Dura-Spike® Spikes

Dura-Spike is made from 100% stainless steel. It curves gently or takes hard bends to conform to the building's features.
Where to Use:Ledges, parapets, signs, beams, pipes, chimneys, cutouts, security cameras, lights, etc.
Target Bird:Pigeon and larger
Bird Pressure:Medium
Material:Stainless steel
Installation:Base is glued or screwed to any surface
Expertise Level:Easy

Dura-Spike® Spikes Information

Narrow (2.5 in.)

Wide (5 in.)

Xtra-Wide (8 in.)

Stacked for easy shipping
3 ft. sections, 102 ft. per box
Dura-Spike Bird Spikes are 100% stainless steel and are available in three-foot lengths for fast application. The base can be cut easily with snips or shears. It curves gently or takes hard bends to conform to the building's features.


Bird Barrier's Dura-Spike Bird Spikes are warranted for ten years and should perform for many more years.

Dura-Spike Bird Spikes are Totally Humane

The blunt tips on the ends of each spike can not hurt birds or humans.

How Dura-Spike Bird Spikes Work

Pigeons and larger birds are not able to gain a foothold on the protected surface and are forced to take their mess elsewhere.

How to Install Dura-Spike Bird Spikes

Use the spacing guides (click the Installation Instructions tab above to view) to determine the best model for the application. Clean the surface thoroughly. Secure using Bird Barrier Bond or screw it down.

Installation Instructions

Dura-Spike is one of the easiest bird control products to install, and by far the least expensive stainless steel spike product available in the U.S.

Dura-Spike's thin wires are strong enough to repel the most aggressive pigeons and gulls, yet thin enough to virtually disappear on most ledges.

Dura-Spike comes in 3-foot sections. It is available in three spike widths: Dura-Spike Narrow (2-1/2"), Wide (5") and Xtra-Wide (8") all made entirely of 304 marine-grade stainless steel. Dura-Spike stacks neatly in cases with 34 pieces for a total of 102 feet.

When installing Dura-Spike to a ledge, beam or pipe, keep two things in mind for a successful application:
  • Proper placement of the product on the ledge
  • Securely fastening the product to the ledge

Product Placement

One of the great benefits of Dura-Spike is that you can leave unprotected space between rows of the product, and between the back row and wall. As you can see from the diagrams above, tips can be placed up to 2" apart, and the tips of the rods can be up to 2" from the back wall - that's free coverage! The rods must overhang the outer edge by at least 1/2".

Examples: Dura-Spike Wide can be used to protect a one-sided ledge up to seven inches wide.

A 12-inch ledge (one-sided) can be protected with two rows of Dura-Spike Wide.


Dura-Spike can be glued or screwed to the ledge. If screwing, we recommend 5 - 7 screws per three-foot section. But using Bird Barrier Bond is by far the preferable technique; it is far faster, and actually more secure, as the entire strip is fastened securely to the ledge.

Using Bird Barrier Bond

The three-foot section of Dura-Spike should receive twelve to fifteen equally-spaced marble-sized dabs. You do not want to run a continuous bead as you will create a water barrier. Apply the four to five dabs per foot. Then simply place the strip in the correct position and press firmly to the ledge. You want the Bond to come out the sides and squirt up through the screw holes.

Bond Coverage using Bird Barrier Bond

10.2 oz cartridge = 30-35 feet. 3.75 oz tube = 12 feet.

Using Self-Tapping Screws

Dura-Spike can be installed using small self-tapping screws. We recommend nine screws per 3-foot piece, not one screw per hole. If you are using a drill motor, you should obtain a long 1/4" magnetic nut driver (at least 5" long).

Installation Time Estimate

Three to six feet per minute.

Download a PDF  Download the Installation Instructions

Architectural Specifications

Bird Barrier America, Inc.
20925 Chico Street
Carson, CA 90746
Phone (310) 527-8000,
(800) 503-5444
Fax: (310) 527-8005
E-mail: bbasales@birdbarrier.com
Web: www.birdbarrier.com

CSI Division: 10296
Bird Barrier Coil


Bird Barrier America, Inc. manufactures the patented Dura-Spike from high-grade stainless steel and ultra-violet stabilized polycarbonate.

