Did you know factory tint doesn’t block heat or protect?

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Did you know factory tint doesn't block heat or protect?

If you’re driving a truck or SUV built in the last decade chances are it’s equipped with factory-tinted glass on all windows behind the front doors.

While this factory tint offers rear passengers some privacy, it does very little to help reduce the heat entering through the glass or does it protect them from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Many owners of vehicles like this often choose to only have the front windows tinted to match the back. Here are two reasons why you should consider installing a nano-ceramic window film like DUB IR on all windows.


While a darkened piece of factory glass may slightly reduce the heat entering the vehicle, it cannot compare to the heat rejection possible utilizing modern window film technology like that found in DUB IR window film. The factory tint is primarily installed for it’s looks and for privacy. Many car owners like the lighter level of darkness of this factory glass and would not consider installing anything darker. However, these windows can be made to perform much better without making them noticeably darker. In fact, with a film like DUB IR, you can reduce up to 68.5% of the heat. This will make your vehicle interior much cooler and reduce the need to run the air conditioning in many cases. So, not only will your passengers be more comfortable, you may even save a little at the gas pump.


Did you know that your skin is susceptible to sun damage even while simply driving in your car? Did you also know that factory-tinted glass does nothing to block these harmful UV rays? While many of us would not think of spending any significant time in the sun without some form of skin protection, we often ride for hours inside a vehicle with the false impression that we are protected. A study by The Skin Cancer Foundation states that, “millions of Americans receive a large portion of their sun exposure when they don’t even realize it — in their cars.” Due to the exceptional protection that DUB IR window film provides, The Skin Cancer Foundation gave DUB IR their Seal of Recommendation. This is no small thing, as their site describes that the Seal is granted to sun protection products that have been reviewed by and meet the specific criteria of an independent Photobiology Committee. The Seal is a symbol of safe and effective sun protection that is recognized by consumers worldwide. A professionally installed window film like DUB IR will not only make you and your passengers more comfortable and make you ride look better, it will also protect your skin from sun damage.