Window films can be applied to windows to achieve a variety of effects, including privacy, decoration, and protection from the sun.
At Rayno Window Film we have a full lineup of films that help to preserve and protect your home, business property, or car from the harmful UV rays of the sun. Our wide range of high-quality window films was developed to provide exceptional protection. Our team has invested a lot of time and resources into developing cutting-edge window film technology in order to bring you the best products possible.
What's Window Film?
Window film, often known as window tint, is a polyester film that is manufactured using Polyethylene Terephthalate. PET is a clear, strong, and lightweight plastic that is used in many packaging applications, including water bottles.
People apply window film to the interior side of a glass window in a house, business, or car to help reduce heat, increase privacy, and improve safety. Due to various customer needs, window film comes with different specifications.
Films come in a variety of colors, sizes, and materials. They can be made with metals, dyes, pigments, or multiple layers of polyester to offer protection from the sun’s heat and harmful UV rays. Some window films are even decorative and can give the appearance of frosted glass or have etched patterns.
Rayno Window Film offers a variety of architectural and automotive window films that help with a variety of customers’ needs and wants.
What to Consider When Choosing the Best Window Film
There are many factors to consider when thinking about how to choose the best tint to meet your needs.
One of the most important things to consider is the type of window film that will be the solution to your needs. Window films come in various types. Some of the most common are decorative, solar, UV, privacy, switchable, and security window films. Ask yourself what you are looking to accomplish before choosing your film. If you are looking to tint your car, a UV window film may be your best bet. If you’re looking to tint your home windows, look into UV window film, decorative window films, or security films.
After you’ve picked your type, you’ll need to consider the window film features. The most important window film features to look for include UV light blocking, shade, color stability, clarity, solar control, and color. Rayno offers a variety of features that will fit your needs and budget.
Find a Rayno Window Film installer to help you decide on the best film for you.
Benefits of Window Film
Rayno Window Film provides several benefits for homes, businesses, and cars. Here are the most popular benefits.
Reduces Heat Inside
Window films can help reduce the amount of heat that comes through a window, which can help make a room or building more comfortable and save on energy costs. Our best UV window tint can block about 90% of the heat coming in.
Window film darkens windows to help obscure the view into a building or car, providing privacy for people inside.
Window films can help hold glass together in the event of an accident or breakage, preventing flying shards from injuring people inside. For added security for high-traffic commercial properties, we offer security film that strengthens windows up to 20 times more than normal glass strength.
Blocks UV Rays
Window films can help block harmful UV rays from the sun, which can help protect people and belongings inside from sun damage and skin cancer. Our films block about 99% of UVA and UVB rays.
Window film can help reduce solar glare, making it easier to see both inside and outside. This is particularly helpful if you are driving in the direction of the sun and are getting blinded by the bright light.
Window film can help protect against fading by blocking out harmful UV rays. This is especially beneficial for furniture, flooring, window treatments and other belongings that are susceptible to fading.
Types of Automotive Window Film
There are different types of car films to choose from that range in price and performance. Here are some of the most common types of car tint you will find in the market today.
Ceramic Window Tint
Ceramic window film is a type of window film that is made with ceramic particles. Ceramic window film is non-metalized and therefore will not interfere with electronic signals, making it ideal if you use your cellphone to make calls in the car. Ceramic window film also has excellent heat rejection properties, making it one of the most popular types of window film on the market today.
Ceramic car window tint tends to oxidize more quickly than other types of window film. This means that the nano-ceramic particles in the film will cause the color of the film to lighten over time, faster than with carbon films.
That is why we developed a new kind of tint that incorporates both carbon and ceramic particles called nano-carbon ceramic tint. This allows both carbon and ceramic particles to share the duty of protecting your car’s interior and lasting a long time without fading.
Carbon Window Tint
Carbon window tint is a type of window film that is made with carbon particles. It has excellent heat rejection properties and will not interfere with electronic signals. Carbon is also the preferred type of window film on the market today for people looking for a more affordable option vs. ceramic film.
One advantage of carbon car window tint over ceramic car window tint is that it does not oxidize. This means that the nano-carbon particles in the film will not cause the color of the film to lighten over time, making it a good choice if you want your car’s tint to last a long time without fading.
