Q. Does window tinting really reduce heat in our home, office, or vehicle?
That's a great question and it reveals one of the more satisfying advantages of window tinting. The answer is yes, window tint does reduce thermal rays and, therefore, heat. In fact, it is one of the first reasons people have for tinting their windows in their vehicles, home, or office. Now that you know the short answer, let me go into more detail and answer some more specific questions about window tinting and thermal rejection properties.
Q. But how does window tint actually work to reduce heat?
Window tint is made to reject the sun's thermal rays that penetrate your windows causing the increase in temperature. Emerald City Window Tinting uses a solar film that only blocks certain parts of the sun's light from entering your home, office, or vehicle. By blocking the parts that create the heat and allowing natural light to pass through, the film acts as a filter that prevents interior heating while still allowing the light to come in.
Q. How Much Heat Can Window Tint Block?
The amount of heat a tint can block is dependent on which window film you want to have installed. The heat rejection properties vary by tint type, shade, and quality, so be sure to ask about heat rejection percentages when you decide to purchase window tinting for your home, office, or vehicle. A representative from Emerald City Window Tinting will be happy to work with you and help you to define your goals, and then help you decide the type of tint you need.
Q. Does Window Tinting Help To Keep My Car Cooler?
Absolutely, vehicle window tinting will keep your car, van, SUV, or truck much cooler. Even though your car's windshield is designed to give you a wide view of the outside, it doesn't mean you cannot use window film.
Vehicle window tinting can filter sunlight and keep your interior cooler, and the good news is that this can even be accomplished with windshields since window tint doesn't have to be dark in shade.
Q. Does Window Tint Keep Homes and Offices Cooler Too?
Yes, just like vehicle windows, our solar tint blocks the sun's rays that produce excessive heat in your home or office. We all love those big, beautiful windows and we all want to keep those views but those wonderful windows can also allow so much heat into our homes and offices making it unbearable hot. This can significantly raise the cost of cooling in your home or office.
With Emerald City Window Tinting's residential or commercial window film, you can have those big, beautiful windows and allow in all that natural light, but block the heat that leaves you so uncomfortable.
And more good news, the solar tint even has insulative properties so it will prevent heat loss in colder months.
Hopefully, we've answered most of your questions about solar window tint and heat rejection. If you still have questions about how to window tint reduces heat, or how solar window film is used, don't hesitate to contact Emerald City Window Tinting and we will be happy to provide more details and answer any other window tint questions.
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