Our world is growing and with that growth comes more beauty with the latest architecture trends of simple clear windows on condos and highrises. Here in Dallas and around the US, new buildings designed with copious clear windows are popping up as our cities grow and expand. However, these types of structures and their windows, while beautiful, pose a threat to our bird populations. This is because bird strikes on windows of Texas high rises are increasing and the repercussions to birds are devastating. Sadly, our fine feathered friends are incapable of distinguishing these windows from the open sky and resulting in deadly collisions. Bird strikes are neither good for the birds or humans but birds and some waning species, the fallout is dire. While for building or condo owners in Dallas the damage is expensive–for birds it could lead to extinction. Luckily there is an answer to this issue. A simple and cost-effective solution that could save humans money and save many species of birds from going extinct–window film. That’s right, “fretted” bird strike prevention film is an incredibly easy way to stop bird strikes on windows. Best of all it is affordable and comes with a host of benefits
How Bird Strike Prevention Film Is Beneficial
- Bird Strike Prevention Film Protects Birds: Each year roughly 1 billion birds are killed worldwide when they collide with windows. So while applying fretted window film may seem excessive, by doing so you are having a much larger impact on the grand scale of things. The toll window strikes are taking on endangered bird populations is clear–species are being decimated. So, by working to prevent just a few bird strikes each year with window film, you aren’t just saving one life but an entire eco-system.
- Bird Strike Prevention Film Saves You Money In Window Repairs: When a bird strikes a window, it is a messy affair. As it were, this mess needs to be cleaned up. Many times, the bird will also damage the window, requiring repairs By stopping the damage from being done in the first place, you save yourself/your building the continuous cost of cleaning and/or fixing the damage done by a bird strike.
- Bird Strike Prevention Window Film Offers Traditional Window Film Benefits: Of course, saving birds and money in repairs are both good reasons to have “fretted” window film installed. But there are other ways bird strike window films benefit your Dallas structure. Because fretted window films come with many of the same benefits as regular window film. When you choose to keep birds safe with bird strike window film, you also block UV rays, insulate your windows and reduce solar heat gain throughout the year. This means you save even more money through the resulting lower heating and cooling bills, reduced glare and faded furnishings.
For more information on fretted window films for your Dallas high-rise to help prevent bird collisions with windows, contact us at Greenlight Window Films today!