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Angie's List: Window Tinting

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We all dread climbing into a vehicle that's been sitting in the Summer heat. Short shorts and leather seats are an especially bad combination. Tinted windows are one way to help.

Window tinting has come a long way in the last 20 years. The old films are still out there, so sort through all of the options before deciding which one to install on your vehicle. Quality tinting can lower your car's interior temperature by sixty percent.

Chris Brennan, a window tinting professional said, "There's hybrid films that are semi-metal based and dyed. Then there's metal films and there's even ceramic films. And as you go up towards the ceramic line, they cut out more heat and they're going to give you a better clarity on the film itself."

Angie Hicks, of Angie's List said, "Be sure they understand what the laws are in your area because there are laws typically about how dark that window tinting can be, and you certainly don't want to end up with a fine if your windows end up too dark."

For more information on tinting laws, you can check out the international window film association website.

Angie says a tint job with high quality film can last anywhere from five to 10 years. A standard dyed film is likely good for a year or two.

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