We have all seen tinted windows out and about, mostly on vehicles, although this is also used in homes. Window tint can improve your car and your family's look, although there are many other benefits associated with window tinting. If you are considering window tinting for your car or your home, you must be fully aware of what this entails to make an informed decision.
In this article, we will discuss all you need to know about window tinting in Arizona, as there are specific factors that you must know which are associated with the area where you live.
Benefits of Window Tint
Although tinted windows make both your vehicle and your car look great, there are many more reasons to tint your windows rather than just the look. We provide some of the additional benefits below:
- Reduces Damage to Upholstery or Furniture
UV sunlight can be significantly damaging to the inside of your car as well as your furniture. Window tint prevents UV light from entering your vehicle and your home, meaning that your vehicle's upholstery and your furniture are protected for longer.
- Protects your skin
People often assume that your skin is protected from the sun when you are indoors, whether in your home or driving in your vehicle. Arizona is considered one of the sunniest places. Therefore you must protect your skin at all times. As described above, tinted windows do not allow UV rays to penetrate the windows, protecting you and your skin.
- Reduces heat
If you find that you have poor insulation in your home and find that it becomes scorching during sunny days, it may be worth considering tinting your windows, as the tint blocks some of the heat from entering your home and your vehicle.
One of the most common reasons people decide to get tinted windows in their vehicle or home is the privacy that comes with it. There are different tint levels that you can get, and the highest the class, the darker it will get. The tint allows you to view the outside clearly; however, it is difficult for people outside to see inside. This is great to have privacy in your own space and keep people from seeing things of value that you may stay inside.
Window tint makes the glass more robust, and it takes more time and effort to break than regular glass. This means that the glass is less likely to die in case of a car accident, and you are more protected in your home should someone try to break your property.
- Better Look
As we mentioned previously, window tint will provide your vehicle with a professional and elegant look, along with all the other benefits described above.
Can I Tint My Windows
Some people find that they would rather tint their windows without consulting with a professional. However, if you want to add tint to your car and home, you should go to a professional rather than doing it yourself, mainly if you are not sure of what you are doing. This can be a more complicated process than it seems, and the smallest mistake can cause serious problems, such as low visibility or peeling. A professional in this field will also understand what the laws surrounding window tint in Arizona are to add the appropriate shade to the windows and provide you with the proper paperwork.
Different Types of Window Tint
We mentioned above that there are different types of tint that you can get for your car or your home. You must understand the different types and their benefits before deciding on which style you would like to get.
- Infrared film – This kind of tint shields UV sunlight and heat, but it is not dark enough to not reduce visibility. It also will last a very long time without fading.
- Metallic film: This one has a higher resistance to Ultraviolet sunlight rays and heat, and it has the traditional darkened look associated with tinted windows. One of the disadvantages of metallic tint is that it blocks GPS signals and mobile phones'; therefore, it may not be the best choice for you if you use them often.
- Carbon film: Much like the tint discussed above, carbon tint delivers increased UV- and heat-protection than the previous tint types, but it was mainly developed without metal to permit GPS and mobile phone signals to penetrate.
Window Tinting Laws in Arizona
Local laws regulate the type of tint and level of darkness that you are allowed to use in your local area, particularly in your vehicle. In Arizona, it is legal to tint your windows. However, there are laws in place regarding the placement and amount of tinting you can have. Window tint is measured in terms of Visible Light Transmission percentage (VLT%), which measures the amount of light that can penetrate through the glass and film. Arizona's Window Tinting Law orders that your rear and backside windows have a maximum of 35% tint. Apart from those restrictions, you are allowed to make your rear windows as dark as you want. Failure to keep these in mind can result in you paying fines if stopped by local law enforcement.
Window tinting for your home and car has many benefits. The information discussed above should provide you with everything you need to know about window tinting in Arizona if you consider tinting the windows of your vehicle or your property.