Should I still tint my windows? Labor Day weekend just ended and the kids are back in school. People are closing their swimming pools and we are pulling out our fall decorations while stores are setting up with their Christmas decorations. You waited all summer to get your windows tinted and just ran out of time and are wondering, “should I just wait till next summer?” With cooler temperatures comes wintry precipitation. As if driving in slick conditions wasn’t tricky enough, the glare from snow and ice can make it nearly impossible or uncomfortable on the eyes. Fortunately, window tint does much more than simply provide you with privacy while you’re inside your vehicle. It can also cut down on glare, which will improve your comfort and safety. Glare from the Snow and Ice Glare from snow and ice can certainly be a problem. In fact, there is a name for this snow glare problem and it’s called “snow blindness” and it results from being exposed to bright sunlight reflecting off snow over long periods of time. You’re already aware that a glare can pose problems for you while you’re driving, but when that glare is reflected off snow, it can be even worse. Instead of trying to reposition your visor, wearing sunglasses that impede your vision, or trying to squint your way through a road trip, you might want to consider window tint from Premier Tint Pros instead. How Window Tint Helps There are several types of window tint percentages out there, and many of these are designed to help block the amount of sunlight that enters your vehicle. This can not only help you keep your car cooler in the summer, but it can also reduce the amount of sunlight that gets into your eyes and affects your ability to drive safely. Believe it or not, in the wintertime, the sunlight reflecting off the snow can be 10 times brighter than usual. The right window tint can filter the light, thus reducing the glare. You often hear limo tint, 20% 35% in the window film language. These numbers mean the amount of sun that is coming through your windows. In Illinois, the front windows must be 35% window tint, meaning 35% of the sun is coming through your front windows. Premier Tint Pro’s will help you in consulting you about what is legal window tint in Illinois. Even More Benefits As if being able to filter out the glare caused by the sun reflecting off the snow wasn’t enough, window tint can keep you safe in other ways, too. Remember that it is possible to get a sunburn in the wintertime; if the sun is shining, there are UVA and UVB rays that can burn and damage your skin. All of the window tint films from Premier Tint Pros comes with UVA and UVB blocking, which can prevent that damage. What’s more, blocking that glare can also protect the interior of your car from fading or cracking, and it can keep your car cooler during the warm months, too. Call Premier Tint Pros at 630-488-0813 Premier is open all year around in Oswego and our new Fox Valley location will be open this fall. We are open Monday through Friday from 8am-9pm and Saturday from 8am-6pm. Call us today to have your windows tinted and we will get you on the schedule the same day.