Considerations when getting tinted windows

Automotive And Cars

Many people would be happy to leave tinted windows to those who wish to be incognito and ride around in a stretched limo. The truth is though; window tint in Connecticut serves a useful purpose by protecting you, your passengers and your vehicle from the harmful rays of the sun.

The film that is used for window tint is polyester; it is scratch resistant on one side and has an adhesive on the other side. When considering having window tint in Connecticut, there are a few things to bear in mind.

Window tinting started in the 1960s and was confined to flat windows at the time of its introduction. From the 60s to now, the tinting market has grown to huge proportions with a wide variety of colors and shades available. The window tint is available in two variations. There is what is called performance tint which are reflective and traditional, non-reflective tint. The traditional colors of window tint in Connecticut are bronze, grey, gold and amber although there are many other colors to choose from.

The benefits of window tinting are quite significant. The tint blocks up to 65% of the suns searing heat and up to 99% of the UV rays, which are damaging to people and the vehicle. Tinting protects the cars dash and upholstery, it also protects the driver from eye-strain caused by glare and it protects the skin from the damage caused by UV rays. Window tinting also bonds the window so that in the event of a collision, the window will hold together rather than shatter into small shards of glass.

Different states have different laws that apply to tinting. When getting window tint in Connecticut the company doing the installation will know exactly what is legal and what is not. The fines for non-compliance with the law can run as much as $500 in some states. Although tinted windows are not banned in any state, there are some countries that have banned its use in the interest of public safety.

There are states which allow every window in the vehicle to be tinted, provided the car is fitted with side mirrors. There are also states that ban the use of tint on the windshield and front side windows. It is not just the windows that are regulated; the darkness of the tint is also legislated. In states where the tint is minimal, there are rules that allow for the application of darker tints if the individual has a medical issue which requires that he or she stay out of the direct sunlight.

Window tint in Connecticut can be done by the vehicle owner, but a professional will do a superior job. A professional tint shop has the proper tools and an area free of dust and lint where the application is made.