AGNORA

BIRD FRIENDLY

OVERSIZED ARCHITECTURAL GLASS

Bird Friendly Glass is here. Learn the options available to you from AGNORA. From entranceways, podiums, and custom homes, bird friendly glass helps limit the number of bird strikes.

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WHAT IS BIRD FRIENDLY GLASS?

Bird Friendly glass is a type of glass that incorporates some form of visual aid to assist birds in seeing the glass before a strike can occur.  Bird populations are extremely important and account for an overall balanced eco-system for agriculture and human interactions.

Many regional jurisdictions focus on the need for Bird Friendly glass with some even mandating its use.  Further, Bird Friendly glass will continue to be integrated into building codes as glass solutions and the understanding of Bird Friendly products becomes ubiquitous.  There are MANY variants to take into consideration to fabricate a product perfectly suited for your application.

AGNORA has the knowledge, tools and products to fit any space.

KNOW YOUR TYPES

THERE ARE TWO DISTINCT BIRD-FRIENDLY OPTIONS

CERAMIC PRINTED FRIT

Ceramic printed frit is the process of using high quality, digital ceramic printer(s) to apply marks to the glass surface. The marks themselves can be on either first or second surface of an IGU, and will last a lifetime. AGNORA’s in-house Dip-Tech ceramic printer allows for the creation of endless options. A couple of unique benefits:

  • Printed frit can be any design, allowing for a custom or branded solution to your liking.
  • Printed frit allows for use of glass up to 130″ x 275″ maximum size. A true oversized glass option.
  • The most cost-effective and robust solution
  • Digital printing by AGNORA conforms to American Bird Conservancy standards, but is not accredited

UV COATING

Provided by the manufacturer, such as Guardian Glass Bird1st (accredited by the American Bird Conservancy), this type of glass provides a pattern only visible to birds, and remains invisible to the human eye. These units are a fantastic look for any location looking to deter bird strikes while maintaining a clear view. Special considerations must be made when using this glass such as the maximum size of 102” x 144″ and increased overall cost.

THE AGNORA QUALITY

BIRD FRIENDLY IS MORE THAN JUST A REQUIREMENT

Some of the top considerations you need to make for Bird Friendly Glass.

SIZE

Is the size of the IGU above 144″ in any dimension? 
Use Printed Frit

Is the size of the IGU below 144″ in any dimension?

  • UV Coated Glass is sized at 102” x 144”. The 144” needs to be used in the vertical orientation.
  • Printed Frit can be used up to a dimension of 130” x 275” in any orientation.

LOOK

Does the customer prefer an invisible solution or visible dot patterns, or branded patterns?

  • Printed Frit for visible.
  • UV Coating for invisible.

Is the customer using more than one Printed Frit product side-by-side? 
Work with AGNORA to ensure your patterns match up perfectly.

Are you concerned about which surface the Printed Frit is used on?
Work with AGNORA to help guide you through your available options.

AGNORA is an award-winning glass fabricator delivering high quality, oversized architectural glass for retail, commercial, institutional and residential clients throughout North America. We employ a team that goes above and beyond in providing a truly exceptional, worry-free experience on all of our projects.

Why work with AGNORA?

 

An exceptional experience.  That’s what we do at AGNORA.

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North American Made

From the time you order to the time we ship is incredibly fast.  Exceptional turn-around for oversized, architectural glass.

Incredible Quality

AGNORA’s quality has time-and-time again been of the highest caliber.  World class institutions such as the FAA trust AGNORA to fabricate perfect glass.

Customer Experience

Our project managers go above and beyond.  Ask any of our customers, we’re happy to give you the reference.

Award Winning

Customer experience, and incredible employee culture lead to high-output work ethics and attention to detail.  We care about our customers and our people.

The team at AGNORA is outstanding. They always have my back, and always know just what I need for each an every application. You need a glass fabricator you can trust when dealing with specialty, custom or oversized glass options and AGNORA delivers each and every time.

Carlos Meruelo, AJL Glass Designs & Installation