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Our View

April 22, 2022

What Is Solar Heat Gain?

By Darrell Smith
If you have stepped inside a greenhouse, you may have experienced solar heat gain. The inside of the green house is noticeably warmer than when you were outdoors.

Man placing a for sale sign
March 4, 2022

Window Film May Deliver A Bonus When Selling Your Home

By Darrell Smith
IWFA Executive Director
With home energy costs headed in one direction – UP, many home buyers are asking about utility costs, before they make an offer.

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February 10, 2022

Myth Buster- Does Window Film Need To Be Dark To Work?

Dark window film isn’t necessary for controlling the sun’s energy as it enters the interior of a building. Visibly clear window film can be just as effective as a dark window film.

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February 2, 2022

Behind The Scene: With window film business owners Matthew and Kristy Yelle

How did you get started in the window film industry?
My husband Matt Yelle (co-owner) has been in the window film industry for over 20 years and I had picked up the lingo along the way. I am a business major and entrepreneur myself, so when we decided to go into business for ourselves.

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January 20, 2022

A Cost-effective Way To Decarbonize

“An often-overlooked solution to reduce carbon emissions, that reduces the use of fossil-fuel- based electricity generated by a utility, is window film.”

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December 20, 2021

2021 In The Rearview Mirror

Despite some stops and starts, for the International Window Film Association and its members, 2021 turned out to be a full throttle NASCAR race making every turn of events into a success.

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August 14, 2021

Want To Save On Your AC Bill and Still Be Cool?

By Darrell Smith For most people in North America, the summer of 2021 has been a hot one. In some […]

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June 17, 2021

Ask Me About An Ever Growing Commitment To Professionalism

I recently returned from a global conference focused on window film PPP; no, in this case not Paycheck Protection Programs, […]

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March 29, 2021

IWFA Accreditations May Make You Stand Out!

The IWFA offers four accreditations: Solar Control Specialist, Safety and Security Film Specialist, Advanced Solar Control Specialist and Automotive Window […]

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December 17, 2020

2020 In Hindsight

Sometimes when you are driving through a rough patch on the road, you are glad to see it go away […]

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November 17, 2020

Thankful for the Silver Lining

By Darrell Smith Growing up in southwestern Virginia our family ran a regional food distribution business. Like any family business, […]

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October 5, 2020

What The IWFA Logo Means For Consumers

Many professions have an association. Some professions require membership and certification or a license in order to work in the […]

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