How it works
Starting with Tint Shade
The shading ranges from %5 - %70
%5 being the darkest. The difference between shades are look and privacy. At Vader Window Tinting we always look to satisfying our customers needs. We advise you of the legal limits and let you choose what you like. We charge a flat rate per vehicle depending on type of film you choose. We do not charge per shade.
Total Solar Energy Rejection
This is how much heat the film will prohibit from entering the vehicle through the windows. This is also measured in percentage form.
Infrared (IR) and Ultraviolet (UV) Rejection
This refers to how much of the Sun’s harmful rays are blocked by window film. IR/UV rejection is not the same as heat rejection, but they are similar. Many higher line tints have a higher IR/UV rejection, which helps preserve the vehicle’s interior, as well as its occupants, better than film with a lower IR/UV rejection percentage.
High Performance Film
High Performance film is usually a hybrid of dyed construction and metal flake technology. For many years, metallic film was considered a step up from the standard, in both performance and price. The metal flake construction usually has a higher Total Solar Energy Rejection and IR/UV rejection percentage than dyed construction film, and also has a shinier, more metallic appearance than standard dyed construction film. This film can be tricky to use on some newer vehicles because sometimes the metal construction interfere with on-board computer/navigation systems, and other electronic devices. This is a film that sometime comes with a limited lifetime no fade guarantee and is generally considered more fade resistant than standard dyed construction film. Users can usually expect between 5-7 years optimal usage from this film before it might begin to fade.
Carbon film is new and advanced technology that is revolutionizing the window film world. Unlike dyed films, carbon film does not use any dyes, and instead uses a carbon filament technology where carbon is actually infused in the layer of film. Because this film is dye free, it comes with a lifetime no fade guarantee. It also will not interfere with electrical navigation and on-board computer systems like metal film will. This film is usually a bit more expensive than standard films, but also has upwards of 33% more rejection properties than standard films, including enhanced IR/UV protection, making the extra money spent well worth it.
Ceramic Film is a top of line window film. Vader Window Tinting offers this line of film to all of our customers regardless of make or model. Most companies make it sound as if it is only for high end vehicles. Arizona is hot and this film allows you the most benefit in window tinting. This film uses a ceramic coating to produce a very effective protection barrier from Total Solar Energy Rejection and IR/UV rays. This is extremely efficient window film for sure. Ceramic films as a whole have less reflection than glass, and has more of a blue hue than black or carbon films, and comes with a lifetime no fade guarantee like the Carbon films do. It is also the most expensive of all window films.