8 Reasons For Tinting Truck Windows and How To Do It

Australia is known as the sunburnt country for a very good reason. According to a report, Australia is within the top 10 sunniest places on earth and Western Australia is the sunniest state in the country, with the Pilbara being the sunniest region. 

There is no debate on how powerful the sun is in Australia. Everyone knows it. As such, truck window tinting will save you money, and improve staff morale by reducing the intensity of the sun coming into the cabin area. The red-centre is notoriously vicious, don’t let your fleet and team burn!

Still not convinced? Well, here are 8 of our best reasons why you should be considering truck window tinting in Perth, the Pilbara, or anywhere in Australia, as well as how to do it! This blog will touch on some benefits from truck window tinting and then extrapolate 8 reasons why you should do it from those autoglass solution benefits. 

The Benefits of Truck Window Tinting 

Because of how harsh the Australian climate is, namely the big holes in the ozone layer and the ball of radioactive fire in the sky, window tinting is quite beneficial. These benefits include: 

  • Blocks out up to 99% of ultraviolet sunlight 
  • Lowers temperature in the cabin
  • Harder to see into the cabin
  • Can reduce glare 
  • Less fading and sun damage in the cabin 
  • Strengthen glass
  • Prevents scratches 
  • Makes the truck look better 
  • Less load on the air conditioner 

Here’s 8 Reasons Why to Tint Your Truck Windscreen

As mentioned before, these reasons are extrapolated from the benefits listed above. The reasons include: 

Reason 1: Tinting Is Improves Energy/Fuel Efficiency

How does a layer of plastic do this? It sounds absurd! It goes something like this, truck window tinting means that the cabin of the truck won’t get as hot. So what? Well that means you won’t have to use the air conditioner as much or as vigorously because the truck won’t ever get as hot.

Truck window tinting deflects solar heat. When the vehicle heats up energy is diverted to the air conditioner which then uses up fuel. Therefore, truck window tinting will allow you to save on energy/fuel costs.

Reason 2: Improved Driver Visibility and Safety 

By getting your truck window tinted you will reduce the glare on the eyes of your drivers. Not only is the sun in Australia extremely damaging, it’s also pretty bright to look at. 

By reducing the glare on your drivers by getting your truck windows tinted, you are improving their safety because they will be able to see more. Additionally, you will also be improving their overall satisfaction since they are more comfortable. 

Reason 3: Increased Cabin Security 

By limiting what people are able to see in your cabin, you are increasing your security and reducing your chances of theft. Your truck might be locked and has an extensive alarm system, but that will not stop motivated sticky-beaks from trying to break in.

By getting window tinting on your truck, you are limiting how much people can see in the cabin. The less they can see, and the less they think they can steal, the less they will try. This will save you money. 

Reason 4: Equipment Will Not Be Ruined From By Heat Damage

Have you ever gotten into a boiling hot car and burnt your elbow on the seat belt buckle? Ever left something in your hot car for what you thought was no time at all, only to have it melted away? 

Truck window tinting will reduce this damage. If you’re a professional truck driver, you would know just how hot your vehicle can get after just a few short minutes nipping off to get a travelers pie. Don’t let your truck get hotter than the bain marie from where it came from!

Reason 5: Reduce Upholstery Damage 

This one is a bit of a no brainer. If you’ve lived in Australia for any amount of time you’d be familiar with the sight of a sunbaked car interior. 

Making sure you have adequate truck window tinting, or even earthmoving machinery glass, will protect your interior. These vehicles are going to spend a lot of time under one of the harshest suns on the planet. Make sure they are protected!

Reason 6: Improved Glass Safety In The Event of An Accident

The film used for window tinting can improve your safety in the event of a crash or debris being launched at you. When the glass cracks or smashes, the truck window tinting holds it in place. In essence, the window turns it into safety glass. 

This gained benefit in the event of an accident is a notable reason as to why you should be tinting truck windows. 

Reason 7: It Is Far More Comfortable 

Just because you are in a truck doesn’t mean you can’t get sunburnt and irritated. By tinting the windows of your truck and providing adequate auto glass solutions, your drivers will; be more motivated, focus more, be healthier, and be happier. 

The sun is incredibly brutal and fatiguing. Getting some window tinting will improve the efficiency of your workforce. 

Reason 8: Your Entire Fleet Will Look More Professional!

Row of trucks, lined up, all with pristine blackened windows. If you visualise it, it looks pretty good, doesn’t it? Well just imagine if you saw the actual thing and weren’t making pictures up in your head!

If you have a fleet of trucks, getting them tinted will make them appear more professional and “cool” (not just literally to do with the temperature). A tinted fleet shows your clients that you are using more than the bare-minimum in your equipment, which will translate to their unconscious opinion of your products too.

Regulations For Window Tinting In Australia

When it comes to window tinting, there are certain levels of visibility you are legally allowed on your windows. Usually, you aren’t allowed any darkening to the windscreen, and between 20%-35% darkening for the rest of the windows. 

As a manager for a fleet of trucks, or a truck driver, you probably won’t care too much about fully darkening your windows because that is usually a private vehicle aesthetic choice. 

Instead, you need to make sure that the window tinting you are getting installed has efficient sun-protection and uses the right polarizing techniques. If you get a half-baked window tinting job, you can expect the inside of your cabin to be at mercy to the other half of the bake the windows let in! Make sure you get your window tinting done by a professional! 

Window Tinting Professionals 

When it comes to Perth window tinting, or window tinting throughout the Pilbara and Kalgoorlie regions, Dean’s Autoglass will have you covered. We have been providing an easy-to-use mobile anytime emergency service throughout Western Australia for over 25 years. 

Our lifetime workmanship guarantee will make sure your truck window tinting is installed to last in the Australian condition. If you want to have the ultimate sun protection for your staff and fleet, let Dean’s come to you and tint your truck windows.