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Canada is known to experience harsher UV rays than most other parts of the world. This is the main reason why most car owners consider getting their car sunroof tinted. If you are a regular car driver and spend at least an hour or two outside, you may notice the effects of UV rays for yourself. Tinting your sunroof can create a better barrier that blocks about 90% of UV rays from affecting your car roof and subsequently the interiors of your car. There are several myths that surround car windows and sunroof tinting. As traditional wisdom goes, just like you opt for the darkest sunglasses to beat the glare, you may be tempted to opt for a darker tint for your sunroof for maximum efficiency. However, it may surprise you that getting a darker tint will conversely retain more heat and may not be suitable for the Canadian summers. Here are the most common myths about car sunroof tinting.

Installing a car roof by yourself

Tinting the sunroof on cars may be a common practice and many of you may be tempted to opt for the DIY route. However, car roof tinting is much more complex than regular window tinting for home windows. Consider that while tinting your car sunroof, you will have to hang it upside down in your car to cover all the sides. This position can give rise to many errors like:

  • Blade clipping while trimming
  • Blades can scratch the glass
  • A dull cutter can create frayed edges or loose ends
  • Improperly installed sunroofs may be challenging to close or open smoothly

Tint can shatter your sunroof

Your car is tougher than you may expect. Windows and windshields are made of laminated shatterproof glass. However, your sunroof is made of tempered glass so that heat is dispersed evenly. At low temperatures, it holds shape. But in the event of an accident, the rigid surface is susceptible to shattering due to high impact.

Window tint is ineffective with dual pane Low-E glass

Not all window films are suited for low-E glass but there are certain films that are custom-made to be used with low-E glass. Such films are usually lighter and clearer. They help to reduce sun glare but do not impact vision. In fact, with the right kind of tint for low-E glass, you will end up doubling the effectiveness of UV ray deflection.

Price and effectiveness are not related

Like most products in this world, for car accessories too, a good brand makes a big difference when it comes to quality. Choose a branded, good-quality window tint that is effective in deflecting UV rays without side effects like blurring.

One of the best and easiest ways of finding a perfect window tint is by consulting a certified professional like Landon Graphics who is aware of the latest window film technologies. Not only can they help you with choosing between Dual Reflective Technologies, Ceramic Nano Technologies, and Spectrally Selective Low-E car window films, but they can also make sure that you find the right technology for maximum effectiveness.