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The International Window Film Association (IWFA) is an educational resource for consumers and industry professionals seeking to learn more about the many benefits of window films.

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The IWFA View gives readers the industry edge! It features top articles to help window film professionals succeed. Don't miss this information packed edition.  Anyone can signup for the IWFA View Newsletter to read the latest Issue using the newsletter signup at the bottom right of each page. Enjoy the fast-paced topics addressed in The IWFA View.

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Latest Issue
This issue of the IWFA newsletter profiles Michelle Hurtado, president of Sal's House of Tint.

A Bright Light In Window Film

Michelle Hurtado is president of Sal's House of Tint in San Marcos, Texas. She graduated Cum Laude from Texas State University - San Marcos with a degree in business marketing in 2005.  

She also had worked in the construction industry and she relates that there were always a lot of guys around, so working in a mostly male-dominated industry has never fazed her.

IWFA Member Update


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You may have noticed that we've made some changes to the IWFA site to increase security. Previously, registered IWFA members could simply reenter their email address to be taken to the latest issue of the IWFA View Magazine. With these new changes, if you are already registered and try and reenter your email address you will get an error. 

We've added a new menu item that will take you directly to the IWFA View Magazine but you must be logged in with your IWFA Username and password to access it. (It will display in the top menu of each page when you're logged in). If you have any issues logging in, please Contact Us!

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Window Film News

Safety Improvements For Windows In Homes and Buildings

Washington, D.C. - July 8, 2019 - Windows can be an unseen safety threat to people and pets as the result of breaking glass and the resulting shards that may cut due to sharp edges and momentum, according to the nonprofit International Window Film Association (IWFA). “Windows are critical to a building’s design and comfort, and they need to be evaluated to...
July 8, 2019 0 Comments

Car Window Tint: Why Darker May Not Be Better To Be Cool

Washington, D.C. - June 4, 2019 - Automotive window films, or tint, may offer a wide variety of benefits, such as reduced exposure to the sun's harmful UV rays, a cooler cabin, reduced glare and more safety for the occupants, according to the nonprofit International Window Film Association (IWFA). "Today's automotive window films offer a wide spectrum of...
June 5, 2019 0 Comments

The Sun's Skin Cancer Causing UV Rays Penetrate Unprotected Glass

Washington, D.C. - May 14, 2019 - While many people are aware the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays may lead to skin cancers on unprotected skin outdoors, medical research indicates that being exposed to the sun's harmful UV rays indoors may also lead to skin damage, whether inside a vehicle or building. "Unprotected glass, even glass that is colored to appear...
May 14, 2019 0 Comments

Governors Proclaim National Window Film Day To Highlight Its Energy Efficiency and Health Benefits

Washington, DC – April 17, 2019 – National Window Film Day (NWFD) is April 30, and the window film industry is wasting no time promoting it as it gains traction with governors and mayors across the United States, many of whom are issuing proclamations. In alignment with proclamations issued by governors and mayors across theUnited States, NWFD is a...
April 17, 2019 0 Comments

The International Window Film Association Encourages Utility Companies to Help Customers Understand Window Film’s Benefits

For utility companies in the business of selling power, demand can, on occasion, exceed capacity making operations inefficient. In response, the International Window Film Association (IWFA), is encouraging utilities to be aware of the energy savings benefits of professionally installed window film...
March 29, 2018 0 Comments

New "Go Green" Infographic Celebrates Professionally Installed Window Film Ahead of National Window Film Day

April 11, 2017 0 Comments

Add a Layer of Protection, Safety and Comfort During Holiday Auto Travel

In addition to the usual pre-trip automobile safety checks (tires, brakes, oil), the International Window Film Association (IWFA) advises drivers to take the precaution of adding professionally installed window...
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'My View' Blog

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 like warmer weather too) The hours in which most...
July 8, 2019 0 Comments

When School's Out - The Retrofits Begin

Many public school's close for the summer months, making it an ideal time for repairs and retrofits to the buildings. For cost savings and return on investment, window films are often the most cost-effective with a payback period that is in many instances less than five years. Full window replacements, on the other hand, may have decades long payback periods for...
June 5, 2019 0 Comments

The Rules of The Road - For Your Protection

It's been a while since I completed driver education and passed the driver's test so I can drive. What I learned then has stuck with me and it has also kept me safe and saved me money too - no traffic infractions to pay and the associated insurance surcharges. I also make sure my vehicle is 'up to code', meaning that I do my best to maintain it. When...
May 10, 2019 0 Comments

Skin Cancer Rates Are Rising -

A key motivation the International Window Film Association (IWFA) initiated National Window Film Day in 2014 was based on a national survey conducted for the IWFA. The poll revealed 65% of Americans aged 18-34 were unaware they are exposed to the sun's harmful UV rays that passes through unprotected glass windows.
April 17, 2019 0 Comments
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