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Practical Sun, Glare, Heat & Fade Window Tinting, Advanced Film Solutions

Dizzy Dean once said

“If you did it, it ain’t bragging”


We are experiencing unprecedented demand for solar safety energy reducing window film throughout the state of Florida.

 
Take a look at the appearance of ceramic film from an interior and an exterior view.
 
 
 
 

These films are less reflective than glass and the ambiance is unchanged.

The color is stable and won’t scratch off like our prestige friends. 

If you’re looking for a film to match your prestige home; you’d sure expect the film to stand up to a scratch.

That’s why we encourage our clients to consider Huper Optik Ceramic Films.

You can obtain tremendous energy savings but why would anyone in their right mind sacrifice the beauty of their home with many of the cheap films you might find at a flea market or some moonlighting car tinter who does homes “On the side.”

No one would buy a “brand name” without comparing costs or “their” films’ performance on glass!

  • Don’t let the power companies rip you off with outrageous electric rate hikes.
  • Reduce your bill and get rebates that help pay for the installation.

  • Consider a dual benefit film that keeps the glare and heat out while also protecting your home against smash and grab crime.

Advanced Film Solutions has taken Florida by storm.

 
Call Toll Free: 877-575-3456
 

 

Consumer Comparisons: Eastman Huper Optik Vs. 3M Prestige Window Film

Thanks to the relentless heat, glare, UV and escalating electric bills that Floridians tackle; window film has become a cost effective energy savings retrofit.

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In fact window film has documented savings that support window film as the most cost effective and fastest ROI of any home retrofit solution.

Given that backdrop and the reality that many Florida homes have single pane clear glass windows and clear tempered glass sliders the implementation of solar control films is highly recommended.

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There are many types of solar control coatings manufactured to solve these issues.

Advanced Film Solutions is unique by offering our clients the largest and deepest portfolio of solar control, UV, Low E and solar security window film.

The topic of this posting however is a  critical comparison between our Eastman Chemical’s Huper Optik patented window film Vs. 3M  and Home Depot 3M Prestige Window Film.

This direct comparison is typically developed when our client requires heat, glare and UV filtering coatings that do not alter the reflective appearance of the homeowners windows.

In other words; the consumer wants the benefits of solar control window film without fundamentally changing the appearance of their home.

This is frequently codified by deed restrictions and Home Owner Association rules and restrictions.

Many homeowners who live in coastal communities or hi-rise condo’s simply prefer the non-metallic, non reflective qualities of the films being compared (Huper Optik Vs. 3M Prestige) or simply have received a quote from a 3M agent, Home Depot or any number of resellers for 3M Prestige films.

Background:

10007413_731450313555109_2027544993_nBoth 3M Prestige and Eastman Huper Optik offer films that are non reflective.

Both film lines filter 99.9% of the UV

Both films block high quantities of IR wavelengths.

3M continues their misleading jargon of filtering 97% of the IR but a cursory review of the technical literature related to the narrow wavelengths being discussed identify the weak importance of this factor.

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Fortunately the window film industry in cooperation with the Dept. of Energy has created the NFRC ratings for Applied Films that takes the guess-work out of this discussion because the specific effectiveness of these films is tested and documented by independent laboratories.

IWFA – IR Ratings of Window Film

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Whether 3M’s prestige film actually blocks 97% of the entire IR wavelength (it does not) the bottom line solar heat gain coefficient, or total solar energy rejected are exactly measured and the Huper Optik coatings in a 20, 30 and 35% VLT out-perform the best heat rejecting Prestige film.

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The technology being employed by Eastman Huper Optik is patented ceramic coatings.  These nanotechnology coatings are able to lower the visible light transmitted without the use of fragile dyes.

The 3M prestige coatings rely on older dye technology to lower the visible light transmission.

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The clear Huper Optik adhesives (which are visible of sample cards provided during estimates are pristine and the clarity is superior to the adhesives used by the 3M and 3M home depot prestige film.

This is not evident when comparing sample cards because the 3M sample card has no adhesive on the sample.

This can frequently persuade an unassuming consumer that the film sample is the actual product that will be installed.

This is not the case for 3M.

Their film sample has no liner or adhesives on the card provided and the black border around the film sample is designed to make their film sample appear lighter.
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3M and 3M Home Depot agents will typically use IR French Fry lamps and BTU meters to present the illusion that their film blocks more heat than coatings that are darker or significantly more reflective. This is a trick to confuse because the actual sunlight is much cooler and the complete electro-magnetic spectrum from the Sun obviously includes visible light!

