Using Window Tinting Film

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Having a tint on your windows is about more than style; it's also about comfort during both the summer and winter months and exposure to the harmful ultraviolet radiation on you and your family. Window tinting can solve these problems and the film is a quick and easy way to have it done.

There are several reasons why you would consider this change for your vehicle windows. Tinting allows for protection from the harmful ultraviolet rays that can cause skin cancer. You can be protected from 99% of these harmful rays from the sun. The right tinting can keep your vehicle cooler during the hot summer months and can reduce glare from snow, the sun, and the headlights from on coming vehicles so that you can drive safer. Tinted windows can help hold the glass together during a traffic accident and can help save the upholstery from cracking and fading as a result of the suns ultraviolet rays. Think of it as a sunscreen for your vehicle. Additionally, you can protect your vehicle's contents because a potential burglar can't see them.

There are many misunderstandings about window tinting and one of them is that you cannot drive at night if you have tinted windows. However, any tinting can be done to your liking and unlike sunglasses, tinting is used to get rid of the glare that is produced by vehicle headlights, not to prevent you from driving at night. There are laws that vary by state to protect drivers against tinting that is too dark, causing you to not be able to see at night.

Another common misunderstanding about tinting is that it is put only on the outside of the glass. However, it is put on the inside of the glass so that the film can be protected from debris that may hit the window from the outside of the vehicle.

When window tinting has been attached to the window, the light comes through it differently. When glass is not tinted, it only reflects about 5% of the light that we see and absorbs about 5%, while it transmits 90% of the same light into the vehicle. However, the tinting on the windows changes these numbers significantly, depending on if the tinting is made to reflect or absorb the light. The type of film you get also determines how much of the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays get into your vehicle as well.

Because the protection varies by the quality of the window tint installer, film type, and the manufacturer, doing research into the window tinting shops in your area will help you insure that you get the right tint that meets the needs that you have as well as follows all state laws.

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