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Get Ready for Earth Day with Window Film: A Green Solution With Something for Everyone

By darrell@iwfa.com on 4/1/2014

About a week ahead of National Window Film Day is Earth Day - April 22nd and we want to help homeowners from coast-to-coast celebrate it in style too. What many people don’t realize is that not only does window film make a home’s windows look fantastic – but it also ensures that your home is more energy efficient and greener in many ways!

Lots of people think immediately about replacing old windows when they start thinking about their home’s “building envelope” and the energy that can quite literally fly out the window. But replacement windows should not be the first consideration. Especially for those of us who are ‘green minded’ as well as energy conscious.

Think of the tons of waste material that need to be hauled away to a landfill from structurally sound windows that are tossed out before they are worn out. In addition, the cost of fabricating new windows isn’t a small one – and it goes beyond monetary cost to encompass the environmental cost as well. The energy wasted in removing, disposing of and then building and installing new windows when you really don’t have to go that route is something to think about. 

A smart alternative that fits the bill is energy-efficient, cost-effective, professionally installed window film. Once installed, window film may offer year-round savings of about 5 to 10% of the home's total energy bill – for cooling alone the savings may approach 30%. And it brings UV protection to help reduce fading of your interior décor while extending the lifetime of your current windows. Additionally, many films may provide a measure of added security for your windows too – delaying a would-be intruder by holding broken glass together even if it is shattered.

This is a good safety feature if you have kids tossing a baseball out in the yard, or even in the event of a branch flying into your window in a spring storm. If your window gets hit, with window film you may have less worry about shards of glass injuring your family.

Celebrate Earth Day by learning more about window film. Let us know how we can help! We’re taking steps to tell the world about how to go green with window film.

Don't forget to join us on April 30th National Window Film Day, a day of public education focusing on this cost-effective solution for saving energy costs in homes, protecting skin and home decor from the sun’s damaging UV rays and promoting window safety.

Check out our free booklets on the energy savings and health benefits of window film on our website located at www.iwfa.com.

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