3M and 3M Home Depot agents may also claim that their film works better at angles than any other window film and infer that somehow this trait is unique for 3M or potentially built into the film as an advantage to their product and by extension the consumer.

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Once again this is completely false.

All coatings as well as glass itself work in the exact same manner. There is no advantage and any claims otherwise are spurious or simply put: LIES!

Advanced Film Solutions always deals in  factual information.

Documented results and intelligent clients who do their own research and ask the right questions.

Our experience is unmatched and our track record for providing superior installations throughout west and central Florida are incomparable.

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We are A Plus rated by the Better Business Bureau. We have earned the Super Service Award from Angie’s List for 8 consecutive years.

Call our office toll free for a free estimate: 877-575-3456

Advanced Film Solutions

Tampa Bay, Sarasota, Orlando

Tampa Bay, Orlando & Sarasota’s Coolest Window Film

Advanced Film Solutions is Florida’s leading window film installation company.

Our expert installation crews have earned an A Plus Better Business Bureau rating and we have won the Super Service Award from Angie’s List for the last 8 consecutive years.

We compete against many different window film dealers, resellers and agents.

Advanced Film Solutions is unique!

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  • More experience. 33 years at 3M and 14 years as a family owned locally owned business.
  • We represent the leading window film solutions including Eastman Chemical’s LLumar, Vista, Huper Optik and SunTek

  • We offer Madico, Sunscape, Solar Gard, Hanita and Johnson window film.

  • Our company is fully insured and our employees are covered by workers comp.

  • We have been selected the Best Of Home Advisors.

  • Our pricing is always competitive.
  • We are fully equipped and can manage any size project or scope.

  • We always provide samples for your review and highly recommend NFRC rated films so there is no wiggle room or hype.

Advanced Film Solutions, toll free at 877-575-3456

Offices Tampa Bay, Sarasota, Orlandolighter

Home Protection Security Window Film, Tampa Bay, Orlando

Keeping your home safer is a major concern for every Florida home owner.

The weakest link in your home defense are your windows and sliders.

Burglars can break through your glass in seconds. Your burglar alarm system can notify law enforcement but in the time it takes for them to respond the “bad guys” have taken what they want.

Advanced Film Solutions provides 8 ML and thicker security glazing window film.  These are the very same films used by the Federal government to protect landmark government buildings like the Capitol and White House.

Thicker glazing films provide superior puncture and impact protection that slows down intruders.

We reinforce sliders with attachment systems that provide additional strength.

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Advanced Film Solutions has offices in the Tampa Bay and Orlando area.

We have more choices in security films that are combined with solar energy heat rejection capabilities as well as dual benefit shatter films that provide privacy.

World leading glazing protection window films manufactured by:

  • Eastman Chemical (LLumar, Vista and Huper Optik)
  • Saint-Gobain Armorcoat
  • Hanita Safety Zone
  • Madico and Sunscape
  • SunTek

NFRC rated choices with dozens of alternatives that match your specific requirements.

Call for a free estimate by calling toll free 877-575-3456

Advanced Film Solutions

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Huper Optik Ceramic Window Film Cooler Florida Homes

Staying cool in Florida is a full time job!

The humidity that hits you like a brick wall when you step out from the air conditioning.

Keeping your home cool and comfortable doesn’t come cheaply. 

Your AC runs full time and the electric costs are at record levels.

There is an incredibly effective solution:
 
 
The German Engineered Huper Optik Films.
 
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Huper Optik has innovated non reflective, aesthetically superior, optically pristine films that reduce heat gain, eliminate UV and meet all HOA and deed restrictions.

Reflective films can keep homes cool and Advanced Film Solutions carries more variations of these films than any other Florida company.

  • Huper Optik factors out heat by focusing in the invisible IR wavelengths. This attribute allows Huper Optik to let in more light while factoring out more heat than conventional films.
  • Huper Optik is durable and offers a lifetime warranty and the best glass protection warranty in the industry.
  • Huper Optik has more choices so your unique requirements can be met. Light transmissions from 20% through a virtually clear 70%!
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    Dare To Compare:

  • Huper Optik is a superior choice compared to the 3M Prestige series sold through home depot at usury mark-ups
  • Our Huper Optik has a durable scratch resistant coating.

  • Huper Optik is 100% dye free
  • Huper Optik is a non hazy film and the hue is ideal for maintaining your color scheme.
  • Huper Optik’s warranty covers windows valued 4X the 3M warranty.

Call for a free estimate: toll free 877-575-3456

Advanced Film Solutions

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