Category Archives: Architectural Interior Designer window films

Window Film Sub-Contracting For Tampa Bay Commercial Buildings

Advanced Film Solutions has developed a commercial window film installation division that has been growing exponentially since we launched our company in 2007.

GC’s have selected Advanced Film Solutions to furnish and install a variety of window films.

Advanced Film Solutions distinguishes our capabilities from our competitors in the following ways:

We are fully insured ($3,000,000) General Liability Insurance

Our installers are covered by Workman’s Comp.

We offer more window film brands than any other company in Florida.

Our installations are pristine and client satisfaction is our number one objective.

 

Installations are performed on time and always within the bid specification.

We cover a wide geography. In the last two weeks we have done installations in Jacksonville, Orlando, Pensacola and Naples.

Our crews are prepared for high elevation windows.

The majority of our commercial installations receive a 15 year warranty.

We offer NFRC certified films.

Our pricing is very competitive.

If you are a General Contractor that has a window film, designer films, solar or solar security films as a component of your project; please contact:

Advanced Film Solutions

Toll free 877-575-3456

Decorative Designer Film Tampa Advanced Film Solutions

 

Retailers across  Tampa Bay and Orlando have discovered the inherent benefits of designer architectural window film.

No other Florida window film installation company offers as many choices as Advanced Film Solutions.

3M Fasara

LLumar Illusions

Madico Decolite

3M ScotchCal

More..

Drab exteriors take away from your curb appeal and branding strategies.

Film applications provide a dynamic appearance that affords a welcome environment, glare free clients and ideal comfort.

Take a look at the following slide show for designer film installations completed by Advanced Film Solutions.

Note the streamlined appearance and in some cases bold color designs.

You can replicate the premium look of sandblasted glass, create unique patterns, add color, or intricate layered designs – all without sacrificing natural light or aesthetics.

It’s the perfect balance between function and style, making it ideal for almost any application

Our design experts can provide software design assistance while our installation team provides flawless application.

Frosts – Ensure privacy and diffuse for a fraction of the cost of etched glass.

Patterns – Match décor and aesthetic with patterns from playful to classic.

Textures – Cover specialty windows and authentically simulate textured glass.

Gradients – Hide unattractive areas tastefully, or add a modern design element.

Specialties – Mask light, add privacy or enliven with a bold pop of color.

Call Advanced Film Solutions; toll free 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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Storefront Heat Protection Window Tinting For Florida Businesses

Business owners battle the sun and lose when they leave their windows unprotected.

You want your store to be inviting and curb appeal is essential but. .
 

The heat, light and unrelenting UV destroys your merchandise and store displays. 

Clear unprotected glass is an open invitation to burglary and vandalism.

Energy smart store design and security managers choose Advanced Film Solutions solar and solar security window film.

With the most extensive portfolio of choices our team can match the ideal solution for your specific requirements.

Advanced Film Solutions installs heat-UV-and glare rejecting window film that will let you take control of your inventory.
 
 
Our films block 99.9% of the UV and we have a variety of light transmissions that can block up to 84% of the heat.
 
 

We also install solar security combination films that give you the same heat and UV protection with the added benefit of glass safety and burglary protection.

Call for a free estimate today!

 

 

877-575-3456

Decorative Designer Films Tampa, Orlando, Sarasota

Advanced Film Solutions has developed a complete solutions portfolio for designer coatings that provide office privacy, branding and more.

Leading Brands:

Oracal
3M Fasara


InFeel
LLumar Illusions Designer Film
Sunscape and more. .

Let our team of experts assist you in meeting your specific requirements.
 

 

These coatings are applied to your existing glass.

Interior space is transformed at a fraction of the cost for sandblasted or etched frosted glass.
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Tastes can change and tenants frequently move.

These solutions are durable but nevertheless they can be removed without damaging the glass.

With offices in Tampa Bay and Orlando our team of technicians will delight your pickiest (most discerning?) managers.

Toll Free: 877-575-3456
 

Advanced Film Solutions