As a continuation to our discussion on why you should get your windows tinted, it's now time to discuss the different kinds of tinting film to consider when choosing our tints. This article will resonate with you, whether you are a tinting enthusiast, or you're a beginner considering tinting for the first time.
Although there is a wide variety of window tinting films that are utilized, we will focus solely on the most commonly used. It helps to get an idea of what materials are offered, and some pros and cons. This way you have a deeper knowledge of the tinting process before you head over to the shop. Let's examine the different tinting material types:
Infrared tints prevent just as much heat and UV as the other materials on the market, while offering better visibility. This would be ideal for residents in states with strict laws when it comes to tinting. Infrared tints are also quite durable, so you don't have to worry about degradation- whether in the form of fading, chipping, etc.
Metallic tints are highly resistant to heat and UV, but its provides the added advantage of give your car a shiny exterior. That being said, it does come at the expense of your phone calls being dropped. What happening is that the metallic film blocks cell signal, as well as GPS connection. Unless you can drive without these necessities, metallic tint may not be the right solution for your tinting needs.
Carbon tints were designed to fix the problem posed by metallic tints. Because carbon tints contain no metal, cell signal and GPS will work unhindered. Carbon tints are also very durable, so you will not have to worry about degradation for a very long time.
Coating tints involve fully removing the window before a layer of tint material is sprayed on. Most tinting companies do not offer this due to this cumbersome process. The advantage here is its durability.
OEM tints are the kinds of built in tints that come equipped with your car. Although convenient, this kind of tinting limits you to one specific shade, and if you wanted more UV/heat blocking capability, you will have to upgrade and pay out of pocket.
Getting the job done (right)
Once you have learned about the different types of tinting material available, your next steps would be to reach out to a tinting professional service in your local area. Tinting your windows is a complex task that is best left under the care of a professional. Make sure you check out our previous post where we discuss guidelines on how to find the right company for your tinting job.
For professional tinting service in Yonkers, NY, and surrounding areas, call us at 914-600-7186. We’re a small business located in Yonkers, New York. Although we’re small, we have even serviced celebrities, and the results of our work are on a grand scale. If you are in the Westchester County area, come on down to our location and learn about the enhancements you can make to your vehicle, home, or business.