Window Tint Films for your Home or Business

One way window filmsIt is widely known that overexposure to the sun can have a number of adverse effects on human including skin cancer, sunburn, and unsightly age spots and wrinkles. Installing window tint films on your residential window is a smart move as its presence can help protect persons inside the home or vehicle from overexposure to potentially harmful UV rays and provides shade from the direct sting of the sun.

Properties Of SolargardWindow Tint Films
What exactly is it about tint film that makes it so good at protecting people from the potentially harmful rays from the sun or blocking the full effect of this giant orb on the skin?

There are a number of properties present in tint films that work in synergy to give the desired protective results.

The Reflection Factor
All tint films meant for residential window use possess a degree of reflective properties. Many tint films for use on home windows contain bronze or silver metalized properties that work to increase the level of privacy during the daylight hours. However, tint films for residential window use that does not contain these silver or bronze metalized properties also afford a decent level of privacy.

It should also be noted that applying tint film with metalized properties requires that the intended glass surface be cleaned properly before application. If the tint film is applied to a dirty window surface, the metalized film will magnify any imperfections of application. Applying non-metalized tint film to dirty windows will also show up imperfections, so it is best to ensure that the window surface is well cleaned before any tint film is applied.

The Degree Of Tint Or ‘Tinting’
Simply put, tinting is the amount of light from the outside that the tint film allows to pass through the glass to the interior of the home. The degree of ‘tinting’ is expressed in percentages¬† –¬† the lower the percentage point, the less light filtration it represents.¬† This means that the lower the number of the tint film, the darker the tint film is. Also, the number used to describe the tint film is equal to the percentage of light it lets in. For example, a tint film that is described as a number 30 will allow 30% of light from the outside enter the interior of the house., while a tint film described as 5 will have a filtration property of 5%.

As a general guide for residential film tint, know that the higher the number of the film, the less your privacy will be, and the shinier or more reflective the film is, the higher the level of privacy will be during the daytime. Also take note that during the night, films generally are more reflective inside so there is less privacy inside the house.

UV Rejection Property
As the name suggests, the UV rejection property in tint film is what keeps the harmful UV rays of the sun out from the home. It is good to know that this property is capable of blocking up to 96% of these harmful rays. Even better, some high performance residential tint films can block up to a whopping 99% of UV rays. This is good news for humans as well as other objects in the house, as UV rays is hard on human skin causing a variety of ailments including cancer, and causes fading of carpets, curtains, and upholstery.

The Adhesive Properties
The adhesive properties for residential tint film and that of automobile tint film differ. the adhesive used on residential tint film is Dry Adhesive, while the automobile adhesive is Acrylic Adhesive. The Dry Adhesive is easier to apply that its automobile counterpart which tends to curl and can roll up on itself and become stuck.

Note that at not time should window tint films manufactured for automobiles be applied to a residential window, as the automobile tint does not possess the protective UV reflective property that is present in residential tint film.