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 installations: Heavily soiled modules and roof. Nesting under solar installation and visible after dismantling the modules.

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

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. 

The respective installation instructions are included in every BirdBlocker box (and also available for download on our homepage). The following is as example for the BirdBlocker BB125 with 12.5cm long needles:

In general, please note when planning and installing BirdBlocker:

  • The respective BirdBlocker installation instructions must always be observed (included in every BirdBlocker box or please download from our homepage). We will also be happy to send them to you on request.

  • The installation of the BirdBlocker should only be carried out by specialists and companies with experience in the installation of solar systems on roofs.

  • The executing installer and installation company is responsible not only for the professional installation of the BirdBlocker, but also for the roof and the solar system on which it is installed. The installation instructions do not release the executing company from the obligation to clarify in advance the possible uses and applications of our products in conjunction with the other materials and products used on the individual object.

  • The processing instructions, regulations and warranties of all manufacturers and trades involved must be observed. If technical details are not described separately, this does not release the executing company from checking in each individual case and clarifying a technically correct issue beforehand.

  • The suitability of the BirdBlocker for the intended use in the solar installation is checked by the owner and the installation company themselves. BirdBlocker is not a 100% protection against the nesting of birds or against other animals under the solar installation. However, due to its construction, BirdBlocker strongly disturbs and hinders birds and other animals trying to get under the solar installation. BirdBlocker works best as a preventative measure to prevent bird nuisance.

  • It is important that the BirdBlocker is installed in a closed manner around the perimeter and that the needles of the BirdBlocker are stable on the roof surface to provide resistance. Suitable module frames are those that have an inner flat profile with frame thicknesses of 1.2 – 2mm, to which the BirdBlocker strips can be easily and permanently mounted in a stable manner using the stainless-steel fastening clips.

  • Before installing the BirdBlocker, old nests and other dirt under the solar system should be removed. Do NOT install the BirdBlocker during the breeding season. Birds will do their utmost to get under the solar panels because of their nesting urge. If nests with eggs or young birds are present, the respective animal protection laws must be observed and if necessary the veterinary office must be called in beforehand. In several countries it is even punishable by law to disturb the birds during the breeding season.

  • It must be ensured by the specialist company responsible for the installation 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, standards and environmental protection regulations and the respective animal protection laws. Each company and person installing the BirdBlocker is obliged to inform themselves independently about all rules and regulations for technically correct planning and installation and to comply with these during installation. This also includes obtaining the current status of rules and regulations.

  • In the case of non-observance of the installation instructions and in the case of use and combination of further components which were not purchased from us, we shall not assume any liability for resulting defects and damage. The warranty is excluded in this respect.

  • The information given and drawings and photos shown in our documents and on our homepage serve to clarify individual details and are merely recommended information. RoofTech GmbH and the BirdBlocker manufacturer accept no liability whatsoever as a result.

  • RoofTech GmbH and the BirdBlocker manufacturer do not accept any responsibility 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.

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