Birds and other small wildlife are as much a part of your beautiful backyard landscape as the shrubs and flower beds. Whether you’re an avid bird watcher or simply enjoy their presence in your landscape, a high-quality birdhouse is an ideal accent for your space.
Bird houses serve two important functions: to decorate your outdoor space and to house all the feathered visitors that come your way. But there are some important details of a birdhouse that make them stand out from the rest. These structures should always be made of high-quality materials that can withstand nature’s ever-changing elements and support the life of its inhabitants.
Copper bird houses, for example, welcome the durability and beauty of this classic metal, especially when paired with painted hardwood. CopperSmith’s birdhouse collection provides a variety of architectural styles, all of which keep both style and a proper structure for housing birds safely.
How do you know which birdhouse is right for you? We’ll explain a few details about these backyard favorites.
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Birdhouses have a traditional shape for a reason. Their unique design allows rainwater to properly drain, birds to find safe shelter, and the structure itself to withstand changing weather. Here are a few things to look for when choosing the best birdhouse for your home.
Birds are more likely to enjoy their little home with strong, natural materials like copper and wood. Hardwood makes it easy for birds to slip in and out and create a home without the fear of structural concerns. CopperSmith bird houses are constructed with natural woods such as mango hardwood and typically a copper roof with a hand-hammered design.
The structure of a birdhouse should discourage rainwater to pool inside the home, just as your own home does. Choose a birdhouse with a properly slanted metal roof that does not rust or corrode over time, like copper or aluminum. Drainage holes in the base of the wooden structure allow any water that does make it into the home to leave quickly, keeping your bird inhabitants safe and dry.
Modern birdhouses leave off the traditional perch to protect birds from climbing predators. Our bird houses are constructed with each bird’s safety and comfort in mind. Pests like snakes, chipmunks, and even cats can make your birdhouse an unsafe place for birds to visit, so smart structure is always important.
Birds are more likely to come back again and again if they have a clean space. Easily remove the roofs or back panels of our birdhouses to check on any nests or necessary upkeep.
Though bird houses may look quite snug for us, smart construction contains small ventilation holes to keep the home clean and comfortable.
Is there an ideal place to hang or place a birdhouse in a yard? With the right tips, you’ll safely attract a few more vibrant visitors to your home. CopperSmith offers two common styles of bird houses: hanging bird houses and free-standing bird houses. The free-standing varieties sit atop a matching wooden post which can be purchased separately.
The height and placement of birdhouses depend on the variety of birds in your backyard or birds you want to attract. Specialists recommend hanging or placing a house between four and eight feet high for common titmice and up to ten feet for birds like woodpeckers, bluebirds and wrens. Similarly, large open spaces are better for some species while others would prefer to live near a dense brush.
Additionally, if you have a small body of water on your property, place the birdhouse in the vicinity of the water so birds will visit to keep an eye on local insects.
The specialists at CopperSmith can help you choose all the best items for your backyard design. Call our team today at 952-800-7671 to explore how our products can help you realize your vision.