Different Bird House Materials

When you are looking at buying a bird house, one of the options that you have is the type of material that the bird house is made out of. There are generally three different materials that bird houses are made out of, which are wood, metal, and plastic. Each material will have it’s strengths and weaknesses compared to each other.

The first material that I will talk about is bird houses for sale that are made out of wood. Wooden bird houses have a dominant hold on the bird house market right now. Wooden bird houses can come in many different shapes and sizes, and most “themed” or decorative bird houses are made out of wood. The strengths of a wooden bird house are: it is easy to build, it is cheaper than metal bird houses, it can be painted any color you want, and you can mount the bird house of a rope or post very easily. The weakness of a wooden bird house is deterioration over time. The paint and wood will start to wear after a few years of being out in the rain and sunlight.

The second material that bird houses can be made out of is metal. Metal bird houses are generally not as popular as wooden bird houses for sale, but there are still people who buy them. The strengths of a metal bird house are: it will last for years, it is strong, and it can come in many different colors. A metal bird house will last longer than a wooden bird house because metal will not deteriorate and crack like a wooden bird house will. The weaknesses of metal bird houses are: it can get hot in the summer time, and it is heavy. If you plan on hanging a wooden bird house, then make sure that the structure that you are hanging it from is sturdy enough to hold it up without falling to the floor.

The next material that bird houses can be made out of is plastic. They will usually come in only white in color. Plastic bird houses are generally Victorian bird houses because they are white in color too. The strength of a plastic bird house is only that it is lightweight. It’s weaknesses are: it is fragile and will crack or break if dropped, and the sun will fade the white color and turn it a yellowish tint. I would usually not recommend buying a plastic bird house because the wind can knock them over and then they will crack. I feel that the weaknesses far outweigh the strengths of a plastic bird house. I would recommend buying a wooden bird house out of all of the materials that you can choose from.

Decisions To Make When Buying A Bird House

There are several decisions that you will need to answer in order to find a suitable bird house that will fit with what you are wanting for your yard or garden. There are some people who could care less about having bird actually living inside the bird house, but instead they want the bird house to decorate their yard and garden. They use it as an accent piece that will match their house and surrounding environment. While there are also other people on the other end of the spectrum who do not care for a bird house that is decorated in a certain fashion to fit in with their garden. They care more about providing an actual home for the bird to live, and the they care about the shape and wood that the bird house is made out of.

So, the first decision that you will need to make is whether or not you want a decorative bird house or a functional bird house. A decorative bird house will have a general theme that it is built around. An example of a decorative bird house will be is a log cabin bird house. A bird house being a log cabin has no value to the actual bird, and might even make him not want to live inside it. The log cabin bird house is only beneficial to the human who wants it in their garden to look pretty.

The second decision that you will need to make is what type of mounting points do you want the bird house to have. Do you want it to be mounted on a pole that you want stick inside the ground or would you rather have it hang from a rope that you hang underneath your patio? You might not think this is a big deal, but if you do not have anywhere to hang the bird house then you have a major problem if you do not buy a pole mounted bird house.

So in conclusion, you need to pick the type of bird house that you want to put in your yard. Whether you want a decorative one or a functional one that birds will actually enjoy, it is up to you. Do not forget about looking for specific mounting points on the bird house when you go shopping for one. There is nothing worse than getting home and realizing that you need to return the item because you can not use it in your yard.