FAQ's: Residential Window Tinting
Window tint is a home owner’s best line of defense against the ravages of the sun on the furniture and fabrics. The biggest contributors to fading are ultra violet rays, visible light and heat. These factors make up approximately 90 percent of the causes of fading.
- Clear single pane glass (1/8" to 1/4") will reject 23-28% of the ultraviolet light from the sun.
- Insulated glass is slightly better, rejecting 36-41%.
- Window films installed on glass reject 99.9% of solar ultraviolet light.
There are no window films that completely eliminate fading. Window film can, however, provide maximum protection from fading due to solar ultraviolet light and solar heat.