There are more differences in window tint products than most car owners realize. How long the tint lasts, what protection it provides and how it looks all varies. Of course, another factor is the experience of the installer, but first, let’s look at the different types of window tint so you choose what’s right for you.
Most people are familiar with the factory tint that comes on your vehicle. This is not really a window tint as it’s part of the glass manufacturing process. It often helps with sun glare but rarely does much do much when it comes to keeping your car cooler or blocking UV rays. Because different states have different laws regarding window tint, if your car was sold in a different state, it may have very little factory tint.
Dyed Window Tints
Perhaps the most popular aftermarket window tint is the dyed window tint. It looks great, comes in many shades and is the most affordable of the window film style tints. It’s a thin sheet that’s applied to the window and is available in many shades. A quality film, like that from Llumar, may cost a bit more than some of the products on the market but because of its layered manufacturing process, it is more durable and won’t turn that ugly purple you see on so many cars.
Metalized Window Tint
A step above the dyed window tint, metalized tint helps keep the surface of the car’s interior cooler to the touch. This is a huge advantage for parents who dread touching the buckle on their child’s car seat after it’s been in the sun for even a short time. Metalized tints provide great UV protection and scratch resistance in addition to helping keep the car cooler like other tint products. One drawback is that the metal may block radio and cellular signals from getting into the car.
Ceramic Window Tint
The top of the line window tints is ceramic or Nano-coatings. They don’t block electronic signals and come in many shades while offering all the benefits of metalized tints. Llumar’s ceramic window tint film provides superior heat and UV rejection keeping your car cooler than other products available. Plus, there’s a layer of scratch resistance.
Reeder’s Auto Tint & Trim offers a wide variety of window tint products from Llumar in many shades including clear. If you’re look for a way to keep your car cooler, reduce sun glare and block harmful UV rays, call us at (727) 261-8468 or stop by our convenient location at 13355 Belcher Road, Suite 201 in Largo for a free estimate.