Does Window Tint Reduce Heat?

Tint Question: Does Window Tint Reduce Heat?



The short answer is yes, window tint does reduce thermal rays and, therefore, heat. In fact, that’s one of the top reasons for tinting windows in your vehicle, home, or office. Now that you know the short answer, we’ll go into more detail and answer some more specific questions about window tinting and thermal rejection properties.

How Does It Work?

Basically, window tint is designed to reject the thermal rays that make sunlight increase temperature. Reflectech`s  sun control window tint is spectrally-selective, meaning that it only lets certain wavelengths of radiation pass through. By blocking the wavelengths that create heat, and passing the ones that create natural light,  sun control window tint acts as a filter that prevents interior heating without blocking the illuminating features of the sun’s rays.


How Much Heat Can Window Tint Block?

Heat rejection properties vary by tint type, shade, and quality. Different tint providers also offer differing types of solar tint, so be sure to inquire about heat rejection percentages wherever you purchase window tint or film. Reflectech`s  lowest solar rejection film blocks about 40% of heat, while Reflectech`s Reflective Silver Tint can block up to 80% of thermal energy. If you aren’t sure what level of heat rejection you need, Reflectech`s representatives will work with you to determine your goals, and then help you decide the type of tint you need.


Can I Keep Homes and Buildings Cooler with Window Tint?

Yes, sun control film blocks thermal rays on homes, offices, and other buildings. We love buildings with large window views of the outdoors, but large amounts of sunlight can quickly heat up a room and significantly increase cooling costs. With residential and commercial solar window film, you can have your cake and eat it to with large windows that let in plenty of clear, natural light, but block the rays that leave you sweating in your chair.

Hopefully we’ve answered most of your questions about solar window tint and heat rejection. If you still have questions about how window tint reduces heat, or how sun control window film is used, don’t hesitate to contact us. We would be happy to provide more details and answer any other window tint questions.

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