Protect your Solar Installation on Pitched Roofs

Why you should protect your solar installation from nesting birds:

  • Contamination of the solar system and the roof by nesting birds and bird droppings is a major nuisance.
  • The nests disrupt the natural underside ventilation of the solar system. This results in a lower energy yield and an increased risk of fire.
  • Damage to the cables and to the modules can cause malfunctions.
  • And if the noise of birds also disturbs you, BirdBlocker is the solution to keep them off your roof and under your solar installation.
  • Besides, it is often far too hot under the solar panels for the birds and their eggs or young birds.

Unprotected solar systems: dirtying of the PV-modules and the roof. After dismantling the modules, the nests and contamination become visible.

Installation of the BirdBlocker without screwing, drilling or gluing

The inner frame of the solar modules usually has a suitable flat profile with frame thicknesses of 1.2 – 2mm, to which the BirdBlocker strips can be easily and stably mounted with the stainless steel mounting clips.

Installation at the inner frame (1,2-2mm thick) with the stainless steel clips

Installed 12,5cm high BirdBlocker BB125

20cm high BirdBlocker for higher distances between module frame and roof surface.

Advantages in relation to conventional solutions:

  • Two needle lengths (12.5cm and 20cm) for different distances between module and roof surface
  • Needles are joined together for extra stability
  • Simple, also retrofit, installation with stainless steel clips
  • No screwing, drilling or gluing
  • No scratching or damage to the roof surface
  • UV resistant and recyclable HDPE plastic
  • 10 years product warranty

New product from January 2021:

BirdBlocker 12.5cm high (Art.No. BB125-30):

  • Length of the “needles”: 12.5 cm
  • Max. Application height: 120 mm
  • BirdBlocker strips: 60 pieces with 50cm length
  • Needles are joined together for extra stability
  • Material: black UV-resistant and recyclable HDPE
  • BirdBlocker fixing clips: stainless steel material
  • Packed in boxes with 30m BirdBlocker BB125 + 250 Fixing-Clips.

BirdBlocker 20cm high (Art.No. BB200-30): 

  • Length of the “needles”: 20 cm
  • Max. Application height: 195mm
  • BirdBlocker strips: 60 pieces with 50cm length
  • Needles are joined together for extra stability
  • Material: black UV-resistant and recyclable HDPE
  • BirdBlocker fixing clips: stainless steel material
  • Packed in boxes with 30m BirdBlocker BB200 + 250 Fixing-Clips.

It is important that the BirdBlocker strips are installed closed all around the solar installation and that the needles of the BirdBlocker are stands stable on the roof surface so that there is resistance. 
BirdBlocker is not a 100% protection against nesting birds or other animals under the solar system. However, it obstructs and disturbs the birds and other animals very strongly when trying to get under the solar system. As a reaction, they usually look for other undisturbed nesting sites. 

Installation Instructions BirdBlocker BB100-30 – 10cm long needles:

Please note in general:

Always follow the BirdBlocker installation instructions. The installation of the BirdBlocker should only be carried out by qualified specialists with experience in installing PV systems on roofs. The suitability for the intended use of the solar system is checked by the owner and user himself. BirdBlocker is not 100% protection against the nesting of birds or other animals under the solar system. However, due to its construction, BirdBlocker strongly disturbs and hinders birds and other animals in accessing the system.

The installer is responsible not only for the professional installation, but also for the roof and the solar system on and to which he mounts the system. The installation instructions do not release the executing company from the obligation to clarify the possible uses and application of our products in connection with the other materials and products used on the individual object in advance. If technical details are not described separately, this does not release the company carrying out the work from the obligation to check the individual case and clarify the correct technical facts beforehand.

The specialist company responsible for the installation must ensure prior to installation that the installation is carried out strictly in accordance with national and site-specific building regulations, occupational safety and accident prevention regulations, and the regulations of the relevant authorities. Every person who installs the BirdBlocker is obliged to inform himself/herself about all rules and regulations for a professionally correct planning and installation and to comply with them during installation. This also includes obtaining the current status of the rules and regulations.

Before installing the BirdBlocker, old nests and other dirt under the solar system should be removed.

If nests with eggs or young birds are present, the Animal Protection Act must be observed and the veterinary office must be consulted in advance if necessary. BirdBlocker works best as a preventive measure to prevent nuisance from birds. DO NOT install the BirdBlocker during the breeding period. The birds will do their utmost to get under the solar panels because of their nesting urge. In several countries it is even punishable by law to disturb nests during this breeding period.

The respective installation instructions must always be observed. However, the respective installation instructions do not release the executing company from the obligation to clarify in advance the possible uses and applications of our products, also in connection with the other materials used, on the individual object.

RoofTech GmbH and BirdBlocker assume no responsibility and liability for suitability, effect, installation and correct use.

Further information and the individual installation instructions for our products can be downloaded under “Information”. We would be pleased to send you the respective installation instructions and the requested information. We look forward to your message or call.

We assume no liability for errors on the website. Pictures and drawings may show stages of development that are not available in this form. Any content (pictures, trademarks, logos, drawings and other data) may only be used or passed on after consultation and approval by RoofTech GmbH or BirdBlocker.

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