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Window Film Association Elects Strong Leadership To Guide The Industry

Washington, D.C. - February 3, 2020

Washington, D.C. - February 3, 2020 – The International Window Film Association (IWFA) has elected a strong and experienced leadership team representing a cross-section of the window film industry to help guide and further build on the rapid adoption of window film as a multi-faceted building and automotive retrofit solution for both the commercial and consumer markets.

You Can’t Smear SPF-30 on Interior Furnishings To Protect Them From Winter’s Harsh Sunlight

Washington, D.C. - November 18, 2019 - With unrestricted access to a home’s interior, the winter sun’s destructive force of ultra-violet (UV) radiation and the more direct penetration through unprotected windows can damage costly furniture, drapes, floors and even the skin. 

Delaying Unauthorized Entry To Schools May Save Lives

Nonprofit Offers Guide On Securing School Exteriors

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 window and doors may buy time to allow for more response time and save lives, according to the nonprofit International Window Film Association (IWFA). 

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 make sure they are both safe and effective,” said Darrell Smith, executive director of the IWFA. “Take the time now to arrange for a professional window film dealer to evaluate and address them as needed to protect occupants,” he added.

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

Washington, DC – April 17, 2019

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 day dedicated to furthering public education of the many benefits of professionally installed window film including: energy efficiency, indoor temperature comfort, blocking of 99 percent of the sun’s UVA rays, the reduction of glare and the fading of furnishings, and protection from possible harmful exposure to skin and eyes.

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

International Window Film Industry Honors Women During The Month of March

Washington, D.C. - March 6, 2019 - This March the International Window Film Association (IWFA) honors women for their contributions to North America and the world and it is highlighting how far women have advanced in the window film industry. Women in the U.S. earn on average 81 percent of what men make, but the gender pay gap is narrower in the construction industry where women earn on average 96 percent of what men make.

Consumer Alert: Recouping The Cost For Full Window Replacement May Take Decades

Updating Existing Windows With Window Film Offers More Immediate Benefits

Washington, D.C. - February 12, 2019 - To save money on a building's energy costs, window replacement may not be a smart move, according to conclusions from government agencies indicating it may take decades to recoup the cash outlay for the installation of new, energy-efficient windows.

Window Film Industry Association Expands Global Representation

Strong Momentum Predicted For 2019 Window Film Market

Window Film Industry Association Expands Global Representation

Strong Momentum Predicted For 2019 Window Film Market

Washington, D.C. - January 22, 2019 - The International Window Film Association (IWFA), the largest global association promoting the many benefits of window film, is predicting further market growth for many of its manufacturer, distributor and dealer members in 2019. Window films are proven to be a smart and cost-effective way to enhance window performance without the need for window replacement.

To accommodate the growth of the industry, the nonprofit IWFA recently expanded the number of elected representatives to its board to 15. Members of the prestigious body work voluntarily in support of the industry and offer counsel and insight on market trends and industry standards.

New window Film Tint Law for Big Rig Truckers

America’s Big Rig Truckers Get The ‘10-4’ From the DOT

America’s Big Rig Truckers Get The ‘10-4’ From the DOT For Window Film Use In Cabs To Help Prevent Skin Cancer

Washington, D.C. --- April 3, 2012 -- The International Window Film Association (IWFA), a nonprofit group, announced today that millions of commercial truck drivers on big rigs can now use window film on the cab’s side windows to keep them safe from the sun’s UVA rays, which have been linked to skin cancer. The Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA), clarification to safety regulations relating to a truck’s window visibility now allows the use of compliant window films on big rigs, according to the IWFA. Historically, the enforcement community and the trucking industry have taken the position that no film is allowed on any commercial vehicle.

Keep Building Occupants Healthy and Comfortable with Professionally Installed Window Film

Window Film Protects Against UV Rays, Glare, and more

The feel of a work space can be dependent on a variety of factors - temperature, access to daylight, even the direction the building faces. As a building owner or manager, making sure your occupants are healthy and comfortable in their work environment is important and with this in mind, the International Window Film Association (IWFA), is encouraging the use of professionally installed window film.

