June 08, 2015

Improvements at Every Turn: How One Manufacturer is Paving the Way for Efficiency


We are pleased to share a feature article from Window Film Magazine on how Madico is “paving the way for efficiency.”  The article originated from a facility tour with Tara Taffera and can be found in the May/June issue of the magazine.

Entitled, “Improvements at Every Turn: How One Manufacturer is Paving the Way for Efficiency”, the article includes many quotes from Tara’s interview with Jeffrey Plummer, senior vice president of sales and marketing, and Shawn Kitchell, senior vice president of operations.

We invite you to read the full article on Window Film Magazine’s website.

Window Film Magazine is written for window, auto, security, tint, solar and energy film industries, and provides industry news, supplier and film manufacturer profiles, technical and installation tips as well as state-by-state breakdowns of legislative and consumer marketing issues facing the industry. The magazine has a bi-monthly circulation of 10,900 and nets 1,100 followers on Twitter and 1,634 on Facebook.

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May 20, 2015

Join Madico in Recognizing Skin Cancer Awareness Month


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May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and we invite you to join Madico Window Films in spreading the word about the importance of protecting yourself and your family from the sun’s harmful UV rays.

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime. Overexposure to the sun’s harmful UV rays can lead to the most dangerous form of skin cancer, Melanoma, which causes nearly 10,000 deaths each year.

While it’s understood that taking sun safety precautions while outside is important, such as applying sunscreen and wearing a hat, many people don’t realize the potential damage UV rays can also cause to the skin while indoors. Window film can offer significant skin protection by blocking as much as 99% of the sun’s harmful UV rays that shine in through your car, home or office windows.

Did you know that nearly 53% of skin cancers occur on the left, or drivers’ side, of the body? Tinting your car’s windows will offer you the protection you need to lower your risk of skin cancer as well as create a more comfortable driving experience.

Window film provides you and your family or employees passive protection while relaxing at home, driving in the car or focusing at work. Additional benefits include a more comfortable environment free from glare and hot spots as well as minimilzie.

For more information and tips on preventing skin cancer, please visit The Skin Cancer Foundation.

April 30, 2015

It's National Window Film Day!


Today, April 30, is National Window Film Day! As a leading manufacturer in the industry we have been busy preparing and are happy that the long awaited day has finally arrived!

In celebration of the day, we are focusing our social media efforts on spreading awareness to consumers regarding the many benefits of window film as well as recognizing our valued window film dealers and dedicated staff for their contributions in making our success possible. If you are a window film dealer don’t forget to order your FREE Madico National Window Film Day poster, here!

The International Window Film Association (IWFA) also has some great ways for you to get involved and celebrate the day! The IWFA will host a live chat on Twitter on the use of window film from 2:00 – 2:30 p.m. EST, consumers are invited to use and follow the hashtag #WindowFilmDay “for answers and insights into making their home more comfortable and more protected from UV damage.”

The IWFA also published a video titled, “What You Need to Know About Indoor Sun Protection,” which can be viewed below.

 

April 14, 2015

Join Madico in Recognizing National Window Film Day on April 30th!


National Window Film Day is quickly approaching on Thursday, April 30th!  The day was designed “as a day of public education focusing on a cost-effective solution to reducing energy costs in homes, protecting skin and home decor from the sun’s damaging UV rays and to promote window safety.”

We are proud to share that the Mayor of St. Petersburg, Rick Kriseman, has also proclaimed April 30, 2015 Window Film Day in Madico Window Fim's hometown of St. Petersburg in recognition of the citizens who manufacture, distribute and install window film as well as the industry association (IWFA) that educates the public about the many benefits of window film.

We are honored to have the Mayor issue this proclamation in the City of St. Petersburg; home of the Southeast’s only window film manufacturer, Madico Window Films, for over 4 decades and employing over 100 local residents.

Window Film Magazine recently covered the proclamation in St. Petersburg as well as the proclamation by the Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia. We are excited to see these proclamations spreading across the United States!

In celebration of National Window Film Day, we are also offering industry professionals a free, commemorative poster. You can request yours here.

Window Film Day Proclamation - 2015

April 10, 2015

Modern Builder + Design Features Article on Benefits of Window Film


Modern Builder + Design Magazine recently featured an article by Darrell Smith, Executive Director of the International Window Film Association (IWFA). The article offers a great overview of the many benefits of window film. You can download the article on the IWFA’s website.

This article is a great educational piece that can be shared with those looking to learn more about window film its positive impacts on residential and commercial spaces.

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March 18, 2015

Madico Introduces Second Infographic, "Window Film for Your Vehicle"


Madico_Automotive_Infographic_FINALYou have already seen our new “Window Film in Your Community” animated video and infographic designed to communicate the benefits of window film to consumers.  We are now pleased to share a second infographic, “Window Film for Your Vehicle.”

Window film dealers are encouraged to share these new infographics and short video on their own social media pages, websites, and even in their shops. Our goal is to spread awareness of the numerous uses and benefits of window film for homes, commercial spaces and automobiles throughout communities nationwide.

Our dealers can use this new tool as a way to increase their own customer base as well as educate their communities on the many uses for window film. Together, we can promote our industry and encourage people nationwide to experience the enhanced comfort and security that window film can provide for their home, office or vehicle

Download our newest “Window Film for Your Vehicle” infographic PDF, here

The animated video entitled “Window Film in Your Community” can be found on our YouTube Channel, Madico Window Films and you can download the infographic PDF, here.

