Window tint is the application of a tinting film onto any window glass surface. The bulk of the window tint film is comprised of a layer of clear polyester film. There is an extra thin layer composed of tinting agents like metals and dyes added to the layer of polyester film. These combined achieve the desired performance of residential solar tinting film.
Where Is Window Tint Placed?
In almost all cases residential solar tinting is placed on the inside of the window, facing the inside of the residence. There is a strategic reason for this. This placement protects window tint from external wear and tear, damage from the elements, and the dangers of flying debris and potentially damaging hard objects.
How Do I Know I’m Getting The Right Kind Of Window Tint?
Window tint is rated using the The Visible Light Transmittance (VLT%) rating is the most widely used measurement rating for window tint, and this measurement is always included in the name of the tint, so you know just how dark it will be. The lower the percentage, the less visible light the tint allows through and the darker it will be.
What Are The Benefits Of Window Tint?
Window tint blocks ordinary visible light, which can contribute to your furntiture and rugs fading overtime. More important than protecting your possessions, residential solar tinting also positively affects your health. Tinting film also blocks dangerous, cancer-causing ultra-violet (UV-A and UV-B) and infra-red (IR) rays. Over time constant exposure to these can negatively affect your health.
How Can Window Tint Save Me Money?
These cancer causing wavelengths not only contribute to ill-health, but also to a buildup of heat. A proper residential solar tint can help keep your home cooler for years to come without spending as much as you usually would on air conditioning. Over time, they will pay for themselves as they help keep your home cool season after season.
Get In Touch With American Solar Tinting Today
As a factory authorized dealer of Vista® and LLumar® window films, American Solar Tinting provides our customers with not only the highest quality installations, but the highest quality products. Our solar tinting and window graphics are professionally installed with no mess, no hassle and minimal disruption.
If you need solar tinting for your business or home, please call American Solar Tinting today at 1-800-969-0100. You can also follow American Solar Tinting today on Google+, Pinterest,Facebook, and Twitter for more updates and information from us!