WASHINGTON, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Window Film Association (IWFA) is offering common sense tips to protect homeowners from becoming a crime or health statistic while traveling on vacation this summer.
With an estimated 83 percent of Americans planning at least one summer road trip, according to a survey, vacationers may have more peace of mind knowing that window film installed on a car's passenger windows can protect occupants from the sun's harmful UV rays and may also discourage break-ins into their car and home.
The IWFA points out that windows around a home's entryway offer an inviting target for thieves to smash their way inside. FBI reports state illegal entry is often made through a door or window and also that the months of July and August see an increase in break-ins.
"Safety window films when professionally installed on windows may slow down a thief by holding the glass together and making it harder for a thief to get through the glass, which may discourage them from breaking in," said Darrell Smith, executive director of the International Window Film Association (IWFA).
In addition to providing security, window film is also helpful in reducing the damaging effects of the sun. "While it's understood that taking sun safety precautions is important outside, such as applying sunscreen, many people don't realize the potential damage UV rays can cause to the skin while inside a car. Professionally installed window films offer significant skin protection by blocking as much as 99 percent of the sun's harmful UV rays that shine through car, home or office windows," said Smith.
Research shows nearly 53 percent of skin cancers occur on the left, or drivers' side, of the body. Having window film installed on car windows offers protection from the sun and also creates a more comfortable driving environment by helping to deflect heat from entering a vehicle through unprotected glass.
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