What You Need to Know about Windscreen Tinting
Byon November 11, 2019
Before pulling your dream car out of the dealer’s garage, you might have a list of things that you want to do with your vehicle, right? One of which is probably tinting your car windows for an added aesthetic appeal. But more than just the enhanced exterior look that an automotive window film provides, there are a lot more reasons as to why you need to consider tinting your car windows. Like if you are wishing for comfortable driving, window tinting can be of big help as the film is specially crafted to help reduce the amount of harmful UV and IR rays, as well as glare, and solar heat that penetrates through your car windows.
In addition to your car’s rear and side windows, there is also another glass window that can become an entryway for glare, heat and UV/IR rays of the sun ─ your car’s windscreen or windshield.
Is it okay to tint the windscreen of a car?
The visibility through the front windscreen of your car plays a vital role when it comes to road safety. Although the regular automotive glass can reduce glare, UV rays, and solar heat, it is important to take note that it can only a limited amount, unlike what a window film can do. However, windscreen tinting is sort of different, as it may require a set of rules than when tinting the rear and side windows, and this depends on the state that you live in. Technically speaking, you can be able to tint the windscreen of your car as long as you take in mind about certain limitations, like how dark does your windshield can be.
What is the AS1 line?
The AS1 line is some kind of hash mark or line etched about 5 or 6 inches from the top of your windshield. This line or mark allows you to identify the part of your windshield that can be tinted. In most cases, tint can’t be applied below the AS1 line of your car’s front windshield, as it is seen as a driving hazard.
If are having a hard time recognizing the AS1 line on your windscreen, it is better to get in contact with our car manufacturer, so they find it for you.
Why it is important to get a fresh tint for your windscreen?
Although some brand new vehicles may come with a tinted windscreen, you will eventually come to a certain point in time wherein your windscreen tint becomes susceptible to wear and tear. That is why a fresh windscreen tinting job comes into play. If you are having a second thought about this matter, here are some reasons why you need to consider it.
- It strengthens your windshield. Despite the fact that your windshield is sturdier compared to the average windows of your car, installing a high-quality of an automotive film on your windscreen can give an additional layer of protection. Thus, making your car safer and protected even more from break-in incidents and accidents.
- It gives better car UV protection. A normal glass window of your car can provide you the protection of up to 28% of the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays, based on the report of the International Window Film Association. If you think this is enough to get the protection that a person needs, you have to think again and consider installing a windscreen tint. Why? Applying it on the 10% area of your windscreen can give up to 98 percent of UV protection. Better indeed, isn’t it?
- It decreases the risks of injuries. There are many ways where your windscreen can get damaged. It can happen due to a collision or when flying debris happens to hit on your windshield. When your windshield breaks, the broken pieces can cause harm to the passengers. However, this scenario can be prevented with the help of windscreen tinting, as the tint used in the film helps in holding the glass together.
- Car window tint doesn’t last forever. Nothing stays permanent, neither your car window tint. Whether you like it or not, your windscreen tint will fade and show signs of wear and tear in the long run. This is most especially to happen when the automotive film that you have had applied to your car windows is of low quality. In order to enjoy the many benefits of windscreen tinting, getting a fresh tint must be considered.
Is it possible to tint a damaged windshield?
If you think tinting a damaged windshield is a solution to the problem, then you might only be making the situation to get worse. Why, you may want to ask? Given that window tint should be applied on a clean, even surface (in order to make a smooth finish), applying it to a damaged area will make the glass imperfection a little more obvious. Or it can even worsen the already-damaged windshield. This is because the heat will be trapped inside, which can aggravate the crack over time. So, instead of giving a band-aid solution, by means of tinting the damaged windshield, it would be better to replace the windshield and then get a fresh windscreen tint.
Looking for one of the best providers of window films in Singapore? Infratint will help you get quotations about car tinting! You may contact us through our customer care hotline 6684 5330 or 9456 0888.