Organizations that advocate glass tinting and window film application include:







The Benefits of Window Film...

In response to requests for a statement on the benefits of installed window film products, the International Window Film Association (IWFA) has compiled the following information. 

(Please note: This list may not include all potential applications and depending on the product recommendations, many products will not provide all of the benefits listed.  It is the responsibility of the person you select as a window film installing dealer, as well as YOU, the informed consumer, to determine which window film product will best suit your needs.)


All window films typically offer:

  • Up to 99% Ultraviolet (UV) energy reduction, resulting in:
    • Significant fade protection for furniture, carpet, draperies, wood flooring, etc
    • Reduced fabric/textile deterioration
    • Reduced exposure to UV radiation, which has been linked to certain cancers
  • Increased shatter resistance, resulting in:
    • Increased peace of mind
    • Increased safety for family & friends


Heavier gauge Security Films offer significant benefits from:

  • Natural disasters, such as hurricanes, earthquakes, etc.
  • Vandalism, terrorist bombings, smash & grab, etc.
  • Scratching and graffiti (glass tagging) on exterior windows, restroom mirrors, elevator doors and glass, and similar flat/smooth surfaces


Scratch resistant hard coatings on window films protect against:

  • Accidental abrasion and product deterioration from normal cleaning
  • Hazy appearance typical with plastic type materials


Metalized Solar Control Film can provide significantly reduced solar heat gain resulting in:

  • Increased comfort
  • Reduced air conditioning costs
  • Reduced HVAC equipment wear and tear/maintenance
  • Increased fade resistance
  • Glare reduction
  • Daytime privacy
  • Attractive accent to home and business windows
  • Lower energy demands from utilities, resulting in:
    • Lower overall energy costs
    • Decreased demand for new power generating facilities
    • Decreased environmental emissions