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Five Questions to Ask Before Getting a Vehicle Tinted this Summer

Five Questions to Ask Before Getting a Vehicle Tinted this Summer 2

Getting your vehicle tinted will offer countless benefits including protecting skin by blocking UV rays, cooling your car, and reducing glare – just to name a few. But, before you make the initial purchase, ask yourself these five important questions to ensure you are on the right track.

  1. How long will my window tint last? – The lifetime of window films is dependent on many factors including product type and quality, the climate, and the amount of direct sunlight your car is exposed to.
  2. How long will it take to tint my windows? – The process can take anywhere from 45 minutes to a few hours depending on how many windows are being tinted.
  3. Is the film covered by a warranty? – Most quality products come with a limited lifetime warranty. However, you should confirm the exact warranty length and stipulations prior to purchasing any film.
  4. Which window tint is right for me? – In order to select the best film for your vehicle, you should consult a professional window film dealer. Dealers offer a wide range of products in a variety of shades and colors, as well as different styles and performance benefits. You should also consider the laws regarding vehicle window tint in your State. For a chart that gives an overview of the current laws, click HERE.
  5. Which dealer is right for me? – Never compromise. Although there are likely several companies in your area to choose from, educate yourself to ensure that you have found the best professional window film installer by comparing customer service, prices, quality of products and brands, previous work, overall reputation and as the reputation of the manufacturer or manufacturers of the window film they sell. I think you will find that the more you understand, the more likely you will be to choose TNT Auto Glass & Tinting.

If you would like more information regarding the questions above or to discuss your options on getting your vehicle tinted, call TNT Glass & Tint at (704) 240-2132 or by emailing us at info@TNTAutoGlassNC.com.

How to Protect Against Sun Damaged Floors and Furniture This Summer

How to Protect Against Sun Damaged Floors and Furniture This Summer
Summer is here and while most of us welcome the sun, we don’t always appreciate the damage it can bring. The extra daylight hours combined with the heat and UV rays can cause sun damaged floors and furniture in your home. This article is designed to examine the true causes of this sun damage and guide you through one of the best ways to avoid ruining a floor or piece of furniture like you see in the picture above.

First, let’s discuss what exactly causes this type of sun damage. A common misconception is that the sun’s UV rays are what cause sun damaged floors, furniture and furnishings. While these UV rays are certainly the largest component that causes fading, as this chart illustrates, they only account for 40% of the total. Solar heat, or the heat you feel passing through your windows and the visible light streaming in are also major contributors. These account for an additional 25% each of the causes of fading. The last factor is listed as “other” as it is comprised of a variety of things that are harder to control and are not major overall contributors. These are things like interior lighting, humidity, etc.

How to Protect Against Sun Damaged Floors and Furniture This Summer

One of the first things you might realize from this chart is that you cannot “stop” fading completely. The fact is that unless the item you want to protect in a dark, climate controlled room, it will typically fade over time. However, if you plan to have the flooring and furniture in a place that will be exposed to these elements, the most you can do is attack the major contributors of fading. By significantly attacking these contributors, you can slow down this fading process and extend the life of your floors or furnishings. For these reasons, one of the best ways to attack the primary causes of sun damage and fading is with window film.

Why Is Window Film a Good Solution?

As mentioned above, most people do not want to “close-up” their home in an effort to stop the damage from occurring. So, assuming the windows will not be covered, you need to attack the factors before they enter the home. Window film is a great option because it attacks all three major contributors of fading before they enter your home. Most professionally installed window films will block 99%+ of the UV rays. In addition, many window films can significantly reduce the heat coming through the window. Finally, it is possible to block up to 60% of the visible light coming through a window without noticeably darkening the window. When you combine the overall reduction in these three factors of fading, you can take a large slice out of the pie shown above. The best part is this protection can be accomplished while retaining the open feel of your home by using window film.

We hope this post shed some light on what the factors of sun damaged floors, furniture and furnishings are and how utilizing window film is one of your best options to address this issue. If you are interested in learning more, call TNT Glass & Tint at (704) 240-2132 or by emailing us at info@TNTAutoGlassNC.com.

Window Film Fights Heat and Glare so Police Can Focus on Fighting Crime

Window Film Fights Heat and Glare so Police Can Focus on Fighting Crime 2
The Cornelius Police Department was dealing with a significant heat and glare issue on the boat they use on Lake Norman and needed a solution. These boats do not have AC and can get very hot an uncomfortable in the Summer. In addition, the glare coming through the glass and bouncing off of the water can be very distracting. They needed a solution that maintained their visibility while addressing the heat and glare problems.

After consultation, the team at TNT Auto Glass & Window Tinting recommended a combination of Huper Optik Fusion 10 on the upper windows and Huper Optik Ceramic 70 on the sides and front. Now this boat is comfortable and the officers can focus on fighting crime while the window film works to fight the heat and glare.
Window Film Fights Heat and Glare so Police Can Focus on Fighting Crime

If you would like more information about automotive window film and how they can be implemented into your vehicle, call TNT Glass & Tint at (704) 240-2132 or by emailing us at info@TNTAutoGlassNC.com.