Back To School Security

BY Darrell Smith – www.iwfa.com/news-events/ School buildings when I attended elementary school were designed far differently than today’s structures.  The exterior was usually brick and the windows, while wood framed and single pane, were placed pretty high off the ground, so it would be difficult for someone to reach up to get inside. The front READ MORE

Five Tips to Decarbonize and Reduce a Home’s Energy Use For National Energy Awareness Month

Washington, D.C. – September 17, 2019 – To kick-off National Energy Awareness Month this October, the International Window Film Association (IWFA) offers five top tips to save homeowners money and to help decarbonize the environment by reducing building emissions. “An energy efficient building keeps more money in consumer pockets and cuts the carbon released into the READ MORE

Summertime is also Break-in Time

We all want to get away for vacation and when we do, we don’t want to be worrying if someone is breaking into our residence. But being worried about a break-in is a reasonable concern as the FBI’s crime data paints the following picture: July and August are the most popular months for break-ins (thieves READ MORE

Delaying Unauthorized Entry To Schools May Save Lives

Re-Post from IWFA.COM Washington, D.C. – August 13, 2019 – School intruders intent on harm is a community-wide concern and delaying their entry with Security Window Films on windows and doors may buy time to allow for more response time and save lives, according to the nonprofit International Window Film Association (IWFA). “Recent school shootings reveal READ MORE

3 Questions to Ask Before Considering Window Film For Home or Business

Having window film professionally installed in your home or business offers numerous benefits including energy savings, safety and security protection, and even health benefits. With all of the different types of films available, we recognize buying window film isn’t typically an impulsive purchase. And it shouldn’t be. Before you consider having window film installed in READ MORE

Window Film Solves Real World problems

How Window Film Enhances and Protects Homes Sunscape window films by Madico offer to homeowners includes decreasing heat, reducing fading and health risks, and unprecedented energy savings. But unfortunately many homeowners don’t realize that window film is a powerful and cost-effective alternative to enhancing the natural aesthetics of their home. Your home is a personal space READ MORE

The Benefits of Decorative Window Film

Glass has become a major design trend for renovating office space, and with good reason. Replacing interior walls with glass for offices, conference rooms, and lobbies can redirect natural light from windows up to 40 feet deeper into a building, reducing dependency on artificial lighting and cutting energy costs. But does glass create a lack READ MORE

Window Film Saves Energy, Money and Updates Buildings

Window Film Is An Ideal Retrofit Product Window film offers a cost-effective answer to upgrade older window systems to modern standards. Better still, quality window films are independently tested, certified, and labeled for their energy efficiency by the National Fenestration Rating Council – the same nonprofit organization that labels windows, doors, and skylights for performance. Whether window film is installed READ MORE

How to Save Energy at Work

If you’re like many homeowners, you’re trying to make your home more energy efficient so you have a lower electric bill. But energy efficiency doesn’t stop at home, you can also practice energy efficiency at work. Whether a business owner or employee, you can save energy at work and reduce the company’s electric bill with READ MORE

New Survey Shows People Unaware Of the Danger of Sunlight At Home and In the Car

International Window Film Association Warns and Advises Consumers to Seek Protection  While “stay out of the sun” is a familiar refrain to many of us, the majority of people are not aware that the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can exact significant damage to their skin and eyes, even while inside their homes or driving in READ MORE

Draft a Plan to Reduce the Glare

GM BluePlan Engineering – Guelph, Ontario. Window film is designed to Improve the occupants Comfort, in this case by reducing the Heat and Glare of the Sun that is shining in through the windows. When you reduce the Sun’s Heat the temperature of the interior space becomes more reasonable to control, Leading to Energy Savings. When the Glare READ MORE

UV protection for Local Artists

Guelph Wellington Seniors Association – City of Guelph Seniors Complex  “The Art in the Halls Project celebrates the creativity within our community at large by showcasing a diverse selection of art from the GWSA members. This unique gallery space interweaves traditional and contemporary artwork in all its forms and mediums.” When the GWSA wanted to READ MORE

Should You Wear Sunblock Indoors?

According to experts at the International Window Film Association (IWFA), the answer is yes, if your windows aren’t properly tinted.  Untinted windows allow dangerous ultraviolet (UV) rays to pass through to occupants in cars and buildings. “If you’re sitting next to a window with sunlight streaming in, you’re at risk for UV damage to your skin READ MORE

What is Window Film?

We have tried to keep the description of Window Film fairly general. Window films are composed of thin layers of optically clear polyester film material. These thin layers are generally metallized and/or dyed. These optically clear polyester films are then laminated together using special adhesives. The film is protected by a durable, scratch-resistant coating. Window READ MORE