Posters of both infographics are now available for purchase, please contact your local Madico Service Center for more information.

 

 

March 11, 2015

Madico Introduces Invisi-Film® Paint Protection Film


InvisiFilm - Newsletter Main ImageMadico Window Films recently introduced its latest paint protection film innovation, Invisi-Film®. Designed and manufactured by Madico, Invisi-Film is intended for any road or terrain – from busy city streets to country trails. It is designed to guard against stones, gravel, sand, scratches, bug residue, winter salt, and other flying objects.

Paint Protection Film Engineered to Work for You

Madico has been in the paint protection film business for over 8 years. Invisi-Film, our most recent version, spent more than two years in research and development to ensure that our customers would receive a top of the line product. Its self-healing, residue resistant properties make Invisi-Film the superior choice among paint protection films. The strong, repositionable adhesive with just the right amount of stretchability results in a user-friendly PPF that’s fast, easy and profitable to install.

Quality Manufacturing You Can Count On

Our Invisi-Film Paint Protection is manufactured by our knowledgeable production staff that averages 17 years with the company. We are committed to providing quality products and train our staff in continuous improvement methods to ensure that quality is maintained.

Invisi-Film is designed to work with computerized plotter systems, such as MACS -Madico Advanced Cutting System – which saves time for the installing dealers and provides a high quality custom fit.

For more information about Invisi-Film, visit invisi-film.com. Or contact the Madico dealer in your area.

February 25, 2015

Jesse Manship Joins Madico Window Films as Technical Services Engineer


JMANSHIP (2)We are pleased to announce that Jesse Manship has joined the Madico Window Films team in the role of Technical Services Engineer.

Madico’s commitment to quality extends to the services we offer our valued customers. Jesse, as part of our Technical Services Department is available to offer a variety of assistance from calculating energy savings to creating specifications for a project. Our technical services team has extensive training and experience in all types of window film installations and applications as well as in the tools needed to properly gauge the effectiveness of each product.

Jesse comes to us with manufacturing experience in quality, safety, packaging and maintenance. Jesse received a M.S. degree from the University of Miami in Industrial Engineering and also has a B.S. degree in Physics and Meteorology from Florida State University.   

Please join me in welcoming Jesse to the Madico Window Films team!

The Technical Services Department can be reached via email at windowfilm@madico.com or by calling our corporate office at 727-327-2544.

February 19, 2015

Green Builder Magazine Explores Film as a Cost Effective Window Retrofit


Man-applying-window-film2Green Builder Magazine, recently invited Madico Window Films Senior VP of Sales and Marketing, Jeffrey Plummer, to contribute to the magazine on the topic of window film as a retrofit solution.  

Window film technology has improved since it was first conceived. Newer films are high-tech products that adhere well and greatly improve an old window's performance at a modest cost. As this advocate for films suggests, they definitely should have a place at the green retrofit table. -Green Builder Magazine Editor -

We invite you to read the full article on the Green Builder Magazine website.  

January 23, 2015

Congress Extends Tax Credit for Energy Saving Window Film


The window film industry is happy to share that Shutterstock_utility-bill-300x200Congress has extended tax credits for residential window film purchased in 2014.

To receive the tax credit, homeowners are required to submit IRS Form 5695 with their 2014 Income Tax Return. Retain your original film invoice illustrating the cost of the window film only and a copy of the product’s certification from Madico. They do not need to be submitted with your taxes, but should be kept for your records. You can download Madico’s Manufacturer’s Certification here.

Consumers should use the 2014 version IRS Form 5695 when submitting their taxes. The window film credits fall under “insulation” in the Federal Tax Credits for Energy Efficiency program. For more information visit the Energy Star web page for Federal Tax Credits for Energy Efficiency.

Below is the press release on this subject issued by the IWFA:

The International Window Film Association Educates Consumers On How To Take Advantage of the $500 Tax Credit

Washington, D.C. – January 6, 2015  – Window Film is eligible for tax credits recently extended by Congress and the tax incentive can cover up to 10 percent of the cost of window films to a maximum of $500, reports the International Window Film Association (IWFA). The one-year retroactive tax credit may allow taxpayers to claim the incentives on their 2014 returns filed in 2015.

“We are delighted that Congress recently passed HR 5771 that includes tax incentives for energy efficient home improvements, such as window film,” said Darrell Smith, executive director of the nonprofit IWFA. To make people more aware about the many benefits of window films the IWFA offers informational videos available at www.iwfa.com and free consumer booklets.

As a long-term and cost-effective solution for saving energy, window film qualifies in the legislation as part of a building’s ‘insulation envelope’. It can reduce energy consumption from solar heat gain in summer or reflect interior heat back inside in winter, while allowing in natural light without the negative impact of UV exposure.

Year-round, window film can help to control glass breakage and may prevent glass shards from hurting people. Consumers should check with their window film installer or manufacturer to determine if their product qualifies under the tax incentive program.

While reducing our energy use and an energy user’s overall carbon footprint, some energy-efficient changes require significant investment, but window film has been shown to be a cost-effective means of improving energy performance. Window Film is also part of the California building code, in part due to its recognition for offering a high-value, low-cost method for saving energy.






Federal Tax Credits for Energy Efficiency


How To Apply For Tax Credits

Download Manufacturers' Certification for Compliance