Window tinting is a good way to add up flair to your car, residential, and/or commercial buildings. It is also a practical way of increasing both privacy and security, as well as keeping the temperature of your indoors regulated. Moreover, window tinting is an excellent way of keeping UV damage at bay, as most window film tints are designed to filter out these rays that cause harm both to your health and investments.
When it comes to window tinting, it’s important to know that there is not a ‘one-product-fits-all’ solution to your needs. Generally, there are different types of window tints, and each of these types varies in quality, performance, and aesthetics.
In this blog post, we are going to walk you through four of today’s most sought-after window film tints.
Types Of Window Tints Available in in the Market Today
Dyed window tint film
The dyed window tint film is considered to be the most affordable type of window film tints. This type is often used for the initial tint. However, it is worth noting that this kind of window tint film is more susceptible to fading over time, encouraging property owners to replace these films every once in a while.
This type of window tint film is made with layers of dye applied to the adhesive film which eventually builds up its darker, final color. A dyed window tint film will appear opaque when looked at from the outside, providing privacy and security for those indoors. Moreover, this type of tint may keep heat from penetrating into the indoor area. But as some of the dye starts to fade away, the film may also lessen its ability to block as much heat.
Generally speaking, a dyed window tint film is the perfect option for those who are looking to achieve privacy more than heat and UV reduction.
Metalized window tint film
The metalized window tint film makes use of tiny metallic particles that reflect the sunlight from the window, reducing both light and heat penetration versus its dyed counterpart. This type of window film tint is also more resistant to scratching and is generally less prone to fading with time. Additionally, the metal particles found in the film add up to the overall strength of the glass window, reducing the risk of shattering.
A metalized window tint film will give the outside of your windows that metalized, shiny look. However, one downside of this type of film is that it may sometimes interfere with GPS and phone signals. Moreover, metalized window tint films are relatively more expensive compared to the dyed window film although its durability and heat blocking features make it a good investment for your property.
Carbon window tint film
Third on the list is the carbon window tint film, a type of tinting film that contains no metal particles. This type of film has a matte finish to it, which is more visible when viewed from the outside. This aesthetic feature of the carbon window tint film is preferred by those who are not exactly a fan of a shinier window tint finish.
Carbon window tint film essentially blocks up to 40% of infrared radiation, along with UV that can cause damage to your indoor investments, This type also reduces heat penetration, all while providing security and privacy.
This type of window tint film is absolutely worth the investment as it is also designed to last longer and is less prone to fading, unlike its dyed window film counterpart.
Ceramic window tint film
A ceramic window tint film is noted to be the highest functioning type of window tint film. While this type is relatively new in the market, it has made its rounds as the most expensive but increasingly popular.
The ceramic window tint film is also very functional as it blocks up to 50% of infrared radiation and 99% of UV rays. This is especially beneficial not only for your health but for keeping your indoor investments from fading and getting damaged.
This type of tint is preferred if you are looking for a good amount of both heat and light penetration, leaving out the risk of furniture fading and even cutting you back a good amount on your monthly energy bill. In terms of properties, a ceramic window tint film is designed with non-metallic, non-conductive particles that will not interfere with electric signals.
Moreover, a ceramic window tint film is good for both day and night as it provides excellent visibility, regardless of the condition. Although this is relatively the most expensive, this film is designed to be highly durable, scratch-resistant, fade-resistant, and is bound to last long.