What is Window Tint?

What is Window Tint?

2024-04-16 10:00:00

Automotive Window Tint is popular around the world.

In this blog, we’ll cover the what and why behind various kinds of window tints and why you see such a large range in price while shopping for window tints. 

Window tint has to be one of the most popular vehicle add-ons available, and it makes sense if you ask us! After all, tinting your windows looks good and has many benefits for you as the car owner.

One of the more obvious benefits of Window Tint is privacy. Window films are available in different shades and are rated by percentages of Visible Light Transmittance (VLT), so you can select something as dark as 5% (letting in only 5% of the light) for limo-style privacy or as light as 85% (letting in 85% of the light) which is hard to notice is even there.

If you’re going with something like a 70 or 85% VLT window tint, it may be because you’re putting this on your windshield or you want the protection of tint without compromising visibility. In fact, most tints will reduce glare and improve your visibility. 

Most high-end window films, also offer 99.9% UV protection, saving you and your passenger’s skin as well as the interior from harmful UV rays. 

Another popular reason automotive enthusiasts get window tint installed is because of the infrared heat rejection tint can provide. IR rejection numbers are where we see some of the greatest variety in terms of performance and price. Typically, the more you spend on your window tint, the more IR heat rejection performance your tint will offer.

The IR rejection helps keep your interior cooler and passengers more comfortable. It also helps reduce the strain on your vehicle’s air conditioning system, improving efficiency, especially for electric vehicles. IR heat rejection films are quickly gaining popularity as education on them is spread.

We’ve covered what different percentage of tint means, the benefit of added privacy, the protection from harmful UV rays, and the heat rejection ability of window tint, so at this point, you may be considering window tint for your vehicle.