Experience top notch customer service and affordable window film pricing from Kansas City’s number one window tinting experts, Window Film Kansas City. Our company is fully committed to providing our customers with the best experience possible. That’s why we keep our rates honest and reasonable. Our services are designed to allow you to get the most out of your investment without unnecessary expense or hassle.
Window Film Pricing
Window Film Kansas City
About Window Film Pricing
Window film pricing is fairly straightforward but tends to vary from one project to the next. This is because every project has different needs and specifications that need to be taken into consideration. The information on this page should help you gain a better idea of what to expect for the expense of your project.
What to Consider
Before beginning a project, we have to determine what type of film to use. This typically depends on your goals and needs. Listed below are some things we recommend taking into consideration:
- Glare: Is it difficult to view your tv or computer because of too much glare from the sun?
- Fading: Do you have furniture, flooring, or artwork that may be susceptible to fading?
- Safety: Would you like to improve the safety or security of your building?
- Comfort: Is it sometimes difficult to be comfortable inside because of the temperature?
- Energy cost: Would you like to lower your monthly or annual energy bills?
- Appearance: Do you feel that your building could benefit from a change in appearance?
There are really three different factors that go into calculating the total cost of installation. These include the cost required to manufacture the film, the difficulty and size of the project, and the quality of the services provided.
Cost of manufacture: Film of lower quality is cheaper to manufacture, but it also is less effective. These films are often nothing more than dyed sheets of polyester. Higher quality film is created with better technology and materials such as metal, ceramic, and multiple coatings of dye.
Project size and complexity: Larger projects typically tend to cost more since they require more labor and product. However, some large commercial projects may be able to receive a discount. The difficulty of a project also affects the price. If the windows are high up or hard to access, the install will require a higher level of skill and intensity.
Quality of service and warranty: Just like all goods and services, the quality of an installation affects the price. While a smaller, less experienced company may be more affordable, they may not provide the best service. A larger, well established company can usually get the job done quicker and provide better results.
General Cost Estimate
The cost of the film itself typically depends on its design and purpose. Listed below is the average price range for each type of film that we carry. Please note that actual costs may vary per project and film.
Spectrally selective: Spectrally selective film costs $9-18/sq ft. These films are designed to block out heat, glare, and uv radiation.
Low-E: Low-E film starts at $20/sq ft. Low-E films provide year round climate control and reduce energy costs.
Safety & security: Safety and security films cost $8-16/sq ft and their attachment systems are an extra $2-5/LFT. The films prevent theft, vandalism, and damage or injury caused by broken glass.
Bullet resistant: Bullet resistant film averages around $125/sq ft. These products are designed to provide buildings with defense against ballistic forces.
Decorative & frosted: Decorative and frosted films range between $6-12/sq ft. They are used for interior or exterior decoration, branding, and privacy.
The “Real” Cost of Window Film
The owner of Window Film Kansas, Martin Faith, recently had an interesting conversation with an existing client about the cost of window film. Read the story below to find out why this client claimed to have received “free” 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!”