Before the cold weather really hits, let’s talk about car window tinting.
Why? Because, if you’ve been thinking about getting your car windows tinted, now is the ideal time to do it. For a number of reasons. And these reasons have to do with the steps involved in car window installation and how each step functions.
Reason #1 – Cleanliness.
The first step when getting your car windows tinted is getting the tint measured and cut. This step can pretty much be done in any season. But, then comes step two.
The second step in the car window tint installation process is thoroughly cleaning the windows. Now, this can be difficult in certain weathers. In spring, you’ve got lots of tiny pollen particles floating around in the air. In fall, you’ve got all the leaf and plant debris flying around. And, in winter you’ve gotten ice, rain, and snow.
So, the best time to tint your car windows is in the summer. Or, right at the end of summer and before the fall season really hits.
Reason #2 – Temperature.
After your car windows are all squeaky clean, it’s time to set the tint.
Window tint is made from ceramic film. This film has then adhered to the inside of your windows. However, the film needs time to fully dry if you want it to stay on right. And this can prove difficult in the wrong climates. If it’s too cold or too humid out, it makes it much harder for the film to dry thoroughly. Plus, it takes more than just one day to dry. So, you need a set of consecutive days with the right weather in order for the film to dry satisfactorily.
What we’re getting at here, is that you have a much better chance of getting your window tints installed accurately if you have them done during summer or early fall temperatures. Because this way, you’ll have plenty of consecutive days where the weather isn’t too hot or too cold to dry the film.
So… What Now?
Now that we’ve laid out the two big reasons why it’s time to get your windows tinted (late summer, early fall), the next thing is for you to choose a window tinter and get those beautiful windows of yours tinted for safer, cooler driving.
A few things you’ll want to be cognizant of when going through the process:
- You want a reliable car window tinter that knows all the ins and outs of window tinting. Particularly the laws of window tinting. Because tint laws vary per state. So, you want to be sure you’re getting a tint that works in your state.
- That being said, when you get your windows tinted, the installer should ask you what percentage you want. Percentage here just means how dark or light you want your windows. Tell the installer your concerns, and he or she should be able to help you choose the tint that’s right for you.
- You don’t want your fun new tints to go to waste, so be sure to ask your installer for proper maintenance and care tips. There’s not much to do, but generally right after the tints are installed you need to take a few precautionary steps so as not to upset the film.