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Bird Strike Window Films

The Solution to Preventing Avian Collisions in Wisconsin and Illinois

Birds and their graceful flights are a testament to nature’s beauty. Yet, in urban landscapes, these flights can quickly turn tragic as birds, unable to discern glass from clear sky or vegetation reflections, collide with buildings. In Wisconsin and Illinois alone, millions of birds meet an untimely death each year due to such collisions. It’s an environmental issue that not only impacts our beloved avian population but can also lead to building maintenance costs. Thankfully, there’s an effective and aesthetic solution: bird strike window film.

The Stark Reality: Bird-Building Collisions

Before delving into the solution, let’s first understand the magnitude of the problem:

  • Every year, it’s estimated that up to one billion birds die in North America due to building collisions, with a significant number stemming from Wisconsin and Illinois.
  • Many of these victims belong to endangered or threatened species, escalating the urgency to act.
  • Beyond the environmental implications, bird strikes can lead to unsightly marks on building facades and potential maintenance concerns.

The Soaring Problem: Bird-Building Collisions

Birds can’t discern the reflection of skies and trees on glass windows, leading them to collide. The results are devastating:

It’s estimated that millions of birds face fatal collisions in North America annually, with significant numbers reported in Wisconsin and Illinois.

These collisions impact various species, with some being endangered or on the brink of becoming so.

Understanding Bird Strike Window Film and Its Efficacy

Bird strike window films are specifically engineered to make windows visible to birds, preventing them from mistaking transparent or reflective surfaces as open sky or dense vegetation. Here’s how they work:

  1. Patterned Design: These films feature patterns visible to birds but subtle enough not to hinder the aesthetic beauty of the building. Birds can recognize these patterns from a distance and avoid the window altogether.
  2. UV Reflective Properties: Some birds have the ability to see ultraviolet (UV) light, a spectrum invisible to the human eye. Bird strike films are designed to reflect UV light, making the windows stand out to our feathered friends.
  3. Durable & Long-lasting: Crafted to withstand various environmental factors, these films are not just efficient but are also long-lasting, ensuring that buildings remain bird-friendly for years.

How Does Bird Strike Window Film Work?

Bird strike window films are a key solution:

Pattern Recognition: The films feature distinct patterns. While subtle to the human eye, birds can easily identify and avoid them.

UV Reflective Technology: Many birds can see ultraviolet light. These films are designed to reflect UV, alerting birds of the window barrier.

Legal Responses: Taking Action

To combat this issue, local and state legislation has been enacted:

Madison Ordinance ORD-20-00069:

  • Madison has recognized the importance of bird safety, enacting the ordinance which advocates for bird-safe building design measures. The ordinance emphasizes the adoption of materials and design strategies that substantially reduce bird collisions.
  • The complete details of the ordinance can be found here.

Illinois Public Act 102-0119:

  • Illinois too has joined the movement to protect birds by passing this act. It focuses on promoting bird-friendly architecture and reducing hazards through design alterations.

How to Stop Birds from Hitting Your Windows

NuVision Window Film & Graphics: Your Partner in Avian Protection

At NuVision, we believe in harmonious coexistence. Our cities and urban spaces should be safe havens for both humans and wildlife. With this vision, we’ve taken the lead in providing and installing top-notch bird strike window films for commercial buildings across Wisconsin and Illinois.

Why Choose NuVision?

  1. Expertise: With years of experience in the window film industry, our team is well-versed in understanding the intricacies of each building and recommending the best film solution.
  2. Quality Assurance: We source our films from top manufacturers, ensuring that our clients receive only the best. Our films not only protect birds but also add a layer of insulation, reducing energy costs.
  3. Professional Installation: Our trained technicians ensure seamless installation, guaranteeing that the aesthetics of your building remain intact while making it safer for our avian counterparts.
  4. Custom Solutions: Every building is unique, and so are its requirements. At NuVision, we offer tailored solutions to ensure maximum protection against bird strikes.

Join the Movement

The issue of bird strikes is not just an environmental concern but a call to action for businesses and individuals alike. By opting for bird strike window films, you’re not only safeguarding birds but also promoting a message of sustainability and care.

To learn more about our bird strike window film solutions or to request a quote, contact NuVision Window Film & Graphics today. Let’s make our urban spaces safer and harmonious for all.

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