When we talk about tinting, it applies on any glass surface – especially on the windows of four-wheeled vehicles, which are strictly speaking, not flat and on the windows panes of buildings – both commercial as well as domestic.
Now the obvious question is, are they different?
The answer to this question is, yes – they are the same, yet different!
Why this contradiction?
Automotive tints are applied on four-wheelers – both small and bigger vehicles. You will see flat glass tints applied on the exteriors of doors and windows of buildings. The objective of both the types of tinting is same – to keep the interior of the cars and the homes cool.
The film of these tints stops the UV and glare from entering the interiors, and it is this, which reduces the heat by a considerable extent. In fact, it has been found that in both the cases, these tints run a long way in providing the skin with the protection it needs. This is a common platform that is shared by house window tinting of Gold Coast, and flat glass tinting carried out in houses.
What’s the Difference then?
Unlike the flat glasses, which are used on house doors and window panes, the automotive tints absorb the solar energy as well, which is essential for the driver. In words, when the car is running, it pulls away from the heat, thereby ensuring a cooler interior of the car.
Again, when the vehicle is stationary, it helps the car to remain cool, as static vehicles tend to heat up more. This is because the interior keeps on accumulating all the heat from the outer surfaces. However, as per the laws that prevail in the Gold Coast area, there is a permissible limit of the darkness of the tint films.
Can the two types of tinting be merged?
It is seen that the car window tinting in Gold Coast is generally heat shrinkable, and hence can be applied on curved surfaces. Therefore, they are suitable for the car windows. Naturally, these tints are not applicable to the flat windows, and if forcibly applied, may cause the glass to crack.
Therefore, though the two types of tinting provide more or less similar advantages and the purpose of the two is more or less identical, the two are designed for different applications. Hence, they cannot be merged.