Affordable Bird Deterrent Window Film Solutions for Austin Properties

A significant part of our commercial business, and some of our residential business too, comes from installing films to stop birds from colliding with windows.   You may not realize it but bird strikes on windows on highrises here in Austin and around the world are a problem.  In fact, more than 1 billion birds die each year from these gruesome run-ins. There are a number of solutions to stop it but one of the most effective and affordable–is window film.

Solutions to Stopping Birds From Flying Into Windows

As bird strikes on highrise and homes become more and more of an issue worldwide, more solutions have come into play to solve them.  These include:

  • Marking the outside of windows with soap or tempera paint
  • Putting sun catchers, mylar strips, masking tape or sticky notes on windows
  • Hanging “zen” curtains/Acopian Bird Savers
  • Installing mosquito screens over windows 
  • Covering exterior glass with netting

Each of these methods works on a smaller level–and are mostly geared toward homes. However, none of them are effective on the scale needed for commercial properties with thousands of feet of glass needing a bird strike solution.  Furthermore, experimenting with them is really a waste of money when a proven solution, bird deterrent window film, is available and affordable.

What is Bird Deterrent Film?

 These types of window films are also called “fretted”  What this means is they are clear films with tiny dots in a grid-like pattern embedded on them.  This pattern of dots is evident to birds but not as visible to humans from a distance.  The bird perceives the pattern as an obstacle because it breaks up the reflection of open sky off the glass.  This means birds avoid windows instead of mistaking them for the sky and trying to fly through them.  They are perfect for highrises here in the Austin area and affordable for even small businesses.  They save the lives of countless birds and save business owners money on clean up and repairs when bird strikes occur.

For more information on bird deterrent films for your Austin commercial space of home, contact us at Austin Window Tinting today!

Mike Kinsey is a window film expert. For the past 10 years, he has been working as the Operations Manager at Window Film Austin and overseeing commercial and residential window film installs of all types throughout the Austin area and the state of Texas. His extensive background in construction and project management gives him an in-depth understanding of architecture and the structural composition of buildings. Over the years, he and his team have installed over 250,000 square feet of window film ranging from robust security films to progressive energy efficient and decorative options. Mike engages in professional development courses and seminars on a regular basis, allowing him to stay up to date on industry trends and innovations. He is one of the top experts in his field and is certified by 3M, EnerLogic, and AIA for continuing education.

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