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
|Arizona||30% to 36%||Maryland||35%||Oregon||35%|
|Indiana||30%||New Mexico||20%||West Virginia||35%|
|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