Here is how window tints work;
Car Window tinting has several great benefits. It protects you, your car and your home from the damaging effects of the sun. It provides security and privacy whilst allowing you to see out. It can even make your home and car more energy efficient by reducing heating and cooling.
But, have you ever wondered how window tint works? How can this thin piece of tinted film deliver on all these benefits, such as privacy, security, more comfort and health protection.
How does window tint stick?
In its most basic form, window tinting entails applying the tinted film on a glass window surface. Unlike some beliefs, the window film is not installed on the outside of the glass surface. Instead the window tint is applied on the inside of the glass, this protects the tint from external factors, such as wear and tear, and the outside elements. When expertly fitted, the window tint sticks to the inside of the glass through the use of an adhesive on the film behind a clear membrane, and should last 10 years+.
How do tinted windows work-physics?
Window tint is a thin sheet of polyester laminate treated to enhance the look and performance of standard glass car and house windows. This polyester laminate layer makes up a large proportion of the film with a thin layer containing tinting agents such as dyes and metal to achieve the window tint’s desired performance characteristics, shade, and darkness.
This thin layer consisting of metals and dyes is used to block the harmful UV rays that cause fading and deterioration of a vehicle. By blocking UV rays it is also protecting your skin.
Although there are several different types of window films, all of them are used in a similar way. There are used for reflection, radiation, absorption and transmittance purposes.
How does window tint reduce heat?
Car window tints aim to keep heat inside the car by radiating it through the film, keeping your car warmer in winter. High quality window tint will also block heat from entering the car on a hot sunny day by reflecting it off the glass, whereas normal glass absorbs heat and allows it to penetrate into the car. In turn, it reduces the visible light and reduce the glare from other cars.
As the tints block the sunrays, it effectively cools the interior of the car, making the temperature inside much cooler and comfortable for the passengers.
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