Window Film Pricing For San Jose, California
Regardless of whether you are just starting to think about window film or are actively searching for window film installers in the San Jose area, a big factor in your decision should be pricing. Therefore, at San Jose Window Film we strive to be completely transparent with all of our costs We always clearly outline our costs, your options, any relevant upgrades and, of course, discounts. We know how critical pricing is for not only your budgeting but also to properly calculate ROI. You simply cannot make a good business decision without a solid understanding of the cost of the product so, with that in mind, we have taken our steps to help you the consumer by creating a quick overview of window film pricing to help you estimate what your window film will roughly cost you. You can use this to plan for your spending, any loans you may be used for the project and to compare us to our competitors. The guide below is similar to the steps we will take you through in our free consultation as well and is also a great way to prepare for some of our questions ahead of time. Be sure to jot down any questions that may arise from reading our guide and we, at San Jose Window Film, will be happy to answer them for you at any time.
Window Tint Pricing Depends On Problem Are You Looking To Solve
Needs for window film are different from customer to customer but a good way to begin figuring out which film is best for your personal needs is to determine which problem or set of problems you are trying to solve with window film. This guide will point you towards which film 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 you, your next step in determining price is deciding which film is best for those issues and within your price range. At San Jose Window Film, we carry hundreds of films for both residential, commercial and architectural applications. Those films can range from $4 per square foot to $24 per square foot. We know this is a wide range so, here is an idea of what films cost for each 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 incredibly influenced by the size or scope of the project as well as the ease or difficulty of the installation. Features like irregularly shaped or hard to reach windows, for example, could require a per window upcharge. Also, if you need us to move furniture or take down blinds for you, then extra charges will apply. However, if you have a large project, we often times will include a large bulk discounts to help 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 and experience of the installer and the resulting quality of services. The best window film companies all have a proven track record, they show up on time and always have courteous trustworthy crews. These types of companies, like us here at San Jose Window Film, will likely have $2-3 per foot built into their pricing. Although 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 longer, more inclusive warranties.
We at San Jose 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!