Window Film Pricing In San Diego
Whether you are just starting to think about window film or are actively searching out window film installers in the San Diego area, a huge factor in your decision making is and should be–pricing. Thusly, at San Diego Window Film we are upfront with our costs all throughout the process; from our initial consultation through the final punch list, we will clearly outline all costs, options and upgrades and discounts. We know how important and critical pricing is for you to not only budget for the expenses you will incur, but also to properly calculate ROI. You simply cannot make a smart business decision without a solid understanding of the cost of our product. With that in mind, we have taken our clarity in pricing concept a step further and listed below a quick guide to take you through a quick estimate on what your window film will roughly cost you. You can use this to plan about how much money you will spend, how we stack up to competitors pricing or to decide if window tinting is in the budget this year. The guide below is similar to the steps we will take you through in our free consultation as well, so it is also a great way to prepare for the questions ahead of time to allow us to better serve you. Be sure to jot down any questions that may arise from reading our guide and we, at San Diego Window Film, will be happy to answer them as well.
Window Tint Pricing Depends On Problem Are You Looking To Solve
Needs for window film vary from customer to customer but a good way to begin figuring out which film is best for your individual needs is to determine which problem or set of problems you are trying to solve with window film. This will start to guide you towards which film that is right for you, which in turn 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, Furniture Or Rugs
- Security Concerns
- The Building Is Too Hot In The Summer
- The Building Is Too Hot In The Winter
- High Utility Bills and HVAC Maintenance
- Not Enough Office Privacy
- Concern About Harmful UV/UVB/UVA or RF Waves
- Looking For Green Energy Options/Energy Efficiency
- Exterior Of Windows Need An Upgrade/Refinishing
- Need Graffiti Removal Or Protection
Window Film Pricing Depends On Which Product You Choose
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 San Diego Window Film, we carry hundreds of films for both residential, commercial and architectural applications. Those films range anywhere from $4 per square foot to $24 per square foot. We understand this is a wide range so, here is an idea of what films cost for specific problem-solving applications
Price: $9- $18 per square foot
Utility: Spectrally Selective films are very light in color but able to block heat transfer and UV rays. These films are great 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 sacrificing clarity.
Low E Films
Price: 20-$24 per square foot
Utility: These films solve all the problems associated with the sun including glare, heat transfer and UV rays but also keeps heat inside in the winter by reflecting the heat back into the room. These films are very high-end and use materials such as gold to offer the most protection from the sun and energy efficiency that money can buy and are therefore priced accordingly.
Price: $8-16 per square foot
Utility: Security film keeps the glass in place and protected against blunt force on the windows on your properties. This type of film mitigates the impact of “smash and grabs” since, it takes significantly longer to get into a window treated with film, if at all. It also protects people in and around your building from flying glass debris. Should the window be hit with extreme force, the glass will break, but stay in place.
Bullet Resistant Film
Price: $125 per square foot
Utility: Many people ask us about “bulletproof glass”. While there is no such thing as a truly “bulletproof glass” (any glass can be penetrated given enough time and a high enough caliber bullet), we offer a package that includes treatment with C bond adhesive and film which makes 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
Price: $6-$12 per square foot
Utility: Decorative or Frosted window films are a great way to add private or semi-private office space to your property. Custom graphics and logos are available at an additional charge which is normally added on at an hourly rate to the base price.
Graffiti Shields For Metal, Glass, And Mirrors
Price: $10-$20 per square foot
Utility: These ultra-thin but super tough films and covers go over just about any flat surface on your building to cover and protect from graffiti. Should damage occur, they can be easily removed and replaced for a fraction of the cost of replacing windows, mirrors or elevator panels, for example.
Window Film Pricing Depends On Your Building Or Home’s Structure
The price of window tinting is greatly influenced by the size or scope and/or the ease or difficulty of the installation. Features like oddly shaped or hard to reach windows, for example, could require a per window upcharge. Also, if you require furniture to be removed or blinds taken down then extra charges will apply. However, if you have a large project, often times, large bulk discounts can apply and save you a fair amount of money. Be sure to consider this possible discount when comparing our prices to other installers.
Window Tint Pricing Depends On The Quality Of Service And Warranty
Some of the less tangible but very real considerations when pricing out window film is reliability and experience of the installer and quality of services. The best window film companies have a proven track record, show up on time and have courteous trustworthy crews. These types of companies, like San Diego Window Film will, likely have $2-3 per foot built into their pricing. Sure it may appear to be an “extra cost” but it actually saves you the money, time and frustration of dealing with a poor quality or lengthy install. Also, Keep in mind that more expensive films, by higher-end manufacturers, tend to carry longer, more inclusive warranties.
We at San Diego Window Film take great pride in our transparency and dedication to our customers. For more information on window film pricing or to schedule a free consultation, contact us today!