If you thought there was potential trouble around every corner, you might be inclined to pay extra attention to what’s sneaking up on you from the side in order to prevent an attack. In general, birds are designed for this. Unlike humans, their eyes are placed on the side of their head where they can use them to watch for natural predators or look for food. In the natural world, this goes a long way towards keeping birds safe. In a world with human infused obstacles, such as windows, this becomes dangerous. According to an expert at the American Bird Conservancy, close to a billion birds die each year by crashing into windows simply because they don’t see them.

Why Birds Crash into Windows

This reality has gotten the attention of many architects who are designing more buildings with glass that used patterns of closely spaced dots in order to reduce the reflective nature of glass so the windows are easier to see. They are also creating designs with less glass to lower the risk to the birds.

How Homeowners Can Help

Of course, the buildings downtown aren’t the only ones with potentially dangerous windows. Residential homes have plenty of glass that threatens the birds. In most areas, clear glass is the default for home windows, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Many homeowners are picking up on window fashion trends, not just to save the birds, but to bring an attractive look to their homes, add privacy, and reduce energy costs.

Decorative film has become a popular choice for window fashions that will make windows themselves less reflective. These window fashions come in varying degrees of reflectivity, and are beneficial to both birds and people in many ways. In addition to preventing bird crashes, they

Homeowners that prefer more traditional window fashions can help by pulling down their blinds or leaving them partially open. Those looking for the latest in window fashion trends as well as practical protection in Southern California can find a wide selection of window coverings to suit their style and budget at Arjay’s Window Fashions in Ventura, California. Since 1975, Arjay’s has provided the latest quality window treatments throughout the area.

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