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Decatur Georgia Car Window Tinting Laws

In the state of Georgia, as a general rule the law for automotive window tint is 32% for passenger cars on all the side windows and back glass. On SUV's, trucks and vans, only the front doors are regulated. Read on for more detailed information.

HOW DARK CAN WINDOW TINT BE IN DECATUR GEORGIA?
Darkness of tint is measured by Visible Light Transmission percentage (VLT%). In Georgia, this percentage refers to percentage of visible light allowed in through the combination of film and the window.

Passenger Car Window Tint:

  • Windshield Non-reflective tint is allowed on the top 6 inches of the windshield.

  • Front Side Window Tint Must allow more than 32% of light in.

  • Back Side Window Tinting Must allow more than 32% of light in.

  • Rear Window Auto Tint Must allow more than 32% of light in.

Trucks, Vans, And SUV Window Tinting:

  • Only the front door tinting is regulated on these vehicles. You are allowed to go as dark as you would like on all the windows behind the front 2 doors. Consult with a professional installer about the proper window tinting percentages for your vehicle before making a window film purchase.


HOW REFLECTIVE CAN AUTO GLASS TINTING BE IN DECATUR GEORGIA?
Similar to sunglass lenses, some tinting filmS contain metallic elements that help in reflecting incoming light and reducing the glare and heat generated by visible light.

  • Front Side Window Tint Must not be more than 20% reflective.

  • Back Side Window Tinting Films Must not be more than 20% reflective.


OTHER DECATUR GEORGIA WINDOW TINTING FILM RULES AND REGULATIONS

  • Restricted Colors: The tint color(s) of RED are not legal by state law.

  • Side Mirrors No restrictions.

  • Medical Exemption State allows medical exemptions to tint windows on your automobile. For more details about the specific terms of the exemption, consult your state law.


 

The law for automotive window tint varies from state to state. In many northern states window tint laws require nothing darker than a 70% film, while in other parts of the country it can be as dark as 20%.

Here in Georgia the law for tinted glass on your car is 32% for the entire vehicle. There are exceptions to the law of 32%: multi-purpose vehicles, like SUVs or minivans, can go with any shade on the rear of the vehicle. (Any auto glass behind the front two door windows)

These percentages are used to measure the amount of visible light transmitting (VLT) through a tinted window. The lower the percentage means the darker the film. One thing to consider is even though a car’s window may not be tinted, it doesn’t mean it is clear. A lot of auto glass that isn’t tinted can have its VLT measure at around 70% or higher. This can sometimes put a car on the illegal side even though the proper percentage of tint was applied.

georgia window tint lawThe state of Georgia also requires that no window tint have a reflectivity of 20% or higher. This reflectivity can be seen on vehicles that have windows that look like mirrors. This type of film has phased out over the last decade as car manufacturers have put more and more technology into a vehicle’s glass and the metal in mirrored tint can interfere with this technology.

A vehicle is allowed a tinted windshield strip along the top six inches of the windshield. There is no requirement to the shade of the windshield strip, however, it can’t be reflective.

You should always install a window film that complies to the State of Georgia regulations. Not only do you run the risk of being ticketed for illegal window film, but it can be expensive to strip and redo all the windows on your car.



About the films that we carry....

An educated customer is our best ally. This page is dedicated to teaching you about different window film technology in the metro area, and specifically where it concerns the films that we carry and install every day. If you are doing research to make a proper decision on what will best suit your needs, budget, and what kind of performance is preferred, please read this page in its entirety. This page may possibly be your best resource in Atlanta for making the proper film selection for your car. Take your time to learn about the different options.

Each film that we carry is rated based on performance and longevity to help you make the proper selection. Window films are great for stopping UV light, which can aggravate skin conditions. The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends window films for this reason.

We use basically three different window films for installation. All of them are different from each other in many ways. Please read the explanation of each film below, and check the film rating to see which one will best suit your needs.


Car Window Tinting Types Premium Dyed Films

Economy Dyed Window Film

What are Economy Window Films?

Our Premium Dyed window film offers customers a good, economical option to tinting their windows. These films are non-metallized meaning they will not interfere with radio reception and have a non-reflective appearance. This product is a good choice for anybody looking for an entry-level window tint that won’t break the bank.

Pros:
  • Good for looks and privacy
  • Over 99% UV protection
  • Non-metallized, non-reflective



Goals Achieved:
  • UV Protection
  • Increased privacy and style
  • Glare reduction


Film Rating: GOOD


Car Window Tinting - Terraflex Carbon Window Film

Llumar® ATC© Window Film

What Are "Color Stable" Window Films?

A step-up from our Premium Dyed film, the Llumar ATC window film is a better option in terms of performance and longevity. Backed by a nationwide, manufacturer’s warranty you can rest assured your window tint will look as good as the day you bought it, for as long as you own your vehicle.

Pros:

   • Good for looks and privacy
   • Over 99% UV protection
   • National Factory Backed Warranty

Goals Achieved:

  • Better performance
  • Increased privacy and style
  • Glare reduction
  • UV protection

 Film Rating: BETTER


Car Window Tinting - Ceramic Window Tint

Llumar® CTX© Window Film

What Are High Performance Window Films?

With over 50 years of experience in the engineering of window film, Llumar has presented us with their CTX window tint. Outstanding performance, clarity and longevity give CTX an edge over all other ceramic films on the market.  If you are looking for a film that delivers the total package, then CTX is it.

Pros:
  • Superior heat rejection
  • Good for looks and privacy
  • Over 99% UV protection
  • Non-metallized, non-reflective
  • National Factory Backed Warranty

Goals Achieved:

  • Excellent performance
  • Good for looks and privacy
  • Great for “matching” factory glass
  • Glare reduction
  • UV protection

Film Rating: BEST  


Llumar® AIR© Window Film

Do Window Films That Are "Light" Filter Out Damaging Rays?

Llumar’s AIR series window tint is the perfect option if you’re interested in a glass “coating” that will give you protection and performance without darkening your existing glass. These films are ostensibly clear but give you unmatched heat rejection and UV protection. Most popular for windshield and sunroofs; these films can actually improve the driver’s visibility by eliminating up to 20% of the sun’s glare.

Pros:
  • Superior heat rejection
  • “Clear” shade maintains stock look
  • Over 99% UV protection
  • Does not impede night vision
  • National Factory Backed Warranty

Goals Achieved:

  • Excellent performance
  • Glare reduction
  • UV protection


Film Rating: BEST  

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