Window tinting refers to a transparent covering over the windows of a building, room or car that has been created to improve the visibility of the occupants and prevent glares from sunlight and smog. The window tinting process is usually accomplished by cutting a custom-made sheet or plastic film on the affected window and mounting it to the glass. A UV ray is then used to heat the window tint to make it opaque and thus prevent glares from entering the window. This process is generally applied to all window panes for double protection. It has become a popular method of window tinting because of its privacy and UV resistance.
Window film is usually a thick clear plastic film that’s applied to the exterior or interior of windows in cars and boats and even to the exterior or interior of houses and buildings. Most vehicle owners hire a window tinting service to apply the film on their windows at home. The film comes in rolls similar to carpet and can be cut to fit windows as well as be rolled up with a handy tool. Heat is still used during the application process but much less often than when using a standard application tool.
The primary reason for applying window tinting is to improve visibility and safety for the driver and other drivers on the road. The tinted glass makes it harder for people to see objects as close as they are when they are at a distance, and the clear window provides greater visibility to drivers on the road at the same distance. The film helps to reduce the distortion of the windshield caused by flying debris, which gives a better view of the road ahead. It also reduces the absorption of wind at the edges of the glass, which improves handling and braking. And since there is no heat used, vehicles stay cooler while the driver is not forced to add fuel to get a better temperature.
Another benefit of window tinting is that it improves the appearance of the vehicle. Since the glare is minimized, the vehicle’s profile is also less blended together and more three-dimensional. When the vehicle is seen from the side, the proportions of the vehicle look much more aerodynamic and sleek, and the aerodynamic form of the vehicle help to reduce air resistance and noise.
There are now new technologies in interior window tinting that reduce the amount of heat that is absorbed by the vehicle’s interior when the windows are open. The windows allow some heat to escape, but the higher temperatures cause more condensation to occur between the windows and the surrounding interior of the vehicle. This condensation creates the wet feeling on the inside of the car, reducing the level of thermal comfort that the passenger feels and causing unnecessary maintenance and repair costs.
While the benefits of window tinting are great for the driver, they are even greater for the manufacturer of the vehicle. By having the ability to produce their own custom colors and textures, the manufacturer can ensure that their seats and other exterior accessories to match the overall theme of their vehicle. OEM window tinting represents the cream of the crop in aftermarket tinting and looks the most authentic, blending well with the rest of the model year. Custom colors and unique textures created by the aftermarket tinting company help to make vehicles look and feel like a part of their design culture and create an outstanding visual experience for everyone who drives.