Selecting the right type of tint for your vehicle goes beyond choosing how light or dark it will be. A good tint should protect against harmful UV rays, which can damage a car’s interior and increase the risk of skin cancer. It should also excel in heat absorption and provide the level of privacy a customer wants, all benefits ceramic film provides.
What Are Ceramic Tints?
Ceramic tints are multi-layered sheets of film made up of nonconductive microscopic particles. Overall ceramic tints are broken down into 6 different layers:
- A top hard coat integrated with nanotechnology to strengthen the car window
- A clear polyester layer for added thickness and depth
- Laminate adhesive made with ceramic nanoparticles to improve visibility
- Another layer of polyester
- Mounting adhesive
What Are the Benefits of Ceramic Tint Over Regular Film?
The interior of a car can reach up to 116 degrees after being parked in the sun for one hour. Even if a vehicle is under the shade, the cabin can still reach temperatures of over 100 degrees. Ceramic tints are superior when it comes to absorbing heat, reducing temperatures by up to 85 percent.
Ceramic tints block 99.9 percent of ultraviolet and infrared rays emitted by the sun. High amounts of UVA radiation can lead to skin cancer and the formation of premature wrinkles. While UVB is less common, it has far more damaging effects including sunburn, melanoma, and darkening of the skin’s outer layer.
-Reduced Signal Interruption
Metal-based tints can block electronic waves, significantly interfering with cell phone, radio, and GPS signals. Since ceramic film is metal-free, these devices can function at their maximum potential.
Sunlight can easily distort your vision when driving and potentially cause an accident. By absorbing UV rays, the ceramic particles only allow 50 percent of light to enter, effectively reducing glare and improving visibility.
Consistent heat exposure can lead to the discoloration of your window tint. Ceramic film isn’t dyed to a darker shade, meaning it won’t fade over time. Its highly durable coating also makes it scratch-resistant and made to last.
Is It Worth the Higher Cost?
When it comes to tinting, ceramic is considered a top-of-the-line product. Although regular tints do offer UV protection, the thin laminate isn’t as effective, still allowing rays to enter the interior and increase temperatures. While it comes at a higher price, the long list of benefits customers get from a professional ceramic installation makes it a worthy investment.