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How much does panoramic roof installation cost?

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Automobile panoramic roof installation prices range from about $1,000 to $2,500 for factory upgrades that dealers add to the new car purchase price, as of 2016. Aftermarket installations range between $1,200 and $1,800 and include only electric-powered controls, whereas factory installations may be manual.

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Materials used generally affect the price. For example, manufacturers use dot-matrix glass for the more economical panoramic models. The screened glass reflects about 50 percent of the heat from the sun. Luxury models consist of reflective glass that works like a one-way mirror.

Additionally, cheaper plastic or aluminum hardware cost less but lack the durability of the more expensive steel or carbon-fiber options. Cheaper gaskets and seals made of less expensive neoprene tend to deteriorate quickly with exposure to weather. The more expensive parts are made of silicone, which lasts longer.

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