Did you know that we spend an average of 17,600 minutes driving each year? That comes to about 290 hours on the road, or put another way, it is the equivalent to seven 40-hour weeks in your car.
That is a lot of driving. Clearly, traveling by car is a central part of our lives.
There’s No Question That We Spend a Lot of Time in Our Cars
In case you like the power of numbers, here are some more interesting statistics: People drive the most during the fall (October through December), driving about 31.5 miles daily, compared to 26.2 daily miles during the winter months – though 26.2 miles a day is still a lot of driving. Finally, over 66 percent of total driving trips are done by drivers without a passenger in the car.
Given all the driving that we do on a daily basis, we need to be conscious of the health, and energy efficiency, aspects of driving. If you have read any of the blogs on our site, you know that the sun can be harmful if you are exposed to it for an extended period of time – even if it is through the windows of your car. Remember, that regular glass does not protect your skin from harmful UV rays that come into your car while you are driving.
So, how do you avoid harmful UV rays while spending so much time in your car? The answer is easy – auto window film.
Auto Window Tint Is for More Than Just Looks
While auto tinting used to be reserved solely for those who want a cool, darkened-window, look for their vehicle. Now, however, the heat avoiding and UV protection aspects of auto window tint are invaluable in keeping you and your family healthy while driving so many miles each year.
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.
The next question then becomes: What about tinting your windshield? You have seen many cars with the side and rear windows tinted, but how about the windshield?
As a threshold matter, tinting your windshield is something that you can do in some places in Canada. However, you need to know a little bit about the tint laws in your area and about the various window tinting options that are out there. So, without further ado, let us discuss the details about tinting your windshield.
Tinting Your Windshield Can Be Done in Some Places, But Not Many
Tinting your windshield is a tricky thing because depending on where you live the rules are different. In Canada in general, tinting your windshield is not allowed. That is because your windshield is obviously the most important of your windows to allow you to see what is happening on the road. You also need clear visibility at night.
That said, there are some provinces in Canada that do allow some tint on the windshield. Here is a breakdown by province:
- Alberta – no windshield tint allowed
- British Columbia – windshield tint can only go down 7.5 cm from the top of the windshield
- Manitoba – windshield tint can only go down 12.7 cm from the top of the windshield
- New Brunswick – windshield can be tinted as long as it allows 70% of visible light to come through
- Newfoundland – no windshield tint allowed
- NW Territories – no windshield tint allowed
- Nova Scotia – no windshield tint allowed
- Nunavut – no windshield tint allowed
- Ontario – no windshield tint allowed
- Prince Edward – no windshield tint allowed
- Quebec – windshield tint can only go down 15 cm from the top of the windshield
- Saskatchewan – no windshield tint allowed
- Yukon – no windshield tint allowed
As you can see, many areas are very restrictive when it comes to putting window tint on your windshield.
New Transparent Auto Window Film
While it may seem like tinting your windshield is not possible in a lot of places, there is a way to get around those prohibitions – transparent window film. Yes, there is a type of window film that is not tinted and is not meant to darken your window. It is generally called transparent, heat-blocking auto window film.
The technology for clear, heat-blocking window film has been around for about 10 years, but it is not as well known in the marketplace as the tinted auto window films. Transparent window film is a great way to stay within the laws of your region but still have a sheet of clear, heat-blocking film across your windshield that can keep excessive heat and UV rays away from your skin when you are driving.
There are great energy efficiencies for your car’s air conditioning system, and great health benefits to avoid UV rays, by taking the step to get transparent window film on your windshield.
Call a Tint Tech in Specialist Today About Getting Clear Window Film for 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.