A fair part of our “decorative” film business comes from installing films that prevent birds from colliding with windows.   Bird strikes on windows on highrises here in Kansas City and around the world are actually a growing problem.  More than 1 billion birds are killed each year when they unknowingly run into skyscraper windows.  There are several solutions to stop this but one of the most effective and affordable–is window film.

Solutions to Stopping Birds From Flying Into Windows

As bird strikes become more and more of an issue worldwide, more solutions have been dreamed up 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 okay–not great–and most of these aren’t commercial solutions either. The solutions that could work on highrises, netting, and screens, are incredibly expensive.  However, bird deterrent films are not only perfect for buildings with thousands of feet of glass windows but also incredibly affordable too.  

What is Bird Deterrent Film?

 Also called “fretted films” bird deterrent window films are essentially clear films with tiny dots in a grid-like pattern embedded on them.  This pattern of dots is purposefully laid out to be clearly seen by birds.  They perceive the pattern as an obstacle because it breaks up the reflection of the sky on the glass.  This means birds fly away from the windows instead of trying to fly through them.  They are great for highrises here in Kansas and cost-effective for even small businesses.  The best parts?  They save the lives of countless birds and save business owners money on clean up and repairs when bird strikes occur. Plus, they come with many of the benefits of regular window film.

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

For over ten years, Mike Kinsey has been working as a consultant, project manager, sales advisor, and expert technician for commercial window film installs in the Kansas City metro area. His ability to successfully execute large scale and complex commercial and industrial projects has given him a reputation as one of the most trusted experts in his field. In addition to his eye for detail and extensive product knowledge, Mike brings with him a unique perspective to every project due to his extensive background in the construction industry. Together, he and his team have successfully installed over 250,000 square feet of window film. With certifications from 3M, EnerLogic, and AIA for continuing education, Mike is a subject matter expert and one of the most accomplished professionals in the industry.