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Does Paint Protection Film Enhance the RV Lifestyle?

It is a common misconception that the aftermarket products that we provide at Tint Tech like paint protection film for cars, as well as van paint protection film, are reserved only for the hot rods of the world.  People tend to think that only sports car drivers are the sole customers in the aftermarket car product industry.  

There is a whole world of non-traditional car enthusiasts that greatly benefit from the kinds of quality products that Tint Tech provides.  Those include people who own RVs – i.e., recreational vehicles.  

There is a whole world of people involved in the “RV lifestyle.”  And why not? The RV lifestyle is one of freedom to travel anywhere, see anything, and still be right at home.  Accordingly, if you don’t already know about the RV lifestyle, this blog will introduce you to the basics of RV living, and then tell you how car and van paint protection film from Tint Tech can help. 

What’s So Funny ‘Bout Peace, Love, and RV-ing?

Over the last few years, the RV industry has shown tremendous growth.  In fact, the sales numbers these days are only matched by the RV boom back in the mid-1970s.  

Indeed, more than 9 million families own at least one RV for seasonal trips.  Yet, lots of RV owners are not in it for only summer vacations. Rather, RV ownership is becoming a lifestyle.  In fact, about 1 million families live in RVs full time.

So, that leads to the question:  What is so great about the RV lifestyle?  Apparently, there are four main reasons why RV-ing is the way to go.

1.Affordability

There are lot of ways to see the country, but each way has a different price point.  Driving around the country in an RV happens to be one of the cheapest ways to do it.  

When compared to paying for flights and hotels, which can reach into the hundreds of dollars per day, renting an RV can cost as little as $30 a day.  And owning an RV, can be seen as a cost-saving investment given all of the costs associated with travel these days.

Indeed, comparing the cost of flights and hotels with the costs of campground fees and gas costs, you will end up saving money with an RV trip.  

Moreover, lower costs are a top reason why people decide to live in their RVs full time.  Financing an RV along with insurance will, in almost all cases, cost a lot less than having a mortgage or making rental payments on an apartment.  And, as noted above, no matter where you are with your RV, you are home.

2.RV as Home Office

Back in the day, RV travel was reserved for those in their later years.  It was reserved for retirees who had time and money to RV, and a hankering for travel.  Today, however, thanks to technology, you can work from anywhere – including your RV. Thus, lots of younger people who still have to work full time – like freelance writers, photographers, and IT workers – can do so right from their RV.

3.A Relaxing Way to Relax

Did you ever have a vacation that was more stressful than work?  You were so busy planning the logistics of a week-long vacation, that you had precious little time to actually enjoy the vacation.  We’ve all been there. Well, RV travel takes all of that stress away. You can go at your own pace, to wherever your whim takes you.  Now, that’s a vacation.

4. It’s Good for Your Body and Soul

Some say that travel makes you wiser, gives you rich experiences, helps enhance creativity and relieve stress.  With RV travel, you can reap those benefits. Enjoy the present, go do something unexpected, gain some greater happiness.  

So, What Does Paint Protection Film Have to Do with All of This?

At Tint Tech we understand how to make sure valuable things hold their value, and continue to give you joy.  When it comes to RVs, people like to make sure that their home on wheels continues to look great.

The one common denominator to all RV owners is that they will likely be on the road – highways, in particular – a lot of the time.  That means that you need to protect your RV from the rocks and other debris that can hit your vehicle at high speeds. The best way to protect your RV from those highway hazards is paint protection film, specifically a clear bra around the front of your RV.  The clear bra is a type of paint protection film that covers the front fender and front section of the RV.  

Many RV owners swear by our clear bra products to keep the RV chip free where most impacts occur, and keep the RV looking great.  

Let Tint Tech Protect Your RV Lifestyle with Paint Protection Film on the Front End – Or Around the Whole Vehicle. 

