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.