Windshields are front glass of any vehicle like aircraft, bus and car. These are used for the protection of vehicles and also for them who are in the cars. It protects the travelers from wind, dust and debris and also harmful UV rays and rain water. In previous days ordinary window glasses were used as windshields. However as the technology has become advanced today, laminated glass became in usage as windscreen instead of ordinary glasses.
Windshield is such an important component in a vehicle which defends the inside of car and also passengers of the car. Most of the windshields, available previously in market, were not tinted. But now a day most of the car manufacturers practice tinted windshields. However, tinted or colored windshields are legal as per windshield laws and for some medical issues. These are useful for their advantages and also for the appearance of the car.
Advantages of Tinted Windshield
A tinted windshield is advantageous to people in many ways. It can protect the dashboard of the vehicle and also the passengers in it from harmful sun rays. Temperature in the car can be normal through the use of tinted or colored windshields. Since it is helpful to not to temper the inside of the car. Chances of skin cancer from the injurious UV rays can be reduced through the use of colored windshields. On the other hand, visibility of window glass is increased due to effectiveness of colors.
Film coating is used to tint the wind glasses. A conception is there that film coating may darken the color of windshield and thus may decrease the power of visibility. But the advancement in film technology in new era makes it happen to have a clear film which can reduce the temperature of inside of the car and also clear both day and night visibility.
In previous days tinted windshield was not legal. Now a day a new kind of film named crystalline 90 is innovated. According to DOT law this kind of clear coating could be used in window glasses. But it should not be less than 70% of the Visible Light Transmission or VLT. Crystalline 90 has 90% VLT and most of the other films have 78-80%.
It has power of maximum heat rejection. Windshield is the largest glass of the entire body of a car and thus it can allow a large percentage of heat of sun. Therefore it is ideal for this front glass, windshield.
DOT law has become effective one in that way that, it allows the car manufacturers to practice tint or film coat on window glasses. This color coat on glasses not only can lower the temperature within car or bus or truck, it can also protect dash, entire interior of vehicle and passengers in the vehicle. Harshness of the sun cannot reach to you as this film coating reflects it from outside. A crystalline window consists of 1700+ SPF and it blocks 99.9% UV rays. That is the reason this is recommended by the doctors as preventive for skin cancer.