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I've been doing auto tinting for 8 years and Im just now tring to break into the flat glass . Dont really know how much to charge per square foot. I live in a small town in New Mexico. I'm afraid if I price it to high, I won't get any work. And if I price it to low, I won't get a return on my investment.Whats a good ballpark figure?

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I've been doing auto tinting for 8 years and Im just now tring to break into the flat glass . Dont really know how much to charge per square foot. I live in a small town in New Mexico. I'm afraid if I price it to high, I won't get any work. And if I price it to low, I won't get a return on my investment.Whats a good ballpark figure?

It depends on how much the film costs you per sq. ft. Charge more for certain things like mini panes and small amounts of sq footage. Big jobs, you can charge a little less per sq ft. You set the price based on how much the job is worth to you. Somewhat like how you would charge to do an old car compared to a new car. Reputable companies charge anywhere from $5 to $15 per sq ft, and more for special films.

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Easy, take a look at it and say, "Wow, how much money is it going to take me to do a good job and not be worried over material cost if something goes wrong on a window or two?" Then add 10%.

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I know most do the measurement then charge per sq ft . But alot of time there is alot of waste due to size. I did a 350 sq ft job last week and end up using 470sq ft ( 38" width on most). I personally find out how much film cost and then add on my profit on top of it .

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I know most do the measurement then charge per sq ft . But alot of time there is alot of waste due to size. I did a 350 sq ft job last week and end up using 470sq ft ( 38" width on most). I personally find out how much film cost and then add on my profit on top of it .

I do that quite a bit and sometimes I am way over the sq price other charge, but I am in business to make money not sell film

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Hey guys, this is my first post, but I've been reading this forum for a few years now.

I made an excel program for my estimating. The program can vary from 4 to 15 a square foot, and it breaks the number you choose into percentages broken down to installers, salesman, film cost, and profit.

I also base the price off of what square footage of film I use, NOT what square footage of glass there is, I.e. a 38" window will need 48" film.

The program also tells me how much film the job I will need to order, (round up to the nearest 25' for suntek, llumar, hanitaTek, and up to the nearest 10' for global.) and how much that much film will cost plus shipping and cut charge if applicable.

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Hey guys, this is my first post, but I've been reading this forum for a few years now.

I made an excel program for my estimating. The program can vary from 4 to 15 a square foot, and it breaks the number you choose into percentages broken down to installers, salesman, film cost, and profit.

I also base the price off of what square footage of film I use, NOT what square footage of glass there is, I.e. a 38" window will need 48" film.

The program also tells me how much film the job I will need to order, (round up to the nearest 25' for suntek, llumar, hanitaTek, and up to the nearest 10' for global.) and how much that much film will cost plus shipping and cut charge if applicable.

Wow! Very smart! How long did it take you to create this program? Is it specific to your own business or could any one use it by changing some simple values? cheers.

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Hey guys, this is my first post, but I've been reading this forum for a few years now.

I made an excel program for my estimating. The program can vary from 4 to 15 a square foot, and it breaks the number you choose into percentages broken down to installers, salesman, film cost, and profit.

I also base the price off of what square footage of film I use, NOT what square footage of glass there is, I.e. a 38" window will need 48" film.

The program also tells me how much film the job I will need to order, (round up to the nearest 25' for suntek, llumar, hanitaTek, and up to the nearest 10' for global.) and how much that much film will cost plus shipping and cut charge if applicable.

I want to setup my Excel program this way. I worked for another company that did the same thing you did. They put in the measurements and the program told them EVERYTHING. It made it easy for the installer to load up with film with no guess work. It said what film, size, and how many rolls it would take to complete the job. It was awesome!

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I'd like something like that. If my Excel skills were better....

Right now I manually put all that info into a spreedsheet and it gives me the sq/ft of everything. Easier then writing it all out and using a calculator. Plus I don't have to worry about being wrong on the price. (Did that a few times - not good at all)

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