Bird collisions often happen all the time on highrise buildings. But, they also occur on homes here in the Dallas area and across the US too. That’s right, depending on where you live here in Dallas, you as a homeowner may have experienced birds flying into your home windows. If this has happened to you, you likely know how gruesome it is too. It almost always kills the avian involved and sometimes damages home windows too. Happily, there are ways to lessen or avoid these sad run-ins all together–the most effective of which is bird deterrent window film.

Ways to Make Windows Visible to Birds

Making windows visible to birds is the way to keep them from flying into glass. This is because the birds cannot distinguish the reflection of the sky in a window from the sky itself. Below are a few ways to do this and make your windows avian safe.

Use Paint or Soap: Paint the outside of your Dallas window with soap or “tempera” paint. Make the pattern a tight one– 4 inches by 2 inches and have some fun–be creative and paint a fun, bright pattern.  

Use Decals: Stickers, sun catchers, masking tape, and even sticky notes put on the surface of glass will be somewhat effective. They need to be spaced close together–so the spaces between the decals are too narrow for birds to try to fly through.

Put up “Zen” Curtains:  Also called, Acopian Bird Savers, these are basically closely spaced ropes that hang down over windows. They do the same things as decals, make the window visible but are more attractive and easier to install. 

Install Screens:  Mosquito screens that go over your windows are very effective when placed on the outside of windows. 

Install Netting:  By covering your Dallas home’s glass with netting (hung about 3 inches from the glass, you essentially set up the crash net for birds to bounce off of. This is a strategy that takes a lot of time and effort to get correct.

So which one of these methods is the best?

None of them. While these DIY solutions to home bird strike prevention are somewhat effective–all of them have their pitfalls. Besides being incredibly time consuming and likely expensive–all of them drastically affect the look of your window. For the very best bird strike prevention for your Dallas home’s windows bird deterrent window film is the only answer.  

Bird Deterrent Window Film is:

  • Nearly invisible to the human eye
  • The most effective at stopping bird/window collisions
  • Cost-effective and installed in one day

If your primary concern is stopping birds from flying into your Dallas home’s windows and not altering the appearance of your windows–bird deterrent window film is the solution you are looking for. 

Contact us at Window Film Dallas today for more information on these amazing bird-saving films!

Mike Kinsey possesses a deep knowledge of the window tinting industry which backed by an extensive background in project management and construction. For the past ten years, Mike has been working as the Operations Manager at Window Film Dallas. He and his team have installed over 250,000 square feet of window film for homes and buildings in the Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area. Mike's knowledge of the climate and environmental conditions in which he operates as well as the architectural needs of buildings in the area give him the ability to select the perfect film in every situation. He is well versed in the industry's best practices and is up to date on the latest innovations. On top of his vast product knowledge, Mike is certified by 3M, EnerLogic, and AIA for continuing education.