Explaining Factory Tinted Windows vs. Aftermarket Window Tinting

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Tint World® is the #1 car window tinting installation center for over 30 years, but even with our experience in automotive window tinting, our Tint World® franchise owners often get asked about the difference between factory tinted windows versus aftermarket window tinting. To help clear up some of the confusion, our franchise blog will attempt to explain the differences. Learn about differences in window tinting from Tint World

Most, if not all, new models,, especially SUV’s and Mini-Vans, come equipped with a dark, 15% visible light transmission “factory tint” on vehicle windows, other than the front driver and passenger windows and of course, the windshield.

Most consumers believe that since the glass is already tinted, there is no need to install an after-market window film, other than potentially matching their front windows to the existing tinted glass. SUV owners are not aware that the factory tinted glass has a very limited heat rejection coefficient and in most cases virtually no ultraviolet; UVA or UVB reduction!

While the glare is reduced by nearly 80% and passengers have additional privacy, the heat gain through factory tinted glass is very often extreme for passengers and the UV rays can remain un-blocked!

For our Tint World® franchise owners and technicians, there are two issues that our professionals need to consider when approaching a factory tinted vehicle:

* The first is the critical requirement to “match” the color of the aftermarket window film and the flat reflectivity; or rather non reflective, elements of the “factory tinted” glass. It makes little sense for an SUV driver to install a window tint that is shiny or a completely different color hue, as compared to the balance of their vehicle’s glass. This issue is resolved by having a non-reflective window film installed like the Tint World® “Supreme Carbon Package” or the “Ultimate CXP Package” Technology Window Films. In both instances, the front driver and passenger windows will have a perfect color match to the rear glass.

* The second is the critical requirement of Tint World® franchise owners to be familiar with their local state tint laws and only install front window visible light transmission films that meet the statutes. For example, the requirement in Florida is a 28% VLT for front windows. The installation of window film on a windshield is not legally permitted, with the exception of a strip that is frequently installed on the top of the windshield glass from the interior right up to the AS1 line.

The aftermarket professionally installed films by Tint World® franchise locations have nearly 99.9% UVA and UVB rejection and heat rejection at a factor of double or more compared to the “factory tinted” rear windows, protecting the safety and health of passengers.

Many SUV drivers will have a very light 50% VLT film or higher installed on the interior glass of the “factory tinted” glass to gain double the heat rejection and UV rejection without adding any additional reflectivity to the glass! In addition, with the rapid growth of on-board electronics and Bluetooth technology, these Tint World Films will not interfere with EM signals that also relate to GPS, radar detectors or premium satellite radio like XM or Sirius.

SUV owners should recognize that they have only tackled one very small portion of their tinting requirements! This is a new age in technology and our Tint World® franchises offer solution tint packages that will match any budget. To learn more about our local Tint World® franchise locations and their capabilities, visit our website. If you would like more information about becoming a Tint World® franchise owner, contact our Tint World® Franchise team online or call us at 1-888-944-8468.

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New Franchise Opportunities for 2017

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As we head into the stretch run of 2016, many entrepreneurs are looking for new franchise opportunities for franchise ownership in 2017. If you are looking for a great way to own your own franchise and do something you love, owning a Tint World® franchise can help you find the perfect niche for you. New Franchise Opportunities Tint World

A Tint World® franchise can let you be your own boss while being involved with one of the fastest growing franchise systems in the world. Tint World® franchise programs come with several opportunities for entry, all of which can help you find your dream franchise solution for 2017 and beyond. Available Tint World® franchise opportunities include:

Tint World® Single Store:

The Single Store Franchise is very popular because it offers the startup of a new traditional Tint World® franchise location that provides you to be in business for yourself, but not by yourself, because it is backed by all the benefits and support of the Tint World® nationally-marketed brand.

Tint World® Multi-Store:

The Multi-Store Franchise Opportunity is for enterprise level business developers. Tint World® allows you to create your very own “mini market” of franchise locations. We’ll be there every step of the way as you develop each and every franchise license and move from an individual store franchise owner to a multi-unit operator. Tint World® offers a lower franchise fee and royalty discount for qualified conversions.

Tint World® Co-Brand Express Store:

The Express Store Franchise Program allows existing business owners to successfully integrate a Tint World® Express franchise into their existing business and offer Tint World® products and services to an existing business operation. This option is a great way to quickly expand your business, gain more customers, and increase profits by providing more services to generate new revenue streams. Tint World® offers a lower franchise fee and royalty discount for qualified conversions!

Tint World® Conversion Store:

The Conversion Store Franchise Program is for successful automotive service center owners who are looking for a better way to do business. This Option is perfect for current business owners looking for the benefits of a franchise without having to start from scratch, and provides expansion of your target customer base with a low cost investment and easy conversion program. Tint World® offers a lower franchise fee and royalty discount for qualified conversions.

Tint World® Franchise opportunities also exist for Area Developers and International Master Franchises as well, so if you would like more information on the different options that are available for your own Tint World® Franchise, contact our Tint World® Franchise team online or call us at 1-888-944-8468.

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