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Stop The Heat For Window Tinting Tampa Bay, Orlando & Sarasota Homes

Are you glaring at your windows?

How about that electric bill??

If your windows are facing east, west or south you already know how intolerable the glare and heat is every afternoon.

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This home faces South and they get hit with glare all afternoon.

They were also looking for daytime privacy from the main road.

The perfect solution:
 
Vista Luminance. 


Now they have daytime privacy, nearly 70% heat rejection and almost 100% UV protection

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Their exterior view is not compromised because VISTA Films are 50% less reflective from the interior than standard metalized films.

This lower reflectivity is a key difference between VISTA and our competition!

Check out this beautiful home that faces west and the baby’s room gets hit from the Sun all afternoon.

Baby’s room was a good twenty degrees warmer than any room in the home!

The solution?
Huper Optik Ceramic 30 installed on the upper window.


The improvement was immediate and the home’s AC can keep a consistent temperature in the nursery.

The beauty of their home was not affected since Huper Optik is non reflective.

Baby is happy which means Mommy is happy too!


Their electric bills are lower.

We’ll solve your glare and heat issues one window at a time!!

Advanced Film Solutions
877-575-3456

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Tampa Bay, Sarasota, Orlando Super Savings Window Tinting Coupons

It’s that time of year when Florida heat gets oppressive.

It’s Window Film time!

 And to help encourage those of you who may have been dragging your feet Advanced Film Solutions is promoting our incredible window film solutions with COUPONS!

Call today for a free estimate.

877-575-3456

Our sales associates cover a wide area from Tampa down to Port Charlotte, Venice, Sarasota and east past Orlando!

Lowered cooling costs drive down your monthly electric bill by as much as 30%

Toll Free 877-575-3456

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Eastman Window Film Comparison Vs. 3M Tinting

If there’s one thing I’ve learned the last eleven years since retiring from 3M, it’s that many consumers recognize their logo and assume their window film  matches their brand reputation.

This is the “perception” challenge we must overcome despite the reality of 3M’s weakness in their window film solutions.


A feature-benefit-performance characteristics comparison (documented rather than hyped) weigh overwhelmingly in favor of the coatings Advanced Film Solutions represents.

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Here is a sampling of indisputable FACTS that quantify the superiority of the solutions we represent.

There are many fine manufacturers of window film products but the unquestioned global leader is Eastman Chemicals.

 In many product categories of the diverse Eastman portfolio our competition 3M Window Film offers no alternative product solution.

For example- – –
  • Bronze films in multiple light transmissions and interior and exterior reflectivity.

Heck we have blue films, green films and gold films; but why brag?

  • Dual reflective films: Here again the comparisons between 3M and Eastman are almost unfair.  Our Eastman portfolio includes the dynamic Vista Film dual reflective films ranging from the 14% Ultimate, the 18% Celeste, 28% Luminance and 38% Mirage. We also have lighter dual reflective films in a 48% and 58%.
  • Our LLumar DR series also ranges from a darker 15% to the 25, 35, and 45% light transmissions. 3M?They have a NV 15, 25 and 35 (I introduced this back in 2000!) and 3M re-boxes a 15% and 25% from another company under the Affinity name.

    Our Vista and LLumar clear adhesives compared to the 3M pressure sensitive adhesives are far superior in terms of clarity and durability. The re-boxed Affinity has the outside company’s adhesive which is a lesser quality version of the LLumar adhesive.

    Small wonder that interior designers choose Vista.

    Choices equate to meeting exactly the requirements of our clients rather than the other way around!


  • Non reflective residential and commercial films in escalating light transmissions starting at a 5%.  (See LLumar DL Series) 

    These films are ideal for privacy particularly when a reflective film is prohibited. 3M dealers may attempt to offer a car tinting substitute since they have no solution for this requirement.

