Gutter Spikes(13 Products)
Gutter spikes are versatile, effective, and humane solutions for protecting your gutters and structures from bird-related damage. Whether you have a residential property, commercial establishment, or agricultural structure, gutter spikes can help you maintain a clean and pest-free environment.Find Out More About Our Types of Gutter Spikes
What are Gutter Spikes?
Gutter spikes, also known as pigeon spikes, are innovative devices designed to deter birds, such as pigeons, seagulls, and sparrows, from perching, roosting, nesting, or causing blockages in your gutters.
They are typically made from materials like stainless steel, polycarbonate, or plastic, and come in various forms, including strips, clips, and kits.
Gutter spikes are strategically installed along the edge of the guttering, the outer edge, or the outside edge, creating an effective barrier that birds cannot comfortably land on.
Once in place, these deterrent spikes go to work right away, gently encouraging birds to move along without causing them harm. They also facilitate the unimpeded free flow of water underneath them, ensuring efficient drainage.
They are engineered to be secure, durable, and resistant to UV rays, ensuring they remain effective for an extended period.
We both stock plastic pigeon spikes and stainless steel pigeon spikes, as well as compatible adhesive to ensure a smooth installation.
Benefits of Gutter Spikes
Protect Gutters and Downspouts: Bird spikes serve as a physical barrier, preventing birds from accessing your gutters. This safeguard helps keep your gutters clean and free from nesting materials, debris, and blockages that can impede water flow.
Preserve the Aesthetic Appeal: Birds can cause unsightly damage to the exterior of your property with their droppings and nests. Gutter spikes help maintain the visual appeal of your home or business by discouraging birds from landing or roosting on your building's edges.
Reduce Maintenance Costs: By preventing bird-related damage and clogs, gutter spikes can save you money on costly repairs and cleaning. You'll enjoy reduced maintenance efforts and longer-lasting gutter systems.
Versatile Installation: Gutter spikes can be easily attached to various gutter types, including lipped gutters, half-round gutters, ogee gutters, and square guttering. They adapt to the unique needs of your property.
Harmless to Birds: Gutter spikes are humane and do not harm birds. They simply make it uncomfortable for birds to land, preventing them from causing damage without causing any injury.
Frequently Asked Gutter Spikes Questions
How Does a Gutter Spike Work?
Gutter spikes create an uneven surface that makes it uncomfortable for birds to land or roost. This discourages them from staying in the area, keeping your gutters and building free from bird-related damage.
Are Gutter Spikes Safe for Birds?
Yes, Gutter spikes are humane and non-lethal. They are designed to deter birds without causing harm or injury.
Can I Install Gutter Spikes Myself?
Yes, Gutter spikes are often designed for easy DIY installation. Many varieties simply clip into place or attach using silicone or screws.
For assistance in the installation process, you can invest in pigeon spike kits which typically include gutter clips and either stainless steel pigeon spikes or polycarbonate pigeon spikes. Pigeon spike strips can also be easily snapped to the length required simplifying installation.
Do Gutter Spikes Work in All Weather Conditions?
Most Gutter spikes are designed to withstand a range of weather conditions, including UV exposure. Stainless steel and polycarbonate options are particularly durable.
Can Gutter Spikes Be Used to Deter Seagulls?
Absolutely, Gutter spikes are effective at deterring gulls along with other pest birds.