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Stormy Weather Calls for Professionally Installed Window Film

Washington, D.C. – October 16, 2017 – 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? The International Window Film Association (IWFA), a nonprofit group comprised of window film dealers, distributors, and manufacturers, suggests professionally installed window film. It offers a host of safety benefits for consumers and their families, including protection from shattered windows and flying glass shards.

Window film is a thin sheet of window coating, professionally and permanently installed, that delivers a range of high‐value benefits, and with the safety and security types, can include an increase in protection from shattered glass caused by flying debris. High winds that accompany extreme weather often carry projectiles that can damage home, office and vehicle windows and endanger the occupants. The potential damage from such events can be dramatically reduced using safety and security window films in the majority of such expected events. Safety and security films provide a thin membrane that holds shards of shattered glass together, adding another layer of protection for your family.

“Home and business owners need to be aware of all of the resources that can help protect windows from the elements,” said Darrell Smith, Executive Director of the IWFA. “Professionally-installed window film does more than block UV rays and solar energy from entering a building or vehicle. Among its many other benefits, it provides an increased level of protection, reducing damage to windows, no matter the cause of the breakage if purchased in a safety or security version.”

The performance of window films is proven, and the window film industry has gone through rigorous third party testing to certify its products. Window films adhere to many safety guidelines and proven performance standards, including for impact and glass fragment protection.

Among the additional benefits that window film delivers are that it blocks up to 99% of UV rays, may provide energy savings, may help retain heat in the colder months, and the view to the outside doesn’t have to be compromised. There is little or no visible change to the look of the windows, since window film is available in many shades, from virtually clear, to medium, or dark. In addition, since the product is always in place, there is no required upkeep needed to enjoy its benefits.

For more information on how professionally installed window film can be an affordable and highly effective option for combating the impact of extreme weather, please visit To find professionally accredited window film installers near you, visit the IWFA website at Find An Installer.

About the International Window Film Association
The International Window Film Association (IWFA) ( is a unified industry body of window film dealers, distributors, and manufacturers that facilitates the growth of the window film industry though the use of education, research, advocacy and consumer awareness.  The organization builds alliances with trade associations, utilities and government agencies to advance dealers’ and distributors’ businesses and provide value to their customers. Learn more at, and on Facebook and Twitter.


Erin Vadala; Warner Communications; 978-468-3076