You want the best residential window film you can buy to do things like cut down on the sun's glare, but there are several things to consider before even deciding on what type to purchase. These factors will play a big part in what you will end up paying for window tint:
- What kind of window tint to choose
- What the style and size of your windows are
- Where your window is located
- What you may pay in addition for installation
Other things will come into play, such as your budget. This can affect both the quality and the appearance of the finished product. Here are the three types of window film that you can pick from:
Good Quality Film
This is not considered a bad type of film by any means. You should expect to pay roughly $8-$9 per square foot. It is a neutral tint, and to those looking from outside, it will appear that they are looking in a mirror. The visual quality is not as sharp as other film types, with a less metalized appearance. It can also be more challenging to see outside at night.
This is a step up in both overall quality and price. The average price is about $10-12 per square foot. It is dual-reflective, and you will notice that it has a much more polished appearance as opposed to a mirror finish. Visual quality is improved, and it has less interior reflectivity. This means it will be easier to see outside in low-light settings.
Premium Quality Film/3M
While this is more expensive, costing about $20 per square foot, you will be getting what you pay for. This film is excellent at rejecting heat on the infrared spectrum, and it also maximizes the amount of natural light that passes through. It's non-metalized and resembles a glass-like appearance. You won't have problems with your internet or phones since it will not interfere with your wireless signals.
It's best to have this film installed by a certified 3M Prestige Premier Dealer. They will ensure that the window tint fits perfectly, and they will back up their work with a warranty that covers both the window and the film in most situations. The result will be windows that you are proud to display to everyone that you see. That will be worth whatever you pay.
Are you unsure about what window tint would suit you? We're here to help. Contact us for a free quote if you live in Boise, Eagle, or Meridian, Idaho.