Below are key window tinting terms and descriptions that will help you navigate your way through your window tinting services from the beginning to the end.
custom window tint
This tint is made according to individual specifications to reduce the harmful effects of the sun, and to reduce problems such as glare, faded furnishings, room comfort, and energy savings. Custom tint for windows is made with transparent plastic film that is applied to custom shaped windows.
Also known as: windows tint, window tinting, custom window tinting, window tint, window tint film, residential window tinting, custom window tints
dyed window film
Window film which uses a submersion process or a dyed adhesive process to deposit dye onto its surface to give the look and quality of tinted film is often called dyed film.
Also known as: glass tinting, types of tint, windows film, decorative window film, types of window tint, privacy window film
The surface’s ability to absorb or reflect far-infrared radiation. The better the insulating quality of the window film and glass, the lower the emissivity rating will be.
Also known as: emissivity of materials, thermal emissivity
energy saving window tinting
Window tint that offers solar, safety and lower energy costs for your house. Rooms stay cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter with this tinting, no matter where the sun is shining.
Also known as: energy saving window film, solar window tint, reflective window tint,
Hybrid film is a window tinting film that is made up of metallic film and dyed film to get the quality and look of window tint
Also known as: hybrid films, thick film hybrid
A window tinted film which uses a sputtering process or deposition process to deposit metals onto the surface to get the qualities and the look of tinted film.
office window tinting
Some offices will tint shopfront windows or office block windows. Window tint can be applied to any object that is made of glass.
Also known as: window tinting, window tint, commercial window tint, home window tint, windows tinting, professional window tint
This window tinting film is a semi-crystalline film.
Also known as: PETF
precut window tint
Window tint that is factory cut and ready to apply. This film can be applied to windows of buildings, stores, homes, or offices. There are many types of films available in the market for a variety of uses from solar heat reduction to UV protection, privacy to safety and security, decorative applications to heat retention.
Also known as: pre cut window tint, precut window tint kits, window tint film, pre cut window tinting
privacy window tint
Window tinting that allows different levels of visibility: slight visibility to completely darkened with no visibility.
Also known as: privacy window film, reflective window tint, privacy film for windows, solar window tint, privacy window films, home privacy window tint, house window tinting, window tinting privacy, professional window tinting, office window tinting, mirror window tint
The amount that is bent, reflected, or sent back by window tinting materials.
Also known as: diffuse reflection, reflectance measurement, light reflectance
residential window tinting
Residential window tint offers solar, safety and lower energy costs for your house. Rooms stay cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter with this tinting, no matter where the sun is shining. Also the tint helps to maintain your home by reducing interior fading and improving exterior appearance. It is shatter resistant and bonds to glass and even holds glass fragments in place should breakage occur because of accidents, natural disasters, or an illegal entry.
Also known as: residential window tint, home window tinting, residential window tinting film, window tinting residential, window tint, window tinting, residential window film
The percent of solar radiation which is absorbed through the window film and glass system. The less solar radiation absorbed, the lower the number will be.
Also known as: solar absorptivity, solar absorption
The percent of incident solar radiation that is reflected by the window film. The lower the number, the less solar radiation reflected.
The percent of incident solar radiation which can be transmitted through the window film. The less the solar radiation transmitted, the lower the number will be.
The amount that is allowed to pass through window tinting film.
Also known as: visible transmittance, absorbance
Ultraviolet light has a shorter wavelength and a higher energy than visible light does. This light is potentially damaging skin, furnishings and other surfaces. Some window tints can prevent a certain percentage of UV light from entering homes and businesses.
window tint removal
The window tint and the adhesive that adheres it to the glass can be removed, but sometimes leaves residue on the glass. Razor blades and alcohol remove it.
Also known as: removable window tint, home window tint removal, car window tint removal, car tint removal
window tinting film
A tinted film applied to windows of homes, or offices. There are many types of window tinting films available in the market for a variety of uses from solar heat reduction to UV protection, privacy to safety and security, decorative applications to heat retention.
Also known as: window tint films, window tint film, home window tinting, home window tinting film, glass tinting film, residential window tint film, home window tint, tint window film
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