Birdwire to protect peaked roof

A sharp peaked roof had a problem with pigeons landing on its top, making a mess down the sides of the bright red roof. It was an eyesore for the restaurant.

Sharp peaks can be difficult to protect. In this case the installer chose Bird Barrier’s Birdwire, utilizing the Ridge Bracket system.

A Birdwire system consists of thin wires spring-tensioned between thin stainless steel posts. The posts are secured to the building every five feet, then the wires are pulled tight between them. This will keep pigeons and other large birds off of the surface being protected.

The Ridge Brackets feature and angled stainless steel bracket with three or five posts welded in place. They are secured to the roof peak every five feet with either screws or glue. If screwing it is recommended that glue or silicone is used to secure the screw holes from water penetration.

As can be seen in the photos, the installer took the extra step to paint the brackets red to match the building. When all was said and done, the pigeons were repelled, and the building had a long lasting, invisible solution standing guard.

Effective bird control depends not only on the right products but on proper installation techniques as well. Bird Barrier’s technical experts provide information by phone at 800-503-5444, or email us at or visit our website.


Gridwire Protects Fish Processing Facility

An historic building in a busy fishing port had an infestation of gulls on its roof. Hundreds, even thousands of birds would loaf on the flat roof and create a massive mess of droppings, feathers, and fish bones. Clearly a significant effort was required to resolve this problem.

The facility’s owners wanted a long-term solution, that did not need regular care or maintenance. They worked with the installer and settled upon Gridwire, an overhead network of wires positioned in a grid that keeps gulls from landing on the roof.

Gridwire systems will deny gulls and other sea birds access to large open areas. It is a system of poles, cables and wires installed so that wires make up large squares or rectangles, like a very large mesh net. It can be suspended in various horizontal and vertical patterns.

Gulls, whose eye site is not great, blurrily see the wires as they approach the roof and become nervous; they fear becoming trapped in a zone they don’t understand.

Gridwire is typically installed 6-8 feet above a flat roof, allowing workers to access the roof as they normally would. It is a humane solution; even if the gulls fly into the zone, they can’t be hurt by the wires, and can easily escape.












Bird Barrier offers two versions of wire; Gridwire or Florescent GridTwine, which is more visible to birds.







The response from the gulls was dramatic. They flew around the roof trying to figure out what had changed. Fortunately for the building’s owners, they settled on surrounding buildings; they fish processing facility was finally gull free.

Bird Barrier provides long lasting, humane bird deterrent products to solve any structural bird problem. The company works with hundreds of Certified Installers around the world. Learn more at or give us a call at 800-503-5444.