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Photos of all five ComforTech window films arranged by VLT or shade from darkest to lightest

Window Tint Shade

ComforTech™ Ceramic Series window film is available in five performance shades. What is a window tint shade you may ask? It’s another word for the film’s color but it is also an indication of the film’s performance. So let’s dig in and take a look at our window tint shades!

The color of ComforTech™ window film, or any window film, is determined by the materials and dyes used during its manufacturing process. These materials and dyes are carefully selected and combined to achieve specific colors and shades, which in turn provide different levels of light transmission, heat rejection, and privacy.

What determines window tint shade?

The shade of window film is determined by the materials and process used in manufacturing the film:


Colored dyes can be added to the polyester film to create a range of shades, from subtle to deep hues. These dyes are responsible for the film’s tint and determine how much visible light is allowed to pass through the film.


Some window films contain thin layers of metal, such as aluminum, silver, or copper. These metals can influence the film’s color and also provide additional benefits, such as enhanced heat rejection and glare reduction.

Ceramic particles:

Ceramic window films use microscopic ceramic particles that are non-metallic and non-conductive. These particles can help create a neutral or subtle color, while still providing excellent heat rejection and UV protection.

When selecting a window film, it’s essential to consider the color and its impact on factors like privacy, light transmission, and heat rejection.

ComforTech™ Ceramic Series Window Tint Shade Chart

All ComforTech™ Ceramic Series films are made from nanoceramic technology which produces a beautiful natural neutral color with terrific solar control properties. In fact, ceramic window film is the top choice for professional installers of residential and commercial window film because of its performance and beauty.

ComforTech™ film comes in five performance shades: 45, 35, 25, 15 and 05. The numbers of the film refer to the visible light transmission each film offers. So our 45 film lets in 45% of visible light and is our lightest shade or color of film, while 05 is our darkest. All of our films provide benefits in all areas (with the exception of privacy where 05 and 15 are recommended for maximum privacy) but ultimately the choice is yours and how dark of a film you are comfortable with. Below is a chart of recommended films by issue:

Recommended Products by window tint shade and issue

Below are descriptions and photos of each of ComforTech™’s five shades:

ComforTech™ 45

ComforTech 45 Window Film in a room

Our lightest offering. Looks almost invisible on the glass. Provides maximum UV protection and medium solar control with the highest light transmission.

ComforTech™ 35

ComforTech™ 35

Our most popular all-around film! Light enough to blend well, but with enough tint to provide solar control.

ComforTech™ 25

ComforTech™ 25

A medium shade film that balances stronger solar control with light transmission.

ComforTech™ 15

ComforTech 15 Ceramic Series Window Film Product Page 1 -

A darker film for those that need to control heat gain or glare. Perfect for south-facing rooms and sunny climates.

ComforTech™ 05

ComforTech™ 05

Our darkest film offers the greatest daytime privacy and solar control for rooms and climates that demand it.


The window tint shade you choose is ultimately dependent on two things: (1) the issue you are trying to solve and (2) your color preference. All our ComforTech™ Ceramic Series shades offer a level of solar control, fade protection, energy efficiency, and glare control. And except for UV protection, the performance of the film increases as the shade of the film gets darker.

ComforTech Ceramic Series Film Performace Specifications and window tint shade chart

So, when it comes to choosing the shade that is right for you, it comes down to your own preferences and aesthetics and how dark you are comfortable going. We suggest using our simulator tool on the website and ordering a window film sample kit to get a piece of each shade of film to compare in your own home. This will allow you to see the shades in person to determine which is right for you. And if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at [email protected] or 888-206-1413 or the chat button on the site.

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