Film Performance Specifications
(S) Sun-Gard Shadow Series (Life-Time Warranty)
(1) - Shadow 5
(2) - Shadow 20
(3) - Shadow 32
(4) - Shadow 38
(5) - Shadow 50
(GP) Sun-Gard GP Max Series (Limited Warranty)
(1) - GP Max 5
(2) - GP Max 20
(3) - GP Max 35
(4) - GP Max 50
Window Tint Film Statistics
% Total Solar Energy
% Visible Light
UV Rejections (S)(GP)
Solar Heat Gain Coefficient
Total Solar Energy Rejection
Solar Optical Properties Glossary
Total Solar Energy: all the energy in the solar spectrum that reaches us on the earth’s surface. This includes UVA and UVB, Visible light, and Infrared energy up to roughly 2500nm.
Visible Light: the portion of the solar spectrum containing visible light we can see, from roughly 380nm up to 780nm, contains all the colors of the spectrum.
U Factor: heat transfer due to temperature differences outside and inside. Represents the amount of heat passing through 1 sq ft of glass in 1 hour for every 1 degree temperature difference between the outside and inside. A lower value means less heat passes through, and this is generally of interest for keeping heat inside the building in cold climates.
Ultraviolet Light Rejection: the amount of UV energy blocked by the film, either by reflecting or absorbing it. This energy does not enter the building.
Shading Coefficient: the ratio of heat passing through a filmed window to heat passing through clear unfilmed glass. A lower number means better heat rejection.
Solar Heat Gain Coefficient: similar to the shading coefficient, except this value also takes into account energy that is re-radiated back into the room from the glass heating up due to increased absorption. Again, a lower number means better heat rejection.
Total Solar Energy Rejection: the total amount of solar energy that is kept out of the building. Although not accurate, this is commonly referred to as heat rejection.
Infrared Rejection: the amount of infrared (IR) energy that is blocked by the film, either by reflecting or absorbing. This value is for the whole IR region of the solar spectrum, roughly 780nm up to 2500nm.
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Why Choose Sun-Gard Tint Film?
SUN-GARD window tint is by far the best window tinting product in the automobile industry. Its high quality window film out performs all other brands including 3M window tint.
SUN-GARD window tints assist in relieving all sun related damaging impacts, by obstructing 99% of UV rays as well as more than 78% of the sunlight's heat.
Even more, SUN-GARD boosts the appearance and value of any type of automobile or structure, while supplying energy-saving convenience in warm summer seasons and also cool winters months.
Rest assured we have your best interest in mind and have done all the appropriate research to keep you as a customer for life!
Why Tint Your Car Windows?
The simple answer is having car window tint on your windows protects your vehicles interior and exterior plus any property from the damaging effects of the sun.
Over time we all know the sun can cause the fading of your seats and upholstery and even crack and ruin your dashboard and paint. With the extreme heat of Arizona we all know how hot it gets in our vehicles and the importance of having the proper window tint protection!
Window tint cal also reduce vehicle theft and break-ins as it makes it harder for people to see in your vehicle. Its also pretty valuable in the case of an accident to hold glass shatter and pieces together as opposed to exploding on you or your loved ones.
On top of physical benefits there is of course you! The sun is very damaging to the skin and the strong glare can cause eye strain and even eye damage! By having the proper window film professionally installed it is definitely beneficial to your health!
Causes of Vehicle Fading & Sun Damage
Causes of Fading and Sun Damage:
Make sure your vehicle is protected from the damaging effects of the sun. In the end it will end up costing you more money by not having your windows properly tinted!