We are here to ensure that you get the most joy possible from your RV lifestyle, which includes keeping your RV looking great.  Tint Tech Calgary most popular car and van paint protection film specialist, is focused on making sure that you know all the options available so you can make an informed choice.  We also provide the best quality installation in the region – so that you will not be able to see any bubbling, cracking, or other imperfections with the paint protection film. 

We know how to make sure that you are 100% satisfied with our work so that you get the most out of your paint protection film.  We at Tint Tech also provide energy-saving, and safety, protections for your home and office with a wide selection of state-of-the-art architectural window films in addition to automotive window films.

Every staff member at Tint Tech of Calgary is a professional installer who will see your project through from start to finish.  With over 45 years of combined experience among our professionals, Tint Tech guarantees that our work will be of the highest quality, while ensuring your ultimate satisfaction.  Call today to learn more at 1-403-968-8468, or be sure to fill out our online contact form.

Automotive window tinting

It Ain’t Your Grandfather’s Tint: Automotive Window Tinting Today

Our primary business, our main focus, is on automotive window tinting.  When Tint Tech first set up shop, our bread and butter was automotive window tinting.  And over the years, our professionals have seen a lot of change in the automotive window tinting industry, the technology, and the types of customers.  In all honesty, the evolution has been amazing to see.

Ah, The Way It Was . . .  

With regard to the automotive window tinting industry, many of the tinting shops out there were small operations.  Oftentimes those businesses were just doing tinting as a side-project to supplement their primary auto mechanics operations.  

As for the technology, it is hard to know where to start.  The tinting films of old were mainly treated with dye, and the products at the time had difficulty keeping the dye to adhere to the film for long periods of time.  Of course, they still use dye on many window film products today. Yet, today’s products are much better engineered to ensure that the dye stays intact, and that the film lasts a long time.

In addition, there were not that many product choices back in the day.  And of the products that did exist, staying power was a constant challenge.  Bubbling, cracking, peeling, and fading – only after a relatively short period of time. The recurring issues that car owners had to confront.  

Finally, with regard to the types of customers, automotive window tinting specialists mainly dealt with car enthusiasts.  Those were the customers who knew a lot about cars in general, knew a lot about their own cars. Specifically, and had a precise idea of what they wanted their car to look like.

Not surprisingly, those customers were virtually laser focused on aesthetics – the look of the vehicle.  As such, automotive window tinting had everything to do with looks, and little or nothing to do with any other product features.  

Well, this article is here to tell you that time have really changed.

The Benefits of Today . . .   

While many of our automotive window tinting customers at Tint Tech still are only out for looks, the tinting world has changed dramatically. 

1. A changed industry 

With regard to the tinting industry, many businesses, like Tint Tech, and businesses larger and smaller than us, focus solely on automotive window tinting.  Yes, we certainly have an enormous case load of paint protection film projects, residential window film projects, and commercial window film projects.  Yet, we like to think that our main business is still automotive window tinting.  

And that is true of the industry as a whole.  More and more, we see less and less of the “hybrid” shops that handle repairs and tint.  The two are rather specialized these days.

2. A wealth of choices in tech

Now, when talking about technology, there is simply no comparison to the old days.  Today, there are a host of solid companies that provide many, many products that range in price, in quality, in engineering, and in style.  Now, there is truly a window film product for any taste and any automotive application.  

It almost goes without saying that the technology variations are staggering.  There are infrared, metallic, carbon, and clear tints. Moreover, they are made using nanotechnology, such as ceramic tints.  We can go on and on about the technology. But, it is almost not worth it because it keeps changing in wonderful and fascinating ways so quickly.  We’ll just leave other blogs on Tint Tech’s website to tell you about those.  

3. A new type of customer

As you would expect, with the new technologies available, and the relatively easy access to high-quality shops (like Tint Tech) that do automotive window tinting, more than just car enthusiasts are starting to catch wind about the benefits of tinting.  

