CRITTER GUARD INSTALLation

Protect your solar panels from squirrels, rodents, pigeons and other critters.

Critter Guard Solar

Critter Guard Blocks animals from accessing & Damaging Critical Solar Infrastructure

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PREVENT Electrical FIRE HAZARDS

Squirrels have been known to nest under panels and chew through solar panel wires. Chewing through wires can electrocute squirrels, and  become a fire hazard to your home. If you see exposed wire on your rooftop, please call immediately.

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Keep Pigeons Away

Birds tend to nest under solar systems; they can create colonies that cause loud noise during the day, and leave behind a mess of feces. Bird feces can be acidic, resulting in strains on the solar power line and attracting other animals.

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AVOID COSTLY REPAIRS

Damage to your solar system caused by any type of pest infestation isn’t covered by standard insurance or warranty. Protect your home and protect your investment. Avoid unwanted repair costs with a critter guard installation.

Why our clients trust us: 

We had solar installed in 2016 and due to a reoccurring leak over our patio and our original installer needing 8 months to get to our house, we had NYSM complete the ...
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Ash
We had solar installed in 2016 and due to a reoccurring leak over our patio and our original installer needing 8 months to get to our house, we had NYSM complete the removal and reinstallation for us. The crew arrived early, worked very quickly without taking a break, and seemed to be really honest and nice. They left the roof and property in clean condition and I wouldn’t hesitate to hire them again if I’m in need of a solar service provider near me.
Matt and his team were very professional and affordable. The crew showed up to our house in Westchester in masks and put back up the system they had taken down ...
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Blake
Matt and his team were very professional and affordable. The crew showed up to our house in Westchester in masks and put back up the system they had taken down three weeks ago. They had us wait until our new roof had two heavy rains on it to be sure it didn’t leak before they reinstalled it which I think is very wise. If you’re looking for solar service provider, I would definitely recommend them.
Great solar service help. The guys worked quickly and efficiently. It took them the full day to remove our 55 panel system and they finished right before it started raining. When ...
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Lauren
Great solar service help. The guys worked quickly and efficiently. It took them the full day to remove our 55 panel system and they finished right before it started raining. When they came back to complete the reinstallation, which took two days, they put the array back right where it was and even blew the leaves out of our gutters. Good price and good communications for a solar service provider.
Great solar service help. The guys worked quickly and efficiently. It took them the full day to remove our 55 panel system and they finished right before it started raining. When ...
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Chris
Great solar service help. The guys worked quickly and efficiently. It took them the full day to remove our 55 panel system and they finished right before it started raining. When they came back to complete the reinstallation, which took two days, they put the array back right where it was and even blew the leaves out of our gutters. Good price and good communications for a solar service provider.
Matt from NY Solar Maintenance and Repair was lovely to deal with in every way. He was recommended by the company that acquired the firm that installed our solar array ...
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Catherine
Matt from NY Solar Maintenance and Repair was lovely to deal with in every way. He was recommended by the company that acquired the firm that installed our solar array a number of years ago. In the past year pigeons took roost under the array creating a mess on our property, and a nuisance to our neighbors. Matt was great to communicate with during our estimate process; his was the 6th we received for installation of a critter guard and removal of the pigeons.. From his depth of experience he was able to give us great information &  advice, then the best price, and ultimately a beautiful job professionally & promptly executed. This was a project that we would much preferred to avoid, but Matt made it better than we could have expected. I recommend Matt wholeheartedly and would contact him again if we ever had need of service related to our solar array.

Should I install a critter guard with my solar panels?

Roof-mounted solar panels are the ideal environment for pests such as squirrels, raccoons, pigeons, and other roof-top critters to roost and nest. The high vantage point on the roof and the narrow opening under the panels provide shade from the sun and security from predators. These uninvited critters can wreak havoc on a solar system by chewing through wires or corroding the electrical components with feces. When you have any type of pest infestation under a system, it’s best to address the problem as soon as possible. Exposed wire on your roof can ultimately become a fire hazard. Even in areas with high squirrel and bird populations, installing critter guards will protect your PV system from environmental damages.

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How often should I inspect my critter guard?

Your critter guard should be inspected once a year, typically during your yearly maintenance and solar panel inspection. Schedule your yearly solar inspection here.

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How much does a critter guard installation cost?

A critter guard installations typically costs between $500 and $2000, depending on the size of your system. Get a free quote on your critter guard installation here

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