Washington, DC — May 19, 2015 – Homeowners may continue to enjoy their single pane glass windows and gain energy efficient advantages for up to 80 percent less than the cost of new replacement windows with the professional installation of window films instead, according to the International Window Film Association (IWFA).
In cooperation with the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC), the independent agency responsible for determining how well a glazing product will perform the function of energy saving, the IWFA is providing access to their brochure that helps consumers and professionals to rate window films.
“Most professional remodelers know the NFRC rates the performance of windows, doors, and skylights, however many do not know it also certifies the performance of window film,” said Tom Herron, director of communications and marketing for the NFRC.
The U.S. Department of Energy estimates single pane windows are in 33 percent of residential buildings and 40 percent of commercial buildings and account for about 25 percent of a building’s energy use or loss.
“Window film not only works smarter when it comes to energy savings, it’s a greener choice,” said Darrell Smith, executive director of the nonprofit IWFA. “Window film can be quickly installed on existing windows with minimal disruption to daily routine and it gives new life to once outdated windows so owners save on energy, avoiding both removal and disposal costs of the existing windows,” added Smith.
In addition, many window film products block up to 80 percent of the sun’s infrared energy to reduce solar heat gain and cooling costs. Other advantages include nearly eliminating UV rays that contribute to interior fading and damage the skin.
The NFRC brochure can be found here on the IWFA website in the Consumer Section under the Literature heading, http://www.iwfa.com/consumer/Literature.aspx along with other free consumer booklets
About the International Window Film Association
The International Window Film Association (IWFA) is a nonprofit organization of window film dealers, distributors and manufacturers that facilitates the growth of the industry by providing research, influencing policy and promoting consumer awareness of the many benefits of window film
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Steve Capoccia, Warner Communications
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