Automotive Window Tint Evolution: Authored by Michael Burke of SunStoppers The first window film was invented in 1966, however its popularity skyrocketed in the 1980’s, when everyone who was anyone had custom window tint installed on their vehicle. Back then, tint was...
Automotive & Boat
Automotive window film is available in a variety of brands, technologies, colors, and shades. The most popular types of window film are dyed, carbon, and ceramic.
Dyed window film is the most popular choice and has been in the industry the longest. Most people choose dyed window film for enhancing the appearance of a vehicle but it also reduces glare, reduces interior fading, protection from UV, and is the most cost-effective option.
Carbon window film offers an increase in performance over dyed window film by offering IR rejection in addition to the benefits already given by dyed window film. It is also manufactured to be fade resistant.
Ceramic window film is typically the most expensive option but offers the most benefits. In addition to all the benefits of dyed and carbon window film, ceramic window film offers increased IR rejection making it the highest performing technology.
Architectural or flat glass window film is typically installed on any residential or commercial building as decor or for functionality. Architectural window film can meet a variety of needs such as heat reduction, privacy, decorative, and safety/security.