Last updated: 14th Mar 2017
The average cost of installing windscreens, glass, and tinting is $50/m2. However, depending on the particulars of a job, rates can go up to around $65/m2.
Windscreen, glass, and tinting installation prices from real customers
He needed solar window tinting supplied and installed to all the windows of his home in Linley Point. The area measured about 31sqm.
TOTAL COST: $2,729.76
She needed tinting for the windows of an office in Riverstone. There were over 30 window panes in total.
TOTAL COST: $2,400
He needed shade tinting for 23 window panels in his home in Harrisdale. The total area was around 22sqm.
TOTAL COST: $1,800
Costs of common windscreen, glass, and tinting jobs
|Windscreen, Glass, and Tinting Task||Typical Quoted Prices|
|Install tint on a single car window||$100|
|Remove tinting from a car||$120|
|Install frosting on shop windows||$1,000|
|Install frosting on a glass balustrade||$750|
|Remove tinting from apartment windows||$500|
|Install security screens for home windows||$1,100|
Factors that affect the cost of a job
Installers will take into account a variety of factors when providing quotes for jobs. If you want to properly budget your expenses, it’s best to know what these variables are beforehand.
Prices differ for home tinting and car tinting installations. Car tinting is usually cheaper since car windows are a lot smaller than home or office windows. On the other hand, commercial or office installations are usually the most expensive tinting jobs. These typically cover multiple windows and multiple floors.
Windscreen, glass, and tinting products vary in price, so some products are definitely more affordable than others. Decorative film is the thinnest and cheapest kind of window tint. It provides privacy but don’t offer much when it comes to sunlight protection. If you want more protection, you might want to opt for window security film instead. This kind of tint prevents shards of glass from flying everywhere in the event that the window gets broken. It also helps in preventing intruders from breaking and penetrating the glass.
A lot of businesses charge rates based on the size of the area. Naturally, the larger the area to be covered, the more it’s going to cost. Having a single window in your vehicle might not cost a lot, but installing window tinting for an entire multi-level office is an entirely different story.
Rates are different from state to state
At approximately $45/m2, Queensland has the lowest rate for windscreen, glass, and tinting installation. Rates are slightly higher in New South Wales where the same type of service costs about $50/m2. Meanwhile, windscreen, glass, and tinting installers in Western Australia charge around $60/m2. The highest cost for this kind of service is in Victoria where the average rate is $70/m2.
Pricing information correct as at August 2016.
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