Window Tinting vs Low E Windows for Your Fort Collins Home

Being a window tinting contractor in a high-altitude city like Fort Collins we are answer questions for residents looking to reduce the glare of the sun in their houses and save money on heating and cooling cost.  After more than a decade in the is this business we are ready, willing and able to field these questions and to better educate consumers based on their specific needs.  We will cover one of the most common question here which is: What are the practical differences between window tinting and Low-E glass windows.


This cutting edge glass does its job as promised.  They have excellent thermal effectiveness and deflect solar heat.  They also are effective at blocking harmful UV rays.  However, in order to use the glass, you must replace the entire window.  This means a lot of downtime for your home or business and a massive hit to your wallet–costing as much as $1000 per window.

Window Tinting

Just like Low-E glass blocks 99.9% of harmful sun rays.  It also reflects light and acts like a layer of insulation on top of your windows as well.  While the efficacy is the same as Low-E glass, the cost is only about 1/10th of window replacement.  Also, window tinting can be done is as little as one day in most cases.  Freeing up your time for other more important things.

Fort Collins’s Window Tinting Expert

At Fort Collins Window Tinting we understand that our customers have a lot of questions about what we do and how we do it–and we don’t blame you! Whether you choose Low-E Glass or window tinting, you are still spending your hard earned money. We pride ourselves in our commitment to customers and potential customers as well and would love to answer any questions we can for you. Contact us today with your questions about window tinting for your Fort Collin’s home or business and to schedule a free consultation today!

Mike Kinsey

Mike Kinsey has been working in the window tinting industry for over 10 years. Since 2008, he and his team have assisted on numerous installs in the Fort Collins area, totaling approximately 250,000 sq. ft. of film. As the Operations Manager for Fort Collins Window Tinting, Mike's duties include project management, customer relations, and sales. He is well-versed in the technical procedures for window film installation as well as the differences between the hundreds of types and styles of film on the market. Mike is certified by 3M, EnerLogic, and AIA for continuing education and is regarded as one of the top experts in his field.