At GreenLight Window Films we know that the decision to buy window tinting is based on the price. For most people, the main considerations will be and should be–how much will this cost me? You cannot make a good decision on ROI and benefits without knowing what you will need to invest up front. Below, we have provided a simple guide to walk you through our pricing model and to help you with this very important business decision. While window tint pricing is pretty straight forward, every home or business has its own set of needs and problems to solve. Therefore, the first step in getting an accurate idea of price is figuring out exactly what your needs are.
Window Tint Pricing Depends on What Problem Are You Looking to Solve?
Different clients, different cities, different buildings and different locations, of course, have different needs. So, to determine the film that is right for you, you must first pinpoint your individual need, which will factor into pricing.
The most common problems potential customers come to us with are:
Glare from the sun (Especially on South or Southwest Facing Windows)
Fading floors, furnitures, or rugs
The building’s too hot in the summer
The building’s too cold in the winter
High utility bills and HVAC maintenance
Not enough office privacy
Window Film Pricing Depends on Which Product You Choose
Once you have established which problem or problems apply to your individual situation, your next step is deciding which film best solves those issues. At GreenLight Window Films, we carry hundreds of different films for residential, and architectural projects. Those films range anywhere from $4 per square foot to $24 per square foot. That is a broad range so, here is an idea of what films cost for specific applications that may apply to your situation.
Price: $9- $18
Utility: Spectrally selective films are light in color but able to block heat transfer and UV rays. These films are good for most of the problems associated with the glare of the sun and energy efficiency without darkening a room, allowing you to benefit from window tint, without losing clarity.
Price: 20-$24 per square foot
Utility: These films solve all the problems associated with the sun’s rays including glare, heat transfer and UV exposure but also keeps heat inside in the winter by reflecting the heat back into the room. These films are usually premium and use materials such as gold to offer the best protection from the sun and highest energy efficiency that money can buy so they are priced accordingly.
Price: $8-16 per square foot
Utility: Security film keeps the glass in place and from exploding should blunt force trauma occur. This type of film mitigates the impact of smash-and-grabs since it takes much longer to get into a window treated with film. It also protects people in and around your building from flying glass debris in the case of a bomb or bullet blast–the glass will break, but stay in place.
Bullet Resistant Film
Price: $125 per square foot
Utility: Many people ask us about bulletproof glass. In truth, there is no such thing as bulletproof glass (any glass can be penetrated given enough time and a high enough caliber bullet), but we offer a package that includes treatment with C bond adhesive and film, making the glass virtually impenetrable to bullets and bombs.
*Please note: Security films require the addition of specialty framing around each treated window. These frames are normally priced by the linear foot and range from $2-5 per linear foot.
Privacy and Decorative Film
Utility: Decorative or frosted window films are a wonderful way to add private or semi-private office space to home or commercial property. Custom graphics and logos are available at an additional charge which is normally added on at an hourly rate to the base price.
Window Film Pricing Depends on Your Building’s Structure
The price of a tint job is somewhat determined by the size or scope and/or the ease or difficulty of the installation. Oddly shaped or hard to reach windows could require a per window up-charge. If the client’s furniture needs to be removed or blinds taken down extra charges will apply. However, if you have a large project, often times, large bulk discounts can apply and save you a good amount of money.
Window Tint Pricing Depends on the Quality of Service and Warranty
The best window film companies, those with a proven track record and those who show up on time, will normally have $2-3 per foot built into their pricing. This may appear to be an “extra cost” but it actually saves you money. This is because hiring the cheapest contractor costs your time, causes you frustration and results in a poor quality installation that likely will need repair in short order. Keep in mind that the more expensive the films, the longer and more inclusive warranties.
Kansas City’s Window Tinting Expert
At GreenLight Window Films, all of our pricing is clear and straightforward. This is because, we have dedicated project managers for each job, who will take the time to consult with you on your project to determine your needs and give you fair and accurate pricing.
During your free consultation our window film expert will:
-Listen carefully to your problems
-Ask questions to understand your unique set of problems
-Use their expertise and knowledge to sort through the hundreds of window film options
-Come up with the best solution to meet your 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