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Author: My View | Official IWFA Blog By Darrell Smith Created: 11/7/2013
This is the official blog of the IWFA. Written by Darrell Smith, the Executive Director of the IWFA. With over 35 years of experience in the window film industry, Darrell provides comments and insights on the current state and future opportunities within the window film community.

Summer is Here!

By darrell@iwfa.com on 6/8/2017

Significant plots of land. Original paper documents. Historical homes. From Massachusetts to Virginia, our beautiful country has much history to be preserved. 

May is Historic Preservation Month

By darrell@iwfa.com on 5/9/2017

Owning a historic property can be very rewarding. It can help open the door to learning more about the area where you live and work. That said, historic homes also come with their own set of challenges - primarily how to honor the building's history while still maintaining today's quality of life.


National Window Film Day is April 30!

By darrell@iwfa.com on 4/11/2017

From Utah to Massachusetts, governors across the country are joining the International Window Film Association in declaring April 30th National Window Film Day (NWFD)! This year marks the fourth NWFD, and we are happy to continue furthering ...

Go Green and Save Green This Spring

By darrell@iwfa.com on 3/23/2017

The days are getting a little longer, the temperatures are rising and it’s the time when many of us begin to revisit that long list of home improvement projects we want to get done for the year. And as we consider making our homes mor ...

February Offers Great Reasons to Think about the Benefits of Window Film

By darrell@iwfa.com on 2/13/2017
Given that temperatures are going to remain low for a while, even as the sun is shining brightly, you might want to think about the benefits of reducing glare and achieving energy savings by incorporating window film into your home.
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An Exciting View Ahead for the New Year

By darrell@iwfa.com on 1/18/2017

It’s the beginning of another new year, the time when many of us think about ways to improve our lives and our homes.

Happy and Safe Driving over the Holidays from the IWFA

By darrell@iwfa.com on 12/5/2016

The sun may feel pleasant as it streams through a car’s windows on the way to Grandma’s house, but many drivers are unaware that the sun’s harmful UV rays can be damaging to the skin and eyes, especially with prolonged exp ...

Skin Cancer Rates on the Rise: An Important Step to Take

By darrell@iwfa.com on 11/8/2016

With all the information available about skin cancer, you’d think that it would be a health issue in decline. Well, you’d be wrong. Despite all the attention paid to it, and precautions taken against it, skin cancer rates, including...

Three Window Film ‘Life Hacks’ for Your Home and Family

By darrell@iwfa.com on 10/14/2016
The term ‘life hack’ is tossed around a lot these days. Life hacks are those simple little tricks designed to make your life easier with minimal effort -- like using the end of a straw to hull a strawberry, or fashioning a speaker for your cell phone out of a toilet paper roll holder; even adding ice cubes to the dryer to remove wrinkles from your clothes. Did you know there are also life hacks that have far-reaching implications on your family’s health and safety? 

Extreme Weather Calls for Home Window Safety

By darrell@iwfa.com on 9/26/2016
The experts say we could be in for some dicey weather in the coming months. The US Environmental Protection Agency said recent climate change has increased the likelihood of extreme weather events worldwide, and The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts that the 2016 hurricane season could be the most active since 2012.