Getting your home windows tinted is probably the best decision you can make. Window tinting will not only improve your quality of life, but it can also lower your monthly utility bills and have the added effect of increasing your life expectancy, and improving your overall health and that of your family by offering effective protection from UV radiation.
Getting your windows tinted is an investment. It’s a good investment that will pay for itself over and over, but it’s an investment all the same.
How much does it cost to have your windows tinted? Should you do it yourself or have a professional do it?
First things first: there’s no absolute figure for how much you’ll have to invest to get your residential windows tinted. The reason is that the ultimate amount is dependent on many unknown factors, such as what type of window tinting you need, how many windows you have, and their size. You must also consider the type of windows that need to be treated.
That being said, we will try to give you a short review on tinting your residential windows and the approximate costs involved. Tinting your windows is a straightforward operation that necessitates few tools, though some experience is necessary if you want to avoid botching the job.
Most Americans end up investing something between 600 and 1,500+ dollars depending on the quantity and size of their windows. At Crescent City Window Tinting, an average window costs about 100 dollars to have tinted.
The important thing to keep in mind is:
Material: You need to use high-quality films. It’s not about just using any tinting film and forgetting it’s there. Just like everything else in life, you get what you pay for. A cheap film might help you economize in the short-term, but a year on, when you’re forced to change it, you’ll find that you are back to square zero. This is why it’s best to work with a professional that can guarantee quality and effective installation. Getting these factors right will save you a lot of time and money in the long run and you won’t get any hidden surprises.
Installation: Window tinting isn’t a very complex operation. It could be a DIY project, but we heartily recommend the use of professionals. We don’t only say that because window tinting is what we do for a living. We say it because a professional will choose the right tinting film for your situation and will have the skills and dexterity to achieve a flawless installation. A professional knows how to economize on material without compromising, offering the most aesthetically pleasing result and providing optimum UVR protection.
Using a professional may add a few bucks to your initial estimate, but not as much as you may think. In the end, your decision to go with the pros will provide the best return on your investment and your new window tinting will look amazing.
What types of tints are there for windows?
There are many types of window tinting out there. Some are geared towards decoration. Others accentuate UV-protection, privacy, or heat management, or, indeed, all four at once.
The type of tinting you get can be tailored to your needs. Offices, for example, tend to opt for the functional and favor energy efficiency, economy and privacy over other factors. The owner of a private residence, on the other hand, may be more likely to look for a tint that will help protect the inhabitants from harmful UV rays and help reduce the cost of utility bills, while maintaining a great degree of visibility. We understand that few people want to lose their wonderful views or minimize natural lightning, just the harmful radiation that comes in tow.
Here are some short descriptions of the different tints available.
Decorative: These tints come in myriad colors and shades, and they offer an aesthetically pleasing allure to your home. At the same time, they fulfill the core functions of tinted windows, although they may not be as efficient as other tints when it comes to heat protection.
Heat: This tint is a high-performance light filter. It is designed to help isolate a living area, as well as manage the heat entering and leaving that area. It offers coolness in the summer and warmth in winter. This is a top-notch product that does everything you want. The only downside is that it’s a bit pricier.
Privacy: This type of tint offers an effective barrier to the outside world both from UVR and from onlookers. They provide varying degrees of tint, according to your needs.
Security: these tinted films are particularly prized by people who live in areas that are prone to storms or aggressive weather patterns, such as Oklahoma. The security tint offers all the basic qualities found in other tinted windows with the bonus of keeping broken windows intact after impact. This helps protect the house from incoming missiles launched towards it, such as flying branches and debris. It also prevents sharp shards from a broken window being launched into your home.
Window tinting varies in cost according to the materials, the purpose, and the windows. To make the most of your tints, get in touch with professionals for professional advice and installation.
For further information on window tinting and to find the window tint solution for you, contact us and let us help you discover all that tinted windows have to offer.
Call Chad Westberry at 504-729-8358