Window Film Pricing In Miami
Whether you are just starting out on a hunt for window film or just passively searching for window tint installers in the Miami area, a huge factor in your decision making is likely–pricing. Which is why we, Miami Commercial Window Tinting, we are upfront with our costs all throughout the process. We know how important pricing is for you, not only to budget correctly for the expenses but also to properly calculate projected ROI. You simply cannot make a smart business decision without a concrete idea of the cost of product. With that in mind, we have listed below a quick guide to take you through a rough estimate of what your window film will cost you. You can use this to plan about how much money you will spend, how we measure up to competitors or to decide if window tinting is part of this year’s budget. The guide below is similar to the steps we will take you through during our free consultation so, it is also a great way to prepare for the questions ahead of time. Be sure to write down any questions that may arise from reading our guide and we will, of course, be happy to answer them.
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 figure out which film is best for your individual needs is to define which problem or set of problems you are trying to solve with window film. This will start to guide you towards the right film, 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
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 the problem or problems that are unique to your situation, your next step in determining price is deciding which brand specific film best solves those issues. At Miami Commercial Window Tinting, we carry hundreds of films for residential, commercial and architectural applications. Those films cost anywhere from $4 per square foot to $24 per square foot. We understand this is a wide range so, here is an idea what films for specific problem-solving applications cost.
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 also influenced by the size or scope or the project, ease or difficulty of installation and extra-services requested. Features like irregularly shaped or hard to reach windows might require a per window upcharge for example. Or if you need furniture to be removed or blinds taken down then extra charges will apply. However, if you have a large project large bulk discounts sometimes apply and could 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 the reliability, experience and service quality of the installer. The best window film companies have a proven track record, show up on time and employ courteous, trustworthy crews. These types of companies, like Miami Commercial Window Tinting, will almost always have $2-3 per foot built into their pricing. While it may appear to be an “extra cost” it actually saves you the money, time and frustration of dealing with a poor quality or lengthy install. Keep in mind that the more expensive films, by higher-end manufacturers, tend to carry lengthier, more inclusive warranties.
We at Miami Commercial Window Tinting 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!