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Bird Strike Prevention Film Colorado Springs

A lot of people get concerned when deaths of birds are reported from things like pesticides or oil spills–and for good reason.  But what many people don’t realize is that there is a much greater threat to birds out there–collisions with windows. That’s why we’re proud to offer bird strike prevention film in Colorado Springs.

Glass collisions are even more dangerous to birds than any other perceived threat killing more than 600 million birds each year in the US and Canada combined.  Worldwide bird strikes on windows kill more than 1 billion of our fine feathered friends.

Why Bird Strike Prevention Films Are Important

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The endangerment from windows to birds is already large and growing as the world we live in becomes more populated.  More people mean more buildings and windows increasing the odds of mid-air collision. The modern world is full of lovely, but lethal, reflective windows on homes and businesses. 

And while high sheen, crystal clear windows may be beautiful, they are deadly by being invisible to our avian friends. When a bird collides with a window, it is a messy, painful, and inhumane way for them to die. 

Additionally, the environmental impact is degrading many species. And there is a monetary cost as well. Millions of dollars of damage are racked up each year by home and commercial property owners as the result of bird strikes. 

So how do you keep the windows of your Colorado Springs home or commercial space free of damage from bird strike collisions? It is as simple as stopping the accidents by making your windows visible to birds.

The most affordable and effective way to do this is the installation of bird strike prevention window film from Colorado Springs Window Film. When it is applied to the glass windows and doors of your home or commercial structure, it makes windows clearly visible to our fine feathered friends.

How Window Film Works To Prevent Bird Strikes

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The reason why birds fly into windows is generally agreed upon by scientists.  They perceive glass as open sky. This is mostly due to the reflective nature of glass but clarity is part of it too.  

To deal with this, window film companies have begun manufacturing what is called “fritted” film– a bird safety film with a pattern on it.  This makes the windows more visible to birds.

Fritted glass basically has a recurring pattern of lines or dots on it for the purpose of giving birds a “heads up”.  When the birds fly towards a window with fritted window film, they will recognize it as a wall, not the open sky.

The results of these bird collision films – a massive reduction in collisions,  bird lives saved, and significantly reduced costs in repairs – are pretty impressive. Right here in Colorado Springs, we have seen countless bird lives spared, as well as a reduction in costs associated with bird strike window repair.  Here in Colorado Springs alone that ranges into the tens of thousands.

Types Of Bird Strike Prevention Film for Homes And Businesses

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So, what type of bird strike prevention film do Colorado Springs property owners need?  One with a pattern that is typically made of horizontal lines, vertical lines, or dots is best.  However, custom patterns will work as well.

If you decide to go with a custom pattern, something that repeats continuously with horizontal lines, dots, or other elements spaced no more than two inches apart and vertical lines no more than four inches is ideal.  The density of the pattern does actually matter because designs that are more spread out will result in birds trying to fly through the spaces.

A common mistake is using a decal of a large bird of prey to deter smaller birds and prevent window collisions. This will not work because most birds will still attempt to dodge the decal and hit the window anyway. 

You don’t really have to worry about the look of fritted patterns because you can barely see fritted patterns. So, aesthetics won’t be an issue. Furthermore, fritted bird strike prevention films are incredibly cost-effective and give you all the benefits of window tints and films too.

Now Offering Bird Divert in Colorado Springs!

Bird Divert is an innovative bird safety window film designed to prevent avian collisions with glass surfaces. Developed by National Window Film, this optically-clear bird marker is invisible to humans but visible to birds, reducing bird fatalities. It’s endorsed by avian experts and qualifies for LEED certification.


Be Part of the Mission to Protect Colorado’s Birds

For more information on saving birds in the Colorado Springs area from a gruesome death and protecting your windows film collisions contact us today!  We can help you get set-up with a bird strike deterrent film that looks great on your home or business!