Business runs on the engine of scientific innovation. From the cotton gin to voice activated smart speakers, from the catalytic converter to hydrogen power, the evolution of science and technology has always led business in new, amazing directions. The better the tech, then the more advanced, more efficient, and more eco-friendly the product.
That principle is as true in the vehicle window tinting business as it is in all other industries. And the latest tint technology for automotive window tint customers is fascinating.
At Tint Tech, we pride ourselves on being ahead of the curve when it comes to automotive window tint technology. In this article, we will take the time to discuss the latest window tint trends.
If you have been considering window tint for your car, but are still unsure, we welcome you to call us. At Tint Tech, we are ready to help you with any questions. We love to answer customer questions. That is because the better informed you are, the more you will be ready to enjoy all the benefits of an auto tint job. For more information call Tint Tech at 1-403-968-8468, or be sure to fill out our online contact form.
The Beginning of Window Tinting
The after-market product we now know as window tinting came into vogue when having darkened windows was the desirable style and the sole reason to tint your car. Dark windows were aesthetically pleasing, and resulted in a sleek, sporty look for a car.
The tint technology back in the day, however, was not like it is today. The tint film was typically an adhesive film that was treated with dye. Given that the tint technology was in its nascent stages, there were frequent issues that greatly shortened the life of the window tint. Those issues included bubbling, cracking, yellowing on the edges, and fading.
Those recurring issues, of course, created a demand for better tint solutions whereby the window tint film could last over the life of the car, and would hold the look the film when it was first applied.
The Impact of Police on Window Tinting
The role of law enforcement looms large in the development of automotive window tinting over the years as well. When window tinting started to be in style, police soon came to realize that having the driver of a car hidden behind tinted windows was a law enforcement problem, and could even be dangerous.
Indeed, police officers for their own safety want to make sure that they see a person’s conduct at all times. Stopping a car on the road, when the car had tinted windows presented a hazard to police. That is because police need to see the hands (and general conduct) of the driver in the car from a distance, to ensure that the driver was not retrieving a weapon.
Thus, it did not take long for governing bodies to begin passing laws restricting the level of tint a person could have on his or her car windows. While the laws vary from province to province, tinting side windows at the front of a car, and the windshield is generally prohibited.
Latest Trends in Tint Technology Today
Over the last few years, the real discovery with regard to window tinting is that “tangential” benefits to window tinting – like blocking UV rays and keeping unwanted heat out of the car – have taken over as primary reasons to get window tinting film today. Here are three trends that capitalize on those formerly tangential benefits.
1. Clear Tint Technology
Clear, or virtually clear, window tint – i.e., window film that does not darken the car’s windows – is really the name of the game in tint technology today. Most window films in general will block up to 99 percent of harmful UV rays. The same is true for clear window films. So, for those customers who do not want to darken their windows, yet still have a way to eliminate UV rays, clear tint is the way to go.
Indeed, blocking UV rays from the interior of your car will reduce your, and your family’s, risk of skin cancer, particularly if you spend a great deal of time in your car. Also, keeping UV rays out will protect your car’s dashboard, upholstery, and other surfaces inside your car, thereby keeping your car looking newer for longer. Finally, keeping UV rays out of your car will help keep the heat of the sun at bay. Your air conditioning does not have to do as much work if you can reduce the sun’s heat from coming into the car.
2. Tint Durability
The technology related to the durability of window film is another important advancement. Many respected window film brands now come with warranties and certain guarantees. Unlike the old days, window tint film is manufactured to last for many years without the bubbling, cracking, and fading tint of old.
3. Reduction of Infrared Light
While UV ray protection does do some work to keep the sun’s heat out of a car’s interior, the latest and greatest tint technology also keeps out a healthy chunk of infrared light as well. In fact, the latest forms of ceramic window films – which contain ceramic, rather than metallic, particles in the film – will remove the sun’s heat through infrared light by approximately 50 percent.
Tint Tech Knows Tint Technology – It’s in the Name
If you want to learn more about the latest changes in tint technology, then go to the specialists – Tint Tech. With our knowledge of state-of-the-art protective film technology, we can protect your vehicle from sun and heat damage, and from chips and scuffs on your vehicle’s paint. We also increase the security of your glass and add privacy for car and home windows. And we can do it all for less money than you think.
We strive to stay on top of the latest trends. Accordingly, we work with only the most advanced products in the market, and we apply those products with the highest level of skill to ensure that you get the best results.
Every staff member at Tint Tech 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.