Window film is a self-adhesive polyester film that is applied to glass surfaces. It is used as a "retrofit" application for existing glass on automobiles, homes and commercial buildings in order to upgrade solar control, safety and appearance.
Solar radiation from the sun is divided into 3 components: visible light we can see, infrared we feel as heat and ultraviolet rays, which are invisible. As solar radiation strikes a piece of glass, window film acts as a "sunscreen" to block harmful UV rays as well as regulate the levels of heat and light passing through the glass. The amount of heat and light rejected is dependent upon the type of window film selected.
Common types of window film – non-reflective or dyed films that primarily absorb solar energy, reflective or metallized films that absorb as well as reflect solar energy, and nano/ceramic films which use high-tech compounds to provide high performance.
7 Reasons to have Street Beats Tint your Auto or Boat Windows
1. Decrease Heat
Today's window film can provide up to 82% solar energy rejection versus untreated glass. By controlling hot spots and overall unwanted interior heat from the sun, window film helps create a more comfortable living or driving experience while reducing cooling costs.
2. Reduce Fading
Window films block up to 99% of UV rays while also significantly reducing heat. Reducing these two primary causes of fading helps to protect your vehicle or boat's interior.
3. Skin Protection
By stopping virtually all the UV rays, window film provides an effective "sunscreen" for your skin against the harmful effects of the sun like skin cancer and permanent vision impairment.
4. Cut Annoying Glare
Whatever the cause—direct sun, headlights, or reflection from snow, water, or surrounding buildings—glare is not only annoying but can also be dangerous if it blinds your vision. Like sunglasses, window film does an excellent job of cutting glare.
5. Increase Safety and Security
Accidents, forces of nature and human threats can instantly turn a pane of glass into dangerous shards. Thicker protective safety films are available to provide an extra level of protection in case of breakage and increased security for your possessions against smash-and-grab robberies.
6. Enhance Appearance
There are a variety of window film products to suit any car, SUV or boat. From virtually invisible films to darker colors, there are a range of shades to give you the look you want.
7. It's Fast and Easy
Professional installation is quick and simple. Most vehicles can be tinted in 1-2 hours. Call us to set up an appoitment!