Our world is growing fast and as it does the impact of the latest architecture trends of simple clear windows on condos and highrises does too. Here in Denver and around the US, new buildings designed outfitted with clear windows are popping up everywhere. However, while beautiful, these types of structures pose a threat to our bird populations. This is because bird strikes on windows of Colorado high rises are increasing. So too are the repercussions to birds. Sadly, our avian friends are incapable of distinguishing a window from the open sky. The results are more and more deadly collisions. Bird strikes are neither good for the birds or humans. However, birds suffer the most as some species are being extinguished. Happily, there is an answer to this issue. It is simple and affordable and could save human’s money and, more importantly, prevent entire species of birds from going extinct. This solution is “fretted” window film. It is a bird strike prevention film that is easy to install and effective at stopping bird strikes on windows. Best of all it is cost-effective and comes with plenty of other benefits.

How Bird Strike Prevention Film Is Beneficial

  1. Bird Strike Prevention Film Protects Birds: Each year about 1 billion birds fly into windows and are killed. This is decimating our bird population. So, while you may think applying fretted window film to your window doesn’t matter, the truth is, it has a much larger impact overall. The toll window strikes are taking on endangered bird populations is alarming. So, working to prevent just a few bird strikes each year by having birdstrike window film applied to your Denver windows is critical to the environment. You aren’t just saving one life but possibly an entire eco-system.
  2. Bird Strike Prevention Film Saves You Money In Window Repairs: When a bird strikes a window, it is a horrible mess. Something that inevitably needs to be professionally cleaned. Also, the bird oftentimes will damage the window too, requiring expensive repairs. By stopping the collision in the first place, you save yourself/your building the frequent costs of cleaning and/or fixing the damage done by a bird strike.
  3. Bird Strike Prevention Window Film Offers Traditional Window Film Benefits: Simply saving birds and money in repairs are pretty good reasons to have “fretted” window film installed. However, there are other more benefits to bird strike prevention window films for your Denver highrise. Fretted window films come with most of the same solar control and energy efficiency features as window film. So, when you choose to keep birds safe you get the added benefit of blocking UV rays, insulating your windows and reducing solar heat gain. This means you save even more money year-round.

For more information on fretted window films for your Denver high-rise to help prevent bird collisions with windows, contact us at Denver Commercial Window Tinting today!

Mike Kinsey is the Chief Operating Officer at Denver Commercial Window Tinting and has been installing window film for over a decade. His background includes years of experience in the construction industry as well as extensive project management. Mike oversees all day to day operations at the Denver branch, including onsite management of window film installations, sales, and customer relations. His knowledge of security, privacy/decorative, and energy efficient window film products is extensive, giving him the skill and aptitude to select the ideal film for any application. Mike's expertise is backed by certifications from 3M, EnerLogic, and AIA for continuing education.