Sadly, birds running into windows is a common occurrence worldwide. They are also highly problematic to bird populations and building owners. In the commercial sector, the size of the windows is a huge reason these run-ins happen.  However, what many people don’t know is that birds run into windows on homes too.  This is regrettable since here in San Antonio we have many beautiful birds to watch. Also because these collisions are completely avoidable.  There is a way to keep the birds safe by making your windows visible to our feathered friends. 

Making Windows Visible to Birds

The reason birds run into the windows is simply because they don’t see them. Here in San Antonio, we have lovely bright sun.  This causes a reflection of the sky on windows.  The birds see the open sky in windows and try to fly through them. So,  the key to keeping birds from flying into home windows is by putting something on them that the bird can see.  This is where bird safety decals come into play.  It is a film that makes home windows apparent to birds. 

What Are Bird Safety Decals?

Sometimes called fretted films or birdstrike films these cutting-edge “decals” stop birds from colliding into windows.  The concept is simple.  Bird strike window decals are clear films that cover your entire window.  These films are embedded.  tiny dots visible to birds.  These dots are practically invisible to humans but the birds perceive them as objects in the way of their flight–like a fence or netting.  The keep to these dots is the pattern in which they are placed.  They are close enough together that even the smallest birds will not try to fly through them.  This means our fine avian pals avoid your San Antonio home windows and are safe to enjoy the birdfeed and baths you put out for them.  Best of all, you also get a handful of the benefits of window film for your home like UV protection–making these films a real win-win.

For more information on these bird safety films contact us at Custom Tint Solutions today!

Mike Kinsey uses his knowledge of window film products and industry innovations to help customers find simple, versatile solutions for meeting their architectural goals. As the Operations Manager for Custom Tint Solutions, he is the head of sales, customer relations, and product education and also personally oversees all window film installs from start to finish. His fifteen years of experience combined with his background in construction and project management sets him apart as an expert in his field. Mike's qualifications are extensive and are backed by certifications from 3M, EnerLogic, and AIA for continuing education.