Indeed, there are many benefits to auto window tint that have nothing to do with looks.  Here’s a short list of great tinting benefits:

1. Minimize car upholster and dashboard from fading
2. Block harmful UV rays to protect your health and your family’s health
3. Reject solar heat, and give your air conditioning system a break
4. Protection from shattered glass
5. Increased privacy and security

As we noted in our previous blog, there is a clear auto window tint product that is taking the industry by storm.  Quite the opposite of window tint for looks, clear auto tint does not change the appearance of car. But customers are having clear tint installed because of all of the other amazing benefits listed above.  

In sum, the window tint of old is just that – old.  Window film for your car (and home and business) has such practical, money saving, and health saving benefits, that you everyone is considering making the choice to install it.  

Let Tint Tech Help You Make a Change to Your Car for the Better – Automotive Window Tinting Calgary

We are here to ensure that you forget the tint of yester-year and embrace the tint of tomorrow.  Tint Tech, Calgary’s most popular window film specialist, is focused on making sure that you know all the options available so you can make an informed choice.  We also provide the best quality installation in the region. You will not be able to see any bubbling, cracking, or other imperfections on your car windows with the tinting film installed.  

We know how to make sure that you are 100% satisfied with our work. You get the most out of your window film.  We at Tint Tech also provide energy saving, and safety, protections for your home and office with a wide selection of state-of-the-art architectural window films in addition to automotive window films.

Every staff member at Tint Tech of Calgary is a professional installer who will see your project through from start to finish.  With over 45 years of combined experience among our professionals, Tint Tech guarantees that our work will be of the highest quality, while ensuring your ultimate satisfaction.  Call today to learn more at 1-403-968-8468, or be sure to fill out our online contact form

3m window tint

What Is 3M Window Tint

Sunlight is the source of heat and light. In winters, it is pleasant to experience its warmth while in summers, one wants to stay away from its constant glare. But alas, if it is daytime, you have to expose yourself to it when you venture out of your home or office. However, technology makes it possible for you to restrict your exposure to it. You wonder how? Have you heard of window tints? That’s how.  

What Is A Window Tint?

You must have seen a film covering the windows of automobiles and buildings. This coating is known as a window tint. Tinting is done to restrict a certain spectrum of sunlight from entering inside or passing through the glass.

What Is A 3M Window Tint?

3M is a trusted brand that manufactures window tints amongst many others. Their tints are often referred to as 3M window tints. These tints are several shades lighter than most available in the market. Yet, they do an exceptional job of keeping the harmful ray of the sun away without darkening the interiors.

Benefits Of 3M Window Tint

1. Reduce Heat – During the hot summer days, the interior of the cars tends to overheat faster. Sometimes the heat is so much, you will feel the seats have become heated, and the clasp of the seatbelt is also hot to touch. Giving respite from the heat is the 3M window tints. These films reject almost 60% of the solar energy that finds its way inside through the windows. With these tints, your car will feel far cooler and more comfortable.  

2. Block Harmful Light From The Sun – Whenever you venture out in the sun; you are exposing yourself to the ultraviolet rays of the sunlight. These UV rays are associated with almost 90% of cases of skin cancer. 3M window tints are recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation as they provide protection from UV rays by up to 1000 SPF (Sun Protection Factor). UV rays are not just harmful to your health but also impact your interiors. Leather, plastic, and fabric in your car will fade, weaken, and wear out with prolonged exposure to it. So, protect your car with 3M window tints as they can block up to 99% of the harmful UV rays.  

3. Increase Privacy  – Prying eyes often put your privacy at risk. You can make it difficult for others to see inside your vehicle with 3M window tints. These films come in various tint levels blocking around 95% of visible light. Though you will have to check with the state laws to know the permissible tinting in your state before deciding on one.

4. Adding Security  – 3M window tints add an extra layer of security to your car. It makes breaking open a window harder by holding together the shattered pieces of glass. This special feature slows down the thieves and helps keep your valuables and passengers safe.

