THE COST OF SAVING

November 22, 2016

 

Multiple times a day we get phone calls and emails asking “how much will it cost to get 5 windows and one big door tinted?” As much as we would love to be able to give you an exact on the spot price, there are factors to consider. We are going to break those down for you so that you can determine an approximate cost yourself and also help you to determine which company is giving you a fair quote.

Installing window film on your house or business is a cost effective way to reduce heat, cut UV rays, and provide privacy without compromising the look of your windows or your outside view. There are many factors to consider when pricing a window film installation. One of the major factors is the size of your windows, window film is usually charged by the square foot, and that price usually includes the installation price too.Reflective window tint which usually gives you the highest [performance of sun control  can range from $5-$8 a square foot, the newer technology in window film that reduces heat without making your windows darker range from $9-$12 a square foot. Safety & Security window films are typically $9-$13 a square foot and this is because they are thicker than regular sun control window films. Some safety & security films are tinted so you can enjoy both of the benefits of window film.

So if you call the window tinting company and give them your window measurements you can get a 100% set in stone price? False. Just as when you have any work on your home done other costs may arise as well. Is a ladder or scaffolding needed? Does old window tint need removed? Does your windows have dividers or grids? All of these factors require more labor and add to the cost of a window film installation. Some companies also base price on the age and condition of windows as well as the labor of moving furniture and window treatments.

This may be starting to sound like quite an expense so it is always smarter to pick the cheapest quote?? Remember the phrase ” you get what you pay for.” that applies to window film also. First, not all window film is created equal. Anyone can purchase some form of window tint at the local home improvement store and install it. Make sure you are getting good quality window film, that is a reputable brand that comes with a factory warranty with your installation  that will ensure your window film is covered even if the dealer that installed your film happens to go out of business. You can even request to see a sample of the warranty you will receive after the installation. Second, you want to make sure the company you choose has a good reputation. How long have they been in business? Are they insured? Do they have an actual location? How much experience do their installers have? They may have tinted cars for 10 years, but residential and commercial glass is different. Best thing to do when in doubt is do research, look the company up online or ask your neighbors,friends & family who did their work so you can see firsthand the quality of the film and installation.

Overall, one of the best ways to get an accurate price to tint your house or business is to find a company that does free estimates. Then you can see their window film selection, ask any needed questions, and most importantly you get an exact price of what it will all cost.

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