USA Today posted an article called “The Complete Guide to Choosing Car Window Tinting”. We wanted to share an overview of what that article discussed so that you can make a wise choice regarding getting your vehicle windows tinted. This summary will cover the benefits of window tinting, the types of window tinting and also touch on the window tinting laws.Car window tinting not only makes your vehicle look great, it offers many other benefits as well.
Benefits of Car Window Tinting
- Improved Vehicle Looks – Everyone know that a vehicle with tinted windows has a great look to it. This has to do with many things, but cleaning up the lines of a vehicle by not having the interior elements distract from the overall visual is part of it. It is not by mistake that most vehicle manufacturers photograph their vehicles for marketing with tinted windows like the car above. The cars simply look look better with tinted windows.
- Keeps Your Interior Cooler – Most window tint will block a percentage of the heat from entering the vehicle. This will keep the interior cooler and more comfortable.
- Protects Your Skin From Sun Damage – The Skin Cancer Foundation has published a variety of data that warns against the potential for skin damage from the sun while traveling in your vehicle. The standard vehicle windows do not block these harmful rays, but adding window films will typically block 99% or more of the sun’s UV rays.
- Added Privacy – Having the vehicle windows tinted makes it harder for people to see in. This gives you more privacy as an occupant and also helps protect your valuables from prying eyes when the car is parked.
Types Of Automotive Window Tint
- Basic Dyed Window Tint – This film will give you a great, non reflective tinted look. The downside is that this film does not block a tremendous amount of heat. In addition, basic dyed films will not interfere with any vehicle or mobile electronics. These films are also typically the least expensive option for window tinting.
- Metal Hybrid Window Tint – These films utilize a layer of metal to improve the heat rejection. The downside is that these films often have a more reflective appearance than other window films. The metal layer in this film can cause interference with vehicle and mobile electronics. These films are more expensive than a basic dyed film, but not as expensive as most carbon based and infrared rejecting films.
- Carbon Window Tint – These films give the non-reflective appearance of a basic dyed film while increasing the heat rejection to that of a metal hybrid film. These films also will not interfere with electronics. These films are typically slightly more expensive than a metal hybrid film.
- Infrared Rejecting Window Tint – These films utilize greater technology to block a high degree of the sun’s infrared to really ramp up the heat rejection. Infrared rejecting window films also are typically not very reflective in appearance. This truly make these films the best of all worlds regarding appearance and comfort. Finally, these films also will not interfere with electronics. Infrared rejecting window films typically are the most expensive window tinting option available.
Automotive Window Tint Laws
The laws surrounding the application of window tint varies across vehicles and States. With that being said, we feel that it is best to give you the tools to do your own research on what is legal for your vehicle in your area. You can get information regarding automotive window tint laws by clicking HERE.
We hope that this helped you better understand what all is involved in making an educated choice regarding automotive window tint. If you have questions about our services or would like to set an appointment, contact us at (206) 403-1366. We are your premier source for automotive window tint in the Tukwila, Reston and Seattle Washington area.