Is putting window tint on your windshield a good idea? What is the law? What benefit is there to tinting your windshield?
These are all good questions, and before you consider adding tint to your windshield, you should really look at all of the angles.
The most important thing to consider is whether or not it is legal to tint your windshield in the state of Texas. According to the TxDPS website “a clear (un-tinted) UV film is allowed anywhere on the front windshield without a medical exemption being required.” So, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety, a clear film IS allowed on your windshield in Texas.
But what is the benefit of a clear film? Will it do anything to reduce heat or glare? And what about UV reduction?
Well to answer that question let’s look at a clear ceramic film made by GeoShield called ProNano 70. This 100% optically clear film can reduce up to 49% of the heat coming in through your windshield!
Another thing to consider is the destructive effect of the suns’ Ultraviolet waves.
The UVA and UVB rays that bombard earth everyday can be very destructive to both your vehicle and its’ occupants. Even though UV rays make up only a very small portion of the sun’s rays, they are the main cause of the sun’s damaging effects on the skin. UV rays damage the DNA of skin cells. Skin cancers start when this damage affects the DNA of genes that control skin cell growth.
Since the windshield is one of the largest pieces of glass on a vehicle, and you sit directly behind it, protection from UVA and UVB is a must! Windshield tint blocks over 99% of the suns’ harmful UV rays!
So tinting your windshield in San Antonio Texas is more than just a great idea… It’s a must!
Fletch Window Tint is dedicated to informing our customers on the latest technology and developments in the world of window tinting. To get a quote on having your windshield tinted contact us for a quote today!