Volume 17, Issue - November/December 2013
As film installers, we all love those projects in which the windows are all lined up 24 inches off the floor, 35-inches wide and 47-inches tall with no need for ladders. We can install film on those types of windows all day long and not have a care in the world.
But the real problem is that everybody is competing for those jobs. You will find that every Tom, Dick and Harry window tint company will start price dumping to close those jobs. That also translates into getting paid less per square foot of film for your installers.
There are a lot of projects that will require you to think outside the box and get creative as far as accessibility. Those are the type of jobs that will yield higher installation costs. My company has experienced its fair share of creative projects and getting the job done will require the right equipment and set up.
Along with high-end retail stores, we also have high-end custom homes with vaulted windows on the second level of the home with a winding staircase below. A nice set up for this would be an extension ladder with a planking system. When you set up above the staircase, make sure you have a leg attachment to level the ladder on the staggered surfaces. You definitely need to feel secure when working in high places and if you are afraid of heights, don’t go up; stick to the 35-inch by 47-inch on the ground level.
It Can Get Complex
No matter the simplicity or the complexity of a project that may come your way, make sure you have an action plan and can envision the process of getting the job done.
Hann Kim is the CEO of STM (Solar Transmission Management) in Los Angeles