Window Decals

Below are detailed instructions for how to apply window decals for birds:

  1. WindowAlert decals may be used only on an exterior glass surface-free of any overlay, tinting, film, or coating.
  2. Clean glass thoroughly. Make sure glass is free of chemicals and cleaners before applying decals.
  3. Decals are best applied when glass is warm (greater than 50 degrees Fahrenheit). If applied during winter months, clean glass with warm water prior to application.
  4. Peel decal from paper backing. The same side that was against the paper goes the against the glass.
  5. Place decals on the outside of the window. Concentrate decals at center then work out, placing decals at a minimum on every two feet of glass. For optimal protection, scientific studies suggest placing decals four inches horizontal by two inches vertical from one another.
  6. UV coating will fade based on exposure and local elevation. For best results, replace decals every four months or test with the WindowAlert UV Flashlight.
  7. Position out of reach of infants and small children.
  8. Restore static cling by rinsing in lukewarm water.

    Danger Zones

    1. Bird strikes often occur when birds perceive a LINE OF FLIGHT through one window of your home and out another. This also occurs on buildings with corners made of glass. In these situations, position your decals to block a bird's perceived line of flight.
    2. Bird strikes may occur when birds see OPEN SKY reflected in your window. This may occur on certain windows or areas of a window based on the time of day or orientation to the sun. Use your decals to break up this reflection of open sky.
    3. Bird strikes are often a problem near BIRD FEEDERS. Bird feeders should be positioned closer than three feet or farther than 30 feet from your windows. Feeding birds are easily frightened and then take wild, evasive flight. If your feeder is close to the window, birds fly away from the house when frightened. Believe it or not, the safest feeders are window feeders which attach to the window itself.
    4. Bird strikes are a problem with highly reflective windows, windows near bodies of water, and windows near indoor mirrors. These situations may be difficult to remedy.