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A Simple Guide to Window Tinting: What You Need To Know

Learn how car window tinting works.

If you’ve been considering adding a window tint to your car, there are several things you will want to know in advance. Not only are there a few options you will need to consider, but there are care aspects to take into account as well. While adding a window tint is a great way to make your car more comfortable, it’s important to know what your options are and how to make sure you don’t damage your tint on accident.

Tinting Levels

Depending on the state you are in, you may have a legal maximum tint level that you can use, this is usually particular to the driver side window. In general, tint levels for the side windows range from 25% to 35% with the rear windows getting a 5% tint.  

Tint Types

There are three main types of tinting that can be done; dyed, hybrid, and metalized. These three styles come with different price tags and longevities. Dying is the least expensive, although it tends to turn a shade of purple and may begin to bubble. Metalized is the highest quality of tinting, it usually comes with a lifetime warranty and has the best heat rejection. Hybrid is a combination of the two styles and is widely popular.

Tint Care

One of the most important things for consumers to know before getting a window tint service is that tinted windows need special care. Although they may not need to be cleaned any more frequently than regular, they will need different cleaning materials. Many cleaning chemicals use ammonia, which can remove your tint. Instead, tinted windows can be cleaned with ammonia free cleaner or simple soap and water.

Contact American Solar Tinting Today for Your Residential Window Film!

Tinted windows from American Solar Tinting will provide your workplace and employees protection from the sun’s harsh UV rays. American Solar Tinting has the expertise and equipment to keep your home or business decorative and beautiful with window film. We have almost 60 years of experience serving our wonderful customers without the Maryland and Washington, D.C. area.  We offer a variety of solutions for you, whether you need residential window or glass tinting, logo graphics, or security films. For more information on how we can help you and your business, contact us online or give us a call at 1-800-969-0100. For more tips and tricks for your home and business, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, and Pinterest.

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