The Different Types of Window Tinting Film

Either it is applied to the glass of a vehicle, a home, or an organization, window tint film is an attractive and convenient way to enhance the quality of an interior. Window tinting film promotes privacy from the outside and still allows plenty of visibility and light inside.

In fact, there are four major types of film, each unique in terms of quality, effectiveness, and cost.

Types Of Window Tint Film

Dyed tint film, is the most economical out of the lot– least pricey but rather less functional than the rest– by the addition of dye to the film it blocks UV light rays; after the dye is inserted in a layer next to the adhesive, it gets applied to the window. Solar absorption occurs through the dye in the film, hence blocking some of the heat from entering through the windows.

Metalized film, similar to the dyed film, protects interior space from the heat by reflecting it away; in this case, this is accomplished by very small, invisible metallic particles that are deposited in the film. This metallic content provides strength to the window too; for instance, the window will have greater shatter-resistance when the metalized film is applied. Metalized tinting film creates a polished look from the outside.

Carbon window tint film produces slightly better results. Since carbon tint film doesn’t have any metallic components in it, so when it is used, no problem arises with transmissions such as phone and radio. This window-tinting film is matte-finished and dark, proving as an exceptional option for windows. Around 40% of the infrared light gets blocked by the carbon content of the film, the kind that increases heat, that gets in through the windows.

Ceramic window film is the most superior quality of window tint film, as well as the most costly, contains neither carbon, dye, nor metal but instead a type of non conductive and nonmetallic ceramic particle. Ceramic film has just recently appeared on the scene, yet it has already established its worth in regard to reliability and performance. Ceramic window-tinting film prevents approximately 50% of the solar heat that enters the vehicle as infrared radiation while allowing the highest visibility throughout the day and night. Like carbon film, the ceramic window film offers the most effective functioning of cell phones, radios, and GPS systems, and other similar devices inside the shielded space. It exceeds all other types in its glare-resistance and fading and makes windows extremely shatter-proof.

Let the installer of your window tint film the type of tint film you’d like to use, don’t just allow them to apply the inexpensive stuff that saves their money.