PR-Product Presentation

Dura-Spike is a low cost stainless steel and ultra-violet stabilized polycarbonate ledge product. It deters pigeons and larger birds from roosting and nesting on light to heavy pressure ledges, Ibeams, parapets, overhangs, pipes, signs, edges of roofs, chimneys, etc.

The long stainless steel rods protrude upwards and outwards in a manner which makes it impossible for pigeons to land, and because the rods are spaced 1.5" apart, and are not sharp, they do not gather debris and nesting materials like other spiked ledge products on the market.

With Dura-Spike's durable, stainless steel base, installation is simple. Simply glue the base to your ledge with Bird Barrier Bond, and you're done. There are no clumsy clips or special attachments to worry about. The base also features pre-drilled holes so you can use screws or nails instead of glue if you prefer.

The flexible snap-off base permits installation on any architectural configuration, and makes it very easy to go around corners or adapt the product to small, hard to protect areas like lights, security cameras, drainage pipes, etc.

Dura-Spike narrow, wide and xtra wide can be used in combinations to protect any ledge width. Please refer to the diagrams below for examples.

Dura-Spike Narrow
Rod Material : 302 Stainless Steel, 18 per foot
Base Material: 302 Stainless Steel
Width: 2" (5.0 cm)
Height: 4.5" (11.5 cm)
Length: 36" (30.5 cm) per piece

Dura-Spike Wide
Rod Material : 302 Stainless Steel, 18 per foot
Base Material: 302 Stainless Steel
Width: 4.5" (20.5 cm)
Height: 4.5" (12 cm)
Length: 36" (30.5 cm) per piece

Dura-Spike Xtra Wide
Rod Material : 302 Stainless Steel, 30 per foot
Base Material: 302 Stainless Steel
Width: 8" (11.5 cm)
Height: 4.5" (11.5 cm)
Length: 36" (33 cm) per piece

UA-Uses, Applications

Dura-Spike can be used to control a wide variety of architectural bird problems caused by pigeons and larger birds. Dura-Spike Narrow, Wide and Xtra wide can be used in combinations to protect any width ledge. The tips of Dura-Spike can be spaced up to 2.5 inches apart from each other and up to 2 inches from the back wall of the ledge. Dura-Spike can withstand the heaviest bird pressure (see introduction) of any ledge product on the market, and therefore should be the first choice if there are nests on the ledge to be protected. Wider ledges (more than 24 inches wide) with heavy pressure bird problems should be protected with Bird Barrier's StealthNet.

AI-Assembly, Installation

Dura-Spike is provided in finished form and does not require any assembly. Simply glue the plastic base directly to the ledge using Bird Barrier Bond (2 hour set time) or Bird Barrier Super Bond (1 hour set time), or screw or nail the base directly to the ledge.

MF-Materials, Finishes

Dura-Spike's rods are made of 302 grade stainless steel. Dura-Spike's base is made of ultra-violet stabilized polycarbonate.

TS-Technical Support

Bird Barrier's knowledgeable field representatives are available to assist in any aspect of evaluation, product recommendation and even local certified installation. Call 800-503-5444, or fax drawings and other pertinent information to 310-527-8005. Free literature, catalog, job evaluation worksheets and installation information is available.



1.1 Description
1.1.1 Install Bird Barrier Dura-Spike on exposed or protected ledges where birds loaf, roost or nest, to prevent damage from droppings and nesting materials.

1.2 Quality Assurance
1.2.1 Obtain technical literature from manufacturer or distributor, telephone consultation and plan/photograph evaluation.
1.2.2 Utilize certified installation companies in your area who are fully skilled with Bird Barrier products, and carry the proper insurance coverage.
1.2.3 Utilize labor recommended by Bird Barrier for especially challenging applications.

