Posts Tagged ‘ window tint ’

Here are Some of the Industry’s Top Posts

Sep 2nd, 2015

These are some of this week’s hottest installation photos and best marketing tweets—brought to you by WINDOW FILM magazine. Sunscape Films uses a DOE stat to encourage window film usage:   Approximately 40% of unwanted heat that builds up in a home comes through windows #windowfilm — Sunscape Films (@SunscapeFilms) September 2, 2015 Tint […]

In Arizona, a Tinting Franchise is Born

Jul 8th, 2015

Reeder's Mesa, Ariz., location was the first of what he hopes are many Smartfilms.

Stewart Reeder says he’s figured out how to stop tinters he trains from becoming his competition: keep them in the family. The 24-year window film veteran and owner of Mesa, Ariz.-based Smartfilm is hoping to capitalize on tinters’ tendency to go out on their own by making them franchisees. “My goal is to build up […]

Man Caves and Shrinkage – This is WFCT

Oct 9th, 2014

Besides the tint-offs, there was another unspoken competition going on: the fight for foot traffic. Exhibitors got creative when it came to their booths. Also, educational seminars focused on easy add-on services for an already-existing tint shop.

Networking Expert Teaches WFCT the Art of Gaining Referrals

Oct 9th, 2014

In any business, referrals are almost a necessity. Quality referrals are even more important. Bill Lane, owner of the Referral Institute, joined the International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ to kick off the second day with a session titled “Gaining Quality Referrals.” “Those that learn together earn together,” he said. He began with talking about […]

Why and How Glass and Film Shops Should Work Together

Oct 9th, 2014

Laurence and Charlotte Streidel brought their expertise in two separate industries – glass and film – into one session titled the Glass/Film Interphase. As current owners of Winners Window Tint in Rockville, Md., and former glass shop owners, the entrepreneurs have identified the two industries as an avenue of potential partnership. They spoke of four […]

WFCT Talks Adding PPF to a Business

Oct 9th, 2014

More product offerings doesn’t always mean more profit, but at the International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™, Wednesday morning’s panelists made the case for film installers to add paint protection film (PPF) to their business. “It takes a lot of effort but the profit is there,” said Jamie Warner of Premium Shield. He recommends for […]

Window Film Association of Australia and New Zealand Offers Window Film Advice to Homeowners

Aug 20th, 2014

The Window Film Association of Australia and New Zealand (WFAANZ) has released two short videos to help home owners get the most from their window film. The first, Window Film – More Than Meets the Eye, explains the benefits and types of films available. The second, Preparing for Your Window Film, lists the things to […]

South Goes South: Nationwide Housing Starts Down 9.3 Percent in June

Jul 18th, 2014

Nationwide housing production fell 9.3 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 893,000 units in June, according to newly released figures from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. The drop was due primarily to a nearly 30 percent decline in the South. All other regions posted monthly […]

Single-Family Home Builders’ Confidence Up in July

Jul 17th, 2014

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes reached an important milestone in July, rising four points to a reading of 53 on the monthly National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). “An improving job market goes hand-in-hand with a rise in builder confidence,” says NAHB chief economist David Crowe. […]

Too Much Tint Can Result In Car Seizure

Jul 16th, 2014

A tint job being done at Auto Star in Bermuda. Owner Clevie Simmons believes this Motor Car Amendment Act will have unintended consequences for his customers.

Tint on your car windows that exceeds Bermuda regulations could now justify police seizure of your vehicle. The provisionis part of the Motor Car Amendment Act 2014 and is a matter of safety, one Bermuda Alliance Senator Nalton Brangman, junior minister of tourism development and transport, told the Senate, according to The Royall Gazette. Current […]