Does car window tinting block UV rays? It’s a question we hear asked quite frequently at our Orlando car window tinting shop. Unfortunately, it’s also a question that we hear answered incorrectly by the general public as well. So today, we’re going to take a look at the answer in a little more detail to help you to understand just how much protection you are receiving from UV rays from your car window tint film.
Does Car Window Tinting Block UV Rays?
If we’re looking at things in simple terms here, the answer is – no, not always.
Depending on the brand and the variety of car window tinting service you invest in, you may or may not get UV protection from the film being adhered to your car windows.
Many people assume that just because it has a darker color to it or just because it’s a film for your car window, that it is also automatically capable of filtering out UV rays. This isn’t true.
Sometimes Car Window Tint is Just Tint
Sometimes, a car window tint film is just a tint. In the case of these tinting films, you are merely adding the colored tint for cosmetic appearance. These tints are usually the type of tint that you would buy in a megastore and apply them at home for yourself. These are usually cheaper tints and don’t fair as well as better quality options.
Not All UV Protection Tints Are the Same
Now, when you ask us about specific tint types: “does car window tinting block UV rays” and we reply with “yes”, it’s important to know that the amount of UV protection a UV protection window film offers differs depending on the type of film you select.
For example, here at Flying Window Tinting Orlando, we offer a number of UV protection films, all of which have unique properties that may or may not make them the best choice for you.
Llumar ATC Window Tint Film
Our Llumar ATC window tint films offer 99% protection against UVA rays. UVA rays are the sneakier of the UV rays that we are exposed to on a daily basis because unlike UVA rays, we experience the burning sensation when UVA rays are damaging our skin.
Llumar ATR Window Tint Film
Our Llumar ATR window tint film offers both UVA and UVB ray protection. By blocking 99% of harmful UV rays, the ATR window tint film provides better protection for your skin against damage by the sun’s rays.
Llumar CTX Window Tint Film
Our Llumar CTX window tint film is a nano-ceramic film tint blocks 99% of UVA and UVB rays in addition to blocking 63% of infrared rays. IR waves are radiant energy rays that we feel as heat when they hit our skin.
Llumar Air Blue Window Tint Film
Our Llumar Air Blue window tint film is a clear, nonconductive, nano-ceramic window tinting film that is ideal for application to windshields because it offers a much clearer field of vision while also ensuring that 99% of UV rays are blocked out so that your skin and your car’s interior are protected against overheating and the effect of overexposure to the sun!
Keep in Mind…
Keep in mind, that when you are selecting a car window tint for your vehicle, it’s always best to consult a reputable window tint shop that can not only install the films for you but who can also explain the differences between the film types that they offer. Another benefit to seeking help with installation from a reputable window tint shop is that you can be sure that the tinting films that they carry are going to be high-quality films.
For example, here at Orlando Flying Window Tinting, we only specialize in Llumar brand window tints. The reason that we do this is that we know that Llumar brand tint is a reputable brand that will not wrinkle, peel, crack, or fade over time like some of the cheaper window tinting options out there.
Be Sure to Know What You Want From a Tint
Just don’t forget that when you discuss the different window tint options made available to you, you need to know what you are looking for. If your priority is UV protection, be sure that the film you choose offers the most protection from UV ray exposure.
Does Car Window Tinting Block UV Rays? Let Us Show You Your Options!
Here at Flying Window Tinting Orlando, we carry a range of car window tint films from Llumar, a reputable brand of window tint that comes with a lifetime warranty. Why not give us a call today at (407) 380-1202 or drop by and see us to see which of our high-quality window tinting film choices is right for you!