San Antonio is a lovely place to live. With vintage neighborhoods and antique homes–it is a renovator’s dream! This is likely why in recent years we have seen a recent boom of renovations here in the area. Everywhere you look people are flipping, renovating, or restoring historic San Antonio houses. One of the key parts of any restoration is your plan for bringing the windows up to date. For a home to be revamped right it needs good windows: for function, for an aesthetically pleasing appearance and to fetch the best price in the case of a flip. This is why window film is the perfect option for home Renovators in the San Antonio area. When compared to window replacement, window film is the clear winner.

Window film vs. window replacement: Cost

Looking at the costs of window film and window replacement side-by-side it is clear that window film is the most cost-effective. For example, new windows on a 1000 square foot home easily cost up to $10,000. *And this does not include custom size windows that will increase the price significantly. A mid-range window film (about 300 square feet of film), on the other hand, will cost only a fraction of this to install on the same size home. The average cost is around $2,100.

Window Film vs. Window Replacement: Functionality

When you look at how well window film works compared to new windows– the evidence for window film over new windows is convincing. New windows have some level of energy-efficient, partially block glare, and keep in a measure of heated and cooled air. However, on these same levels, they are not more effective than window film. In fact, just a single layer of window film works just as well, if not better than, double-paned glass. Some new windows are treated to block UV rays but they still let in up to 75%. Window film blocks a solid 99.9% of UV rays. It also drastically cuts back more solar heat gain, lowers more glare, and traps the air you pay to heat and cool. Beyond this, window film offers more benefits to San Antonio homeowners: increased security, increased safety, and an attractive custom appearance. New windows only come in a few aesthetic options while window film gives many beautiful modern appearances for customers to choose from.

To learn more about why window film is a better option than new windows for your San Antonio remodel or flip —contact us at Custom Tint Solutions today for a free consultation.

Mike Kinsey uses his knowledge of window film products and industry innovations to help customers find simple, versatile solutions for meeting their architectural goals. As the Operations Manager for Custom Tint Solutions, he is the head of sales, customer relations, and product education and also personally oversees all window film installs from start to finish. His fifteen years of experience combined with his background in construction and project management sets him apart as an expert in his field. Mike's qualifications are extensive and are backed by certifications from 3M, EnerLogic, and AIA for continuing education.