mounting solutions, so critters are a concern. Will critters ruin solar panels? With New York Power Solutions, you can have confidence knowing that the wildlife and your panels will be protected.
Solar panels are raised above the roofing material underneath, providing space for equipment and ensuring adequate airflow. The space between panels and roofing can become attractive for critters, but they won’t get in when you have critter guards.
We install critter guards with all of our solar panel installations in New York. Critter guards run around the exposed edges of the solar panel array, with a mesh that repels critters and birds. This eliminates the risk of critters getting underneath to damage the panels, build nests, or injure themselves.
Critter guards for solar panels in New York also prevent leaves and other debris from accumulating under panels, so your roofing material will be protected from deterioration and rot that can be caused by an accumulation of organic materials.
Critter guards also reduce the risk of fire during the dryer and warmer months of the year. Without them, accumulated debris would pose a fire risk.
Critter guards provide peace of mind while ensuring that local wildlife is protected. Combined with clean and efficient solar panels, it’s a complete solution that is better for the environment.