When most people think of window tinting, the first thing that comes to mind is privacy. With tinted windows, the idea is to be able to see out, while no one can see in. This keeps your car secure when parked, but did you know that tint regulates heat inside the car? Tint keeps the car cooler during hot summer months, but also insulates during the winter. Geoshield Carbon and Geoshield Pro Nano are the two most used types of film for window tinting. They both reject heat, provide UV protection, and ensure greater clarity while driving. Not only that they both give your car a svelte polished appearance. Sounds like a win-win, right?
Like sunglasses for cars, tinting film is applied to the interior of each window pane, which darkens the windows and blocks the sun’s rays therefore reducing glare, not only from the sun but from headlights at night. The type of film used, either absorbs the sun’s rays or reflects them before they even make it inside your vehicle. Much like the way sunscreen works, the tint rejects the heat and the damaging UV rays.
With each window taking about 30 minutes to complete, you can drive away with fully tinted windows in a few hours. You can choose from a solid dark tint for the ultimate in security, or a more subtle tint, such as those used in limos, but before deciding on which type of tint you want it’s important to think of your lifestyle and your wallet.
Tinting film is very thin and depending on the type of film used, it contains an even layer of either dyes, metals, or ceramics.
Dyed Window Tint
If you’re not concerned with heat as much as you are with privacy, then you can go the more economical route with dyed window tint. This tint still blocks UV light, offering protection for your eyes while being budget-friendly and still giving you the privacy you want.
Carbon Window Tint
Carbon window tinting is a great option for those who want the best of both worlds because you get heat reduction and privacy at the same time. The finished product provides a matte finish, not a mirror look, and also blocks signal interference on your cell phone giving you peace of mind during calls.
Ceramic Window Tint
If you want to go for the best of the best, then ceramic window tinting is the way to go. This tint rejects heat and sun glare while protecting against UV rays so your eyes are protected. You’ll enjoy greater clarity for safer driving, and while you may pay more for this tint, you save money by using the air conditioner less during peak sun hours. You’ll also use your car’s heater less during winter as the tint prevents heat from escaping through your windows. This tint resists fading and makes the windows shatterproof, both of which improve the car’s value.
Once you’ve decided on the type of tint that works for you, then it’s all about quality. Some tints can bubble up and begin to peel not so long after being installed. This is why Geoshield Tint is highly recommended for a professional look and high performance.
Each state has their own laws pertaining to the level of acceptable darkness when it comes to tinting car windows, with California being one of seven states where the visible light transmission (VLT) must be 70% or higher. This percentage is a measurement of visible light that is transmitted through the tint. Most states fall between 40% to 70% VLT. There are waivers for drivers who have medically diagnosed sunlight sensitivity who may apply for a permit to bypass the state law and get darker tinting,
Some people try to tint their own windows, but it’s always best to get it done professionally for a seamless look that doesn’t bubble up or peel off. The experts at Mirror Image Auto Detailing in Lancaster, CA, use Geoshield Apex Ceramic Window Film or Geoshield Pro Nano Window Film, both offering a lifetime warranty, high optical clarity, low haze, low reflectivity, and 99% UV rejection.
Geoshield Apex Ceramic Window Film is a hybrid ceramic film with advanced technology and premium performance. It offers over 95% infrared heat rejection with a black finish, and for a great price.
Geoshield Pro Nano Window Film is a revolutionary window tint that delivers top-of-the-line IR heat rejection using nano-ceramic particles fused with stable color polyester. With over 76% infrared rejection it’s color stable.
The professionals at Mirror Image will help you decide what’s best for you and your vehicle at a price that won’t break the bank. Mirror Image has been providing window tinting services for clients in Quartz Hill, Palmdale, Lancaster and Antelope Valley since 2014 with a hand-selected team that has worked on thousands of vehicles. If you’re thinking about tinting your windows, get a quote today!