1.3 Submittals
1.3.1 Submit manufacturer's samples, catalog cuts, shop sketches and other descriptive material.

1.4 Product Handling
1.4.1 Protect Bird Barrier Dura-Spike from damage before, during and after installation.
1.4.2 If damage occurs to Bird Barrier Dura-Spike, make all replacements immediately.

2.1 Acceptable Manufacturer 2.1.1 Bird Barrier America, Inc., 20925 Chico Street, Carson, CA 90746. Phone 800-503-5444, Fax 310-527-8005 2.2 Model Designation
2.2.1 Dura-Spike Narrow (BP-S200)
2.2.2 Dura-Spike Wide (BP-S400)
2.2.3 Dura-Spike Xtra-Wide (BP-S600)

Dura-Spike Narrow
Rod Material : 302 grade Stainless Steel, 12 per foot
Base Material: 302 grade Stainless Steel
Width: 2.5" (6.35 cm)
Height: 4.5" (11.5 cm)
Length: 36" (91.44 cm) per piece

Dura-Spike Wide
Rod Material : 302 grade Stainless Steel, 24 per foot
Base Material: 302 grade Stainless Steel
Width: 5" (12.7 cm)
Height: 4.5" (11.5 cm)
Length: 36" (91.44 cm) per piece

Dura-Spike Xtra-Wide
Rod Material : 302 grade Stainless Steel, 36 per foot
Base Material: 302 grade Stainless Steel
Width: 8" (20.5 cm)
Height: 4.75' (12 cm)
Length: 36" (91.44 cm) per piece

2.3 Mounting Systems
2.3.1 Bird Barrier Bond (2 hour cure) or Super Bond (1 hour cure) for steel, stone, concrete, wood or other surfaces where holes are not desired.
2.3.2 Self-tapping stainless steel screws for sheet metal surfaces.
2.3.3 Self-tapping wood screws for wood surfaces.


3.1 Examination
3.1.1 Examine installation area. Notify architect of detrimental work conditions. 3.1.2 Do not proceed until conditions are corrected. 3.2 Surface Preparation
3.2.1 Ledges and mounting surfaces shall be cleaned with a combination of Bird Barrier's cleaning products, Dissolve-It, Disinfect-It or Absorb-It when applicable. The surface should then be dry and free of peeling paint, rust, bird droppings or other debris. Bird droppings shall be removed in a safe manner; large quantities shall be removed and disposed of by reputable waste removal companies.
3.2.2 Remove or repair articles that may damage the Dura-Spike after installation, such as tree limbs, brush, and loose parts of the building.

3.3 Installation
3.3.1 Installing Dura-Spike on surfaces not able to be drilled using Bird Barrier Bond. Apply 4-5 quarter sized dabs of Bird Barrier Bond to the base of the 3-foot piece of Dura-Spike and apply to surface to be protected. Follow recommended installation instructions, which are supplied by the manufacturer. The Dura-Spike shall overhang the ledge by 1/4", and the tips can be up to 2.5" from the back wall of the ledge.
3.3.2 Dura-Spike shall cover the complete ledge, not just the outer perimeter. Dura-Spike shall extend to each corner. Dura-Spike is an anti-landing device, not a barrier. It is acceptable to leave 2.5" between rows (measured from the tip of the rods) of Dura-Spike narrow or wide.
3.3.3 Dura-Spike shall be installed straight, or must follow the contours of the architecture perfectly. Uneven spacing of Dura-Spike will result in an unattractive installation, and space left between ends of Dura-Spike will present a landing opportunity for the deterred birds. Refer to Dura-Spike installation literature for details.

3.4 Inspection
3.4.1 Visually inspect Dura-Spike for poor adherence to mounting surfaces, or other problems related to poor installation or surface preparation. 3.4.2 Repair as necessary immediately.

OM-Operation, Maintenance

If the Dura-Spike is installed per our specifications, the product should be virtually maintenance free. Occasionally birds might drop debris in the Dura-Spike in an attempt to build a nest, but Dura-Spike is designed to release such debris. Debris which is not released by the product should be removed by maintenance people on a regular basis.

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