Birds strikes on highrise windows and even homes occur more often than you may think. These collisions are more than just harmful to birds but bad for the environment–taking the lives of more than one billion birds each year. They also cause wreck windows too in some cases resulting in expensive repairs. Here in the Fort Collins area and across the country, building owners and managers face the trying task of mitigating damage from bird strikes. There are numerous ways to decrease these horrible run-ins, but one of the most effective methods is with bird strike window films. These cutting-edge bird strike films work better than other methods such as netting, decals, or lighting reduction. Bird strikes are greatly reduced, if not eliminated once these films are installed on the windows of a high-rise building. 

How Bird Collision Window Films work

When birds crash into windows, it is essentially a case of mistaken identity. Birds often perceive windows as open-air rather than solid objects. The reason for this is the reflection on the glass of the window looks like open sky. To make windows appear like a solid object to birds is by utilizing bird strike window film. The way these films function is through a grid-like pattern of small dots embedded in the film. The pattern is arranged so that the bird will not attempt to fly through the spaces in the grid. This means birds see the pattern as something akin to a fence and fly around the windows rather than try to fly through it. This saves the lives of the birds and keeps the window of your Fort Collins building free of damage– saving you money and the time of repairs. Another fantastic thing about bird strike window film is it comes with many of the same benefits as regular window film: UV-blocking, insulation, and glare reduction, just to name a few.

Fort Collins Window Tinting: The area’s fritted film experts

At Fort Collins Window Tinting, we get many questions about how to keep birds from flying into windows. This is why we have taken it upon ourselves to become the area’s bird strike window film expert. We can help your building choose the film that is best for you and the birds. Contact us to get a free on-site estimate and start saving money on repairs and sparing the lives of birds today!

Mike Kinsey

Mike Kinsey has been working in the window tinting industry for over 10 years. Since 2008, he and his team have assisted on numerous installs in the Fort Collins area, totaling approximately 250,000 sq. ft. of film. As the Operations Manager for Fort Collins Window Tinting, Mike's duties include project management, customer relations, and sales. He is well-versed in the technical procedures for window film installation as well as the differences between the hundreds of types and styles of film on the market. Mike is certified by 3M, EnerLogic, and AIA for continuing education and is regarded as one of the top experts in his field.