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Window Tinting In The Age Of Climate Change

Heads are always likely to turn when a luxury market automobile sporting tinted windows glides silently down the high road. Yet, many of the owners of these vehicles have turned to window tinting not just as a vanity project but for very real and practical reasons – to protect themselves from the damaging effects of the sun’s UV light. 

Climate change has become a key issue around the world. The extremes of weather at different times of the year have also begun to exert an influence upon how we now think about protecting our own homes. 

Properties with a southern exposure can be particularly intolerable during the summer months and yet can also be far too cold in the winter, especially at night. It is often mistakenly assumed that window tinting decreases available light levels but the reality is that window tinting is designed to reduce glare and there are endless different darkness levels that can be customised to personal preference. 

For many householders, window tinting can also help to protect the interior of their homes. The long term effects of sunlight on items such as curtain and furniture fabrics are of course, well known. In some instances, whole areas of flooring can suffer discolouration and even more permanent structural damage. 

In particular country regions, exposure to the sun’s radiation can have severe health consequences. UV light is a known human carcinogen and there are several types of window tinting film, which have been specifically developed to block almost 99 per cent of the most harmful wavelengths. 

Surprisingly, a protective film is only millimetres thick, including other types that can involve the use of patented, multiple layer formulations to achieve the desired characteristics and specific results. Sun protection technologies have also produced types of window tinting where a base film is embedded with different types of metals and even advanced ceramics to combat the damaging effect of different UV radiation. 

Aesthetics also plays a crucial role in window tinting and there is an extensive palette of colours and shades - including from opaque to clear and reflective - to choose from.  Undoubtedly, local authority regulations will clearly stipulate guidelines for acceptable exterior changes and planning permission needs to be sought at the earliest stage in a proposed window tinting project.


 About the author – 

Solar Tint and Design’s owner is called Rico Lowe, he is also the author of this post.

Solar Tint and Design specialises in providing all window tinting needs. They are based in Johannesburg but cover and service the whole of Gauteng. Their services are for all residential, commercial and automobile windows. Rico and his employees have over 25 years appearance, with many qualifications to boot, they don’t just stop there they keep updated with the latest glass and tinting technology to ensure there product and services are of a constantly high standard, providing durability, safety and reliability. They have an ever growing client and customer base for both commercial and residential, proving they have a well-established place in this market.