Window Film Pricing

ft collins window film pricingExperience unlimited options and low cost window film pricing at Ft Collins Window Tinting. We keep our rates honest and affordable and strive to deliver our clients with the best experience possible. When you partner with us, you get to choose from over 260 window film products. We fully guarantee that you’ll be 100% satisfied with your investment.

Introduction to Window Film Pricing

Window film pricing tends to vary from one project to the next. That’s because a variety of factors have to be considered when calculating the total cost. While this may seem complicated, we assure you that it’s quite simple! That’s why we’ve provided the following information to help you understand the concepts that go into calculating total film cost.

Before Getting Started

Before getting started with your project, it’s important to first identify your goals. Think about what you hope to accomplish with your install and what you expect for the results. Some things that you may want to consider include:

  • Glare: Does glare interrupt the viewing of electronic devices in your home or office such as laptops, computers, and tv screens?
  • Fading: Does your space contain any valuable furniture, flooring, or artwork that needs protection from the sun in order to prevent fading?
  • Safety: How do you feel about the safety or security of your building? Do you have any particular security needs?
  • Comfort: Do you sometimes feel uncomfortable in your home or office due to the weather or temperature outside?
  • Energy cost: Would you like to save money by lowering your electricity bills and making your space more energy efficient?
  • Aesthetics: Would you like to alter or enhance the physical appearance of your building? If so, how do you envision things looking?

What determines the cost of installation?

There are many different factors that affect the total cost of a window film install. While these tend to vary from one project to the next, they usually include the elements listed below.

  • Cost of manufacture: Low quality films are made of dyed sheets of polyester while higher quality films typically include better materials such as metal, ceramics, and fine dyes. Higher quality films are more expensive to manufacture but tend to deliver better results.
  • Project size and complexity: The larger or more difficult a project is, the more effort or materials it takes to complete. Labor, skill, and product expense all have to be taken into consideration for the total cost. However, extensive commercial projects are usually able to receive some sort of discount.
  • Quality of service and warranty: The quality of the service being performed also has to be taken into account. While a smaller, less experienced company may be more affordable, they may not be able to complete the project as well or as quickly. A larger company can get the job done in less time and will usually stand by their work.

Estimated Cost Per Film

Because each type of film is made differently, costs tend to vary from one to the next. Below is a general cost estimate for each style of film we offer. Please note that this is only a reference as actual costs may differ.

  • Spectrally selective: Spectrally selective films block heat, glare, and uv radiation. Their pricing using sits at about $9-18/sq foot.
  • Low-E: Low-E films offer comfort and energy savings for dual climate environments. These films usually start at $20/sq ft.
  • Safety & security: Safety and security films can be used for a variety of reason such as theft prevention, accident mitigation, and more.. These films range from $8-16/sq ft. Security attachment systems cost an extra $2-5/LFT.
  • Bullet resistant: Bullet resistant film offers defense against gunshots, explosions, and harsh blows to windows. This product averages around $125/sq ft.
  • Decorative & frosted: Decorative and frosted film adds privacy and style to walls and windows. Decorative films range from $6-12/sq ft.

The “Real” Cost of Window Film

Check out the story below where our owner, Martin Faith, discusses a recent conversation he had with a client about the cost of window film.

I got a call from an existing client asking us to come out and install some more of our “Free window film” I was confused but he insisted that we did the west side of the house and he got it for free and he sounded really happy. After an awkward silence on my end he eventually he said. “When Mike came to my home in 2012 I asked him how much I could save on my energy bills. He told me most people pay the film back in 3-5 years. So I got out my old bills for the previous 12 months and wrote down how much I spent each month. Then for the past 3 years or so I’ve been keeping track of how much I save each month and as of last month I have now saved the same amount as I paid you guys for the film. So there you have it. The next time someone asks me how much does window film cost all I have to say is “It’s Free!”

Get an Estimate

If you would like to learn more about window film pricing for your Ft Collins home, office, or commercial building, please contact our office. One of our staff members will be more than happy to provide you with additional information or give you an estimate on your project.