A Guide to San Antonio Window Tint’s Window Film Pricing
We always prioritize our customers– that means staying absolutely transparent and honest on all aspects of our work, including window film pricing. As the premier window film contractor in the San Antonio area, we would like to provide a comprehensive guide to window film pricing. The following information is a starting guide for approximate window film ranges and installation costs. For a more accurate quote, please contact us!
How to Choose the Right Window Film for Your San Antonio Property
Due to the fact that there are hundreds of different types of window tints and brands, choosing the right window film can seem overwhelming. We always recommend prioritizing your goals and needs in order to start determining which investment is right for you. Are you seeking to improve energy efficiency or would you like to optimize your security benefits? Do you have a certain aesthetic you’re looking for? Once you have determined your priorities and goals, we can help you choose the right window tint solution for your residential or commercial property.
Calculating Actual Installation Costs
Once you’ve determined what type of window tint you need, the next step is to calculate the cost of the actual installation process. Though all installations vary because every building is different, there are generally three variables that affect the total cost:
- The cost to manufacture the window film
- The size/intensity of the project
- The quality of the service being performed
Cost of manufacture: Cheap window films may cost less but usually don’t last as long since they’re just thin sheets of dyed polyester. Higher quality window films cost more because they are made of more expensive materials like silver, ceramic, and high grade polyester, and offer higher performance. These higher quality window films have a substantially longer lifespan.
Project size/intensity: Larger projects typically cost more because they require a larger crew and more materials. Difficult installs on nontraditional or hard to access sites can also be more time consuming, which also affects the price. However, large commercial projects are sometimes eligible for a discounted rate.
Quality of service: The quality of the workmanship should also be taken into consideration. While a smaller company may be cheaper, they may also not be as experienced. A larger company will have more experience and can generally produce better and more rapid results. Large companies, like ours, also generally include a warranty with their work. We offer a five year limited workmanship warranty for all our projects.
General Price Estimates
Window film prices are usually calculated per square foot. Prices vary depending on the type of film and the brand. However, here are some general estimates on commonly used window film products:
Spectrally selective: costs around $9-18 per sq. ft.; used for blocking out heat, glare, and UV radiation
Low-e film: costs around $20 per sq. ft.; used for year round climate control and energy savings in dual climate regions
Safety & security: ranges from $8-16 per sq. ft.; used for protection against forced entry, accidents, and natural disasters
Ballistic resistant: costs around $125 per sq. ft.; used to strengthen glass and protect against impact, ballistics, and severe danger
Security attachment systems: costs $2-5 per linear ft.; used to attach security window film for increased impact resistance
Decorative/frosted: cost $6-12 per sq. ft; used for creating privacy or decorative features
*Please note that prices vary and those listed may not be reflective of actual costs.
Get a Window Film Quote for Your San Antonio Property
We offer free on-site consultations to give definitive pricing before starting any window film project. Call today to set up your appointment or for any questions or concerns regarding pricing.