For some people, window tinting is not really important. But the truth is, windows applied with special films serve several functions in protecting you and your car. The film used in window tinting is a polyester substrate which has a clear mounting adhesive on one side and a scratch resistant coat on the other. When tinting windows, there are some things you should consider.

Metallic or Non-reflective?

There are two basic kinds of tinted windows: the metallic performance film which gives a reflective surface, and the traditional non-reflective film.

Benefits of Tinted Windows:

There are a lot of benefits you can get from window tinting. Up to 70 per cent and 99.9 per cent of harmful UV rays can be blocked. Tinted windows protect the upholstery and the interior of your vehicle, they also protect your skin from sun damage and your eyes from strain and glare. Special window films can make your automobile glass safer by keeping shattered glass in place.

Window Tinting Law and VLT:

When you are in the process of choosing what kind of tint you would want to be installed on your windows, first you have to take into account any local tinting laws. In the US, each state has separate an varying laws in window tinting. Some states let tinting on all windows of a car only if you have side mirrors. Others outlaw installing films on the front windows and on the windshield. A lot of nations around the world outlawed window tinting because of public safety. The visible light transmission or VLT, by percentage is how darkness is measured. VLT is defined as the percentage of visible light that can travel through the window tint.

In the case of recreational vehicles, cars, and boats having sensitive navigational equipment, non-metallic films must be used since metallic films can cause serious interference. In many states, the reflection level allowed in reflective films is reduced or simply outlawed.

Applying Films on Windows:

Although you can perform window tinting on your own, a professional is still the best one to do the task. Your tinted windows will definitely look better and last a longer period of time. He has all needed experience and tools to get it done right the first time. Of course, you have to make sure that the window tinting company is a true professional and a member of the International Window Film Association.

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