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 residential, commercial, and architectural applications. Those films range from $4 to $24 per square foot. We know this is a wide range, so here is an idea of what films cost for each problem-solving application.
Price: $9- $18 per square foot
Utility: Spectrally Selective films are very light in color but can 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 keep heat inside in the winter by reflecting the heat 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. Therefore, they are priced accordingly.
Price: $8-16 per square foot
Utility: Security film keeps the glass in place and protects 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. 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 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, making glass virtually impenetrable bullets and bombs.
*Please note: Security films require the addition of specialty framing around each treated window. These frames are typically 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 usually added 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 cover almost 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.