Does Factory Tint Protect?
Lots of cars come with “pre-darkened” windows from the factory. What’s the difference between this type of tinting and aftermarket tints?
One comment we often get from clients is that their vehicle came from the factory with darkened windows, so they feel like they are already getting protection from the sun and the heat without having any window films applied. This is really only partially true. We reached out to our reps at Formula One and they were able to shed a little light on the subject. It seems that the darkening films used on vehicles at the factory are not true UV and Heat rejecting films like we use at Tint View. In fact, they tend to let in 4 times as much heat and UV light as our window films do. Here is what he had to say:
The difference is simply a mathematical fact, and it is this: factory tint transmits 4% of the ultraviolet light and after market films only transmit 1%. Therefore, the former transmits four times as much ultraviolet as the latter. Put on a timescale, one year of exposure with the first film would require four years of exposure to get the equivalent ultraviolet light damage.
It is surprising to see that factories don’t install the highest quality window films with complete UV and heat rejection, especially when skin and eye health is such a great concern for families everywhere.
We offer premium aftermarket window tints that are very affordable and give you the peace of mind that you are doing everything you can to secure the safety and comfort of your family. Just give us a shout, we would love to chat with you about it.