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The Ultimate Tinting Home Windows Quiz
by Staff
Have you ever looked at your utility bill and wondered whether there was a way to reduce your energy costs? Have you noticed that the beautiful couch you purchased for the living room is fading? The sun's ray might be great for flowers and plants, but it hard on our skin, our furniture, and our pocketbooks.

How many basic categories of sunlight are there?

  • 3
  • 8
  • 15

Which rays of sunlight cause sunburn?

  • infra-red
  • visible rays
  • UV

The heat we feel from the sun is the result of which types of rays?

  • infra-red
  • visible
  • UV

Window tint comes in what form?

  • sheets of film
  • a thin paint
  • a filler for the window

When did window film first hit the market?

  • 1940s
  • 1950s
  • 1960s

Window tint film is made of what material?

  • polyester
  • sulfur
  • glass

Window tint that has been dyed protects you from the sun by doing which of these?

  • The dyed film absorbs the sun's rays.
  • The dyed film blocks the sun's rays.
  • The dyed film filters the sun's rays.

The problem with film that absorbs sunlight is what?

  • The absorbed heat could put added stress on the window.
  • The absorbed heat will eventually leak into the house, causing the house to get too hot.
  • The absorbed heat is damaging to the environment.

Certain modern tinting film uses which of these materials to help block sunlight?

  • stronger polymers
  • synthetic dyes
  • metal and ceramics

By purchasing tinting film, you might be eligible for which of these?

  • a tax credit
  • an insurance discount
  • a new toaster

In which of these ways is tinting your windows likely to improve your life?

  • better quality of sleep
  • improved security
  • reduced energy costs

The average American spends what percentage of his or her utility costs on heating and cooling a home?

  • 30 percent
  • 45 percent
  • 60 percent

Windows that have not been tinted can cause up to what percentage of summer heat gain?

  • 25 percent
  • 50 percent
  • 75 percent

Which of these statements best defines the term solar heat-gain coefficient?

  • The solar heat-gain coefficient is the amount of heat that tinting film allows into the building.
  • The solar heat-gain coefficient is the amount of heat that tinting film blocks or absorbs.
  • The solar heat-gain coefficient is the amount of money saved by tinting your windows.

Which of these statements best defines the term solar reflectance?

  • Solar reflectance is the amount of sunlight a window would allow in if not for the tinting film.
  • Solar reflectance is the amount of money you save by tinting your windows.
  • Solar reflectance is the amount of sunlight reflected by tinting film.

Which of these household items is likely to benefit greatly from tinted windows?

  • a sofa
  • a refrigerator
  • a glass-top table

Which type of sunlight causes fading in furniture?

  • infra-red
  • visible light
  • UV

Tinting films are now able to block approximately what percentage of UV rays?

  • 33 percent
  • 50 percent
  • 99 percent

Besides absorbing or blocking the sun's harmful rays, how else can tinting film improve the quality of your windows?

  • It can make your windows shatter resistant.
  • It can make your windows more attractive.
  • It can make your windows more expensive.

Tinting your own windows will cost about how much per square foot?

  • $1 per square foot
  • $12 per square foot
  • $25 per square foot