Bat House Construction
Our bat houses are certified by BCI (BAT CONSERVATION INTERNATIONAL) are hand crafted from northern white cedar one unit at a time, they are not assembly line constructed.
All chamber walls are rough sawn cedar so the bats can grasp onto a solid surface without harm from wire cloth or fabric that has worn out. We do not install fabric or wire cloth as some other manufacturers do. Over time, it will wear out or even harm the bats. Then you end up with an empty bat house (what a waste of money).
View our BCI Certification letter.
Vented cells are installed at the top of each chamber wall for added air circulation. This also allows the bats to move from chamber to chamber within the bat house to find the desired temperature for their individual needs. All bat houses have a minimum 3 1/2 inch landing pad area and are designed with 3/4 inch roosting chambers for habitat and predator prevention.
Bat houses are designed with two pre-drilled holes at the top and two at the bottom for flush or projected mounting. The mounting holes are designed so they can be used with any of our mounting brackets without any adaptation on your part. Just bolt the bracket to the house and your fixed object of choice.
Bat houses are shipped with an instruction booklet titled The Bat House Owners Manual published by BCI (Bat Conservation International).
All of our BCI certified Bat Houses have a Lifetime Warranty
The Four Notch System
All outside corners are constructed with a rabbet joint design. They are caulked and screwed with non corrosive brass plated finish screws for a watertight construction and neat appearance.
All inside chamber partitions are set into a slot on the inside of the side walls then caulked and nailed in place.
Lifetime Metal Roof
Our unique roof is a watertight design with a grooved out joint and a metal roof for added heat transmission and proper drainage. The slick surface of the metal roof provides added predator prevention. The wood roof substructure is constructed with the grooved design then caulked and screwed in place.
Lifetime Rear Panel Construction
The back side metal panel construction is a unique, one-piece design of factory finished sheet metal with rough sawn cedar laminated to the interior side of the back panel. This allows for greater heat transmission into the interior of the bat house and added longevity of the bat house. Bats require heat during their slumber hours. See BCI (Bat Conservation International) Heat Index Chart.
More Bat Information:
Bat Houses | About Bats | When to Install | Installation Service
Custom Installation | Paint and Stain | Heat Index Chart
Bat House Construction | Bat House Occupancy | Mounting Brackets
Lifetime Warranty | Blog