  • One-Way Vision Films ideal for maximum privacy and heat rejection.
  • Solar security safety shatter films in a Silver 20, Neutral 20, 40 and 50 along with dual reflective shatter solar films in various light transmissions. 

    3M discontinued their Silver 20 security film as well as their 50% neutral film. 

  • Ceramic non metallic non-dyed Huper Optik patented and available in light transmissions ranging from 20-70% 

(3M has contracted with an outside coating company that supplies a single layer ceramic film for many companies. That ceramic film is only available in a 5 foot width and does not have the heat rejecting performance of the patented Huper films) It is also more reflective than the patented Huper Optik films.

 

Let’s now compare clear solar films that block IR and UV without altering the appearance of the glass.

Our Eastman portfolio includes Vista Spectra select, Terre films and the dymanic Huper Optik Sech Drei series.

Huper Optik has zero dye in their film (unlike 3M!)  and its durability and scratch resistance easily out-perform the 3M film.

The optical clarity of our Vista and Huper clear films easily surpasses the 3M prestige film a fact that is self evident in any direct side-by-side comparison!

Our warranties on Vista Films are transferable and our glass breakage warranty standard as well as optional exceed the 3M protection in scope and value of replacement.

The point is made and further it’s being made by a veteran of 33 years at 3M and once upon a time having been the National Sales manager of 3M Window Film.

Call Advanced Film Solutions today.

Toll free: 877-575-3456
Offices Tampa Bay-Orlando

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Tampa Bay Home Show Window Film This Weekend

Advanced Film Solutions will be exhibiting our incomparable window film selections at the Florida State Fairgrounds, March 17-18, 2018 

Advanced Film Solutions will be displaying our Eastman portfolio (Llumar SelectPro, Vista Film) as well as Huper Optik Ceramic Coatings.

Energy Savings:

These thin film coatings can lower monthly electric costs by 30% a month. You decide just how dark or light you want your rooms to be and we provide free estimates.

Security:

Thicker versions of these films delay, deny and deter burglars who break through your glass windows, sliders and doors.  These are the same films and attachment systems employed by the Federal government for force protection and blast protection.

Security films can be completely clear or tinted.

Decorative:

We offer a full line of decorative architectural films that enhance your glass providing the appearance of etched glass or frosted appearance you may require for bathroom windows or conference rooms. Brands include 3M Fasara, LLumar Ilusions and Infeel.

Stop by our booth and ask for a free estimate and enjoy a show discount of 15% for any installation with more than 100 square feet.

Advanced Film Solutions

Toll Free: 877-575-3456

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Florida Burglary Protection Window Film For Homes & Offices

Home burglary.

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Advanced Film Solutions installs thicker. optically transparent window films that hold your glass in place.

This makes it difficult for thieves to shatter your glass and enter unimpeded into your home.

How It Works:

Standard window films are typically 1 or 2 ml thick. One of our competitors, 3M still touts a thinner 4 and 5 ml film that offers far less puncture strength than Advanced Film Solutions 8 ML and thicker portfolio.

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Shatter control window films should be at minimum 8 ML thick.

The adhesive systems are aggressive. The film holds the glass in place making it very difficult for an intruder to enter through the window.

Is it a perfect system?

Given enough time and opportunity a motivated thief can break through the window.  Sliders are reinforced with a wet sealant that hold the glass into your frames.

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The strategy is to delay and deny entry allowing precious time for your home security system to detect the break-in and alert law enforcement.

Many homeowners and store owners have requested the combined solar and security versions of these thicker films.   The benefits of doing so include:

Privacy

Glare rejection

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UV rejection

Reduced electric costs

Comfort

Blast Protection

 Open up any newspaper and you’ll understand why this is a growing concern for our neighbors here in Tampa , Bradenton, Sarasota, Clearwater, Pasco and Hernando County as well as Lakeland, Orlando.

Advanced Film Solutions has more brands, more choices and more experience than any solar security safety film installation company in Florida.

Call today: 877-575-3456

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