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The price of home window tinting will vary with the type of film, the job size and the brand of film. We are a professional window tinting company based in Brisbane and celebratied 25 years in the industry in 2019. While we are based in Brisbane we supply and install window film in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth, as well as some regional centres.
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We have applied numerous brands and styles of film over the years as fashions and technology changed and based on our experience can offer this general advice on the cost of window film. Professional window film is priced by the square meter, with the cost of film installation dependant on the size and complexity of the job and on whether scaffold, a lift or a ladder must be hired to complete the job.
The films most homeowners choose today is less reflective and lighter in appearance than the films typically chosen in the past. The heat and light balanced films like the Smart Films ClearView ICE 60 and the Smart Films Ambiance 25 are gaining in popularity.
- These films provide a more subtle and sophisticated effect arising from homeowners competing priorities than the brutal (but highly effective at blocking heat) Reflective Silver films (or Mirror Tint) used extensively in the past - reflective films today are used almost exclusively on commercial and industrial buildings.
Film Cost: A typical residential window film will cost about $50 - $60m2 in 2019.
- A comparison of the price/performance of the 8 leading film brands show a greater variation in price between brands than in heat and glare performance. The prices shown include the cost of an on-site visit by a sales representative to measure your windows and quote the job.
- People who are confident using a tape measure can easily save 15% ($134 in sales commission based on the average size job ) if they measure their own windows and use our on-line job costing application.
Film Installation: The above prices do not include the cost of film installation, which will add about $15m2 on larger jobs and more on smaller jobs where it is common to add a call-out fee to cover travel time/costs. This is a base installation cost for windows that can be accessed without the use of a ladder or scaffold and do not have any obstructions.
In addition to the cost of acess equipment hire if required, other things that can raise the cost of film installation are:
- Small and fiddly panes of glass (eg French doors) are usually charged per pane
- The removal of old film
- The replacement of colonial bars (aluminium strips glued to the glass)
- Excessive putty, paint or silicone on the edge of the glass to be filmed that must be removed/ glass cleaned before the film can be installed
- Odd shaped windows
- Skylight application
- Window/Door hardware removal/replacement
- Windows blocked by large obstructions should be moved prior to the arrival of the installer.
- Blinds & curtains are standard obstructions and the installation price should not normally be affected by their presence although the removal of curtaind and blinds by the homeowner will expedite job completion.
Visually Clear Window Films
Spectrally-selective clear window films embody some very high technology and fall in a higher price range. The level of light reduction is nearly undetectable to the human eye in these, so the fact that these films can reject up to 58% of solar energy is impressive. These films also act as an after-market low-E coating, which can reflect heat back into the room, saving energy in the winter although, due to the high initial cost of the low-e films, there is some doubt as to whether the energy cost savings for most Australians who live in a milder climate than that in Europe and North America will be able to recoup the purchase cost over the expected life of the product.
- See this review of the leading brands of spectrally selective films for more information