The #1 reason you should consider having your windows tinted is for health and safety reasons. That big, beautiful orange ball in the sky, which we could stand to see a little more of right now, is constantly pumping out UV rays. UVA and UVB rays have been directly linked to the development of various skin cancers. It isn’t just yourself that you should be concerned with, but your passengers as well.
Window tint can decrease the amount of UV rays entering your vehicle by up to 99.5%. Not only does it have an impact on safety by blocking UV rays from entering your vehicle, but window tint also prevents shattered glass from harming anyone inside of the vehicle in the event of an accident.
Fun fact, the sun is a terrific source of heat. That is heat is classified as infrared. Window tint can keep the interior of your vehicle cooler for longer. With up to 58% reflection and absorption of infrared, window tint will have you feeling more comfortable while driving.
Window tint also helps with some of the things we don’t necessarily always think about. For instance, seat belts, steering wheels, gear shifts, seats, child car seats, center consoles, dashboards and really anything inside of the vehicle can become excruciatingly hot during the very warm summer days. So hot, that these items become unbearable to touch. Thanks to that heat reduction, you’ll be able to enter your car and be able to drive off without having to use any kind of salve.
Reducing road glare is another great reason to have window tint installed on your vehicle. Visible Light Transmission (VLT) is the amount of light that is allowed through any type of film. The lower the number, the darker the film will be. If you were to have film with 20% VLT, you would be filtering out 80% of the light that hits your window film. The less light that comes in, the less glare for your eyes to bare. Not to mention the privacy you can get with a lower VLT while stopped at a stop light. You’re always going to want to check with your local statutes for allowable VLT. If you would prefer to have tint that is not as dark, don't worry, you can still get all the benefits of having window tint with a clear film applied. Thanks to advancements in technology, even clear films can still block out harmful UV rays and reject infrared.
There is so much more than just having a custom style added to your vehicle when you have window tint applied. It’s not just about looking cool, but cooling off your vehicle as well. Whichever reason intrigued you the most, just know that all added benefits come along with having window film applied to your vehicle.
It’s time to tint!