What are the different types of window tint films?

Window tinting comes with great benefits. If you’re thinking about going for a tint, here’s a look at different tint films. Knowing as much as you can about these tints can help you pick out the film that’s right for your make and model:

Dyed window film

This type of film can easily block about 5 to 50 percent of UV rays entering the car’s interior. It’s made by putting a layer of dye between an adhesive layer and a protective polyester top coating, says Love to Know. Top coat easily protects against scratches while the adhesive allows the film to stick to the glass. This kind of auto window tinting also creates the darkest effect and is non-reflective. It’s also the most cost-effective. If those are three qualities you want, then this is a good option for you.

Metalized window film

This can block about 60 to 90 percent of the light which is a lot. This tint type has several layers, with a base layer of adhesive bonds that make it stick to the window. Next is a layer that’s been treated to block UV rays and followed by a metalized layer that reflects heat while darkening windows at the same time. It effectively blocks heat, glare and UV rays. If you want something durable, this is sound choice to start with. Just remember that this tends to interfere with radio technology, though. Keep that in mind when you decide to opt for this one.

Hybrid tinting film

Wonder how you could get the advantages of dyed and materialized films sans its disadvantages? Then go for the hybrid tinting film. It blocks heat, glare, UV rays and reduces fading. It’s also a durable choice, given it’s metalized layer. However, unlike metalized window films, this one won’t interfere with radio signals. It’s also more affordable than metalized tint films but much more expensive when you compare it with a dyed film.

Ceramic film

Still interested in looking for options? Take a gander at ceramic film tint. This one effectively blocks everything but 30 to 50 percent of the light. It easily blocks UV rays and light glare and doesn’t fade, unlike dyed films. It’s not as reflective as metalized options and easily allows radio signals to pass through. The drawback? It can cost you a pretty penny.

Want to know more about these tints? Ask us about the best auto window tinting options for you. Contact Advanced Window Tinting today.