Get Semi Truck Window Tint in Chicago: Super Fast, Only Top Quality Films!

All commercial vehicles, especially semi-trucks that go on very long journeys, have to have reinforced windows and a well-protected interior. Window tinting is the optimal way to prevent the exposure of the driver and his companion to harmful UV rays, radiation, heat, and glare. Semi truck tinting protects windows of the commercial vehicle from mechanical and chemical damage — road debris, chips, minor scratches, insects’ acids etc. With quality films installed, truck drivers can have a stress-free comfortable ride, and deliver those goods with no hassle. And we at Tinting Chicago are ready to help with that!

Why install semi truck window tint

Semi truck today belongs to a category of super modern commercial motor vehicles that are specially designed for very long journeys. Though the comfort of the cabin can be determined by the car manufacturer itself, the windows don’t always have the needed protection. Truck drivers unlike any other road users are sensitive to sun exposure, glare and heat: sometimes they spend days on the highway. That’s why both the windshield and the side windows of a semi-truck must have quality films installed. The choice of options is very broad— from colored or tinted glazing to sunray tint, from polarized films to high-tech carbon or ceramic ones. Here at Tinting Chicago, we have a special demonstration stand with the most popular films: you can always pop into one of our shops for a free consultation and examination.

Semi truck window tint: types of films

Same as for the other commercial or passenger vehicles, films that are used for semi-truck window tinting belong to a few main categories:

Sun blocking window films

Are specially designed to protect car windows from exposure to UV rays, radiation and glare. The films that we work with provide the optimal protection, up to 98%. It means that almost zero harmful solar energy will get through the windows. This does not just protect the driver, but also significantly reduces the temperature inside the car, creating an extra layer of comfort for those long journeys.

Tinting Chicago offers a top-quality 3M Crystalline range of tinting film products. This legally compliant 70%-plus VLT tinting film rejects up to 60% of solar energy,  and up to 97% of  infrared rays, that cause heat, and blocks 99% of ultraviolet (UV), providing Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 1000.

Tinting Chicago is 3M Authorized Dealer Installer, and thus offers a limited lifetime warranty on film and work.

Carbon and ceramic window films

One of the most high-tech solutions on the market. Containing carbon or ceramic nano-particles, these films are super strong, but also don’t get those dangerous sun rays through. By being the top quality and durability, they are also one of the most expensive ones.

Semi truck window tint laws

Semi-trucks don’t fall under the same laws as the other vehicles: their side windows can be tinted with films of 70% visual light transmission (as opposed to 50% for passenger vehicles). As for the windshield, it can also have a minimum 70% VLT film installed (while for passenger cars it is strictly prohibited, only a 6-inch stripe is allowed).

Benefits of semi truck window tint

  • Protection of the driver’s health, reducing the risk of skin cancer
  • Significant reduction of heat, glare, radiation
  • Creation of a cool, comfortable atmosphere in the car for prolonged rides
  • Reduction of the gas usage (less use of air-conditioning)
  • Creation of a stylish look of a semi-truck.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it legal to tint semi truck windows?

Yes, American law allows tinting all windows of a semi-truck or any other commercial vehicle with films of 70% VLT.

Can I tint my semi-truck windshield?

Yes, you can. But make sure that you choose the film of the right percentage: 70% VLT or higher. If you have doubts, you can always call us at 773-455-0467 or 312-212-0493 for a 24/7 consultation.

How much is it to tint my semi-truck windows?

Prices at Tinting Chicago for 2 front windows for semi-truck starts from $250 with carbon film and $350 for ceramic film, and 3M Crystalline film tinting of 2 front windows will cost you $400.


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