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Friday, August 23 2019
Your Full Guide to Pennsylvania Window Tinting Laws and Prices

Just like anything in this world, window tinting comes with a few rules. 

They’re nothing too complicated, but it’s always wise to be informed on the things you buy and bring into your household. 

So, before getting your windows tinted in Pennsylvania, take some time to review the facts: what you can and can’t do when it comes to window tinting. And, window tinting prices in Pennsylvania.

Let’s get you the best bang for your buck.

Window Tint Percentages

The first thing you’ve got to know when getting your windows tinted is that they come in different shades. Now, when we talk about tint shades, we’re not talking so much about color, but rather darkness. 

Tint darkness is measured by the percentage of light that the window allows passing through the glass and into the car. So, a lighter tint will allow more light to get through, while a darker tint will allow less light to get through.

However, there are few regulations. Every state has its own laws when it comes to how dark a window tint is legally allowed to be. And, it also varies depending on car type and which windows of the car we’re dealing with.

In Pennsylvania, the rules are as follows:

For Sedans. The windshield, front side windows, backside windows, and rear windows all must be able to let in more than 70% of light into the car. However, the very top of the windshield, about a 3-inch rim, is allowed to have any amount of darkness for tint. 

For SUVs and Vans. The windshield and front side windows must be able to let in more than 70% of light into the car. And, the windshield, once again, is allowed to have any darkness percentage for the upper 3-inch rim. The backside windows and the rear windows are allowed to have any percentage of darkness (that’s where it differs from sedan regulations).

Other General Laws. 

  • For all sedans, SUVs, and vans, front side and backside windows are not allowed to have any kind of metallic or mirrored materials. 
  • There may be some medical circumstances in which tints that deviate from the regular laws are allowed in the state of Pennsylvania.

Window Tint Pricing

Now, down to the fun part. 
Window tint pricing can go per window, or by the package. If you tint your window one at a time, it could come out to more money spent than if you were to do a package deal of multiple windows. So, be aware of this when you are negotiating with your window tinter.

Tint pricing can also vary depending on what material and quality you are looking to get. The regular, non-reflective tint will be your base cost. It’s like the bare minimum of window tinting. Classic and safe.

Any other materials from there will increase in price. But they will also give you added benefits. And, whether you choose to get carbon or ceramic, high performance or color, will ultimately change the price of your window tint job.

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Wednesday, August 14 2019
Do's and Don'ts: How to Avoid Failure When It Comes to Window Tinting

There’s a lot that goes into window tinting

From the material, to quality, to cost efficiency, there’s a whole bunch of decisions to make before you even have your tints. And once you do have them, there’s maintenance and care to think about as well.

Now, don’t let that psych you out. Because getting your windows tinted really is a good thing. Tinted windows let you drive safer, protect your skin from sun damage, and make your ride temperature friendly. 

And, if you do your research and know what you’re dealing with, picking out your window tints and managing them is a piece of cake.

Stick with us, and we’ll help you through it.

Buying your window tints.

  • Do know your states tinting laws. Every state has its own laws regarding which windows are allowed to have tints and what percentage of darkness they are allowed to be.
  • Do get a warranty. If you go to a good place to get your windows tinted, you shouldn’t have any problems with them later on down the road. But, on the off chance that something goes wrong, you want to be sure that you can come back to the shop and have it fixed.
  • Do ask your window tinter if you have any questions about the laws. They are there to guide you through it. In fact…
  • Don’t be afraid to ask any questions at all that are relevant to the window tinting process. No question is a stupid question if you don’t know the answer.
  • Don’t buy without doing your research and checking reviews. Your window tinter can recommend the options they think will work best for you, but it can’t hurt to do a quick check yourself.

Getting your window tints installed.

  • Do go to a professional window tinter. You’ll find plenty of guides and tutorials for DIY window tinting online. However, there’s a lot that can go wrong when you do it yourself. And it’s a lot more comforting to rely on a professional when you can. Especially when it comes to driver safety and health.
  • Do look for a place that is clean. If the shop you go to is covered in dust and debris, you might find little particles stuck in your window tint when you are driving home.
  • Don’t go to a shop that is poorly lit. If you can’t see the difference in color and shade because there is just not enough light in the room, then neither can your window tinter. Which means, book it out of there and find a place that’s well lit. You deserve a job well done. 

Caring for your new window tints.

  • Do let your windows dry fully before cleaning them for the first time.
  • Don’t roll down your windows for several days after installation to avoid scratches, bubbles, or smudges.
  • Do clean your windows with soft cloths or paper towels.
  • Don’t use hard chemical substances to clean your windows. Simple water and soap should do the trick.
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