If you have had window tinting installed, or you have been looking into options for window tinting, then you have probably looked into how dark window film can be. You also may have considered the style you want for your car, but you may be overlooking one of the biggest windows in your vehicle: the windshield.
The light that enters your car through the windshield affects you more than any other angle, just ask anyone who lives west of their office and commutes with the sun shining in their eyes.
Not only is this uncomfortable, but it is also unhealthy. Read on to learn more about the three biggest benefits to tinting your windshield: (i) protection from ultraviolet rays, (ii) glare reduction, and (iii) enhancing the aesthetic of the tinting on the rest of the car.
In that regard, if you need auto tinting film done by the pros, then look no farther than Calgary’s top tinting business – Tint Tech. We are in the business of making sure that you enjoy all of the benefits of auto window tinting. So, call us today to learn more at 1-403-968-8468, or be sure to fill out our online contact form.
1. Protection from Ultraviolet Radiation
Especially around big cities, the vast majority of people commute at least some distance to their jobs. That means spending time in a vehicle, at the mercy of the sunlight that enters through all the windows of the car, including the windshield.
We all know that exposure to the sun carries the risks of premature aging, cancer, and underlying damage to the tissues. Along with the light we can see from the sun comes the invisible ultraviolet wavelengths. Exposure to ultraviolet light coming from the sun from both UVA and UVB rays are the cause of these negative health effects.
Modern window tinting films are very good at blocking UV radiation. In fact, the technology has gotten to the point where even films with a very high percentage of light transmission can block up to 99% of UVA and UVB rays. That means that when you are driving, you no longer have to be exposed to ultraviolet light coming through your windshield.
2. Glare Reduction
Glare can cause dangerous distractions while you are driving down the road. Whether it is from the angle of the sun over the horizon, or the glint of reflection off of car rims, mirrors, windows, or reflective surfaces to the side of the road, it can make you squint and lose focus on the road in front of you.
Tinting your windshield significantly reduces the intensity and size of these flares of light in your vision, not only reducing eye strain, but improving your ability to focus on what’s important: the changing road conditions ahead.
Depending on the darkness of the film you choose to have applied to your windshield, you may not even have to wear sunglasses while you drive, enhancing your everyday comfort.
3. Style, or “The Cool Factor”
For some, this will be the lowest priority of these three benefits. Your car gets you from origination to destination and runs well while doing so. So, you are most likely interested in the practical and health benefits of tinting your windshield.
But, like a lot of us at Tint Tech, you may have spent hours making your vehicle as much of a statement as the clothes you wear. You’ve customized the paint, the rims, maybe added a spoiler to the back, and you’ve tinted the rest of your windows. Now you want to extend the tinting to the front of your car as well.
Having a tinted film on the windshield, while enhancing the look of your vehicle, also provides the added benefit that it will be difficult for other people to look into your car and see what’s inside. Your car is stylish and you get to keep an air of mystery. Look at you, being so cool.
4. Keep Local Laws in Mind
Not all areas allow you to have tinted film on your windshield because it counts as an obstruction to your field of view, though it is not often enforced (think of the people who have their graduation tassels hanging from their rearview mirrors). In these cases, you might be able to sneak by with applying a transparent film that will block UVA and UVB without being noticeable.
Even in the places that do allow you to tint your windshield, some will stipulate that you have to keep the tinted film limited to a narrow band at the top of the window, the way that some windshields have a blue stripe at the top.
If you want to put tint on your car, please be sure to do a little research and check into the necessary restrictions on putting tint on your car before you go into an auto shop and ask about tinting your windshield.
If you are interested in protecting your skin, or you just want to extend the cool, tinted look from the rest of your windows, then you want to take a look at tinting your windshield.
Call a Tint Tech in Specialist Today About Tinting Your Windshield
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 windshield that has 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 windshield 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.