5 Reasons to Hire a Professional for Car Window Tinting

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It is very hard to trust these instructions when you have spelled 'cheap' wrong more than once.

Stephanie hatcher

Subject: Window tinting/vechiles or flat glass

When you are searching for a professional window tinter that has experience more times than not this person will go over what the laws are for your state,however its your choice to put what you choose on YOUR vechile,but remember by doing this you void your warranty and are subject to fine and cost for removal..also when choosing your tinter remember the saying you get what you pay for,and you cant have it good,fast and cheep.you can choose cheep and fast however it wont be good work,or you can choose to be patient have have good work done but its not gonna be fast,and last you can choose cheep but your quality wont be satisfiable due to cheep materials dont hold up...this applies with any kinda work your having done.myself i choose to be patient and get a good job..my husband has been doiung this type work over 25years he doesnt like to redo cars he would rather take his time the first time go over everything and make sure the customer is satisfied with the job they paid for.yes there are those others that will do the job quicker not worry about going over anything with the paying customer(and sometimes they do get lucky)but about 70% will come back,either with questions that should have been answered @ time job was done,or most of the time its because they arent happy with the work..in these cases not only is customer unhappy but business takes a loss also because of redoing,they loose time and use that much material again.so its my opinion its better to have patience and let the job be done properly the 1st time this way everyone wins...just saying

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I second the original question (still unanswered). Speaking as someone who logged in today to try to find an attorney, I see this category as one that's exactly what I have my Angie's List membership for:

1. It's important that I find a good one
2. I'm not an expert enough to know myself who is a good one
3. The industry is full of advertisements and misinformation
4. I wish I knew what experiences other people have had

I don't care about lawns--I planted mine in clover and don't have to mow it. When I do need to mow I use a rotary Fiskars mower, which is great--or a scythe. That's right--a scythe (the European type, which is smaller, and it's very good exercise). Gas-powered mowers, chemical fertilizers and weed killers--all nasty stuff that gets into everyone's air, soil, and water. I'm sure my neighbor doesn't like my wildflowers, semi-wild pockets of fruit bushes, and unmown areas and yes, dandelions (I have 10 acres) but that's too bad. It's better habitat for wildlife, especially the pollinators on which our food supply depends. I think this obsession with the Great American Lawn is a waste of time and resources. Plant some food instead.

I'm not sure Angie et. al. want you to have a complete answer to this question. By re-subscribing at the Indiana State Fair in 2012, I think I paid $20.00 per year for a multi- year subscription. Maybe even less. At the other extreme--and I hope my memory isn't faulty about this--I think the price, for my area, for ONE year was an outrageous $70.00. And they debited me automatically without warning. I had to opt out of that automatic charge. I like Angie's List, but if some of the companies they monitor behaved the way they do in this respect, they'd be on some sort of Pages of Unhappiness. I'll be interested to see if this comment gets published or censored out of existence.

That's very difficult to answer without seeing the house. As one poster said, the prep is the most important part. On newer homes that don't have a lot of peeling paint, the prep can be very minimal even as low as a couple or a few hundred dollars for the prep labor.

On a 100 year old home with 12 coats of peeling paint on it, then the prep costs can be very high and can easily exceed 50% of the job's labor cost.

A 2100 sq ft two story home could easily cost $1000 just for the labor to prep for the paint job. That number could climb too. Throw in lots of caullking  or window glazing, and you could be talking a couple or a few hundred dollars more for labor.

Painting that home with one coat of paint and a different color on the trim could run roughly $1000 or more just for labor. Add a second coat  and that could cost close to another $1000 for labor.

For paint, you may need 20 gallons of paint. You can pay from $30-$70 for a gallon of good quality exterior paint. The manufacturer of the paint should be specified in any painting contract. Otherwise, the contractor could bid at a Sherwin-Williams $60 per gallon paint and then paint the house with $35 Valspar and pocket the difference. $25 dollars per gallon times 20 gallons? That's a pretty penny too.

That was the long answer to your question. The short answer is $2000 to $4000 and up, depending upon the amount of prep, the number of coats, the amount of trim, and the paint used.