Ouch! There’s nothing worse than crawling into your car after it has been sitting in the hot sun for several hours, and finding that the seats and interior are extremely hot — hot enough to burn you! Living in a sunny climate has its perks, but the interior temperature of your vehicle when you get off of work certainly isn’t one of them. Fortunately, window tinting is a great way to keep the interior of your car cool and comfy no matter how long it has been in the sun.
In general, window films work by bouncing certain wavelengths of radiation off of the glass while allowing others through. The rays that are allowed to pass through are in the visual spectrum; while the damaging rays that create heat are blocked from entering through windows that are treated with a tinted film.
Window tinting keeps your vehicle’s interior cool by reducing the number of heat-inducing rays that are allowed to enter, even in the brightest sunlight. The large expanses of glass in your vehicle — such as the windshield, rear window and all the side windows — allow a lot of thermal rays through. Even tinting just your windshield can make a significant difference in the temperature of your vehicle’s interior.
Nearly everyone has heard about the dangers of UVA and UVB light on your skin, and the same damage can be found in other materials that are exposed to excessive sunlight. Whether your interior is a natural material such as leather, vinyl or cloth seats — all are vulnerable to the damaging effects of the sun. Reducing the rays that pass through allows your vehicle to look newer for a longer period and may even increase your resale value.
Long-haul truckers have long understood the dangers of sunlight — as their left arms are often exposed to much more sunlight than the rest of their body as they’re nearest the truck windows. Sun damage on the skin is not a pretty sight and can cause wrinkles, premature aging and even skin cancer. By blocking some of these damaging UV rays, window tinting offers drivers an added layer of protection from the dangers of overexposure to the sun. Your arms aren’t the only part of your body at risk! Your face is often in the limelight through the windows as well.
Call the professionals at Executive Motorsports today for a consultation and learn which of the BlackMax USA, 3M or CXP window films would be right for your vehicle. We offer a variety of levels of darkness from the lightest colors that are barely visible to full privacy window darkening films.