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By blogaccess, Mar 12 2020 08:59PM

Car window tinting not only makes your vehicle look great, it offers many other benefits as well. USA Today recently posted an article called "The Complete Guide to Choosing Car Window Tinting". We wanted to share an overview of what that article discussed so that you can make a wise choice regarding getting your vehicle windows tinted. This summary will cover the benefits of window tinting, the types of window tinting and also touch on the window tinting laws.

Benefits of Car Window Tinting

Improved Vehicle Looks - Everyone know that a vehicle with tinted windows has a great look to it. This has to do with many things, but cleaning up the lines of a vehicle by not having the interior elements distract from the overall visual is part of it. It is not by mistake that most vehicle manufacturers photograph their vehicles for marketing with tinted windows like the car above. The cars simply look look better with tinted windows.

Keeps Your Interior Cooler - Most window tint will block a percentage of the heat from entering the vehicle. This will keep the interior cooler and more comfortable.

Protects Your Skin From Sun Damage - The Skin Cancer Foundation has published a variety of data that warns against the potential for skin damage from the sun while traveling in your vehicle. The standard vehicle windows do not block these harmful rays, but adding window films will typically block 99% or more of the sun's UV rays.

Added Privacy - Having the vehicle windows tinted makes it harder for people to see in. This gives you more privacy as an occupant and also helps protect your valuables from prying eyes when the car is parked.

Types Of Automotive Window Tint

Basic Dyed Window Tint - This film will give you a great, non reflective tinted look. The downside is that this film does not block a tremendous amount of heat. In addition, basic dyed films will not interfere with any vehicle or mobile electronics. These films are also typically the least expensive option for window tinting.

Metal Hybrid Window Tint - These films utilize a layer of metal to improve the heat rejection. The downside is that these films often have a more reflective appearance than other window films. The metal layer in this film can cause interference with vehicle and mobile electronics. These films are more expensive than a basic dyed film, but not as expensive as most carbon based and infrared rejecting films.

Carbon Window Tint - These films give the non-reflective appearance of a basic dyed film while increasing the heat rejection to that of a metal hybrid film. These films also will not interfere with electronics. These films are typically slightly more expensive than a metal hybrid film.

Infrared Rejecting Window Tint - These films utilize greater technology to block a high degree of the sun's infrared to really ramp up the heat rejection. Infrared rejecting window films also are typically not very reflective in appearance. This truly make these films the best of all worlds regarding appearance and comfort. Finally, these films also will not interfere with electronics. Infrared rejecting window films typically are the most expensive window tinting option available.

Automotive Window Tint Laws

The laws surrounding the application of window tint varies across vehicles and States. With that being said, we feel that it is best to give you the tools to do your own research on what is legal for your vehicle in your area. You can get information regarding automotive window tint laws by clicking HERE.

We hope that this helped you better understand what all is involved in making an educated choice regarding automotive window tint. If you have questions about our services or would like to set an appointment, contact us at (317) 541-8468 or email us at [email protected] We are your premier source for automotive window tint in the Indianapolis, Indiana area.

By blogaccess, Aug 16 2019 09:45PM

Sun protection is a serious matter. While fad diets and pop science tout “cancer preventing” super foods with difficult to pronounce names, protecting yourself from the most common type of cancer really comes down to blocking UV rays. Skin cancer affected more than 5.4 million people in the United States in a single year, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. More people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year than all the other cancer types combined, and one in five Americans will develop it by the age of 70. Because this risk is so great, we wanted to offer some skin cancer prevention steps you can take to protect yourself while on the go, at home, and on the job.

Vehicle UV Protection

The Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology found that over 50% of skin cancers manifest on the left side of the body. Researches attribute this split to our sun exposure while driving in the car. Given that AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that the average American spends 17,600 minutes driving each year, that’s a lot time for one half of your body to be receiving more UV radiation than the other.

To prevent skin cancer, always keep sunscreen in your car and apply before driving. The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends applying a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15 and reapplying every two hours. Sunscreen is critical, because at least 50% of UVA rays can pass through glass, and even though they aren’t as intense as UVB rays, UVA rays are 30 to 50 times more common than UVB.

Another option is having a professionally installed window film installed. This is an even better way to filter the UV radiation that causes most types of skin cancer, because it filters all the time without the need for reapplying every two hours. In addition, many professionally installed window films are recommended by The Skin Cancer Foundation. You can check out their article on using window film for sun protection by clicking HERE.

At-Home UV Protection

Speaking of windows, our homes are another place where we’re exposed to the sun’s rays. Untreated windows let in rays that wash out your furniture and damage your skin, so take precautions. Apply sunscreen if you’ll be sitting in a sunny area, and never bring a tanning bed or UV-based light into your home. If you have concerns about the UV impact in your house, you might even consider installing UV sensors.

An easier solution is to have a window film installed to block out up to 99.9% of those damaging rays. Because films put a barrier between your home and the sun, they reflect heat from the exterior and trap it inside during the winter.

For more information on the benefits of window films for protecting your home, check out the Skin Cancer Foundation’s blog post on the topic.

UV Protection on the Job

While you’re on the job, you’re still being affected by damaging rays. If your business has a storefront, a window film will block those rays and protect your merchandise and furniture from becoming washed out, while also saving you energy costs.

If you’re lucky enough to sit by a window while you work, don’t forget to consider windows film or a broad-spectrum sunscreen reapplied regularly. If neither these options is feasible, try and situate your workspace where you won’t be sitting directly in the sun.

If you work outside, sunscreen is especially important! The Skin Cancer Foundation found that 85% of melanomas and 90% of nonmelanoma skin cancers come from exposure to UV radiation, so if you’re working full time outdoors, your risk will increase exponentially.

We hope you found this article on skin cancer prevention steps informative. Our company is proud to offer professionally installed window films for your vehicle, home and office to help protect your skin. Call (317) 541-8468 for our Indianapolis store and (317) 762-8468 for our Greenwood location. Find out why we are the #1 source for window tinting in the Indianapolis, Indiana area.