Here in Houston, we are lucky enough to have diverse and beautiful wildlife. Even in this dense cityscape, we enjoy a myriad of lovely animals and birds. Sadly wildlife and cities don’t always mix well. In fact, bird strikes on windows are fairly common. Here in Houston and across the world. Collisions into windows kill billions of birds each year. This is likely why we get many highrise owners and building managers coming to us looking for a film solution. As it turns out, this is something we can help them with!
Making Your Window Visible to Birds
If you have ever seen a bird strike on a window–you know it is horrible. Sadly these collisions almost always kill these birds. So to solve the problem you must ask– why do birds fly into windows? It is actually fairly simple–birds see windows as open-air due to the reflections coming off of them. Therefore, to keep birds safe from flying full speed into your commercial highrise windows is making them visible to birds.
Bird Safety Decals For Your Houston Commercial Windows
Here at Window Film Houston, we carry films that will make even the largest window as a barrier to birds. They have different names: bird safety decals, fretted film, bird strike prevention films included. But the basic concept of these films is the same. They are embedded with small dots that make them visible to birds by disrupting the reflection. The dots are placed in a grid pattern so they are visible to birds–looking more like a fence or netting. The calculated spacing is at a distance so even the smallest bird won’t try to fly through the pattern but avoid it. They are proven to work in stopping birds from flying into highrise windows and come with some of the same benefits of window tinting.