What is a shade band? Does my vehicle have a shade band?

Looking at your windshield, if there is a 3”-6” strip of darker tinted glass at the top of the windshield where it meets the roof, then your vehicle has a shade band. Because this feature of the car or truck is not mandatory for driving on the road, take note if your vehicle has one, as they are not standard. 

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How does the shade band help me when I’m driving?

Windshields are not completely clear and are often tinted to diminish the intensity of sunlight on your eyes when driving. The shade band, also known as the sun strip, is there to diffuse the sunlight in your eyes on a sunny day. The shade band does not completely block out the light, as nothing should never fully obstruct your view of the road ahead. Depending on the auto maker, colors vary from gray to green to blue and many other sun-reducing shades.


To learn more about glass technologies 
that can affect getting the right windshield, please select from below. Visit glass parts to discover more the different types of glass in your vehicle.

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