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Wonderful Windows: A Crystal Clear Window Blog

Welcome to my window blog. My name is Christy, and this is one of a series of blogs I am making about homes and home repairs. I was inspired to write about these topics after remodelling our home and replacing a lot of elements like the windows. I am going to write about everything from choosing the right windows for your climate to keeping your glass squeaky clean. I hope that you like reading these blogs -- if they inspire or help you, share them with your friends on Facebook, Twitter or whatever social media you like! Thanks again for reading and enjoy!



Wonderful Windows: A Crystal Clear Window Blog

Window Tinting: Your Options

by Carla Johnson

Tinting the windows on your car or your home brings many benefits such as improved visibility in sunny conditions, protection from UV rays which can harm the upholstery and increased privacy. However, when it comes to window tinting, there are a wide range of options on the market. If you have not purchased window tinting before, you may be confused or overwhelmed by the range of options available to you. Below is a brief guide to 4 of the most popular and common types of window tinting which will help you to decide which type of window tinting is best for your home or car.

Metallised Tinted Film

Metallised film is manufactured using copper, aluminium or nickel. These metals are infused at the sub-atomic level, which ensures that the metals are evenly spread across the surface of the film and efficiently deflects heat and UV rays away from the window. This film is often used on homes and commercial properties.

Coloured Security Tinted Film

This is a popular choice for car window tinting as it absorbs the heat of the sun rather than deflecting it. This means that heat will not be absorbed by the body of your car, reducing the internal temperature. Coloured security film also makes it much more difficult for thieves to spot any valuables which are in the car, helping to avoid a smash and grab style break-in.

Hybrid Tinted Film

Hybrid tinting film combines the absorbent qualities of coloured security film and the heat deflection of metallised tinted film. Hybrid films are also available is lighter shades of tinting compared to other types of film, which means you can have the benefits of heat reduction and increased UV protection without compromising your view from your windows.

Ceramic Tinted Window Film

Ceramic tinted film is the new kid on the block when it comes to window tinting for your home. This window film is designed and produced using cutting edge nano-technology, which alongside heat and UV protection, provides added strength to any window it is applied to, increasing its level of shatter-proofing. This will help to protect your window from intruders and extreme weather events.

If you would like more information about the different options you have to tint the windows of your car or property, you should contact a professional window tinting company who will be able to offer further advice before carrying out any necessary work.