Join the International Window Film Association in Celebrating National Window Film Day on April 30, 2018

Fifth Annual Recognition Shines a Light on Window Film and its Many Benefits

The International Window Film Association (IWFA), a nonprofit trade association representing leading manufacturers, distributors and dealers, is proud to recognize April 30, 2018, as the fifth annual National Window Film Day (NWFD). 

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

Significant Energy Savings are Achievable with Professionally Installed Window Film

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 while educating their customers on the returns.

Stormy Weather Calls for Professionally Installed Window Film

Protect your home, office, and vehicles from the elements

According to Accuweather, on average, 12 tropical storms form in the Atlantic during hurricane season and this year there have already been 13. With this in mind and nor’easter season approaching, what can homeowners do to protect their homes, offices, vehicles and their families against high winds and extreme weather? 

 

Celebrate National Truck Driver Appreciation Week with the IWFA

Professionally installed window film may reduce the risk of skin cancer

In recognition of the American Trucking Associations’ National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, September 10-16, 2017, the nonprofit International Window Film Association (IWFA), encourages trucking companies and independent truckers to have professionally installed window film applied to their truck windows to block these invisible, but dangerous UV rays.

Keep Your Skin Safe While Traveling America’s Highways This Summer

Vehicles with professionally installed window film can reduce skin cancer risk

With the summer travel season in full swing, The International Window Film Association (IWFA) encourages consumers to have professionally installed window film placed on their vehicles’ windows to protect themselves and their passengers from the sun’s damaging UV rays.

Skin Cancer Awareness Month Tips from the International Window Film Association

Reduce your skin cancer risk with window film this month and year round

The International Window Film Association (IWFA), a nonprofit trade association representing leading manufacturers, distributors and dealers, is proud to support Skin Cancer Awareness Month this May by providing education and awareness on the UV ray protection provided by professionally installed window film.

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

The International Window Film Association (IWFA), a nonprofit trade association representing leading manufacturers, distributors and dealers, is proud to recognize April 30, 2017, as the fourth annual National Window Film Day (NWFD).

Go Green and Save Green with Window Film This St. Patrick’s Day

What better way to celebrate the spirit of the day than by going green and also saving green?

Why Punxsutawney Phil Doesn't Worry About Seeing His Shadow

The International Window Film Association suggests consumers and groundhogs use professionally installed window film to protect their home, eyes, and skin from UV rays

A New Outlook with Window Film

Help Make Your Home Its Best For Less

Many of today’s architectural designs incorporate large windows so families can enjoy more natural light. But despite the benefits of a warm, well-lit home, there can be a number of downsides to letting the sun stream in. That bright sunlight can cause heat build-up, excessive glare, fading of interior furnishings, and even skin cancer and cataracts.

12 Reasons to Celebrate Window Film During the Holidays

A holiday gift from The International Window Film Association (IWFA) whether at home, on the road, or in the office

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

Window Film Acts as a Barrier to Dangerous UV Rays

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 film to protect automobile occupants and interiors from the dangers of UV rays.

Eye Safety In The Home: Protecting Against UV Rays

October is National Home Eye Safety Month

According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), nearly half of all eye injuries occur at home. While many of these injuries occur when an ambitious homeowner takes on home improvement projects without donning protective eyewear, there’s a less obvious, but no less dangerous, threat to eye safety in the home: the cumulative effects of the sun’s UV rays that enter through windows. 

Extreme Weather Calls For Home Window Safety

Professionally Installed Window Film Protects Homes From the Elements

The International Window Film Association (IWFA), a nonprofit group comprised of window film dealers, distributors, and manufacturers, suggests professionally installed window film, which offers a host of safety benefits for consumers and their families, including protection from shattered windows and flying shards of glass.

