Myths of Window Films
Debunking the myths and legends surrounding vehicle window tinting.
If you have been shopping for window tint for your car, especially if you have been shopping online, you may have come across some window tint misconceptions that have left you confused. Before investing in window tint, take some time to learn more about what these products can and cannot do for your car. Here is the truth behind some window tint myths.
Myth 1 — Window Films Will Bubble and Lose Effectiveness Over Time
Like many other technological advancements, window film has come a long way since it’s first application developed for the space program. If you’re driving around town and see warped or bubbling tint, you’re observing a DIY fail, not an installation done by a qualified professional. Commercial grade window film from Diversity comes with a full lifetime warranty, meaning your vehicle is protected for as long as you use it.
Myth 2 — Window Films Will Make My Car Too Dark
Window film comes in a wide range of shades and colours, but even with the darkest tint allowed by our areas regulations, light will still enter your vehicle, just without the heat and damaging UV radiation. It is just like wearing dark sunglasses. You can still see clearly, in fact, the dark lenses make seeing in bright light easier.
Myth 3 — Window Tinting Is Entirely Cosmetic and Provides No Real Benefit
Window tint is attractive but also utilitarian with benefits that far outweigh the “cool factor”. Advancements in technology have resulted in films that block more than 99% of UV rays that cause sun damage to the interior of your vehicle and your skin.
Cosmetic enhancements aside, window film blocks solar glare and reduces squinting or the need for shades or sunglasses. You’ll also notice a huge difference come summer, when you hop in your car after being parked in the sun. Window film reduces the amount of heat that collects in your car, so you won’t have to crank your expensive AC.
Myth 4 — Window Film Protects Windows From Breaking
Well, sort of. Window tint doesn’t make glass stronger or prevent glass from breaking in a motor vehicle accident but the adhesive qualities in window film reduce injuries due to broken glass by essentially holding the fragments together. If a thief wants into a vehicle, the window film makes it much harder for them to see inside making your car less desirable as a target.
Myth 5 — Window Film Is Too Expensive
In the past, window film was for hardcore enthusiasts. Nowadays with the understanding of the safety and comfort benefits provided by window film, many people are tinting their cars and trucks. Modern window films last for decades, come with warranties, can be easily removed and replaced with a new film as well as being a cosmetic upgrade that will improve resale value.
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