Bird Strike Prevention Film: How It Stops Bird Strikes On Denver Windows And Why That Matters

May 15, 2018 in Aggrigate, Residential Window Film

Bird Strikes On Windows In Denver Colorado

If you have had an issue with birds colliding with your home or office windows you are by no means alone. In fact, it is estimated a whopping 1 billion birds die each year due to collisions with windows. Even birds that collide with windows and then fly away, sadly end up dying afterward due to internal injuries. Below we explore the reasons birds fly into windows and how we, at Denver Window Tinting, can help you avoid having birds fly into your windows.

Why Do Birds Fly Into Windows?

Bird strikes on windows can be broken down into two categories–daytime strikes and nighttime strikes. While the resulting injury to the bird is the same, the reasons for the collisions vary greatly. In the daytime, birds crash into windows because they see the reflection of foliage and believe that image to be a tree or place to nest. At night, nocturnal birds, who are attracted to light, fly into windows due to their natural instincts to go towards the light. Although not as common as the first two, there is another reason birds fly into glass windows and that is, they see their reflection and attack it–mostly in spring when their territorial drive is high.

How To Prevent Bird Strikes On Home or Office Windows

Birds are beautiful and useful to mankind for ridding us of pests like bugs and vermin, so keeping them safe benefits us as well. Also, birds can and do break windows in collisions, so if you are having issues with birds striking your windows, it is likely only a matter of time until you need to replace cracked or shattered glass. One of the easiest and best ways to prevent bird strikes on your home’s windows is to have bird strike prevention film applied to them. This technology is approved by the American Bird Conservancy and is “peer-reviewed protocols that we deem sufficient, or which have been shown by experienced monitors to demonstrate a significant reduction in collisions.” Bird strike prevention film is bird specific and allows birds to see reflective windows that would otherwise be invisible to them. The best part about these films is there is no loss of clarity on your Denver home’s windows either!

If you are concerned about birds flying into your home’s windows and dying or being hurt, contact us at Denver Window Tinting to learn more about our specialty window films, engineered to solve this issue.

Can Window Film Save Money on Actual Energy Bills in Denver?

May 13, 2018 in Energy Efficient Window Tinting, Residential Window Film

If you’ve noticed that your energy bills fluctuate throughout the year, you’re not alone. This is a common thing experienced by many homeowners in the Mile High City due to Colorado’s extremely variant climate. Summers at altitude are brutal while winters in a city so close to the mountains bring harsh, damp conditions. As a result, your hvac system is forced to work harder during the summer and the winter to keep your home at the right temperature.

However, new studies indicate that there may be an easy solution for reducing monthly energy costs. Many homeowners are installing window film because it helps save money on actual energy bills. In Denver, this trend has taken off quickly and it’s easy to see why: because it works!

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Energy Bills Show Actual Cost Savings of Home Window Tinting for Denver

July 26, 2017 in Energy Efficient Window Tinting, Residential Window Film

If you’re considering installing window tint for your home, you may be curious to know how much you’ll actually save on energy costs. While savings do vary for different homes due to their size and construction, there are many case studies out there that can provide you with a good idea of what to expect for your ROI. Below, we’ve discussed one of these cases and examined the actual costs savings of home window tinting for Denver area residents.
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Security Window Film Instead Of Shatterproof Glass

July 18, 2017 in Residential Window Film

Shatterproof Glass For Vintage Home Remodeling Codes

Security Window Film For There are so many beautiful old homes in the Salt Lake City and a fair number of homes that used to be beautiful but are now just diamonds in the rough waiting to be renovated. And as Salt Lake City sees a rise in economy and an influx of home buyers, these old gems are being remodeled ever more frequently. As a contractor, doing a vintage home remodel can be rewarding but also extremely challenging. This is because it is incredibly difficult to recreate a style from a long time ago without working very hard in the process. The more time you spend on the minute details, the less money you make and balancing that attention to detail with your estimated time is a very difficult balancing act, with little room on either side for mishaps. One especially difficult parts of a vintage home remodel is bringing an old house up to today’s codes. Sometimes you are looking at 50+years of codes that have been simply never been applied to the home you are remodeling! At Salt Lake Window Tinting, we understand the delicate balance between time, effort and pricing when it comes to the contractor end of vintage home restoration, which is why we offer an alternative to a common problem encountered in the process involving a vintage home’s glass and that is–shatter proofing with security film.

Security Window Film Instead Of Shatterproof Glass

As you well know, many, if not all of the glass features in a vintage home are unsafe because they break in large, dangerous sheets of jagged glass rather than today’s glass which shatters into small, safe, pebble like pieces. As such, the building codes of today require shatterproof glass in areas of high breakage risk such as bathroom doors. This scenario also arises when there are windows along stairs and at the end of each landing. Totally replacing the glass in all the areas of the house that require safety glass is expensive, time-consuming and many owners don’ want the original glass to be removed. The answer to this conundrum is–security window film. Today’s security window film is approved to satisfy the code requirements for windows in “hazardous areas”. Additionally, it is significantly less expensive than total replacement and takes a fraction of the time. Best of all, you get to keep an original feature of the vintage house intact, giving it that much more of an antique look and feel.

If you are a contractor or vintage homeowner in the Salt Lake City area and are looking into security window film instead of window replacement for building code adherence, contact us today!

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