Window Tint

Window film is a thin film/laminate retrofit coating upgrade that can be installed to the interior of glass surfaces in automobiles, boats (marine application), homes and buildings. There are hundreds of different types of films available from a variety of manufacturers.

The use of window film can be roughly divided into two categories based on intended end use, automotive (to include marine) or architectural [(aka Flat Glass vs. curved glass typically found in automotive/marine glass) Homes and buildings both residential & commercial and industrial].

Regulations for automotive use

State VLT State VLT State VLT
Alabama 32% Louisiana 40% Ohio 50%
Alaska 70% Maine 35% Oklahoma 25%
Arizona 30% to 36% Maryland 35% Oregon 35%
Arkansas 25% Massachusetts 35% Pennsylvania 70%
California 70% Michigan 70% Rhode Island 70%
Colorado 70% Minnesota 50% South Carolina 27%
Connecticut 35% Mississippi 50% South Dakota 35%
Delaware 70% Missouri 35% Tennessee 35%
Florida 28% Montana 24% Texas 25%
Georgia 32% Nebraska 35% Utah 43%
Hawaii 35% Nevada 35% Vermont 35%
Idaho 35% New Hampshire 70% Virginia 50%
Illinois 35% New Jersey 70% Washington 24%
Indiana 30% New Mexico 20% West Virginia 35%
Iowa 70% New York 70% Wisconsin 50%
Kansas 35% North Carolina 35% Wyoming 28%
Kentucky 35% North Dakota 50% District of Columbia 70%

Automobile window tinting reduces the Visible Light Transmission (VLT) through car windows. This can be problematic at night, when motorists must be able to see through the windows of other vehicles in order to spot hazards which would otherwise be obstructed. Police also may want to be able to identify the passengers in a vehicle.

(Lower number is less light transmittance, thus darker tint) Full details of glazing and sticker laws can be found at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration website. It is quite common for states to provide more stringent regulations on tinting front windows as opposed to those located in the rear of the vehicle.

Benefits to Window Tint:

In addition to being a great addition to the look of your vehicle!

  • Avoid Overheating - Block Over 80% of heat
  • Skin Protection – Block 99% of UV rays
  • Accident Protection – Holds shattered glass
  • Enhanced Privacy – Protect your privacy
  • Safer Driving – Reduce glare from sun
  • Protect Your Car – Prevent sun damage