Professionals remove wildlife from window wells, sheds, decks, porches and attics. This is a typical squirrel removal from an attic story. Occasionally we find problems when trying to remove wildlife such as accessibility. Accessibility is a big issue when it comes to removing animals from confined spaces. Our technicians needed to deal with the solar panels before any work could be done. The client called his solar panel company to assist us in the removal of the panels so we could work under them.
We had the solar panels removed in order to access the damaged areas and begin our squirrel removal and roof repairs. Keep on reading to find out how the squirrels got in the attic in the first place and why it became a challenge to remove them.
Solar panels on a roof can be a problem when dealing with animals. There are things that can go wrong. Raccoons and squirrels are looking for shelter all year long, but especially when it’s baby season. It can become difficult for raccoons and squirrels to find a shelter. In developed cities such as Newmarket and especially Toronto, adequate trees are rare to non-existing. As a result we have a province wide problem dealing with animals getting into our homes and making a mess.
Solar panels are fine on the roof as long as they are installed properly with critter guards. If you have or are planning to install solar panels make sure you are installing the right material. Squirrels for example can chew aluminum, wood and plastic. So you want to make sure your critter guard is a fairly strong gauge of carbon steel.
The best example of an improper critter guard was on this Newmarket home. The solar panels had a plastic critter guard installed, which oddly enough wasn’t the source of the problem. The critter guards were installed improperly, there were gaps the size of a tennis balls and even larger in some areas. This provided squirrels more than enough room to squeeze under and begin chewing away at the roof ventilation caps.