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Learn How Window Tint Works

A car with tinted windows is undeniably stylish. It just looks cool! In addition to providing some handy safety features, tinting also offers some other advantages. 

Furthermore, car window tints provide additional protection from UV rays in addition to making it harder for would-be thieves to peer into back seats. This will help keep your car’s interior in great condition as well!

In addition, premium window tint helps keep summer heat out, so you won’t get roasted on sunny days. 

Moreover, window tint films prevent flying glass shards after a collision, and also hold glass together in the event of an accident. Then a thief would have to work harder to break in.

What Is the Purpose of Window Tinting?

You probably aren’t aware of all the benefits of window tinting, but there are many. Solar window tints are essential for people living in hot sun-soaked climates since they block out the sun’s harmful rays and reduce internal heat.

Adding premium window tints to your car is like wearing sunglasses. Tinting your windows eliminates glare, heat, and sunburn. 

Furthermore, it blocks nearly all ultraviolet rays that can harm your skin, your car’s interior, and even your car’s exterior. This makes your car feel cooler as well.

Here are some additional reasons why you should tint your windows:

  • Fade reduction: 

UV light from the sun can fade your upholstery over time because car window tint blocks it. Black upholstery and accents are particularly susceptible to fading.

  • Skin protection: 

The sun can cause damage to your skin even while driving. A tinted window blocks UV exposure, so you don’t need to worry about sunburn when you commute in the morning.

  • Heat reduction: 

Additionally, window tint protects your interior from UV damage, as well as blocks some of the heat from entering your vehicle. It can keep your vehicle from becoming unbearably hot if you live in a region that gets a lot of direct sunlight or if your interior is dark.

  • Improved privacy: 

Dark-tinted windows make it more difficult for passersby to see inside your car and be nosy about what it contains, depending on the level of tint you get and the laws in your area.

  • Higher security: 

Window tint prevents your car glass from shattering in the event of an accident. You will thus avoid getting injured by glass shards.

  • Decorative effect: 

A tinted window has a decorative effect. Adding a window tint to a car adds to its charm even though you shouldn’t use too dark a shade for the windows. 

In addition to enhancing the beauty of your windows, tinting may increase their value because of the wide range of grades and designs available.

  • Glare reduction:

The best way to reduce glare is at night. During the night, oncoming headlights are the primary source of glare. By tinting your windows, you can prevent eye strain and glare problems and help prevent accidents caused by headlight glare.

Common Types of Window Tint

Premium window tints come in a variety of styles with varying advantages. You should understand the different types of window tints available if you want to get one.

Oh, and check your local laws first.

  • Infrared:

    With this type of tint, UV rays and heat are blocked, but maximum visibility is maintained. You don’t have to worry about your state’s laws about window tint levels with this film. They also don’t fade, peel, or chip over the years.

  • Metallic:

     Window tints like this one resist UV rays and heat while adding a sleek, modern appearance to your car. The metallic tint may block cell phone and GPS signals, so people who frequently use their phones’ apps may want to avoid it.

  • Carbon:

    Carbon tint offers the same UV and heat-blocking capabilities as metallic tints, however, it does not contain metal, allowing GPS and cell phone signals to travel through.

  • Ceramic:

    The most expensive type of tint you can find on the market is ceramic window tint, which consists of an adhesive layer, non-conductive ceramic particles, and a third protective layer.

How Window Tint Works

Even though there are many types of films, they all follow the same basic principles:

  • Reflection
  • Absorption
  • Transmittance
  • Radiation

A window film’s primary goal is to reflect the majority of harmful ultraviolet and visible rays, through what’s known as a sputter coating (a coating of metal particles), which affects how much light is reflected. More light is rejected when there is more sputtering.

Additionally, car window tints provide warmth during the winter. Through the film, the heat of the sun is trapped and cannot escape. The tint on your car improves thermal control, giving you a comfortable and warmer ride in the cold.

Likewise, window tints absorb some of the sunlight so that it is not transmitted into the vehicle. It also reduces the glare emitted by the sun and other cars.

Window tint can block varying levels of visible light, based on the number of metals and dyes in the film and its use. Different configurations allow varying amounts of visible light.

To help decide which level is right for you, read our article How Dark Your Window Should Be.

Selecting the Appropriate Shade

It depends on what you want to achieve from your tinting and what your provincial regulations are. You can choose a clear UV-reflecting tint film if all you care about is safety, heat reduction, and UV protection. You can also tint your vehicle with the following darker shades if you want to enhance its appearance:

  • Light tint:

     By reducing excess light and glare, visibility is improved both inward and outward.

  • Medium tint:

     Increases heat rejection while improving privacy.

  • Dark tint:

     Excellent heat rejection and privacy.

If you are considering tinting your limo, be sure to consult with expert car experts about the provincial tinting regulations for your vehicle type.

Tinting Aftercare

After installing window tint on your car, don’t open or wash the tinted windows for at least three days so that the film can fully dry. If moisture gets under the tint before it has dried, it may cause bubbles under the film. The tint film on the windows is only on the interior side, so you can wash your car during this time. You should always use a soft paper towel or cloth when cleaning your windows.


Where to Buy Window Tint

After deciding what level of window tinting is right for you, you’ll need a place to buy it.

Luckily, not only do we sell professional tint… but we install it too!

There are tons of ways that tint can be misapplied, so we recommend letting a professional handle it.
Contact us today at (941) 926-6222 for a quote on tinting your windows

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