Window Film Pricing
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At Oakland Window Film, we pride ourselves in providing high quality customer service. We always strive to stay honest and transparent about our services, which includes our prices. The following information is meant to serve as a brief guide to window film pricing in Oakland as well as some guidelines for calculating the cost of a window film install.
Selecting the Right Type & Style of Film
One of the main factors that affects the cost of a window film install is the type and style of film being used. While all of the films that we carry are of very high quality, they do vary in their capabilities. Some films are designed to reduce heat and glare while others are meant for decoration or security. Once you consider the goal that you hope to accomplish and the type of film you need, you should have a better idea of the cost.
Calculating Installation Costs
In addition to the type of film being used, there are three variables that generally affect total installation costs. This includes the quality of the window film, the quality of the workmanship, and the size of the project.
Film quality: While lower quality films are generally less expensive to manufacture, they typically do not perform as well as those of higher quality. High quality films are made using ceramics, precious metals, and other materials that allow them to work better and last longer.
Project size or intensity: The size of the install can also affect total costs. If the installation is difficult or requires more materials or labor, the price will be affected. However, large commercial projects are sometimes able to receive a discount.
Workmanship & warranty: The quality of the workmanship should also be taken into consideration. While a smaller company may offer more affordable pricing, they may also not be as experienced or have as many staff on hand. A reputable contractor will remain consistent with deadlines, stay in communication, and is also likely to provide a warranty with their work.
Window Film Pricing Estimates
Once you’ve gained an idea of the scope of your project and know the type of film you need, you can begin comparing prices. Here are some price estimates* for different types of film:
Spectrally selective: range from $9-18 per sq ft; used for climate control, energy efficiency, uv protection
Low-e film: cost $20 per sq ft on average; used for climate control and energy efficiency in dual climate regions
Safety/security: range from $8-16 per sq ft; used for protection against accidents and break-ins
Bullet resistant: cost around $125 per sq ft; used for protection against ballistics and severe impact
Security attachment systems: cost $2-5 per linear ft; used to hold security window film in place
Decorative: cost $6-12 per sq ft; used for privacy, decoration, and branding
*Prices vary and should only be used as a guideline for calculating estimates
Get More Information
If you would like to learn more about window film pricing in Oakland or are interested in receiving an estimate for your project, please contact our office. One of our staff members would be more than happy to provide you with additional information.