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  • In this article, I will answer some of the common questions that people ask about window tinting. Most often people have no idea why they should invest in tint at all. Tinting comes in a variety of different styles but is primarily used for privacy and protection. There are other reasons to choose tint, such as reducing energy costs, but those are a topic for another article. My goal here is to give you some simple answers to help you pick the right window tint for your needs.


    The first question that you need to answer is how tinting works. When you get ready to apply the tint, it is applied on a film that is semi-transparent. It has an ultraviolet (UV) coating that protects it from the sun but also lets you see through the tint when the sunlight hits it. The film will usually be a very pale color – almost like a film of paint – and have a white backdrop. Once the paint dries, it is a very light color that blends into the surrounding atmosphere.


    In order to be tinted, the film must first be made of some other material. It can be some clear plastic, but typically you will use a colored paper tint. If the paper is colored, you will want it to be a very pale color – not white. That is because the white film on the outside will absorb a lot of light, causing it to appear dark.


    As the film dries and hardens, it changes from a very light color to a clear film of white. The white film provides privacy, while the darker colors provide more light. The lightening effect is not uniform across the surface of the window, so different colors will appear at various locations around the glass. Generally speaking, the better quality the tint, the more uniform the lighting effect will be.


    There are many other questions to help you pick the right window tint. For instance, you might wonder whether the window tinting will interfere with any operating systems in the vehicle. Most window tint only affects the outside of the window. It has no effect on the inside of the vehicle. You also might find questions to help you pick the right window tint to help you see through certain plastics, such as polycarbonate.


    When you choose a window tint, you will need to decide how much light you want to let into the room. If the film you purchase allows more light in, that is the type of tint you will need to purchase. However, if you think that allowing a little light in could increase your energy bill, you might consider purchasing a window film that provides more privacy. These films can also block more sun, which can help make rooms cooler during the summer. All questions to help you pick the right window tint should be answered before you buy any film, to give you the best knowledge before you purchase it.


    Rayze Stickers, Signs & Tint can help with your window tinting needs.