Say Goodbye to Snow Blindness
In the winter, window tint is a key weapon against glare AND cold
With colder temperatures comes wintry precipitation. As if driving in slick conditions wasn’t tricky enough, the glare from snow and ice can make it uncomfortable at the very least, and at worst, nearly impossible. At Diversity, we are all about window tinting, so we are always noticing the new benefits of our products. When the snow hit this winter we were blown away by how much a subtle tint can cut down on glare, which improves your comfort and your safety.
Glare from Snow and Ice
Glare from snow and ice can be a serious problem. In fact, a condition called “snow blindness” can result from being exposed to bright sunlight reflecting off snow over long periods of time. You’re already aware that a glare can pose problems for you while you’re driving, but when that glare is reflected off snow, it can be even worse. A sunstrip of tint along the top of windshield is a perfect way to reduce the effects, followed by some subtle side tinting to reduce the effect even further.
Even More Benefits
Studies show that glare from snow and ice can be up to 10 times brighter than the sun. You have probably experienced the results of this type of harsh light if you have ever gone skiing on a sunny day and got a sunburn on the underside of your chin. Wintertime sunburns are the worst, and as long as the sun is shining, there are UVA and UVB rays that can cause you even more problems. A high quality tint will reduce the sun’s heat, block UVA and UVB rays, and protect your family and your vehicle from damage. Protecting the interior of your car from fading and cracking is a great side benefit, and it will retain radiant heat which will help you save some energy from your heating system at the same time.
Driving in snow is challenging enough. Not only do you have to be careful for yourself, but you have to be defensive and anticipate the actions of the other drivers on the road, too. Fortunately, when you can use window tint to cut down on glare, winter driving becomes much safer. You’ll be in a much position to see exactly what is happening around you, which can help keep you and your family safe at all times, even in treacherous conditions.