If you own a car or like cars, you've probably thought about getting window tint as one of the first upgrades you can make to your car. With so many choices for car window tinting today, it can be hard to find the right one for you. Should you get dyed window film, carbon color-stable tint, or ceramic tint for your car? When looking for window tint, we must first look at the pros and cons of each type. Read on to learn more about ceramic tint, carbon color stable tint, and dyed tint, as well as the most important things to think about when choosing one of these options.
What is a regular window tint?
Regular tint, which is also called dyed window film, is the most basic kind of tint. It's just what it sounds like: a colored film that makes your car windows darker. This is one of the most common window tints. You've probably seen a few of these films at your local convenience store with labels like VLT 5%, 25%, or even 50%. VLT stands for "Visible Light Transmission." These numbers show how much light can pass through different films, and they also show how dark your window will look after the film has been put on. For example, a window with a VLT of 70% will look very bright, while a window with a VLT of 5% will look very dark. The number tells you how see-through your film is. The higher the number, the less see-through your film is.
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There are a few false ideas about window tint that you should not believe. At first, it may seem like the darker the tint, the more protection it gives. This isn't quite right because dyed window films only help block UVA and UVB rays, not infrared rays.
You might wonder why blocking Infrared light is so important for window film. UV protection is important, but you also need infrared protection if you want a car window tint that protects you and keeps the inside of the car cooler. When you leave your car in the sun for a long time, infrared radiation warms up the cabin. This not only hurts the inside of your car, especially if it has leather, but it also blows hot air in your face when you get in.
Another problem with buying these basic dyed window tints is that it's not clear how long the film will last. After being in the car for a long time, most dyed films start to fade and turn purple. This makes it hard to see clearly through your windows. If you hire a tint installer, they will probably charge you the same amount for labor whether they are installing lower quality window tint films or higher quality window tint films like carbon color stable or ceramic window tint. Due to the cost of replacements, this can get expensive over time. If you want a window tint that lasts longer and works better, the extra cost of ceramic window tint or carbon color stable window tint is worth it in the long run. Most installers will also give you a warranty that lasts a lifetime when you buy higher-quality options to standard window tint.
Even though dyed window film has been around for a while, improvements in technology have led to better, higher-quality options. Carbon Color Stable Tint is the next best step if you want heat-repelling properties that are more useful and effective and won't fade.
What is Stable Tint Carbon Color?
If you want a tint with better heat-rejection properties, Carbon Color Stable tint is your next best option. People think that Color Stable tint is a better type of film than dyed window film when it comes to blocking heat and providing protection. One of the most important things about Carbon color stable tint is that it doesn't fade or change color when exposed to the sun. KAVACA carbon color stable filters up to 70% of infrared heat and blocks 99.9% of UV rays from reaching you and your passenger.
Ceramic window tint may be just what you're looking for if you want a high-end window tint that blocks even more infrared heat and gives you the most heat rejection possible. With its state-of-the-art nano-ceramic technology, it has all the benefits of carbon color stable tint, and more.
How does Ceramic Window Tint work?
Ceramic tint has been a popular choice for many car owners, and for a good reason. Ceramic window tint is the best film on the market right now for protecting against harmful UV rays and cutting down on heat. It has many advantages over-dyed window film.
One of the best things about a ceramic tint like KAVACA Ceramic IR is that it can block up to 99% of the UVA and UVB rays that can cause cancer while filtering out 96% of the infrared heat. Ceramic window film is different from dyed window film in that it has ceramic particles that bend IR rays in different directions, stopping them from getting into the car. This difference is very clear, especially on a hot, sunny day when you're stuck in traffic.
Ceramic window tint is better than dyed films because it cuts down glare more. The sun's bright light can make it hard to see while driving, which can lead to accidents. With ceramic window tint, you won't have to worry about the sun affecting your ability to drive. Think of it like sunshades for your car.
Does Ceramic Window Tint Make Sense?
It is, yes. KAVACA ceramic tint is the way to go if you want high-quality, high-performance window tint. It lasts the longest of any tint and keeps you and your passengers safe from everyday road hazards.
Whether you want to change the way your car looks or make it cooler, KAVACA ceramic tint will give your car the long-lasting durability and protection you need.
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UV protection, energy efficiency, safety, comfort, and security.
Now, there's a simple way to improve your building's security, energy efficiency, UV protection, and even keep vandals from writing on the walls. All with safety and security film from SunTek.
DID YOU KNOW
When violent acts, natural disasters, vandalism, or accidents cause your building's windows to break, flying glass can cause most of the damage, injuries, and deaths that happen. SunTek safety and security films can control and even stop a lot of the damage that these dangerous shards cause in corporate and retail buildings, restaurants, hotels, and homes.
A FORCE OF PROTECTION THAT YOU CAN'T SEE.
Layers of polyester film are stuck together with special glues to make SunTek films. The film is easy to put on the inside of new or old glass. It makes an almost invisible shield that keeps broken glass shards together when a pane breaks. This can help cut down on injuries caused by flying glass, which can happen during a hurricane, an earthquake, or even a terrorist attack. There are different levels of film protection for different levels of risk.
