In this blog post, we will be discussing how residential window tint works in New York as well as the different types of residential window tint.


  • Solar film is a thin laminate film that is applied to glass. Solar film is designed to reject solar heat and reduce glare.
  • There are three types of residential window tint: clear, dyed, and metalized.
  • Clear film is the most basic type of solar film. It does not have any pigmentation and does not change the appearance of the glass.
  • Dyed film has a layer of dye that gives the film a darker appearance. Dyed film absorbs more heat than clear film but it can also result in a “haze” effect.
  • Metalized film has a layer of metal that reflects light and heat. Metalized film is the most effective at rejecting solar heat but it can also result in a “mirror” effect.
  • Solar film is available in different levels of opacity, which is measured by the percentage of visible light transmission (VLT%). A lower VLT% means that the film is more opaque and allows less light to pass through.
  • Solar film can be installed on both windows and skylights. It is important to note that solar film should not be installed on windows that are cracked or damaged in any way.


Conclusion: Solar film is an increasingly popular way to reduce glare and heat in homes, especially here in New York where the sun can be quite brutal during the summer months. If you’re considering having solar film installed in your home, we hope this blog post helped give you a better understanding of how it works and what your options are. As always, feel free to reach out to us or call us (917) 893 – 3883 if you have any questions!