Dyed Window Film:
Main Qualities: Cost, Privacy, and Appearance
Dyed window films are known to be the least expensive and rather less functional than the others – blocks light rays by the addition of dye to the film; the dye is placed in a layer next to the adhesive. Solar heat is absorbed by the dye in the film, thus preventing some of the heat from entering through the window. However, dyed window-tinting film is used primarily for appearance. From the outside, a dyed film looks flat and opaque, providing some privacy. Unfortunately, the dye will fade or purple with time. In addition, the heat-reduction provided by most varieties of a dyed films is not particularly high. Due to our extreme heat and sunny climate, we do not offer this as a window tint option.
All Metal-Metalized Window Film:
Main Qualities: High Reflective Mirror Appearance, Heat Reduction
Unlike dyed films, heat is rejected by its high reflective appearance; in the case of metalized film, this is done by very small metallic particles – invisible to the eye – embedded in the film. This metallic content strengthens the window as well; in the case of a vehicle, the window will be that much more shatter-resistant when metalized film is used. Metalized window-tinting film creates a shiny appearance from the outside. When used in a vehicle, however, one drawback of metalized film is the fact that its metallic content has a tendency to interfere with cell phone, GPS transmission, radio reception, and other on board electronics. We do not offer all metal-metalized window films.
Metal/Dyed-Hybrid Window Film:
Hybrid Films use a combination of a dyed layer as well as a metalized layer. A metal layer is used for its reflective qualities and a dyed layer is used for its absorptive qualities and to mitigate the shiny quality of the metal layer. Hybrid tinting films are generally considered to be a high-performing film. This film is a good product for customers that desire crisp appearance, heat reduction, glare reduction and UV protection. Hybrid films are also found with Carbon and/or Ceramic materials as well.
Carbon Window Film:
This film delivers rather better results; blocking 50-70% of the infrared heat (the kind that causes warmth), in addition to 99% UVA and UVB rays. Carbon film is constructed with a patented Nano-Carbon technology; using multilayered nano-technology with hundreds of micro layers of polymer and uses no metal during the window tint construction process. This means the film derives its color from carbon material which never fades. Carbon tint is a true black film that does not have the “mirror look” that the metalized films have. In addition, since Carbon Films don’t have any metal in it, issues with cell phones, GPS, Bluetooth, and radio transmission will not arise when it is used. Our Manufacturer offers Lifetime Warranty that guarantees this film will NEVER fade or turn purple.
Ceramic Window Film:
Main Qualities: Heat Reduction, UV Protection, Infra-Red Reduction, Light Shading.
Ceramic Films absorb twice as much heat as dyed or hybrid films. It is color stable and considered to be the most technologically advanced type of window tinting due to its dual Ultra-Violet and Infra-Red reduction. It is capable of high heat absorption yet still retaining relative light shading. It contains no metal, dye, or carbon, but instead a kind of ceramic particle that is both nonconductive and non-metallic. Ceramic film has only recently appeared on the market, but has already proven its worth in terms of performance and reliability. Ceramic window tinting has the ability to block up to 70% of solar heat and 97% of Infrared Heat. Like carbon film, ceramic window tinting film allows maximum efficiency in the functioning of radios, cell phones, GPS systems, and all other such devices being operated from inside the protected space. It surpasses the other types in its resistance to glare and fading, and renders windows highly shatter-proof. This film is good for customers desiring a highly durable material, with excellent clarity, and providing superior heat reduction versus other film choices.