Having window tints installed on commercial buildings, homes, and cars is a cost-efficient way to reduce solar glare and block approximately 90% of the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun. This cuts back the costs on energy bills, increase occupant comfort, enhance safety and security, and even boost overall aesthetics depending on the colour and level of the dimness of the tint.
In that regard, window tints have different types to choose from, all of which has its advantages and disadvantages meant to cater to specific needs.
But first, what is Window Film?
Window film is comprised of thin, durable layers of polyester laminate that is made from Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET). It is generally applied on the interior surface of a glass window to reduce glare and UV rays of the sun, which serves to regulate the temperature of the interiors of any vehicles, residential, or commercial buildings.
A protective coating is applied to add resistance to scratches and prevent shards from exploding in case of any accidents due to natural disasters or smash-and-grab scenarios. Not to mention, the use of PET offers a long-lasting, high-performing, and durable material. In that regard, below is a list of different types of film to choose from:
Type #1: Dyed Window Tinting
Arguably known as the most common type, dyed window tinting uses multiple layers of dye to absorb solar heat and prevent it from entering the premises of your vehicle or property.
While it doesn’t provide the same level of protection as other window tints, such as those built to be shatter-proof, it is perfect for those who are looking for energy-reducing tones on a budget-friendly price. It gets the job done effectively, as well as provides the same quality of privacy as any other window tints available in the market.
Type #2: Ceramic Window Tinting
On the opposite end of the spectrum is ceramic window tinting, which is a type of window tint that is built for high performance, quality, and durability. It is comprised of ceramic particles known for its non-conductive properties, which is highly effective on blocking up to 99% of UV rays as well as reducing up to 50% of solar heat without clouding up the tint’s visibility.
It also provides strong resistance to fading, glare, as well as offers resistance to shattering to keep occupants safe from further damage in the event of a natural disaster or break-in. With all that in mind, it’s no surprise to its price range falls on the more high-end scale.
Type #3: Metalized Window Tinting
Its advantages are similar to dyed window tinting, though the difference is that this type of film is made up of microscopic metallic particles that are compressed to block sunlight. It is also superior to dyed window tints as it provides a significant boost in the window’s strength, making it highly beneficial in cases where shatter-proof windows are needed.
It also has a distinct look as metalized window tints are widely known for its signature shine, which can enhance the overall aesthetic of a vehicle or commercial building depending on the owner’s personal preference.
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