What Is Window Tinting?

Window tinting is window film that has been designed to protect your windows from heat caused by sunlight; as well as, IR and UV light. In order to do this, Dyes, metals, and micro-ceramics are layered between two layers of polyester film. The type, amount, and quality of the dyes, metals and ceramics used in the manufacturing process determine the quality and durability of the finished product; window tinting.

More simply, window tinting is two layers of polyester film bonded together, what is between those layers determines its different characteristics and qualities; like, shade, color, heat absorption, UV reflection, security, etc.

Types Of Tinting Films

There are four basic types of window tinting; dyed, metalized, and hybrid and ceramic. Each is named after the primary component used to protect you and your car from over exposure to the sun. It can be a bit challenging to figure out which type of window tinting to use. There are a lot of benefits to using window tinting; glare reduction, heat protection, fade protection, U.V. protection, safety, aesthetics, privacy. You will want to prioritize which of these benefits is most important to you

How Does Window Tinting Work? Basically, sunlight is electromagnetic energy. Portions of the electromagnetic energy we perceive as light, the balance, IR and UV, we cannot see but we are still affected by. In order to reduce heat, and other damage caused by the sun, the energy it produces must be absorbed or reflected. If it is not absorbed or reflected, it is transmitted through the window.The suns energy that is transmitted through the window is what we perceive as light and what we feel as heat. The amount of light that is transmitter depends heavily on the type and composition of the tint used.Dyed and ceramic window tinting rely more on absorption. Metallic based window tinting reflect more of the suns energy. Hybrid films, since they use both dyes and metal both absorb and reflect. The differences between types of window film can be subtle. Each type has its pros and cons.

  • Automotive window tinting starts from $160 (most sedans); $180 (most SUVs), which includes all windows, except front. Optional stripe, or whole front windshield tint is available.
  • Residential tinting starts from $40 per window up to 40″ x 20″
  • Package discount available.
  • There may be an additional charge for old film removal, if you have one, please contact us for total price.

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