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#1: What is Vista Window Film and How Does it Work?

Posted by Chris On December 14th

How Vista Window Film Works

This is the 1st installment of the “Window Tinting – 12 Things You Should Know Before Buying” eBook, which is available as a free download.

In the beginning, the command was given to “let there be light”. Shortly thereafter, some very wise humans said, “let there be tint!” We realize that, as human beings, we need sunlight to function and survive. It provides us with warmth, visibility, and photosynthesis. However, sometimes the amazing power of the sun needs to be toned down just a tad!

That’s where the beauty of window tinting comes in. It allows you to appreciate the view and the beautiful sunshiny days, without the harsh overpowering glare, heat, and UV rays. So what exactly is Vista window film, and how does it work?

Window tint is created when window film is bonded onto a piece of window glass. Vista window film is made out of a clear polyester film with a very thin and even layer of tinting agents such as dyes, metals, carbon, or ceramics deposited onto the film.

The science behind window tinting is not that complicated. It is simplythe process of applying thin film to your glass window with a special type of bonding adhesive. The material of the film used depends on the type of tint, and the purpose it is intended for. Here are some examples of the various types of window films:

Window Tinting 12 Things You Should Know Before BuyingHeat rejection film – These are either dyed, ceramic, or metalized (which can be transparent to visible light) to convert incoming solar radiation to infrared radiation. This radiation is then rejected back through the glass to the exterior.

Security film – This is applied to prevent glass from shattering, and is typically used for commercial & residential glass to protect from storms and break ins. These films are made of heavy-gauge plastic and are intended to maintain the integrity of the glass when it is subjected to heavy impact.

Privacy film – This is designed to reduce visibility through the glass. It can be extremely dark, mirrored, frosted, or one of hundreds of different decorative designs.

To learn more about the various types of Vista window film for residential tinting, commercial tinting, or vehicle tinting needs, contact us online or give us a call at either of our Southwest Florida locations:

  • Fort Myers: (239) 489-3838
  • Naples:       (239) 592-5536

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

– Chris

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