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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 break-ins occur is between 10 am and 3 pm (I'd like to work just those hours too)
  • The most common entry point is the front door. Next most common is a window, followed by a back door.

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 schools, according to a report from the Building Technologies Office of the Department of Energy. It lists full window replacement payback periods for different climate zones at anywhere between 32.4 years (Las Vegas) to 151.8 years (Duluth)....

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 I go to the shop for an oil change, I make sure my tires have enough tread to handle the occasional harsh conditions that I drive.

Skin Cancer Rates Are Rising -

One More Reason For National Window Film Day

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.

Women In Window Film 'Rock and Roll'

Women's Careers Advance To The Top In The Window Film Industry

The month of March honors women for their contributions to America and the world, showing how far women have advanced and how we as a country value equality and the contributions of all our citizens. Women in the U.S. earn on average 81 percent of what men make, but the gender pay gap is much narrower in the construction industry where women earn on average 96 percent of what men make. The IWFA believes the window film industry presents a great opportunity for women to advance further and faster than many other industries

The IWFA is taking the initiative to tell the story of two women who have built successful careers is the window film industry.  Terri Fair, 58, and Tammy Lanovaz, 51, are two women who have broken through 'glass ceilings ' and powered their way to successful careers in the window film business. Both women started out with little or no knowledge of the window film industry. Today they are leaders in their respective markets and communities. Please take the time to read their stories here.


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