5. Clear Visibility – 3M window tints allow you to enjoy all the benefits of natural light without the harshness of glare. You can now appreciate your day better and drive safely without getting blinded by either the sunlight or the headlights of oncoming traffic.

6. Adding To The Style – It’s all about the looks. 3M window tints add to the character and style quotient of your car. From sheer to dark, you can choose the one that makes your vehicle look more classy and appealing.

Types Of 3M Window Tints

The most popular types of window tints from 3M are – 

1. 3M Automotive Window Film Crystalline Series – The most innovative technology in automotive window tints is the crystalline series. It casts off more heat than other dark films and that too without altering the looks of your automobile. 

2. 3M Automotive Window Film Color Stable Series –  In the “color stable” series the nano carbon is well dispersed through the thickness of the coating. This guarantees immaculate performance year after year without the film becoming purple.

3. 3M Automotive Window Film FX Premium Series – FX premium series is all about delivering a strong performance and that too at an affordable price. It rejects around 45% of the solar energy and keeps your car cool and pleasant.

4. 3M Scotchshield Automotive Security Window Film – Blocking around 95% of visible light, this film provides more protection. It increases your privacy and reduces the potential for injury when involved in an accident.

Is 3M Window Tint As Good As Claimed?

If reviews are to be believed, the 3M window tints are actually worth every penny. They may not be the best but are far superior to most available in the same price range. What makes them even more popular is the fact that they are recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation. Though the most raving reviews are for the “Crystalline” series, the others are also good and do a commendable job.

How Long Does A 3M Window Tint Last?

The 3M window tints are long-lasting. The exact period will, however, depend on the type of film applied, the glass type it is applied, and the climate in which it is applied. Usually, these will last for at least 15 years. All 3M window tint applications carry a warranty of 5 years, and a few commercial ones even come with a warranty of 10-15 years.

Rounding Up

Anyone who drives a lot or lives or works in a building with a lot of sunlight will appreciate the benefits of a window tint. With a price tag of anywhere between $500 to $800, 3M window tints are by no means cheap. However, their benefits justify the cost and prevent you from thinking twice. With 3 M window tints, you can enjoy far cooler interiors, save yourself from exposure to harmful UV rays, add privacy, make your car more secure, and add more style. If you are still not sure about getting the 3M window tints, you can consult a product specialist and make the best choice. Just remember your safety comes first and money second. Choose wisely. 

Car window tinting

Car Window Tinting Without the Tint . . . Really?

When you think of car window tinting, you might think of car windows that are as dark as possible.  Indeed, can you even get that sleek, sports-car look without dark, dark windows? Well, don’t be so sure that car window tinting customers only want darkened windows.  

Of course, there is no question that many of our car window tinting customers here at Tint Tech look for the dark tint.  But, those who don’t want darkened windows should still give window tinting a second look.    These days, car window tinting is not just about making your windows dark.  In fact, many, many customers put window film on their windows without any darkening tint.  

So, let us tell you about a window film that really has nothing to do with making your car windows as dark as possible.  Tint Tech can provide you with clear, or virtually clear, window film that carries with it a myriad of advantages

Since we are dedicated to knowing all that there is to know about the world of window tint, we at Tint Tech have taken notice of an interesting shift.  We are seeing more and more customers who want clear window film.  Specifically, they are coming to us because they know that window film on their car or home windows results in energy efficiency, improved health, and increased safety.  Indeed, beyond just aesthetic improvement, window film does so much more.

So, to those of you who think that window film can only be dark – not so.  Window film for your car and home has such practical, money saving, and health saving benefits, that you should consider whether putting window film on your car or home windows is the smart choice for you and your budget.  

Remember, when it comes to car window tinting in Calgary, you should look no farther than Tint Tech.  If you have more questions on the cutting-edge tint technology that is out there, then grab your phone and give us a call today at 1-403-968-8468, or be sure to fill out our online contact form

Here is a list of some of the major benefits to window film for your car that have nothing to do with making your windows darker.

