There are a bunch of different types of different window films, and they are designed for different purposes. Some films with metal particles in their fabrics can give block out more light, but they can interfere with the signals transmission, which can be quite inconvenient for modern people. We use smartphones, GPS, wifi and other types of signals that we need to live our everyday lives.

If you don’t think metallic films are for you, then you’re in luck. Here are the best options for non-metal window tint that will have similar effects as the metallic ones.


Dyed films are quite cheap. They help to dim down the room, but they aren’t as functional as the other available options. The light is only blocked by the dye, but not the heat, which means that it can actually absorb more heat than any other type of films, which will raise the overall temperature of the room. This is more of aesthetic options than anything else, as the heat reduction property is quite low. Also, they are prone to fading so you might have a shorter lifespan than the alternatives.


For this type of film, carbon fibres are infused into the fabrics instead of metal. They will achieve similar effects as a metallic film but it won’t interfere with the signal transmission. Carbon films can block up to 40% of solar heat and light from entering the room. This will sufficiently cool down the interior of your room, or vehicle. Not only that, but they also protect your furniture from heat and light damage, which is a nice bonus as well.


Among the different types of films, the ceramic film might just be the most expensive and the highest quality possible. It’s reported that ceramic films can block up to 50% of solar heat without hindering visibility during both day and nighttime. When it comes to UV protection, ceramic films can prevent as much as 99% of invisible UV rays from coming through the window. It’s also highly-tolerant to fading, breaking, bubbling, warping and other forms of heat, light and water damage. Not only that, but it also provides a decent level of shattering prevention as well. Although it might not be as efficient at that as a security film, it still gets the job done.


If you ask a tinting service, they will most likely suggest that you get this type of film for your window, and that’s something we agree with. It offers a very high level of everything you can ask for from a window film. It blocks out more heat than a dyed film, it allows just as much visibility as any other type of films, and it’s highly effective at blocking out harmful UV rays without sacrificing any of the aesthetic values. If screen glare is an issue for you, then this type of film will get rid of that problem as well. It’s the perfect solution!


Darker tints are more effective at reducing light glares, and if that’s something you think is important for you, then you might need to look a little bit deeper into your film options. Dyed films are surprisingly effective at reducing light glare, especially from headlights of a car. Ceramic films are just as effective at it, but it allows for more visibility so it might be a better option for a car tint.

You will need to think about what type of functionalities you want your film to perform, as this will be the guideline for you to follow. You will need to consider your budget, the purpose you want the films to serve and what kind of looks you want your films to have. Each type of film is different, and if you aren’t sure what to get, contact us at Cooltone today to see how we can help!

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