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Stop The Heat. Get Window Tinting Made For 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

Eastman Window Film Comparison Vs. 3M Tinting

If there’s one thing I’ve learned the last 14 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 5% and 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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Window Tinting Solar Secure Solutions, Tampa, St. Pete, Clearwater

WINNING ON THE GLASS
 

Our field of course, is “on the glass!”
 

Advanced Film Solutions installs Eastman Performance Films throughout Tampa, Sarasota, Lakeland, Orlando and Clearwater.

How we win?
 
 
  • Clear distortion free adhesives are easily the choice of interior designers who demand optical clarity. That’s a huge advantage!

  • Darker reflective and non-reflective films when privacy is a key requirement. We have dozens of shades and degrees of reflectivity or non reflective choices.
  • We offer solar bronze films in multiple shades and styles.
  • The incomparable Low E films that insulate your glass throughout the year.  
  • Shatter films that range from darker reflective LLumar Magnum Films to dual reflective Vista Films and nanoceramic Huper Optik security films.These 8 ML thick films are stronger, and offer more puncture strength than 3M’s ultra series.
  • Transferable Vista warranty.
  • The incredible Huper Optik Ceramic Series. Meets all deed restrictions and is available in a range of light transmissions.
  • Nearly three times the number of NFRC certified films as compared to the limited 3M portfolio.

Advanced Film Solutions winning on the glass with superior quality, performance, warranty and choices.

Call today: 877-575-3456

 

Coolest Window Film For Florida Gated Communities: Advanced Film Solutions

Florida homeowners who live in deed restricted gated communities know complying with the rules is generally the best plan.

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When you are looking for methods to lower your cooling costs and eliminate faded furnishings or gain privacy a window film solutions is recommended.

Unfortunately many of the window film selections promoted in Florida are reflective or too dark to meet the HOA rules.

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Fortunately the innovative team at Eastman Chemicals has developed optically transparent, non reflective window film coatings that solves your problem and complies with the rules!

The dynamic Huper Optik films are less reflective than glass and provide energy savings throughout the year.

Homeowners throughout Florida; from Punta Gorda through Sun City Center and Orlando, Celebration and all of Tampa Bay have enjoyed the savings and aesthetic beauty of these solar control films.

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Call for a cost comparison and a free estimate toll free at

877-575-3456

Florida Cools Down With Advanced Film Solutions

Tampa Bay, Lutz, Bradenton-Sarasota, Orlando

 

Privacy, Designer Window Film For Florida Offices

When our client required a solution for afternoon glare and heat they didn’t want to keep things simple.

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They have a certain style and after considering various alternatives they decided to cut the heat gain and glare with our Eastman LLumar Solar Films and accent this with the Llumar Illusions Gradient Film.

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Advanced Film Solutions is Florida’s leading window film installation company. We meet our client’s requirements and provide more choices and superb installations.

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That’s why our team has earned the Super Service Award from Angie’s List for the last 8 consecutive years.

Whether your home or office is located in Port Charlotte, Sarasota, Bradenton, Clearwater, Lutz, Wesley Chapel, Tampa Bay or Orlando; we’ve got you covered.

Always free estimates call toll free:

877-575-3456

Advanced Film Solutions