Update Your Home In Springfield, VA By Adding Bird-Safe Windows

Update Your Home In Springfield, VA By Adding Bird-Safe Windows

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That Are Visible To Birds

Imagine the gentle hum of morning, the sun casting its first light, and suddenly, the heart-wrenching thud of a bird striking your window. It’s a sound all too familiar to many homeowners in Springfield, VA.

At Thompson Creek, we believe in harmonizing our homes with nature, not posing a threat to it. Every year, up to one billion birds in the U.S. meet a tragic fate due to window collisions. That’s about 5% of the bird population after the breeding season.

But what if your windows could be both stylish and bird-friendly? Why are birds so often flying into windows, and how do we stop birds from flying into windows in Fairfax County? Dive into our guide to discover how we’re making this vision a reality, one window at a time.

Why Do Birds Fly Into Windows?

Glass is a commonly used building material because it’s reflective and transparent. Unfortunately, birds are not able to perceive plain glass as a barrier.

In the daytime, birds may see the open sky, trees, vegetation, or bodies of water reflected in the glass. They might even see your lovely bird feeder. Sometimes the position of our windows can trick birds into thinking they can fly through our homes. When they try, birds hit our windows.

At night, bird-window collisions occur when interior lighting lures them off course. Many species of nocturnal migrants navigate their routes using the moon, setting sun, and stars. When artificial light shines through windows, these birds get confused and stray from their original paths.

Add Temporary Barriers For Bird Collision Prevention

The good news is that you can help the birds in Springfield, VA, with some DIY bird-friendly window designs. The key to preventing bird collisions with glass windows is making your windows look like barriers.

You can do this by applying a dense visual marker to the outside of the glass as a collision deterrent.

Start by identifying which windows in your home are the biggest threat to the birds. These are usually large picture windows or windows paired at right angles to each other.

Once you have figured out which windows are most likely to make birds collide with them, you can start applying some feather-friendly designs. Some options for applying temporary visual deterrents include:

  • Decorative, perforated, or privacy window films
  • Ribbons or string
  • Tempera paint
  • Netting
  • Decals
  • Soap
  • Tape

Install Bird-Safe Windows Into Your Home

More attractive options to help prevent bird collisions include installing exterior window screens, solar shades, or security grilles.

However, Thompson Creek vinyl replacement windows offer a more permanent solution that provides protection for birds.

Not only can you keep the birds safe, but you can also make your home more energy-efficient.

What Is Bird-Safe Glass?

At Thompson Creek, all replacement windows are manufactured with a high-quality, low-E glaze. While invisible to you, this type of coating reflects off the glass and is visible to birds.

Inside the home, these low-E glass replacement windows protect your family, furniture, and flooring from harmful UV rays. Plus, they keep you warm and cozy in the winter and cooler in the summer.

Bird-Safe Windows That Are Beautiful by Design

Thompson Creek’s low-E glass replacement windows are available in a variety of colors and design options. You can choose the perfect patterns and colors to match your unique style. Our windows are also locally built in the Mid-Atlantic area and installed by Thompson Creek.

You can make your windows even more beautiful with a special pattern. Or you can choose from our high-end obscure glasses.

These windows have a beautiful pattern built into the glass surface. Both options add beauty to your home and are safe glass for birds. It’s a win-win for both you and our feathered friends.

At Thompson Creek, providing smart and caring solutions for birds in Virginia is just one of the ways we show our responsibility to the planet. The fact that our replacement windows are also remarkably energy-efficient is just icing on the cake.

Whether you’re looking to replace a whole house of windows or just the bird danger zones, our experts can help.

When you come to Thompson Creek Window Company, you can select bird-safe glass options that are high-quality and incredibly energy-efficient for your home.

Interested in top-notch replacement windows in Springfield, VA? Request a free consultation from Thompson Creek today.