Dyed Window Tint
Dyed window tint is a popular choice for those looking to add privacy and style to their vehicle at bargain prices. This film is made by adding a dye to the adhesive side of the film, which then bonds with the glass when applied. This type of tint can block out UV rays and some heat, but it can easily fade over time and is not as durable as other types of tint. If you are looking for a tint that will last longer and hold up better against the elements, consider nano-carbon ceramic tintor carbon tint.
Metallized Window Tint
Metallic tint is a type of tint that uses tiny metallic particles to create a reflective or shiny look. This type of tint is often chosen by vehicle owners for its reflective properties and ability to reflect away heat. Metalized window tint can also provide protection against the sun’s harmful UV rays and help keep your car cooler in hot weather.
Learn more about the benefits of tinting car windows here.
Types of Architectural Window Film
Here are the most popular architectural window films for homes, offices, and commercial properties. Customers looking for a privacy window film generally choose any of the following. Learn about their benefits and why people choose them.
UV Window Film
UV window film, sometimes called solar film, is a type of window film that is designed to reduce the amount of heat and UV rays that enter a space through the windows. They are available in a variety of shades and can be used in both residential and commercial windows.
It provides protection for the home’s occupants and their furnishings from harmful UV radiation. These films stop the amount of UV radiation that could otherwise enter the surroundings, protecting the skin from harm while also preserving furniture from fading and deterioration while still letting natural light in.
UV films also keep rooms colder in the summer and warmer in the winter, lowering energy costs while also enabling more comfortable living conditions for homeowners. Last but not least, UV films protect people from harsh glare by combating and deflecting it away from their eyes when watching television or working on a computer screen.
Security Window Film
Security window film is a clear film that is applied to the interior side of glass windows. Once applied, the film acts as an invisible barrier that holds the glass together and increases the strength of the glass by 20 times. This type of film is particularly beneficial in areas where there is a risk of impact, such as businesses or government buildings.
It is also helpful in deterring burglaries and protecting against flying glass in the event of an accident or natural disaster. When applied to glass windows, security film makes it more difficult for would-be burglars to break in, and also protects against injuries from flying glass in the event of a breakage. A common place to add this film is on glass doors.
Switchable Window Film
Switchable window film, a polymer dispersed liquid crystal (PDLC) film, is a type of privacy film that can be switched from clear to opaque, and vice versa. Switchable smart film is often used in commercial settings, such as office conference rooms or hospital examination rooms.
Decorative Window Film
This is a type of frosted window film that can be used to enhance the look of a space. Decorative window film comes in a variety of colors, patterns, and styles, and can be used to create privacy or add visual interest to a space. Many offices opt for decorative films as an easy and affordable interior design project.
These films are perfect for shower doors for added privacy while your significant other is in the same room.
Many brands offer a no glue, static cling technology that adheres firmly to the surface but is easy to remove.
Some are window stickers that can be easily applied and removed.
Some homeowners may want stained glass window film for a unique and custom look to add color to their space and impress their visitors.
One-Way Mirror Film
One-way mirror window films provide privacy protection from people trying to look inside during the day. Instead of seeing what’s inside, people on the other side see their own reflection.
Window Film Terminology
In order to fully understand window film features, here are some terms you should familiarize yourself with.
Emissivity is the material’s ability to insulate or hold heat in. Low-emissivity (low-E) films excel at this, allowing very little heat to pass through the material. This is why low-E windows are such an effective way to keep heat in during winter and out during summer. The lower the emissivity, the better the material is at insulating.
The IR rejection percentage of window tint means how much infrared light is rejected by the window tint. Window tint with a higher IR rejection percentage will reject more infrared light, and vice versa. The main benefit of having a high IR rejection percentage is that it helps to keep the car or home cooler in the summer.
Total Solar Energy Rejected (TSER)
Is a percentage of the total solar energy (heat) rejected by a window film. The higher the TSER, the more total solar energy is rejected by the tint.
UV rejection means how well the window film blocks ultraviolet light from going through it. Ultraviolet light is what causes skin cancer, fading of fabrics and furniture.
Visible Light Transmitted (VLT)
Visible Light Transmitted (VLT) is how much light can go through the film. The lower the number, the darker the film. For example, a film with a VLT of 5% will let in 5% of visible light and a film with a VLT of 50% will let in 50% of visible light, etc.