How Does Car Window Tinting Work?

You’ve undoubtedly seen car window tinting before, whether you realized it or not. When a car has windows tinted as dark as the pitch black paint, you can guess pretty easily that it’s had some aftermarket window tinting done to it. However, most car window tinting isn’t dark enough to make your car look like a wannabe Batmobile. The fact is, a great majority of cars rolling off the production lines these days have some level of car window tint to them and, if it wasn’t factory installed, is an easy aftermarket installation. But, if you can’t look at a car and see the window tint, does it actually work? How?

Factory Car Window Tinting

First, we should clarify something: the window tinting that happens before a vehicle leaves the factory is almost always different from that which you can get from an aftermarket car window tinting expert like MasterShield. A factory window tint is inherently different from an aftermarket window tinting job because, at the factory, the car window tint is actually added inside the glass rather than applied outside. That’s right, when it comes to a factory window tinting, they take the time to actually dye the glass rather than add to it superficially. The difference between a factory tint and an aftermarket tint comes, primarily, in protection you can’t see.

Aftermarket Car Window Tinting

Aftermarket window tinting, the kind that comes in sheets and is applied to your car’s windows by trained technicians, comes with a plethora of added benefits that your basic factory car window tint isn’t likely to have. The most important among these benefits is the reduction of infrared, visible light, and ultraviolet (UV) radiation that beam through the glass of your car’s windows. This means that, by and large, the options available for aftermarket car window tinting provide more than just a bit of a sunshade, they provide UV blocking and heat control.

How Does Car Window Tinting Work

Window Tint Materials

Anyone who has experienced summer in Palm Desert understands how important UV protection and heat control are for your car. In order to block certain types of rays without impeding your ability to see through the tint, especially at night, many of the current car window tint options have additives like ceramics or metallic components at a microscopic level to block UV rays and control the transfer of heat without affecting visibility. Many modern aftermarket car window tint options are clear or very nearly colorless but provide the same (if not more) UV blocking power than a dark tint option. Thanks to the advancements in what manufacturers like 3M and Xpel make car window tint options from, you can have window tint shades that are barely visible and provide the same level of UV protection. This is a boon for manufacturers and drivers alike because many states restrict the level of darkness (visible light reduction) your vehicle is allowed to have on its windows.

To protect your car’s interior and help control the heat, get professionally installed car window tinting for your car today! Call the experts at MasterShield in Palm Desert to get started!

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