Having a sunroof on your car is a great feature and it allows you to admire the sky and the views, but it also comes with a downside. More sunlight enters the car and it can potentially damage the interior, the upholstery as well as affect the health of the passengers. Plus, it will also heat up the interior more. That’s where sunroof tint comes in very useful. From this article you will learn everything you need to know about sunroof tint and get valuable tips for installing it here in Chicago.

4 key benefits of sunroof tint

  1. Decreased inside temperature
  2. Protection of the interior against fading
  3. Protection for the upholstery
  4. Reduced skin damage caused by UV rays.

Sunroof tint: approved by law

While there are certain tinting restrictions for the windshield, front and rear windows, there are none for the sunroof, so you can basically go as low in darkness as you wish. Of course, you don’t want a totally black glass that blocks all of the light, because then the entire purpose of the sunroof will be canceled.

Common sunroof tint mistakes

  1. Improper tint installation — applying a tinting film on the front or side windows is a straightforward process, but applying it on the sunroof can be much trickier. Mistakes are more common and the glass can get scratched or the film may not be applied correctly, causing the sunroof to not open smoothly or to get stuck. That’s why it’s best to choose a professional company such as Tinting Chicago;
  2. Not using the correct film — it’s best to choose the film, fitting the climate of your region. Dark tints retain more heat and are best for those that live in cooler places, while for those living in very hot climates, lighter hues are better;
  3. Believing the sunroof tinting myths — it’s not the tint that makes a sunroof to break, there are plenty of other factors such as road debris, scratches, or cracks that were not seen when the film was applied. In other cases, it was the frame of certain cars that was putting stress on the sunroof making it break, whether it was tinted or not.

How much does sunroof tint cost?

Sunroof tint cost depends on the size of the sunroof (regular or panoramic) and on the material that is used. Whether you have a coupe, a sedan, an SUV or a wagon, the prices fore window tint of regular sunroof at Tinting Chicago are:

  • Rayno carbon-ceramic film S5 — $59.99
  • Rayno carbon-ceramic film S9 — $89.99
  • 3M carbon film FX premium — $69.99
  • 3M multilayer optical film crystalline — $129.99

Sunroof tint in Chicago

If you want to tint your sunroof (or any other windows of your vehicle), our team of professionals is ready to assist you. You can find us at 3621 N Harlem Ave. and 2720 W Grand Ave. in Chicago, IL or 1402 N Rand Rd in Palatine, IL, or call us at 773-455-0467 or 312-212-0493.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will sunroof tint cause it to crack?

The short answer is “no”. There are various rumors online that applying a tinting film over the sunroof will cause it to crack or explode, but those are just myths and they are not based on real facts. Over the years we have installed plenty of sunroof films and the drivers didn’t have any issues. The tinting film itself will not break a glass that is in perfect condition. But if the glass is already cracked, then the tinting can increase the risk of it breaking up. But don’t worry, we will carefully inspect the surface before applying the film, and let you know if there are any tiny cracks or scratches.

Can you put ceramic tint on the sunroof?

Yes, you can, and it’s actually better to use a ceramic tint instead of a dyed tint. The ceramic tint protects the sunroof much better against heat and UV rays compared to other types. However we don't recommend installing dark ceramic window film on the panoramic sunroof.

Can panoramic sunroof be tinted?

Yes, we can definitely tint a panoramic sunroof as well. Come visit us at 3621 N Harlem Ave. or 2720 W Grand Ave. in Chicago, IL or 1402 N Rand rd in Palatine, IL, and we will handle the installation in a safe and professional way.


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