New Brochure From Independent Rating Agency Shows How To Evaluate Window Films
Homeowners may continue to enjoy their single pane glass windows and gain energy efficient advantages for up to 80% 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.
DOE estimates single pane windows are in 33% of residential buildings and 40% of commercial buildings and account for about 25% of a building’s energy use or loss.
“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can be quickly installed on existing windows with minimal disruption to daily routine and it gives new life to once outdated windows so owners save on energy, avoiding both removal and disposal costs of the existing windows,” said Darrell Smith, executive director of the nonprofit IWFA.
In addition, many window film products block up to 80% 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.
Steve Capoccia is the account director for Warner Communications.
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