Window Tinting

Window Tinting Information

Window tinting has been used for many years on both buildings and vehicles to reduce heat from the sun, offer UV protection, safety, security, protection and for decorative purposes.

There are many different types of window film that can be used for a whole range of purposes and that contain different properties. In the UK there are certain laws surrounding window tinting. For rear passenger windows and the rear windscreen there is no law for the use of window tinting film. However, the front windscreen and front side windows are permitted to have some level of tinting. The windscreen must let at least 75% of light through and the side windows must let at least 70% of light through them to stay within the law.

Vehicle examiners from VOSA or the police use light measuring equipment to measure the amount of tinting on a window. Penalties that can be enforced for using the wrong levels of tinting include a penalty notice or court summons or the vehicle could be stopped at the side of the road until the film has been removed. On the UK, it is also illegal to sell a car with excessive tinting on the front windows or windscreen.

Installation of window tinting film is simple in theory but it does pay dividends to have a trained professional fit it as the slightest mistake can lead to gaps, bubbles and creases that will be very noticeable and look unsightly.

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