Window Film Pricing Guide
Window Film Pricing In Fort Worth, Texas
Home ownership is definitely one of the most rewarding and expensive endeavors you will ever embark on in your life. Which is why, at Fort Worth Window Film, we know, when it comes to making the decision to buy window film, a looming question for a Fort Worth home or commercial property is always–how much does it cost? Without having even a small idea about the costs associated with window tinting for your home or business, there is no way to calculate a ballpark ROI. That is why we have put together an easy overview of film pricing for your home’s windows. The first step to figuring out what type of film is right for you is figuring out what problems you are looking for film to solve.
Common Problems For Our Commercial Customers Are:
Glare from the sun through your windows can be more than just annoying–it can be detrimental to your health and furnishings as well. Window tint blocks the glare of the sun while at the same time allowing you to enjoy natural light and the view from your windows.
The UV rays of the sun don’t only damage skin. They can also cause fading and disrepair to rugs, furnishings and artwork of your home or commercial space. Window tint stops the problem where it starts–at you windows.
Windows treated with film and additional window security products, keep occupants safe from both man-made and natural threats. With window film, the glass stays in place after severe trauma protecting you from flying glass and thwarting would-be intruders. Our premium security package can even protect from bullets and bombs.
The rays of sun on your home or commercial properties windows can transfer heat from the sun and make your HVAC system inefficient at cooling. It also creates hot and cold spots that render spaces unusable. Window film acts as an added layer of insulation, keeping hot air in during the winter and out during the summer!
In commercial buildings and homes, conserving energy adds up big time. Not only will you pay less in heating and cooling bills, but after you have window tint applied to your home or commercial property, you will enjoy even temperatures and comfortable living year round!
Privacy can be hard to come by in commercial buildings and even your own home! . Window film serves as a perfect privacy enhancement for all spaces, allowing you to have the coverage in areas you need it but still allowing in natural light.
You may be considering window film for one or many of these same problems. Deciding how which one or ones of these issues to solve and to what degree, is the first step in choosing the right film for your individual job. With that in mind, there are 3 factors that are integral to window film pricing.
1. The Cost of The Film
Once you have established which problem or problems apply to your unique situation, your next step in determining price is deciding which film best solves those issues. At Commercial Window Tinting Salt Lake City, we carry over 280 different films for residential, commercial and architectural projects. Those films range anywhere from $4 per square foot to $24 per square foot. That is a pretty wide range so here is an idea of what films cost for specific applications that may apply to your commercial building.
Spectrally Selective Films
$9-18 per square footThese films are dyed and the higher quality ones, are dyed too but can also have multiple coating combinations of metals and ceramics. These are for homeowners who wants to reduce utility bills, stop fading or heat and cold exchange. The more premium films are almost clear and the most expensive and are great for homes with a view that you want to stay crystal clear.
Low E films
$20-$25+ per square footThese films do everything a spectrally selective film does but, also keep heat inside in the winter by reflecting the heat back into the room. They are very premium and made from the high-end materials such as gold--which is why they cost significantly more.
$8-16 per square footBasic security film, which is good for most home security applications, keeps glass in place in the event of blunt force on your windows; as such, it is a great way to greatly increase your home's security. It also protects from flying debris in the case of a natural disaster like a tornado. When an object strikes the glass on your home with enough force to break the window, it will crack and maybe shatter, but stay in place. This means no exploding glass to hurt you and your family or intruder able to quickly enter your house. * An attachment system is often required around the edges of security window film. This ensures that when the glass breaks the film stays attached to the frame around the edges. The price of an attachment system for security window film will be $2-5 per linear foot
Bullet And Bomb Resistant Film
$125+ per square footAlthough the term "bulletproof" is frequently used, no glass is truly bulletproof. However, professionally treated glass on can be very effective at keeping glass intact and intruders out-- even after numerous gunshots are fired into your windows. This type of security glass is offered as a package deal including window replacement, treatment with C Bond and window film application * An attachment system is often required around the edges of security window film. This ensures that when the glass breaks the film stays attached to the frame around the edges. The price of an attachment system for security window film will be $2-5 per linear foot
Privacy Or Decorative Film
$6-$12 per square footHome privacy coating is a great way to keep outside eyes out of your home while enhancing your existing windows beauty. It is relatively inexpensive and will result in all visual protection you need. However, custom options can range higher depending on the graphics and will normally be calculated at an hourly rate to the base price.
2.The Size And Scope Of The Job
Pricing for residential homes is based on a few things– the size of the home, the number of windows and the ease or difficulty of installation. Since our pricing is mostly based on square footage, the more windows you have on your home, the more you will spend on film.
There are other factors that affect the cost of window film for your home:
Location of Windows: Windows that are higher up take longer to install film on.
Size and Shape of Windows: For example, windows made up of smaller French Panes require a premium charge (about $1 extra per pane).
The Job Site Conditions: For instance, if a client requires furniture to be removed or blind taken down then the extra charges will apply for time.
3. The Quality And Warranty Of The Installation
“You pay for what you get” is a phrase that very much applies to window film. A homeowner can expect to pay a little more for the same film from different companies based on the level of customer service they demand or expect. A reputable company, with dedicated project managers and a good reputation, who shows up on time, communicates frequently and gets the job done on time and within budget will usually cost you about $2-$3 p/sft more than a lower priced installer. However, with a cheaper installer, you risk paying more over time in the form of frustration, miscommunication and most importantly–improperly installed window film that chips, peels or cracks and does not qualify for the manufacturer’s warranty. The more expensive films, by higher end manufacturers, tend to carry longer, more inclusive warranties BUT they must be installed by brand certified technician to qualify.
Fort Worth's Window Film Experts
We try to make our pricing as clear and straightforward as possible at Fort Worth Window Film. We know how important budgeting is to the average consumer, so we make sure to thoroughly document our costs and outline them for all of our potential clients. We assign a dedicated project manager to walk you through a free window film estimate for your home. Your window film expert will take a consultative sales approach in which they:
Listen carefully to your problems and ask questions to be sure they fully understand your home’s unique set of problems
Use their expertise and knowledge to sort through our hundreds of window film options and come up with the best solution to meet your commercial needs. Often this involves testing the existing glass for levels of heat/ light penetration, UV etc.
Fully explain why they chose the particular film selected and how it factors into the estimate.
There is a reason why we have had such incredible success in the window installation industry for over a decade–customer service. Our dedication to customer care drives every interaction we have with you, from your first call, until the last installer leaves your house. When you buy with Fort Worth Window Film, you buy more than just window film, you buy peace of mind.
Contact us today with any questions you may have about pricing and to schedule a free, on-site, estimate with one of our window film experts and see first-hand the difference experience makes!