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Motor Home Shades vs. Glass Tinting

Posted on: November 22, 2019 at 4:04 pm, in

RV shades are a really effective way to block out the sun and the heat it produces, as well as its harmful UV rays. But there’s another option for blocking the sun’s rays in your vehicle – glass tinting. Let’s look at the difference between these two options and which is the more effective one.

What is window tinting?

You’ve likely seen cars and motorhomes with tinted glass. The glass is a little darker and your view is obscured when on the outside trying to look in, but those inside the vehicle can still see out. This provides a degree of privacy and security for the owner of the vehicle and those inside it. Whether your view completely obscured or not depends on the level of tinting applied.

Window tinting is achieved by applying a thin film, usually made of polyester, to the glass with a tinting agent. Another benefit of this process is that the tint filters the sunlight so that light is still let through the glass but the majority of UV rays are filtered out. This prevents skin damage and also reduces eye strain from the light.

RV sun shades

RV shades, like those provided by Magne Shade, are dark screens that can be placed over the windshield and windows of your motor home. Similar to tinted glass, these shades provide complete privacy but can still be seen through from the inside. These shades block the sun’s rays rather than filtering them so that up to 93% of UV light is blocked and less light is let in to stop the RV from heating up.

Which is superior?

One of the main concerns in motorhomes is them becoming too hot inside as the sun settles on the large windshield and windows. In this respect, RV shades are much better than tinted glass because they stop the heat from dissipating into the vehicle, whereas tinted glass still lets it through and allows it to insulate behind the glass, heating up the vehicle substantially.

But sun shades also provide an extra layer of insulation between the shade and your windshield, which helps to retain heat inside your RV during cold weather, while tinted glass will easily allow the heat to escape. Another great benefit of windshield shades is that you can remove them and put them back up whenever you need, while glass tinting is a permanent process.

So, if you want to keep your RV cool in summer and warm in winter, while protecting your family from the sun’s harmful rays, order an RV shade from Magne Shade today.

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