Whether applied to the windows of your car or RV, window tint can be an attractive and convenient way to improve the look and functionality of your vehicle.
Yet, there are several types of "tint" that can be applied and not all are equally effective in achieving the goals of the driver or car owner.All the tint technologies have their advantages and disadvantages.
In this blog, we will discuss the difference between dyed tint and ceramic tint so that readers can educate themselves on what is best for their investment prior to requesting their next tint job.
Why Would I Want To Tint My vehicle Windows?
Window tint has several purposes and advantages to factory windows and windshields.
It promotes privacy but will still allow ample light for visibility inside the vehicle.
It removes or drastically reduces glare.
In addition to helping keep the car cooler in the summer, it can also block dangerous, cancer-promoting ultraviolet rays from driver's arms and face.
So, this is why when choosing the best option for your vehicle, it’s well worth the time and extra effort to educate yourself on the basic categories of window-tinting.
What Are The Different Types of Window Tinting Available?
While there are four main types of tinting options available, below we will be discussing two of the main types and how they measure up in regard to cost and efficacy.
Dyed Window Tint
Dyed Tint is often considered the most economical type of window-tinting.
So, it is understandable how it is viewed and categorized as the cheapest and least functional of different types of tint.
The "dye" utilized in this particular type of tint is mainly what blocks the light and UV rays from the inside of the vehicle.
It also is effective at absorbing the heat from sun, thus preventing all of the heat from entering the vehicle.
Yet, while it does have functionality, dyed tint is often chosen for its aesthetics and how it improves the appearance of the vehicle.
One of the disadvantages though is that the dye will fade over time though thus losing its aesthetic advantages along with its ability to decrease heat and glare.
Ceramic Window Tint
Ceramic Tint is considered the darling of the auto-window tinting world.
And, although it is more expensive, most owners agree that it is well worth the return on investment.
It differs from the dyed tint in that as opposed to utilizing dye, ceramic tint contains no metals or dyes, yet it is constructed from a non-conductive, non-metallic ceramic particles.
These particles are what give Ceramic Tint its reliability and high-performance reputation.
It out performs dyed tint by cutting out up to 45-50% of the sun's heat that enters the vehicle.
It does this while also outperforming dyed tint in regard to blocking out harmful UV rays.
Ceramic Tint also excels in the following areas:
Allows for maximum efficiency in the functioning of radios, cell phones, and GPS systems
Provides maximum visibility during the daylight and nighttime
It is the most resistant in regard to fading
Ceramic coating provides a safety advantage too, by rendering the window and windshield much more resistant to shattering.
Want To Learn More?
If you are in the market for window tinting, be sure to tell your installer of choice exactly which type of window tint you want.
Many may resort to using cheaper materials on unsuspecting car owners simply because it saves the business money.
If you are looking into tinting your vehicle, contact us so we can ensure you get the right type of tint installed at the right price.