Making Window Film History

August 17th, 2016 by Katherine Coig

The International Window Film Association (IWFA) is a nonprofit group made of window film dealers, distributors and manufacturers. They have announced the availability of a downloadable resource for consumers—an eBook titled, “Making Window Film History,” that details the benefits of professionally installed window film for historic buildings.

Many historic homes have restrictions when it comes to window replacement, and window film has long been recognized as a viable improvement choice to help maintain these historical properties. It allows the façade of the property to appear unchanged while improving window efficiency.

Older homes have inadequate windows because of age and poor insulation, and they account for 15 to 30 percent of total heating load and up to 50 percent of the cooling load during the warmer seasons.

“Historic homes come with their own set of challenges for the owners, chief among these is finding ways to improve their efficiency without compromising the building’s historical significance,” said Darrell Smith, executive director of the IWFA. “Those looking to improve their homes while preserving the vintage look and feel would do well to consider the many benefits of professionally installed window film.”


To download “Making Window Film History,” visit

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