SolaTrim Installation Instructions:
Solar Module frames must be free of dust, debris or any foreign particles. Use the acetone wipes provided to prepare the frames for the SolaTrim's peel & stick adhesive.
When applying SolaTrim, start at the corners of the array and work toward the center. Wherever possible use full length sections on the corner edges of the modules.
Place the SolaTrim pieces against the rooftop material and mark so the top of the SolaTrim panel will be near or flush to the top of the module frame.
Cut the SolaTrim piece to fit using the CT93 shears or equivalent.
Dry-fit the the piece before peeling off the adhesive to check for proper fit. (Note: SolaTrim panels do not need to make contact with the roof surface. Gaps of 1/8" to 1/4" are acceptable and still provide protection from intrusion.)
After dry-fit, peel the paper off the adhesive strip and press the SolaTrim piece against the module frame. Apply medium pressure with hands then use the J Roller to adhere the panel to the module. The J roller will ensure a secure adhesive bond. SolaTrim will stay in place immediately, will reach 80% adhesion in 20 min and 100% adhesion in 24 hours.
If SolaTrim needs to be temporarily removed, simply pull a razor knife blade down the adhesive bead between the module frame and the SolaTrim panel. Replace with a new panel.
Do NOT install when air temps exceed 105o
C.). For best results, apply between 50 - 85o
F. (10 - 30o
C.). Do not store below 50o
About the J Roller:
The J Roller allows you to apply smooth and even pressure when installing SolaTrim thus providing maximum adhesion. Bond strength is dependent upon the amount of adhesive-to-surface-contact developed. Firm application pressure (min.15 lbs PSI) develops better ahesive contact and helps improve bond strength. (available as an accessory)
SolaTrim Customer Testimonials
“After doing research on different trims on the internet I happened to find SolaTrim. I bought a case and after a few hours, some Tin Snips, my 18 solar panels were completely encased to prevent pigeons from further nesting and causing a ruckus above my bedrooms. Great product, easy install, and aesthetically pleasing. Definitely recommended from a DIY house owner!”
– Kyle C. Fraser, Hesperia, CA
“We have been recommending and installing SolaTrim for over a year. We have found it to be the best value critter guard on the market. SolaTrim is easy to install, looks great and provides perfect protection against critters! The team at SolaTrim is awesome!”
– Nancy B., El Paso Green Energies
“I would definitely install SolaTrim on Clay Tile roofs, where pigeons tend to nest. In fact, I would probably install it on all my solar projects.”
– Tony Diaz, Century Roofing and Solar
“Controlling animals from accessing solar installations has become an increasing problem for us. We are excited by the possibility SolaTrim offers to provide a cost-effective, easily deployable and attractive options for our installer partners.”
– Greg Sellers, VP Clean Power Finance
“Our engineers tried unsuccessfully to develop a product that would do what SolaTrim does…they eventually gave up.”
– Dave Perez, Mainstream Energy
“I am happy with the ease of installation and flexibility to the roof type…neither of us realized how bad the problem was but I definitely see why our partners should have cost effective quality product like SolaTrim for every install.”
– David Inda, Owner, Principal, Indaspec Solar Services
“I love your product…this is going to make a lot of customers happy.”
– Chad Pricolo, Vice-President, Petersen Dean Roofing and Solar, Inc.
See what Fronius of Canada
says about SolaTrim in their Rodent Protection article.
“The new rodent protection requirement is a benefit to both installers and PV system owners and should be implemented, regardless of the inverter technology used. It is up to the Canadian solar industry to educate customers on the safety and performance benefits of a quality PV system, which includes rapid shutdown, arc fault protection and protective barriers.”
“SolaTrim has several advantages over a simple wire mesh. It is a strong product made of lightweight aluminum with an aviation grade adhesive tape that seals it thoroughly to your solar panels. It is extreme temperature tested and comes with a 25-year warranty. We like that it is designed to be a permanent solution that will last the lifetime of the panels.”
- Suncatcher Solar of Canada
Protect your Solar Panels with the SolaTrimTM
Pest Abatement Barrier. The SolaTrim Pest Barrier is an all-weather, long lasting Pest and Debris abatement system designed to prevent Pigeons and Rodents from nesting under or damaging residential solar system arrays. The system allows air to circulate underneath the solar panels, maintaining a protected area between the roof surface and the bottom of the solar panels.
Modern adhesive technology now allows for permanent peel-and-stick bonding without the use of rivets, screws or other mechanical fasteners. SolaTrim panels use this remarkable peel-and-stick feature to make the SolaTrim Panel installation quick, easy and permanent without damaging your solar panels with mechanical fasteners. Use the J Roller for a better adhesive bond.
Panels are available in 2 sizes:
6.75 Inches (17 cm) high x 48 Inches (122 cm) long
5.50 Inches (14 cm) high x 48 Inches (122 cm) long
(Measure your solar panel height before ordering)
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