Different Types of Window Tints and Their Advantages


Whether to block light and UV rays into your car or to upgrade the look of your vehicle, the window tints have the ability to completely transform your car in terms of a modern look as well as benefiting you enormously. The window tinting is installed on the glass surfaces of your car namely side windows, rear glass and windshield. The window tinting is essential and important because of its numerous advantages which eventually makes your driving comfortable, safe and secured. In order to get maximum benefits from the tinting, you need to approach a reliable and professional tinting service such as to make your driving comfortable, safe and secured.

There are five basic types of window tints available in the contemporary market such as dyed films, metallic or metallised films, carbon films, ceramic films, and factory films. The dyed films come with a layer of dye as well as an adhesive layer and a top coating of polyester. This type of films gives enough visibility to the driver as well as the passengers. The dyed films are affordable, non-reflective, and effectively blocks glare. On the other hand, the dyed films are not effective in terms of blocking UV rays as well as heat. In addition to this, the dyed films are less fit for high temperature and may deteriorate, and the UV rays can ultimately turn the dye from its original black to purple shade.

The metallic tints provide a modern look with metallic colour and come with an adhesive layer which blocks the UV rays. Besides this, one more feature of the metallic layer applied in metallic tints which reflects light along with another protective outer layer. The metallic tint with multiple layers do not fade as other tints and is durable as well as very effective in blocking UV rays and heat. However, since the metallic prints have several layers installed tightly to effectively prevent heat and UV rays, it also obstructs the GPS radio signals as well as other electronic signals like TPMS, cell phone signals etc.

The carbon films exactly like metallic tints are highly capable of preventing heat and UV rays into the car and reflect up to 40% because of their dark finish. The carbon films also durable and do not fade easily as well as keep the car interior cool resulting in less fuel consumption. The ceramic films are non-conductive and block up to 99% of UV rays. They do not fade as other tints and effectively reduce glare. The factory tints generally come from the car manufacturers with factory tint. This type of tint is called deep tinting and come with permanent tinting of windows. However, the factory tint is not considered best for blocking UV rays and heat.