The base of the Defender® Solar Panel Bird Spike has been designed to position the panel spike as close as possible to the solar panel without touching it. This is achieved by the 11 anti-topple stabilisers, which fit neatly underneath the solar panel’s edge, thereby getting the pins as near as possible to the side that needs protecting. This gives the solar panel spike stability and strength, meaning it will not collapse inwards when pigeons and other birds attempt to re-enter the space under the panel after it has been pigeon proofed.
Silicone Fixing Holes
There are an incredible 42 holes along the base of the Defender® Solar Panel Spike, including along the anti-topple stabilisers. These are silicone fixing holes that lock the panel spikes into position. When the adhesive silicone is applied to the base of the Solar Panel Spike, the glue will ooze through the holes, securing it in position.
To finish a run of solar panel spikes, it may be necessary to use a shorter strip of Defender® Solar Panel Bird Spike. The base of this spike has 10 grooves underneath, which enable the solar spike to be snapped to size quickly and easily with your fingers. No extra tools are needed.
How to Install Defender® Solar Panel Bird Spikes
Installation of Defender® Solar Panel Bird Spikes is quick and easy. Simply ensure the correct number of strips have been purchased to cover all exposed sides of the solar panels, and check that the solar panel spikes have the right height pins to provide total protection from pigeons. Apply Defender® Fixing Silicone to the base of the bird spike including the stabilisers, and press it into position with the stabilisers pointing under the panel, ensuring a close fit. However, also make sure the pins don’t touch the sides of the solar panel itself. It is important to check the suitability of surfaces for use with Defender® Silicone.
For every 21 strips (or part there of) that you order, you will need one tube of fixing adhesive. Only our Defender® Adhesive is recommended as others may not stick to the base.
Humane Solar Panel Spikes
The Defender® Solar Panel Bird Spike is the newest product in the humane range of Defender® bird solutions. It causes no harm to the birds, but simply acts as a barrier and prevents pigeons and similar sized birds from being able to nest or roost under the solar panels.
High Quality Solar Panel Spike
The Defender® Solar Panel Bird Spike has been constructed from high quality materials that will stop pigeons from gaining access under roof solar panels for many years. The base is manufactured from UV stabilised polycarbonate that can withstand extremes of temperature and all types of weather. It will not become brittle, even in direct sunlight.
The 11 protruding pins are made from a 304 grade stainless steel that will not rust or discolour over the years, giving peace of mind that not only do Defender® Solar Panel Spikes pigeon proof your property, but they will continue to look good too.