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What Exactly Does Window Tint Do?

What Exactly Does Window Tint Do?

Conversation about window tint and window film tends to pick up around this time of year. Check out this article to help you get informed.

We have been writing tons of articles on the topic of window tint, everything from how it can increase your EV range, how it can improve your health, and increase your comfort. One thing we have been meaning to do, though, is explain the basics. Namely, what window tint does exactly, how it works, and what the benefits are for the user.

“Does it matter whether you call it window film or window tint?” 

No, the terms are more-or-less synonymous. Technically, “film” refers to flat glass (like a window at home) and “tint” refers to curved glass, like on your vehicle. That being said, even people in the industry use the terms interchangeably.

No matter what you call it, Tint View uses the most advanced window films from companies like Autobahn, Edge, and Hüper Optik. These films come with huge heat and UV rejection properties, and are bonded by strong adhesives. There is a scratch resistant coating on one side; a mounting adhesive layer and a protective release liner on the other side. When the release liner is removed, the side of the film with the adhesive is applied to the interior surface of the glass.

Once Film is Applied, What Does it Do?

Solar radiation from the sun is divided into 3 components; visible light we can see, and infrared and ultraviolet rays that we can only feel. As solar radiation strikes a piece of glass, window film blocks UV rays through glass and regulates the levels of heat and light passing through the glass. The amount of heat and light rejected is all dependant on the type of window film selected.

Energy efficient window film enhances the solar and thermal performance of a vehicle’s windows. It does this by reducing excessive solar heat gain and UV rays.

You’ve probably noticed that there are tons of options to choose from, whether you are interested in tinting your car, home, or commercial building. Don’t worry, we are here to help guide you through the process – just give us a shout, we’re always happy to chat.

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