Comparing Window Tinting Savings to Window Replacement

Worker applying tinting foil onto car window

Comparing Window Tinting Savings to Window Replacement

In today’s modern age, more and more people are prioritizing energy efficiency in any area they can. Both for cost savings and environmental purposes, this is an area that holds several specific benefits and can be utilized across several walks of life.

At Kram’s Mobile Detailing Service, we’re here to tell you about one specific area that relates directly to energy savings: Window tinting. Many homeowners are realizing that their windows play a big role in their home’s energy efficiency, but many choose to simply replace windows when a far more cost-effective option is available in home window tinting. Let’s go over some of the standard costs and savings of replacing windows compared to window tinting, plus why the latter is often the far more economical choice for you.

Worker applying tinting foil onto car window

Window Replacement Energy and Cost Savings

Using general estimates, let’s take a look at the energy and cost savings you can experience from replacing windows in your home. Let’s say you’re looking to replace all 20 of your home’s windows with more energy-efficient materials. If you’re doing this manually, the average cost for such a job, including parts and labor, will be between $550 and $925 or so. Using some basic multiplication, we can see that this means your cost of replacing these windows could run you between $10,000 and $18,500.

Now, the cost itself isn’t the only important factor. You also have to consider how quickly you will recoup those costs based on energy savings. The US Department of Energy estimates energy savings on window replacement at between $25 and $450 per year (depending on the number of panes and other factors) – even using the higher range of this estimate, it will take you literal decades to entirely recoup your costs just based on energy savings.

Window Tinting as an Alternative

Luckily, window tinting is an available alternative here that offers far improved savings. They don’t require anywhere near the same cost as replacing windows, for starters, and window films can reduce energy consumption by as much as 30% in many cases. This film reduces solar heat gain and your carbon footprint, allowing you to enjoy natural light without harmful UV exposure or significant energy usage.

This means that instead of replacing windows and waiting a decade or more for their value to be recouped in your energy savings, this process will take just a few months in many cases. The money you spend on window tinting will come back to you within a very short period of time based on a cost that’s almost 1,000% lower than replacing your windows.

For more on why window tinting is often a preferable option to window replacement for energy savings, or to learn about any of our mobile detailing or tint services, speak to the staff at Kram’s Mobile Detailing Service today.

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