How Much Should You Pay?
When it comes to paying for tint, there’s really no concrete yardstick to rely on. You can find discount window tinting at some lesser-
1. Window Tinting Job Differ From Car Types
Some cars are easier to apply tint to, while others can be a pain to tint. For instance, cars with curved or steep rear windows demand a lot of work and as a result, demand a steeper price. Cars with complex window shapes take a lot of work to cover and cars with lots of window surface area need more film to cover. Both can easily raise the price of an average tint job and it’s why sedans are usually cheaper to tint than SUVs and CUVs.
A reputable tint shop will ask about the type of vehicle you want tinted and give you an estimate of how long it’ll take and how much you can expect to pay. Don’t be afraid to shop around for the best prices, but make sure you know exactly what you are getting, and maybe more importantly, how reputable is the shop you are dealing with
2. Window Film Types
Quality and pricing usually go together when it comes to window tinting. Polyester dye-
Another thing to consider is the type of heat protection that window tint offers, especially in regions with warm weather. You might need a greater amount of protection from heat and UV rays in warm weather climates than you’d need in more temperate regions. Experts recommend at least 30% heat protection for tints in moderate climates and at least 45 to 50% heat protection in areas where temperatures reach 90 degrees Fahrenheit on a regular basis. Entry-
3. Window Film Warranty
In most cases, you’ll have the option of going with two types of warranties:
Manufacturer’s warranty – This warranty allows the manufacturer to take care of tint defects such as discoloration, but it won’t cover defects that are the installer’s fault (bubbling, peeling, etc.). The warranty on window tint usually covers the film for 1, 3 and 5-
Installer’s warranty – The installer is responsible for taking care of bubbling, peeling and other tint defects that come from the installation process. Usually available at additional cost and only covers the installation. The installer’s warranty should be combined with window tint that offers a lifetime warranty for the best benefit.
4. Window Tinting Shops Reputation
The best window tinting shops are capable of performing high-
At the end of the day, it’s all about how much you’re willing to pay for a job well done. Budget window tinting with a couple of years warranty and done by a reputable tint shop usually costs between $150 and $180 for a compact, 2 door car. Mid-
Let’s not forget what two famous American’s have taught us previously, “Price is what you pay. Value is what you get” (Warren Buffet). And Benjamin Franklin was quoted as saying, “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten”. These quotes hold true especially when it comes to buying something that is mostly about the skill of the installer and the reputation and commitment of the company providing the service.