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Installation Tips & Product Specifications

Solar panel protection guards from animals. Our simple, secure system finally lets you easily and affordably seal up residential PV systems from pest intrusion as a safe, reliable critter guard.

Spiffy Solar does not offer installation services.

Product Specifications

The Spiffy Clip hardware is designed for ease of use and speed of installation. There are, however, a few key practices that ensure a secure and lasting installation. A tight fit works as a bird deterrent from all sides with pigeon wire mesh, including at the roofline. The wire is also effective as a squirrel deterrent roof guard as they cannot gnaw through the material.

  • No Roof or Module Penetration
  • No Special Tools
  • Quick and Easy Installation
  • All Non-Corrosive Material
  • Unobtrusive Black Color–blends into shadows beneath modules
  • Minimal Cutting and Trimming

Reliable Pest Deterrent System for Your Clients

System Components

Little folding or cutting is required and the wire mesh clips attach with nothing more than a pair of linesman pliers. Approximately 50 - 75 clips are required per 100 lineal feet of coverage, depending on system configuration, and other variables.

  • Box of 100 Spiffy Solar Panel Mesh Clips
  • 100 Lineal Ft. Roll of 8 Inch Tall, 1/2 Inch Grid, Galvanized and PVC Coated Screen

Either component, $82.50 each. - Just $1.65 per Lineal Foot!


Instill peace of mind for yourself, your clients and your third-party owners. Pigeons, squirrels, raccoons, roof rats? Our critter guard can handle all of them. We are confident in the quality and value of our products. We believe that after using them you will agree and want to order more.

Unfortunately, the act of opening and using the product makes it nonreturnable. Therefore, it is our policy to not accept returns. In the case of orders of no more than thirty days old, unopened and/or unused, accommodations can be made.

Installation Tips

Step One

First, assemble the two parts of the Spiffy Clips. Simply insert the straight portion of the hook into the hole in the washer. Note that the washer can only be inserted one way. Do not rock or wiggle the parts to get them together. This may deform the washer and prevent it from holding tight. It is best to just grip the wire firmly, close to the straight end, and push them together.

Step Two

Insert the wire only far enough to provide room to grip it with pliers, later.

Step Three

Next, bend one to three inches of screen to a few degrees beyond 90, pointing inward where it will meet the roofing material. The most readily available straight edge for this bending is, of course, a module frame.

Step Four

This bend adds rigidity to the screen, customizes the vertical height, and allows it to rest in place before attachment. This preliminary height needs to be 1/2 - 3/4 inch taller than the desired finished installation height.

Steps Five-Seven

While exerting downward and inward pressure on the screen, insert the Spiffy Clip hook into the opening closest to the bottom edge of the module frame. Turn the hook and pull, catching the hook on the lip on the underside of the module frame.

Step Eight

Grab the wire with pliers and hold firm while pushing the washer into position. Do not pull outward on the wire as this may deform the hook itself.

Step Nine

Trim the excess wire from the clip.

Step Ten

The clip does hold the screen against the module, but more importantly, it prevents the screen from moving upward, maintaining downward pressure against the roof. With proper installation, the friction of the screen against the roofing material makes the bottom of the screen immovable in either direction.

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