Making Window Film History

NEW eBook Details Benefits of Professionally Installed Window Film for Historic Homes and Properties

NEW eBook Details Benefits of Professionally Installed Window Film for Historic Homes and Properties

New Ozone Report Highlights Continued Dangers of UV Rays

Professionally Installed Window Film Protects Skin and Eyes from the Sun’s Damage

California Energy Commission Approves Window Film Calculator for Use in Schools

Online tool calculates energy efficiency of window film, Proposition 39 grant readiness

Celebrating 25 Years of the IWFA

2016 Marks the 25th Anniversary of the International Window Film Association

International Window Film Association Integrates European Window Film Association as Chapter, Extends Global Reach

Reorganization furthers IWFA as leading nonprofit window film advocacy group

Many Utilities See Window Film As A Cost-Effective Way To Cut Peak Demand

Hot Temperatures, Water Shortages and Power Plants Nearing Capacity May Create A Perfect Storm For Power Gaps

Keep Your Cool By Boosting The Performance Of Your Existing Windows

New Brochure From Independent Rating Agency Shows How To Evaluate Window Films

Governors and Mayors Proclaim National Window Film Day

Join the Tweet Chat on National Window Film Day April 30th

What To Do About Fading Furniture and Decor?

The International Window Film Association Shares Answers on How to Reduce the Sun’s Impact Through a New Video and a Tweet Chat on National Window Film Day April 30th

Is Your Automotive Window Film Street Legal?

The IWFA Offers Health and Safety Tips For Vehicles With Window Film

Dangers of UV Rays From Indoor Sunlight Missed By Millions

Sitting In Front of A Window May Expose Children To Harmful UV Rays

Washington, DC – March 16, 2015 – More than 12 million Americans1 have children who may be
receiving dangerous levels of Ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun when they sit
near unprotected windows, reports a new survey among U.S. adults with children
under 18 years old in their household. 

National Window Film Day Shares Valuable Facts With Homeowners and Brings Window Film to Light

IWFA Announces April 30th In Recognition of The Many Benefits of Window Film

A Date With Your Skin For Valentine’s Day

The IWFA and a Leading Dermatologist Campaign To Build Awareness of The Harmful Impact of Indoor Sunlight

Washington, D.C. – February 2, 2015 –As the popularity of large windows
increases, the nonprofit International Window Film Association (IWFA)
is expanding its public awareness program to make more people aware of the harmful
impact of indoor sunlight on the skin this Valentine’s Day.

Congress Extends Tax Credit For Energy Saving Window Film

The International Window Film Association Educates Consumers On How To Take Advantage of the $500 Tax Credit

Not Sleeping Well? Go Get More Daylight!

International Window Film Association Notes Workers In Windowless Offices Have Trouble Sleeping

Nearly 1/2 of U.S. Adults are in the Dark on Window Film

Nearly Half Of U.S. Adults Are In The Dark On The Cost-Effectiveness of Energy Savings From Window Film

April 30th, National Window Film Day, Educates Consumers on Energy Savings, One of Many Benefits of Professionally Installed Window Film

Window Film Helps You To Stay Safe This Summer

Window Film Delivers Peace of Mind During Summer Vacation Car Trips and Alleviates Concern About Break-ins

Officials Proclaim April 30th as National Window Film Day!

Window Film’s Energy Savings, Safety, Health and Economic Benefits Touted By Governors and Mayors Across The U.S.

Top Window Film Professionals Announced At The International Window Film Association Conference and Competitions Event

Over 150 Window Film Professionals Attend Regional Industry Event In Arlington, Texas To Compete and Learn

A New Day To learn About Saving Energy, Improving Health, Comfort and Safety On April 30th

National Window Film Day Shares Valuable Facts with Homeowners and Brings Window Film to Light

Window Film Industry On A Roll To A Successful 2014

The International Window Film Association’s Board Expands 30 Percent Membership Jumps 15 Percent

Window Film Association Addresses International Builders’ Show’s Window Coverings Exchange Group

IWFA Director Darrell Smith Speaks On How Window Covering Retailers Can Boost Their Sales With Window film

The Window Film’s Industry Momentum Grows With Regional Conference Event and Bi-Monthly Publication

The International Window Film Association Shows Strong Commitment To Direct Contact With Its Membership

Tax Credits For Energy Saving Window Film End Soon

The International Window Film Association Offers Free Booklet With New Insights On The Harmful Impact of Winter Sunlight On A Home’s Interior and People’s Skin

New IWFA Personal Point-of-View Blog By Darrel Smith

‘My View,’ The New Blog From IWFA Executive Director Darrell Smith, Offers Insights To Help Consumers Get Smart About Window Film

Keep Solar Glare Under Wraps with Window Film

It’s a “Glaring” Problem – Keep Solar Glare Under Wraps with Window Film, and Save Energy Year-Round

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