Whether you live in East Columbus, Blacklick, New Albany or Westerville, window tint offers a host of benefits for your vehicle, home or commercial property. Window tint helps reduce glare and heat, adds privacy and security, and can help save on your energy bills. Columbus window tint professional dealers are expertly trained to assist you in selecting the Madico film that best meets your specific needs and complies with state laws and ordinances. Use our Automotive Tint Simulator or Residential Film Selector to identify the right film for you then ask your local dealer to apply the perfect shade of Madico window tint.
Window tint laws vary from state to state, with some regulating the percentage of Visible Light Transmission (VLT) allowed in various windows. Some states may also restrict the level of tint that can be applied to the front windshield or on other glass areas within the vehicle. Window tint laws are designed to reduce accidents caused by distracted drivers by reducing glare and allowing for better visibility while driving. This is why it’s important to familiarize yourself with your state’s window tint laws before having window film applied to your car or truck.
You should also ask a car tint shop about their work environment and look at how clean the workspace is. A good tint shop will have a dedicated area for their work and they may even use RaceDeck flooring to prevent dust from being stirred up while the vehicle is on the lift. They will also have protective coverings to keep cleaning fluids and slip spray off the dash and doors.
Tint shops typically carry three or four film technologies in various shades. They will have metalized, carbon and ceramic films, as well as lighter tints such as 45%. Some of these tints are almost invisible, and they block harmful ultraviolet rays and dramatically reduce infrared heat energy transmission.
When you visit a tint shop, you should check their work area to see how clean it is and what kind of equipment they have. A good shop will have a large bay that is reserved for tinting vehicles and they should have a computer plotter to speed up the process. If they are working on a unique vehicle, such as a Rivian or a classic car that doesn’t have templates for a plotter, they should be experienced in hand-cutting film.
A high-quality tint can increase the value of your vehicle and improve its appearance and function. It can also lower your fuel consumption by reducing the need to crank up the air conditioning. It can also protect your upholstery from fading and cracking. Additionally, a high-quality tint can improve your visibility and increase the safety of you and your passengers. This is because the tint absorbs incoming solar radiation. Columbus window tint