In Florida, window tint isn’t a luxury; it’s a necessity. If you own a car, home, building or boat that doesn’t have fully tinted windows, you will soon be searching for window tint and a professional window tint installer. One of the first questions you may have is, “How much should window tint cost?”
Due to the different products, applications, sizes and features, there is no one-size-fits-all answer. But we can share some information that will help you understand how much window film should cost.
How much does car window tinting cost?
One of the first things to note about tinting your car windows is that you get what you pay for. While there are products available for purchase that you can install yourself, you won’t get the same results as a professional installer with a high-quality product.
Jim Luck, owner of Window Tint USA in Pompano Beach, FL, says, “Avoid bubbles, peeling and discoloring by coming to us and getting 3M window film installed the right way. We’ll help you pick the product that does everything you’re looking for, and you’ll leave with a 3M warranty that covers the film and the labor as long as you own the vehicle.”
Window Tint USA is so confident in their product and expertise, you can find prices right on their website at https://windowtintusafl.com/automotive. You’ll see explanations of different types of 3M window tint, from 3M IR Series Ceramic window tint to 3M Crystalline window tint to 3M Color Stable and 3M Obsidian Series films. You’ll see an explanation of how much window tint should cost for your vehicle based on the product you choose and the type of vehicle.
“Don’t go cheap on window tinting,” says Jim. “Instead of knock-off film, you can have top of the line window film from 3M installed by a professional. The difference will probably be less than what you’d spend on a dinner out, and you’ll enjoy it every time you get in your vehicle.”
How much does home window tinting cost?
Home window tinting includes more variables than tinting a car. To give an accurate estimate for how much home window tinting should cost, a reputable installer should offer in-home estimates. We need to visit the home, assess the issue and take measurements.
“To prepare an estimate, I go to the home, inspect the windows and doors, and measure all of the glass,” says Jim. “I show the customers the products and explain the benefits of each one for their home. I answer their questions and leave copies of the spec sheets, warranties and my insurance for homeowners to review on their own time.”
Jim stresses that a good dealer should leave you with an estimate and the spec sheets on the recommended product. This will enable you to continue your research and understand the benefits of the window film. Whether you are looking for heat and glare control, increased security, privacy or all of these benefits, there is a 3M window tinting product to fit your needs.
As for how much window tinting should cost for your home, it will depend on factors such as:
- The primary problem you want the window film to solve
- Amount of glass to be covered
- Age of the home and type of windows – only certain films can be installed on impact glass or double-paned windows
- Whether there is old film to be removed or other conditions that would affect installation
After the window tint installation is complete, you should receive a receipt and a copy of the warranty. 3M’s warranties are delivered via email only. When professionally installed, 3M window films come with a comprehensive, limited lifetime warranty for residential installations. Your new window film is something you will have as long as you live in your home, so select 3M Window Film to give you peace of mind from a company with a proven record.
“Once again, the difference between having 3M or a lower quality window film in your home might be less than you’d spend on a nice evening out,” says Jim. “Do your research and choose the film that comes with a warranty and will last as long as you want it to.”
How much does commercial window tinting cost?
Many of the same factors that apply to home window tinting apply to commercial window tinting. Whether you are interested in window film for a small storefront or a large high-rise office building, you will need an onsite estimate to find out how much window tinting should cost for your business.
When Jim visits a commercial site, he inspects the windows to be tinted for condition, type of glass, and existing window film that needs to be removed. He measures and calculates the amount of glass to be covered, and makes a recommendation for interior or exterior installation.
In a retail storefront setting, the glass is your showcase. If heat transfer through the glass is an issue, you need a heat blocking window film that is transparent. 3M offers this
To schedule an on-site estimate on the Gold Coast of Florida from Fort Lauderdale to Miami, call 954-960-0212 or Request a Quote.
How much does marine window tinting cost?
Your boat is special. Why not invest in window tinting for your boat that can reduce heat transfer, block glare, protect the windows, and add style? You can learn more about Marine Window Tinting by visiting windowtintusafl.com/marine/, but to find out how much window tinting should cost for your boat, you’ll need an in-person estimate.
Why choose 3M?
3M is a worldwide brand backed by comprehensive warranties. There are 3M window tinting and window film products for every need and options for every price point. Window Tint USA can recommend a product that gets you the best value for the amount you want to spend.