Getting Rid of the Glare

The sun can really be a problem for drivers, especially when driving directly into the sun.  Your visor likely doesn’t go low enough to protect your eyes. Thus, you are essentially trying to drive while staring into the sun, with traffic slowing down.  

What’s the fix?  None other than window tint film.  Of course, most provinces do not allow you to darken your windshield with window tint.  However, clear window tint for your windshield front side windows can significantly reduce glare.  Control the glare with some clear window tint. You’ll be happy you did.

Protect Against the Harmful UV Rays

It is true that a regular car window does not block ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun, and UV rays can be dangerous to our skin if we are exposed for too long.  UV rays, in fact, are one of the leading causes of skin cancer. Accordingly, you are being exposed to UV rays whenever you are in your car without tint.  

What is great about car window tinting, dark or clear, is that it can block up to 99 percent of harmful UV rays.  Given the potential health downside, you have to be asking yourself – why more people aren’t installing window film on their car and home windows? 

Save Energy, and Save Money!

Clear window film, just like dark tint windows, keeps the heat in during the winter, and keeps the heat out during the summer.  Whatever kind of tint film you have on your car, you have a barrier that keeps the sun’s heat out. What does that mean? Your air conditioner does not have to work so hard.  By the same token, in the winter, the heat generated by your heater will not leave your car so easily. So, if you want to save money, and save energy, clear window tint film on your car and home windows can do the trick.

Keep Your Interior Looking New, Longer

You take a lot of time and energy picking out your car with just the right interior.  The fabrics, the colors, the surfaces, all matter in making your car exactly what you want it to be.  The light and UV rays that can be harmful to your skin are, as you would expect, also harmful to your dashboard, fabrics, and other surfaces in your car as well.  It is a shame to spend so much time picking out the right environment, only to have it fade prematurely because your windows let in all of the UV light.

Again, clear or virtually clear window film (with no darkening tint) can take away the UV light that would otherwise prematurely fade the upholstery, dashboard, and other surfaces in your car.  So, keep your car interior looking new, by having the Tint Tech professionals treat your car windows today.  

Tinted Windows Are More Shatter Proof

Window tint film is the answer against shattering glass.  Whether it is an accident or object hitting your car, window film is like an extra elastic-type sheet that covers your window.  In the event of a window shattering, the film will be able to hold the window together much better than an unprotected window. Accordingly, window film can help avoid having to deal with flying pieces of glass following an incident. 

Call a Tint Tech for More Advice on Clear Car Window Tinting

Tint Tech, Calgary’s most popular window film specialist, is focused on making sure that you know all the options available so you can make an informed choice.  We also provide the best quality installation in the region – so that you will not be able to see any bubbling, cracking, or other imperfections on your car windows with the tinting film installed.  

We know how to make sure that you are 100% satisfied with our work so that you get the most out of your window film.  We at Tint Tech also provide energy saving, and safety, protections for your home and office with a wide selection of state-of-the-art architectural window films in addition to automotive window films.

Every staff member at Tint Tech of Calgary is a professional installer who will see your project through from start to finish.  With over 45 years of combined experience among our professionals, Tint Tech guarantees that our work will be of the highest quality, while ensuring your ultimate satisfaction.  Call today to learn more at 1-403-968-8468, or be sure to fill out our online contact form.

Architectural window tinting in Calgary

Fall and Winter Are on the Way, Are Your Windows Ready?

Did you know that there is an increased risk of sun damage to the furnishings, artwork, and other items in your house in the autumn and winter months?  Given that the trajectory of the sun is changing following the summer, the sun can actually be more intense at certain angles in your home. 

So, now that the outdoor fun is starting to wane as summer draws to a close, it might be time to start thinking about making sure that your cherished interior furnishings are protected from fading by the sun.  One of the best and most efficient ways to take those important preventative measures is to put window film on your home windows.  

Yes, window tinting film is not just for cars, trucks, and SUVs.  In fact, the fastest growing part of the window film sector is in residential and commercial window film products.

