The Science Behind UV Tinting

The Science Behind UV Tinting

Spring and summer are upon us, bringing longer days and increased sunlight. This anticipated change often draws homeowners’ attention to their windows. Spring is a great time to replace your windows or update the ones you have with new treatments. One of the most popular luxury treatments available is ultraviolet (U.V.) tinting. Today we’re going to show you how U.V. tinting works and discuss some of the benefits of this window treatment.

Ultraviolet tinting is not only a good investment, but can add an extra layer of safety in spring and summer. This is especially true for vehicles, since sunlight and heat can penetrate your vehicle and then become trapped within the cabin. This significantly raises your vehicle’s temperature, sometimes to over 100 degrees, and can be dangerous for anyone inside as well bad for your vehicle’s interior.

This process of penetration and trapping occurs due to solar radiation given off from the sun through photons. Each photon has its own wavelength and fixed amount of energy. Solar wavelengths that reach the earth – therefore your home or car – can have wavelengths as high as 2500 nanometers (nm). Many of these wavelengths are short, making them more dangerous to people inside a vehicle or home. Shorter wavelengths allow more solar radiation to be absorbed, making interior surfaces and air hotter.

Benefits of Ultraviolet Tinting

uv-tintUltraviolet window tinting can help protect your vehicle and home from harmful sun rays. Although many people use basic sunshades, these only cool the interior area an average of two degrees Celsius. By contrast, window tinting can cool your house or car 8 degrees Celsius or more. This lets you enjoy cool interiors on hot days without overexposure to reflected sunlight or heat. Ultraviolet tinting also keeps your vehicles’ passengers much more comfortable during trips.

Additionally, research has shown ultraviolet tinting is a huge help to the environment. When you enter a hot car, your first instinct is to turn on the air conditioner at high volume. This places strain on the air conditioner and may waste gasoline. Since window tinting automatically cools your car, you won’t have to rely on air conditioning every time you reenter it. Reducing your air conditioner’s workload reduces overall fuel emissions by about 0.21 liters per km. The reduction also protects you from greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide, simultaneously cleaning the air and shrinking your carbon footprint.

Ultraviolet tinting can protect you financially as well as environmentally. At Window Works, we’ve found customers who use U.V. tinting spend less on window maintenance because the tinting protects the glass from cracks, breaks, and other damage. The tinting also keeps paint, furniture, and fabrics from fading, reducing costs in these areas. Since homeowners who use window tinting don’t have to replace items or redecorate as often, their property values tend to increase. Thus, it becomes possible to upgrade to larger, more luxurious homes because more buyers are interested in the original home.

Your home should be a sanctuary where you can relax. If you live in a large neighborhood, this can be impossible because it’s easy for everyone to see each other’s windows from several vantage points. Ultraviolet tinting protects your privacy. Additional privacy also makes it easier to focus on work or hobbies, particularly for those who have telecommuting jobs.

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(12) Comments
  • Ellen
    | 12 October 2018

    I like that you said that you can protect your car and house from the sun’s harmful rays with the help of ultraviolet window tinting that can cool the interior area of your spaces. My husband is planning to sell his car in the future, so he’s looking for ways to keep its interior in good condition. He wanted to make sure that potential car buyers won’t find any reason to be discouraged to buy his car, so I’ll share your blog with him.

  • Claire
    | 10 May 2021

    It was interesting to learn that window tints can cool your house down to up to 8 degrees celsius. Since summer is almost here, I’ve been looking up ways on how I can save on electricity costs. Having the windows tinted sounds like a great idea so I’m going to look for companies that do this service in the next few weeks.

  • Arizona
    | 29 September 2021

    Window tinting will undoubtedly shield you from the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays. Thank you for sharing this content with us; it is quite useful.

  • Greta
    | 22 December 2021

    Thanks for the information that a window tint can cool your house 8 or more degrees. My living room gets very hot in the summer months, and I think that tinting might be a good option to help reduce my energy bill. It would also benefit me by adding some privacy in my home because that window faces the street.

  • Shammy
    | 20 January 2022

    It got my attention when you said that window tinting could cool your house or car by 8 degrees Celsius or more. This sounds like a good deal for me because I always want to keep our interiors cool while saving energy. Your tips will surely help us save more money on energy bills in the long run.

  • Amy
    | 17 March 2022

    Hello! Wow, it was absolutely amazing to find out that tinting our window can be really beneficial for our skin health as well. My uncle could certainly use this tip since he just bought a brand new car last week. I’ll recommend this article to him so he can get the right set up later.

  • Ava
    | 10 May 2022

    It sure was nice when you said that you can cool your house an average of two degrees Celsius when you consider installing UV tinting. This is something that I will consider because I want to make our house as comfortable as possible. Also, I want to protect my sets of furniture from the sun’s damaging rays, so I will hire a residential window tint service within the week.

  • Olivia Smart
    | 19 July 2022

    I thought it was interesting how you mentioned that window tinting for your home or car can cool them by eight degrees Celsius or more. I had to do a quick calculation for what that would be in Fahrenheit, but that seems very significant. It is definitely something I’ll be considering while we figure out if this is an investment we’d like to make for our home.

  • Mats
    | 28 July 2022

    I like what you said about how UV tinting may both preserve the environment and your finances. I want to tint the windows of my car, and I’m seeking for a reputable location to do it. I appreciate you outlining the advantages of UV tinting and I can’t wait to get mine done!

  • Local Tinting
    | 5 September 2022

    I am really happy to come across this exceptionally well written content. Ultraviolet (UV) light is a type of electromagnetic radiation that is invisible to the human eye. It is made up of shorter wavelengths than visible light and has more energy than visible light. The ultraviolet (UV) spectrum is a segment of the electromagnetic radiation spectrum that extends from 100 nanometers to 400 nanometers. This means that UV radiation has a shorter wavelength and higher energy than visible light. The UV spectrum is divided into three regions: UVA, UVB, and UVC. UVA radiation makes up about 95% of the UV radiation that reaches the Earth’s surface. Thanks for sharing and look for more in future!!

  • Sam
    | 8 February 2023

    Hi! My wife’s brother-in-law just realize that his new apartment faces direct sunlight in the morning. To avoid the situation from bothering him too much, I believe it’s about time he orders some kind of window treatment right away. I’m saying this because you pointed out that ultraviolet window tinting can stop harmful sun rays from entering our residence.

  • Jason
    | 14 April 2023

    It’s more ideal if you contact experts working on window tints because it would only be effective if you work on it rightfully.

    Doing it yourself would only do more damage. We here at get a lot of calls for problems like that.

    So to save time, money, and headaches – make sure to call your expert before doing anything else!

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