Posts Tagged ‘Darrell Smith’

July is UV Safety Month: Consumers Should Take Action For Year-Round Protection

Jun 28th, 2023

The nonprofit International Window Film Association (IWFA) is using the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention’s UV Safety Month to warn consumers that some of the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation can pass directly through unprotected glass in buildings and vehicles and damage skin and eyes. The sun emits radiation in the form of ultraviolet […]

Two Industry Veterans to be Inducted Into Window Film Hall of Fame

Jun 7th, 2023

Long-time window film industry veterans Darrell Smith, executive director of the International Window Film Association (IWFA), and Mike Burke, Sun Stoppers founder, will be the next professionals inducted into the Window Film Hall of Fame at the 2023 International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ (WFCT) in Virginia Beach, Va. Each received multiple nominations and were […]

Homeowners With Fading of Furnishings or Floors View Window Film as an Answer

May 24th, 2023

A recent poll of U.S. homeowners who have experienced fading of household furniture or floors near sunny windows found 63% would consider having window film professionally installed to help reduce the sun’s heat, glare and its fading impact on furnishings for only a fraction of the cost of replacing the window itself, according to the […]

Unprotected Dark Automotive Glass may Offer a False Sense of Security

Jun 8th, 2022

Unprotected dark automotive glass may offer a false sense of security to vehicle owners who could believe dark glass affords them protection from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays, according to the nonprofit International Window Film Association (IWFA). “Many newer vehicles have dark or dyed glass from the manufacturer and it may give consumers the […]

Window Film Provides Cost-Effective Storm Safety Protection

May 25th, 2022

With climatologists forecasting an above-average number of severe storms this summer, the nonprofit International Window Film Association (IWFA) recommends window film installation for added glass safety and additional benefits depending on the installed product. Window films are permanently adhered to glass surfaces and commonly made of multi-layers of polyester strands with various technical coatings added […]

Myth Buster: Does Window Film Need to be Dark to Work?

Feb 23rd, 2022

Dark window film isn’t necessary for controlling the sun’s energy as it enters the interior of a building. Visibly clear window film can be just as effective as a dark window film. Click here to read more.

How to Beat the February Fade Blues

Feb 9th, 2022

The winter’s sun may feel good streaming through a home’s windows, but there is a dark side to this natural light—namely the sun’s Ultraviolet (UV) rays that contribute up to 40% of all interior fading. The rays may also lead to skin cancers and eye damage as well, according to the International Window Film Association […]

Give a Gift to the Planet This Season With Carbon-Reducing Window Films

Dec 8th, 2021

The holiday season is a busy period, but it provides an opportunity for consumers to give a gift to both the planet and their budget by scheduling home improvements for completion later in the year with window film industry professionals. “The holidays can be a hectic time, but consumers should not lose sight of the […]

The Film Industry Climbs at SEMA

Nov 5th, 2021

Las Vegas is a neon-laden landscape drenched in diversity. The desert city’s casinos, restaurants and attractions provide tourists with escapism and entertainment. SEMA is housed within the city’s colorful streets and it’s where window film professionals gravitate for one shared objective—growth. “The window film industry is capitalism at its best,” said Darrell Smith, executive director […]

Finding Window Film to Conserve Energy Just Got Easier

Nov 3rd, 2021

With soaring utility rates, conserving energy may be an important strategy in keeping up with energy payments as some areas of the U.S. face double-digit increases for electricity, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Professionally installed window film is a cost-effective and well-proven product for commercial and residential applications that can save on utility […]