Bird Strike Prevention Films

When it comes to human-caused bird deaths, you probably think things like pesticides or oil spills do the most damage to our feathered friends. But actually, there is an even bigger threat out there to birds.  One that kills over 600 million birds each year in the US combined with Canada and more than a billion worldwide!

So what is it exactly that is snatching so many bird’s lives year in and year out?

How To Prevent Bird Strikes on Windows

As it turns out it is collisions with windows.  That’s right, the lovely reflective windows on homes and businesses here in Denver are killing our avian friends. This is because they are invisible to birds who see it as the open sky.   Even worse, when a bird strike to a window occurs it is a messy, painful and inhumane way for a bird to die. The cost to humans in financial terms is millions of dollars. And, environmentally–the cost is devastatingly high.  So how do you, a Denver home or business owner, keep your Denver windows and birds from these ill-fated run-ins? The answer is as simple as–bird strike window film.

How Bird Strike Prevention Film Works

The theory as to why birds fly is fairly solid.  Birds fly into windows for the simple reason they don’t see them.  Today’s glass is incredibly reflective and just looks like clear skies to a bird.  In order to prevent this, window film companies, based on bird strike research have created films that are “fritted”.  These films make the windows more visible to an avian. Essentially a fritted film is one has a recurring pattern of lines or dots embedded.  They are put there for the very purpose of giving birds a heads up. When birds see a pattern they will recognize it as a wall, not open sky, drastically reducing mid-air collisions.  And, of course, sparing the lives of the many beautiful birds in the Denver sky. Also, it saves you from repeated glass repairs in the long run.

Types Of Bird Strike Prevention Film

As mentioned, fritted window films are used to prevent bird strikes.  It typically comes in patterns with horizontal lines, vertical lines, or dots.  It can, however, be a custom pattern as well. Repeating continuous horizontal lines, dots or other objects spaced no more than two inches apart and vertical lines no more than four inches work best. The birds will actually try to fly through the lines on patterns less dense.  A common misconception is that place the outline of a large hawk on a window will prevent window collisions. This is not true and won’t work. Again most birds will simply attempt to fly around the decal and strike the window anyway. Happily, fritted patterns are barely visible to the human eye, so you don’t need to worry about the aesthetics. Also, fritted bird strike prevention films are very cost-effective and come with all or some of the benefits of traditional window film.

  1. Easy to install and remove
  2. Added security
  3. UV protection
  4. Increased energy efficiency
  5. Glare control
  6. 100% customizable 

For more info on how you can save birds in the Denver area by installing a fritted film on your home or business–contact us today!  We can help you get set-up with a bird strike deterrent film that looks great on your home or business and saves you money!