If you are reading this, your home is probably susceptible to bird strikes. Did you know that over 1 billion annual bird deaths are directly attributed to collisions into man made structures? While bird strike prevention is fairly common on many commercial buildings, it can work just as well on your home. Bird strikes are always unpleasant, resulting in property damage, traumatizing events for certain family members, dreaded clean up, and the depopulation of a wonderful creature. If bird strike prevention film sounds like something you are interested in, keep reading to find out how it can work for you.

How Bird Strike Prevention Film Works For You

Here are answers to four common questions about residential bird strike prevention film:

  1. How does it work? Bird strike prevention film, also known as fritted film, contains very subtle patters that are specifically engineered for birds ability to distinguish the difference between large windows from the sky.
  2. Does it look ugly? While bird strike prevention film is engineered for enhancing the visibility of glass to birds, it is also engineered to provide people with a great aesthetic. There are a number of patterns to choose from that will allow you to have non obstructed visibility from the interior and exterior.
  3. How complicated is the installation? The installation of bird strike prevention film is non-intrusive, quick, and straight forward. Installation usually takes no more than 1 day, requires virtually no extra maintenance, is removable if desired, and requires no harmful chemicals.
  4. Are there other options? Yes, there are other options for bird strike prevention, but cost and effectiveness may not work well for most people. The first option would be replacing your glass with fritted glass, which is a great option, but the costs are astronomical compared to installing window film. The second option would be getting bird strike stickers, however these sticker only tend to work on small windows; larger windows tend to render bird strike prevention stickers completely useless.

If you are looking to save money on glass replacement and do your part for bird conservation, contact your local San Antonio Bird Strike Prevention Experts today!


Mike Kinsey has been installing window film in the San Antonio area for over a decade. He has experience working on a wide range of projects, including those involving residential, commercial, industrial, public, and government buildings. During his time working as the Operations Manager for San Antonio Window Tint, he has installed an estimated 250,000 square feet of window film. In addition to site management, Mike also oversees critical operation such as sales, training, and customer relations. He has completed numerous professional development courses and is certified by 3M, EnerLogic, and AIA for continuing education.