When you drive in the sun, your car windows absorb heat. When this happens, the temperature inside your car can increase by more than 20 degrees in just 10-15 minutes. In about two hours, the temperature inside your car can exceed the temperature outside by 50 degrees.
There are several dangers of a hot car. Exposure to too much heat can also cause heat exhaustion or dehydration. Cars include plastic components, and these components can release toxic chemicals when heated.
To steer clear of these issues, tint the windows of your car. A top-notch window tinting solution by a reputable manufacturer will block up to 99 percent of harmful UV rays, helping maintain a comfortable temperature inside your car.
Window tints comprise materials designed to reject heat. Some films utilize a thin coat of colored dye and metal fragments to block thermal energy from the sun.
When selecting a window tint for your car, check its VLT, VLR, and VLA percentage. VLT is the amount of visible light transmitted through the tint, whereas VLR is a measurement of the amount of light waves reflected back from the surface. A window tint’s VLA denotes the amount of light absorbed by it.
In 2012, a study was conducted to determine whether window tints can block heat. Initial findings of the study suggested that sunshades were more effective than window tints; however, later it was determined that sunshades only keep the dashboard area cool. A window tint, on the other hand, can reduce a car’s internal temperature.
It is worth mentioning here that researchers used a relatively weak tint (efficiency 65 percent-85 percent). A higher quality tint with superior infrared rejection rates can help reduce a car’s internal temperature even more.
Do you need a car tinting solution in Santa Rosa? Look no further than A Shade Darker. We offer XPEL PRIME window films. Developed by industry experts, these window films adhere to high quality standards. To talk to one of our experts, call 707-546-2827.