Too many people have false beliefs about window tints. We have been brainwashed by the mass media into believing that tints are a quick fix for our aging eyes and that we should all have them. I remember growing up years ago in the UK, my parents always had window tint on their windows, even though I was just three months old and my little finger is unable to darken even a tiny bit of film. If I were still young, I’m sure my parents would have had me put on some eye make-up before tinting my own.
This myth also perpetuates other false beliefs about window tint. Some think that tint makes our houses more aesthetically pleasing to the eye. The reality is that having a window tint can actually help reduce energy costs by reducing brightness. The reason is that the darker the tint, the lower the amount of light entering your home. When we are resting, it is important to have a darkened room so that we can better sleep and see.
Another myth is that we’re not as careful with our cars as we should be. This is entirely untrue. Car safety regulations have been around for years. Many of these regulations are framed to help save lives, and more new car models come with advanced safety features such as auto shut-off systems and braking assist. Why wouldn’t we want the same protection for our windows?
Some people also believe that window tints are unhealthy or can lead to cancer. This is completely untrue. There is only one thing that is known to predispose people to certain types of cancers, and that is exposure to asbestos. Asbestos is no longer used in most tints today due to the fact that it is known to trigger lung cancer.