What Is The Difference Between Types of Window Tint?

Once the darkness of the film is determined it should be known that there are many different types of film that can meet the specified percentage of visible light transmission. As a consumer this is where things may become a bit confusing, but in reality, the type of film chosen can have a huge effect on the value that you wish to attain from your purchase.
While all the films carried by Midwest Tinting are color stable and carry a nationwide lifetime guarantee against cracking, peeling, bubbling and delamination, not all films offered to the general consumer in the marketplace are similar in character.
The main differences in film type is found in the way they are constructed and how that relates to heat rejection properties within the film.  The baseline film that Midwest Tinting offers is called our “Select” line.  It is composed of dyed polyester and is non-metalized.  This allows for a product that can be offered at a fair and acceptable price-point.  The second film type we offer is called our “Premium” line.  It is partially metalized in structure which allows for a higher heat rejection rate than our base film (almost doubled).  The third line we offer is called “Ultimate”.  It is our lone semi-reflective film and is metalized in structure.  This film also offers an even higher heat rejection rate than the two previous films and is a bit more unique in appearance because of its reflectivity. Our top-of-the-line film that we offer is referred to as our “Elite” line.  This film is composed of an ano-ceramic technology rather than a metalized structure.  It is the flattest black film we offer in terms of how it appears and it offers a very favorable heat rejection rate.  The Ultimate and Elite films also offer a no fade warranty meaning they are guaranteed to hold their color and heat rejection properties.
Obviously there are many different films available to the consumer that offer the features described.  However, we believe we offer top quality material and craftsmanship at an affordable price. Should you have any questions, please give one of our shops a call or stop in to see some examples of the different types of film.