When in comes to architectural window tinting in Calgary, you should look no farther than Tint Tech.  We have the answers to all of your questions about architectural window tinting in Calgary and any area in the region.  If, after reading this blog, you have more questions on the cutting-edge tint technology that is out there in 2019, then grab your smart phone and give us a call today at 1-403-968-8468, or be sure to fill out our online contact form

Today’s blog will focus on preventing sun damage to your home furnishings, your flooring or carpeting, your curtains, and your artwork. 

The Sun’s Position Changes in the Fall and Winter

While you really don’t notice the sun’s changing position moving from the fall to the winter, your house actually does.  As you would expect, the times and angles when the sun is most intense changes and actually can increase the amount of harmful UV rays as we move into the colder months.  

Generally, people tend to think that the temperature dropping means that the sun is less of a concern because . . . it’s colder.  That is actually not true. In fact, when there is less humidity in the air, the UV rays from the sun can have more power. Indeed, the cooler, crisper fall and winter air might just intensify those harmful UV rays.  

Why Is Your House Particularly At Risk?

Architectural window tinting in Calgary is important because, in the Northern Hemisphere, it is the winter months when the sun is closest.  It is closest in early January, to be exact. Based on the Earth’s relative position to the sun, the time when the sun is strongest is when the suns rays are more level with your windows.  Thus, a lower sun could end up shining rays 10 to 15 feet into your home, which would cover a lot of surface area in your beautifully furnished living room, or newly re-done bedroom.  

That much sun exposure, you need to confront glare, extra heat, and as noted harmful UV rays.  You would be surprised, but that glare can create more mischief than you think.  

Did you ever move a piece of furniture after many years of it staying in that one place.  Then you see that the carpet under the furniture is much brighter, much newer looking? Well, that is because carpets and other fabrics fade with the sun.  It sometimes takes those moving-the-furniture moments to realize just how much fading has occurred.  

So, What is the Solution to Fading from UV Damage?

As the specialists of architectural window tinting in Calgary, we at Tint Tech cannot encourage you enough to get window tint for your home.  And before you refuse to consider the idea, thinking that it means darkened windows for you house, think again.  The residential window tinting film of today is clear, or virtually clear. That way, you will not notice that you have tint on your windows after it is applied.  So, you can go on enjoying your marvelous view, all the while knowing that your home and your furnishings are protected.

Of course, you shouldn’t be surprised that Tint Tech, which installs architectural window tinting in Calgary and the surrounding area, would encourage you to use residential tint film, but there are so many benefits to the window film that it really is worth considering more seriously.  

Just to give you a quick run down of the marvelous benefits of architectural window tinting, the residential window film:
1. Decreases glare
2. 
Insulates your windows
3. Makes your windows stronger and harder for intruders to break
4. Blocks up to 99% of harmful UV rays
5. Is not noticeable after installation.

That all means that you will not notice a difference in the beauty of your windows and view, but you will be able to ensure that your home furnishings, curtains, artwork, carpeting, hard-wood flooring, and all other items that would otherwise be faded by the UV rays, remain looking new for longer.     

Call a Tint Tech for More Advice on Architectural Window Tinting in Calgary

Tint Tech, Calgary’s most popular window film specialist, is focused on making sure that you know all the options available so you can make an informed choice.  We also provide the best quality installation in the region – such that you will not be able to see any bubbling, cracking, or other imperfections on your home windows with the tinting film installed.  

We know how to make sure that you are 100% satisfied with our work so that you get the most out of your window film.  We at Tint Tech also provide energy saving, and safety, protection for your home and office with a wide selection of state-of-the-art architectural window films in addition to automotive window films.

Every staff member at Tint Tech of Calgary is a professional installer who will see your project through from start to finish.  With over 45 years of combined experience among our professionals, Tint Tech guarantees that our work will be of the highest quality, while ensuring your ultimate satisfaction.  Call today to learn more at 1-403-968-8468, or be sure to fill out our online contact form