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.

January 07, 2015

An Easy New Year's Resolution You Can Keep


New Year Resolution ImageHappy New Year from Madico Window Films! Did you make any New Year’s resolutions? Many of us often make the resolution to eat healthier, get in shape or save money. But those are much easier said than done. While we can’t hold your hand at the gym or cook you healthy meals, Madico Window Films can help you save money, live a bit healthier, improve the environment and protect your greatest investment, your home!

Through the installation of Madico Window Films, you can create a more comfortable and safer living environment by reducing the heat, ultraviolet rays and glare coming through your home’s windows.  Madico window films block up to 80% of the sun’s heat, dramatically lowering air conditioning costs. In the winter, the same film helps retain interior heat, reducing heating costs.  Madico film makes your windows more energy efficient which does more than save you money on utility bills; conserving all that energy benefits the environment too. Our films also blocks 99% of the sun’s harmful UV rays; saving you thousands of dollars in sun damage to the furnishings, floorings, and artwork in your home. Blocking those harmful UV rays is also a benefit to your own skin; window film allows you to relax in front of your sunny windows without the worry of potential skin damage.

Schedule your film installation today and take the first step towards a safer, healthier and more financially stable New Year! To locate a Madico Window Films dealer in your area, visit our online dealer locater.

To learn more energy saving tips that you can use throughout the New Year, visit www.easyenergysavingtips.com.

December 23, 2014

Courage Polar Bear Dip Celebrates its 30th Anniversary


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The Courage Polar Bear Dip is celebrating its 30th Anniversary this year! Hundreds of people will be jumping into the icy waters of Lake Ontario at Coronation Park in Oakville, Ontario on New Years' day. 

What started out as a family tradition initiated by Todd and Trent Courage in 1985, has turned into a successful charity event that has raised more than $1 million dollars to benefit World Vision Canada bringing fresh water to communities throughout the world. Sun-Gard is a proud annual sponsor of Canada’s largest charitable event helping over 10,000 families this year through the Rwanda Right to Clean Water project.

Courage is the exclusive distributor of Sun-Gard Solar Control products in Canada. They have represented Sun-Gard for many years and Sun-Gard is proud of its long-term business partnership with them.

For more information about the annual frigid Courage Polar Bear Dip and their commitment to World Vision, please visit their website at www.polarbeardip.ca.  To view more on the chilly merriment, check out their YouTube, Facebook and Twitter pages for videos and pictures from the event. You can also watch their recent interview with Breakfast TV, here.

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December 19, 2014

Happy Holidays from Madico Window Films


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As 2014 comes to an end, we would like to take a moment to thank you for your business and loyalty throughout the past year. We always enjoy watching our valued customers' businesses succeed and strive to develop innovative ways to lend our support.

In case you missed any of the new products or marketing tools that we launched in 2014, below is a brief recap:

We look forward to working with you in 2015! Happy holidays and cheers to the New Year! 

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December 01, 2014

Madico Introduces New Animated Video and Infographic, "Window Film in Your Community"


We are excited to share both a new animated video and infographic designed to communicate the benefits of window film to consumers. The video entitled “Window Film in Your Community” can be found on our YouTube Channel, Madico Window Films. You can download the infographic PDF, here.

Window film dealers are encouraged to share this short video and/or infographic 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.

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November 18, 2014

Madico Returns from a Successful SEMA 2014 Show


Madico Window Films headed to Las Vegas once again this year for the annual SEMA Show November 4-7, 2014.  The SEMA Show is the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world. It draws the industry’s brightest minds and hottest products to one place, the Las Vegas Convention Center. In addition, the SEMA Show provides attendees with educational seminars, product demonstrations, special events, networking opportunities and more.

With a two-story booth that took up 20’x 50’ of floor space, our brands were highly visible to all that visited the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. We exhibited our full line of Sun-Gard and Madico automotive products with a special focus on our premium Wincos films. Dealers at the show had the opportunity to take advantage of a show special that offered a complimentary Wincos Promotional Kit if they purchased three rolls of Wincos at the show. The kit included a number of marketing materials and our new wallboard and “WOW Box” heat reduction demonstration display.

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This year we also introduced our new paint protection film, Invisi-Film®, as well as our Madico
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for dealers. Through live demonstrations, dealers were able to see how easily Invisi-Film installs as well as watch patterns being cut from the 40” plotter we had on display. We received great feedback from our booth visitors on these exciting new products.

In our booth we also offered dealers a fun, brief, interactive quiz to determine their window film “personality.” All those who participated received a free hat that matched their window film type. This gave us a lighthearted way to interact with customers during the show.

Each year the SEMA show presents a great opportunity for us to easily connect with our international distributors in a convenient location. This year we brought them all together for a distributor dinner. It was a great way for them to mingle with one another and share information about their markets. We also hosted our annual Customer Appreciation Party at Diablos Cantina with a gorgeous view of the Las Vegas Strip. Fun was had by all.  

Overall the show was a huge success as it allowed Madico Window Films to connect with potential customers as well as meet with our current customers at one of the most exciting industry events of the year.

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October 28, 2014

Gearing Up for SEMA 2014


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Madico Window Films is looking forward to an exciting week in Las Vegas at the SEMA Show! Held November 4-7, 2014 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, the SEMA Show is the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world. Last year, the event drew more than 60,000 auto industry representatives from around the world.

In addition to showcasing our full lines of Madico® and Sun-Gard® automotive window films, we are also introducing our new paint protection film, Invisi-Film®, as well as our advanced cutting system for dealers.

We encourage dealers to stop by our booth for a brief, interactive quiz to determine their window film “personality”. All those who participate will receive a free gift. There will also be exciting demonstrations and giveaways going on throughout the show.

We look forward to seeing you at the show! Visit us at booth #12139!

October 24, 2014

Madico Returns from WFCT in Baltimore


Madico Window Films recently returned from another successful International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ (WFCT). The show was held October 7-9, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland at the Baltimore Convention Center.

Our full line of Madico and Sun-Gard film products were showcased with an emphasis on the new Solution Series, Decolite™ designer film line and Wincos products. We also introduced our new EasyEnergySavingTips.com website to attendees at the show. The conference featured informative educational sessions for window film dealers and exhibitors alike. We enjoyed the opportunity to connect with customers from around the world as well as support our Madico sponsored contestants in the exciting Tint-Off portion of the conference.

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