KEEP OUT HARMFUL UV RAYS
SunTek's solar version is made with UV absorbers that block up to 99 percent of the sun's harmful UV rays, which can fade and damage furniture and displays. It can even block too much glare, which can distort store displays or slow down work in the office.
ENHANCE ENERGY EFFICIENCY
SunTek films also have high-performance metals in them that make them better at keeping out heat. So, films can help you improve your building's energy efficiency and make it more comfortable by blocking up to 79 percent of the sun's energy.
ENSURE BRILLIANT OPTICAL CLARITY
And you don't have to give up looks with SunTek: In fact, SunTek has great optical clarity; it doesn't yellow or get cloudy.
SO EASY AND SO DURABLE
It is easy to bring the benefits of SunTek to your facility. Installation is quick, doesn't make much mess, and gives you a solution that will last. In fact, SunTek has the best durability in the business and a scratch-resistant coating that is protected by a patent. It is also easy to keep up. Windows with a SunTek coating are easy to clean using regular methods.
Plus, CPFilms Inc., the world leader in protective window films, backs all SunTek films with a full warranty from the manufacturer.
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DETER THIEVES. FOIL VANDALS
By holding broken glass in place, SunTek can even stop thieves who use "smash and grab" techniques to get in quickly through windows.
Graffiti vandals can't damage your building's windows and other surfaces as well as they could if you use more special formulations. This anti-graffiti film is easy to take off and put back on, so you won't have to pay a lot to replace the glass after someone vandalizes it.
Blast Mitigation - Smash & Grab - SECURITY FILMS Burglary
Every day, the world is shaken up by terrible destruction. Burglaries, vandalism, civil unrest, and terrorist attacks cause a huge amount of damage to both people and property. If you are in charge of keeping a building safe, you know that the windows are its weakest point. Call our Technical Service Department to get a recommendation for your particular application.
SunTek® protective films are easy to put on the inside of the glass and offer protection that is hard to see. Multiple layers of strong, clear, special grade Mylar® polyester film are stuck together with a special glue to make a shield that holds the glass in place. Even though SunTek products are strong and durable, they have great optical clarity.
Also, all SunTek products block most of the sun's harmful UV rays, which protects health and slows fading. A solar control safety series gives you both security and high performance. Up to 79% of the sun's energy can be turned away, which saves energy and cuts down on HVAC costs.
BOMBS, TERRORISM, AND UNREST IN THE STREETS
When a building's shell is damaged by a bomb blast, flying glass and other things blown by the wind do most of the damage. Broken panes hurt the people inside. Furniture, carpeting, and computers are often broken to the point where they have to be replaced. Businesses lose money, time, and opportunities that they can never get back. But with SunTek safety and security films, you can be ready.
The GSA (GS-07F-0019M Contract) has made a complete ranking system for figuring out how dangerous flying glass could be in a closed space. In bomb blast testing, a day-light application of SunTek 7-mil film reduces the level of danger and makes the glass more protective.
SMASH AND GRAB BURGLARY / VANDALISM
Make your windows and other surfaces part of the solution to stop costly, destructive vandalism and smash-and-grab thieves.
ALL THAT'S NEEDED IS A SIMPLE LAYER OF PROTECTION
Elevators. Restrooms. Display spaces. Architectural elements. Costly vandalism can happen almost anywhere with a lot of foot traffic and windows or other flat surfaces. When it comes to windows, there is also the risk of "smash-and-grab" thieves, who rely on broken glass to get into your building quickly and do their job. With SunTek safety and security film, you can now help stop destructive plans.
The solution from SunTek is easy: It's a heavy-duty polyester film held together by special glues. It's easy to put on the inside of new or old glass, and the results are powerful.
SunTek offers a simple and unobtrusive way to protect your windows and other surfaces from vandals: A protective film that helps stop scribbling and other damage to your base surface, but vandals won't even know it's there. If vandals damage the film, it can be easily peeled off and replaced. This gets rid of graffiti and the need to replace the expensive glass.
SunTek is also a strong deterrent for thieves who break in and grab things. It makes a strong but almost invisible shield that holds broken glass in place. This slows down and scares off people who want to get in quickly through broken windows.
EASY TO SET UP AND KEEP IN GOOD SHAPE
SunTek can be put on just about anything, from storefront windows and display cases to bathroom mirrors, subway doors, elevators, and the insides of buildings. And it's easy to clean with regular window cleaning tools.
GET THE STRONGEST DEFENSE IN THE AREA
And with SunTek, you know you're getting the strongest polyester film in the business. All of this comes in a scratch-resistant formula that is protected by a patent and will last for years.
DON'T SACRIFICE QUALITY
SunTek's strength and protection are almost invisible, and the glass in your building can see clearly without any shadows or yellowing.
REDUCE UV DAMAGE
Plus, SunTek blocks up to 99% of the sun's harmful UV rays, which can cause fabrics and furniture to fade and break down.