When it comes down to it, many sensible people here in Dallas want window film on their windows for various reasons. Things like solar control, glare reduction, improved security and more. But when push comes to shove–what really matters to them is– “how much is this going to cost me?” We totally understand. The cost of any home improvement is something every homeowner must consider before embarking on an upgrade. You want to make your money go as far as you can. Which is why here at Dallas Window Film we are incredibly transparent in our pricing (see our window film pricing chart here). This is because we know that compared to other home improvements, window film solves many of the same problems relating to windows or energy use–for less money. Furthermore, window film has a fast ROI and continuous savings thereafter. Read below to see the cost comparison between window film and other home improvements. Plus, how much window film saves you versus how much it costs. Surely see the value in it too!
Window Film Costs Compared To Low-E Replacement Windows
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 25 to 35% of energy wasted in buildings is due to inefficient windows. WHich is why many of our potential clients are considering replacing their inefficient windows with new, Low-E ones. WIndow film is not only another way to accomplish this but pound for pound does a better job. Replacing windows is expensive–ranging from $300-$1000 per window of standard size. Custom windows, double pane window and/or windows with Low-E coating could cost as much as $5000 per window! Low-E window film, with comparable emissivity and many other benefits, start at $20 p/sqft. Meaning, every window in your home could be covered with window film for less than one Low-E window. Moreover, window replacement has a much higher initial investment and an ROI that is typically 20- to 30-years. While the ROI for window film is only about 2-3.
Window Film Costs Compared To Custom Blinds
For stopping glare blinds are something that many homeowners invest quite a bit in. Cheap blinds are generally not worth the cost because they break easily and are not made to fit big or irregular shaped windows. The cost of blinds starts at about $150-$200 per window. But upgrades for ease of use and aesthetics usually put the cost $1,000 per window. Installation is also a cost to factor in since custom blinds cost anywhere from $80-$250 to install. Our cost for glare-reducing window film is $9-18/sq foot and fitting irregular windows comes at no extra cost. Additionally, window film for glare reduction means you let in all the natural light you love, unlike blinds that block out light and views.
Window Film Costs Compared To Security Systems
Window film is a theft deterrent, not unlike security systems. This is because when a would-be thief tries to break your window, the glass breaks but stays in place. This means they need to work hard and use numerous blows to get into your home. Most thieves move on to easier targets, rather than taking more time, making more noise and risking authorities arriving. The average installation cost of just an alarm system alone is $695 but can they can be up to $1850. Plus there is the cost of the security equipment which ranges from $319 and $1,119. Furthermore, most security systems require a monthly subscription to a security service costing upwards of $100 per month. Security window film, requires one payment, one price–$8-$16/sq ft. (*upgraded attachments systems cost an additional $2-5). However, with security window film you don’t pay more each month for using it but rather, save money each month in energy savings.
Savings on Utility Bills For a Fast Window Film ROI
Each average American household will spend about $2,200 on utilities this year. Half of this is spent on heating and A/C. Window film reduces this spending year after year after it is paid off (in 2-3 years). This is why when our former window film clients see their utility savings after their 3rd year, many of them remark window film is essentially “free” because it has already paid for itself. And we couldn’t agree more.
Why The Cost of Window Film is Lower Than Nearly Any Home Improvement
Overall window film is cheaper than all of the home improvements listed above. Plus it starts saving you money after it has paid for itself. Furthermore, with one film you get most, if not all of the benefits listed above: glare reduction, energy efficiency, and security–but all in one film. This simply means with window film you get more bang for your buck–something every Dallas homeowner loves.
Window Film Dallas For Your Home’s Window Tinting
As the Dallas real estate market booms, now is a great time to improve your home. Rather than spend your hard-earned money on multiple improvements, why not just choose one cost-effective one–window film? Reach out to us here at Window Film Dallas to explore your film options. We have one of the area’s largest selection of window films of all types, plus decades of experience installing it. Contact us to set up a free, on-site evaluation of your Dallas home windows today!