Home Window Tinting: Types of Window Tint

When you’re thinking of having the windows of your home tinted, it’s more complicated than just asking a contractor to do it for you. You’ll need to pick out a particular type of tint that would fit your needs. There are several window tints available on the market and here is a simple guide to what’s available.

  •  Dyed. This is a popular choice, as well as one of the earliest choice of films available on the market. It’s made by adding a heat-absorbing dye to the plastic film, turning it into a particular color. This is an affordable choice for anyone wanting to tint large windows.
  • Metalized. Metalized films have a higher price tag, mostly because of the various metals added to the mix. This particular type of tinting is aimed at keeping UV radiation out while still letting the light through.
  • Deposited. Deposited films are similar to metalized tints. The production method which deposits the metal into the film via argon gas, however, results in a darker and more reflective tint.

Depending on what you need from your window tint, you’ll need to choose a particular type. Talk it over with your contractor to see what may be best for your windows and what limitations each types have. Have professionals do the installation to ensure that your windows are properly tinted.


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