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Choosing the Best Tint for Heat Reduction: A Comprehensive Comparison

At Shade9 Window Tinting, we understand the importance of choosing the right tint for effective heat reduction. Let’s explore the various options available and delve deeper into their properties to help you make an informed decision.

Types of Window Tints


Dyed Window Tints

Among our offerings, dyed tints reduce glare and add style, but may not match the heat reduction capabilities of other types.

Metalized Window Tints

Metalized tints, with their ability to reflect heat away from windows, offer substantial heat reduction but can interfere with electronic signals. As a result, we no longer carry this film in stock here at Shade9.

Carbon Window Tints

Our carbon tints combine layers for exceptional heat and glare reduction, durability, and a sleek appearance.

Standard Ceramic Window Tints

Utilizing non-metallic, nano-ceramic particles, our standard nano-ceramic tint excel in heat reduction and UV protection without compromising electronic signals.

IR Blocking Ceramic Window Tints

For superior heat reduction, our IR blocking ceramic tints target infrared heat while maintaining high visibility and UV protection.

Performance Factors


Visible Light Transmission (VLT)

Balancing VLT with heat reduction needs is crucial for comfort and legal compliance. Our range of tints offers various VLT options to suit your preferences. VLT is what is commonly refered to as "the tint percentage" and is the percentage of visible light that is able to pass through the film.

Solar Heat Rejection

Our high-quality tints boast superior solar heat rejection, crucial for maintaining cooler interiors even in the hottest climates.

UV Protection

All of our window film provide excellent UV protection block 99% of harmful UV rays, ensuring safety from harmful rays and safeguarding your interior.

IR Blocking Capability

Our IR blocking tints are designed to excel in reducing infrared heat, ensuring a significantly cooler interior space.

Choosing the Right Tint

Assess Your Needs

Identify your priorities—whether it's heat reduction, glare reduction, or UV protection. Our range caters to various needs ranging from a dark 5% mainly for style, to a high performance clear IR blocking film for the best protection without adding darkness.

Adherence to Legal Regulations

We ensure compliance with regional tint darkness and reflectivity regulations, allowing you to enjoy the benefits without legal concerns. For more information on WV Tint Laws, we invite you to read our most recent blog, "2024 Update: Understanding West Virginia's Window Tint Laws".

Quality and Warranty

Invest in Shade9 Window Tinting for high-quality tints that offer better performance, durability, and a nationwide lifetime warranty on all installations!

Professional Installation


Our professional installation services guarantee effectiveness and prevent issues like bubbling or peeling, ensuring a seamless finish.

In conclusion, Shade9 Window Tinting offers a range of tints to cater to your heat reduction needs. Whether you opt for standard ceramic tints or our advanced IR blocking ceramic tints, make an informed choice to create a cooler, more comfortable environment while safeguarding against the sun’s heat and harmful UV rays.

By considering these factors, you'll not only enhance comfort but also protect your vehicle's interior or living spaces effectively with Shade9 Window Tinting.

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