Category Archives: Commercial Window Film

Florida School Safety Glazing Perimeter Protection Window Film

There has been an obvious and perhaps overdue focus on implementing security improvements for public and private school safety. 

The underlying issues remain open to debate but clearly there is a value in making our schools safer.

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Connecticut has led the way as experts driven by their experience and tragedy at Sandy Hook where entry to the school through the glass doors was a major factor in the event.

Improved perimeter protection includes implementing improvements in levels of security including access control, lighting, school guards, metal detectors and hardening the windows and doors.

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Retrofit alternatives based on cost and ease of implementation have resulted in the specification of security glazing window film.

The majority of window film manufacturers who produce 8 ML or thicker shatter films have been understandably slow to promote (or give the appearance of promoting) their window film solutions in the aftermath of this tragedy (3M is a notable exception.)

This was due to a natural reluctance to step back rather than exploit the sales opportunity.

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Critical considerations:

Clear glazing films have been employed for decades to protect people and property throughout the world. We have seen an evolution in perimeter protection, force protection since the embassy bombings, Oklahoma City and the post 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Federal guidelines were created and glazing systems have been tested and achieved appropriate levels of protection that meet GSA and Department of Defense guidelines.

The following window film systems have met these independent test criteria:

  • Eastman Chemical LLumar and Vista solar security films
  • Saint-Gobain- Armorcoat Films
  • Madico Security Films
  • SunTek Safety Films
  • Hanita
  • Johnson
  • 3M

Window film attachment systems as recommended by Eastman, Madico, SunTek, Armorcoat, Johnson and Hanita include the Dow 995 wet silicone sealant. 

(3M uses a similar silicone as well as a VHB system that has not demonstrated any improvement in security nor does their film system exceed any of the coatings we represent.  In fact their thinner 4ml and 5ml films offer less impact protection than the 6 ML and 14 ML they have been promoting.)

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Advanced Film Solutions, Window Film USA recommends the thicker 8ML+ coatings manufactured by LLumar, Armorcoat, Madico, SunTek and Vista. We have installed Johnson films where they were specified.

We do not install 3M window film for numerous reasons but their Ultra 600 and repackaged 14 ML meet the same safety levels as the aforementioned films so our clients do not sacrifice any measure of security or life safety.

The leaders in security coatings that we recommend offer numerous solar versions of safety films that 3M does not manufacture or repackage (as of this date).

Silver reflective, neutral reflective films in various light transmissions can provide energy savings as well as ground floor privacy for high profile targets. School officials and campus security personnel should weigh the value of these films versus an unobstructed view into the facility.

Advanced Film Solutions is fully insured and we have earned an A plus rating from the Better Business Bureau as well as Angie’s List Super Service Award for seven consecutive years

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Call Advanced Film Solutions toll free for a consultation and free estimate.

877-575-3456

 

Protect Front Entrance Doors Shatter Resistant Window Film

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Glass entrance doors and storefront glazing were built to allow openness and visibility for retail stores, office buildings, hospitals health care institutions and notably school campus buildings.

(Lessons Learned From Sandy Hook)

Unfortunately recent events have focused attention on methods for improved safety and security since glass is easily breached with ballistic weapons and personnel and property can be damaged by blast spalling, debris and flying glass.

It’s time to implement solutions to protect our most important assets; our children, friends and neighbors!
IMG_20121018_120052_963Glass doors are also frequently subject to graffiti and scratches through normal usage.
Glazing Security Window Film:


Advanced Film Solutions installs thicker (8 ML plus) glazing films on your existing glass entry doors and windows.  These coatings are anchored to the frames creating a system that withstands high impact, blast and intrusion.

The key objective is to delay, deny and deter entry.

Our window film meets that objective at an economical cost and a swift implementation process.

Certainly administration officials and concerned parties should discuss long range plans that may include laminated glass or reducing the window envelope throughout your buildings.  These are alternatives that may suit your budget or security concerns if there are extenuating circumstances.

Nevertheless our security glazing films have been installed on US Embassy, Federal Buildings, Airports and local landmark buildings, retail stores and county government offices throughout Florida and the USA.

Property management and facility security personnel can decide upon the level of visibility into the facility since we offer a wide range of alternatives.

Transparent clear coatings maintain the appearance of your building but many decision makers select modestly tinted security films to reduce glare and improve interior comfort.

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In many cases security management will select privacy versions so intruders can not observe students or employees which protects them from being targeted from the exterior.

Our coatings have been independently tested for GSA, DoD, ASTM and UL facility criteria and guidelines.

Take immediate steps to improve life and property safety with

Call toll free: 877-575-3456

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Home Window Tinting New Tampa Fade, UV & Heat Relief

Wesley Chapel, Land O’ Lakes and New Tampa are stunning neighborhoods that are now growing like the good old days!

Perfect homes nestled throughout the Wesley Chapel, Land O Lakes and New Tampa area are rising every day and we are getting a huge amount of calls from new home owners looking for help!

New homes are being built and as usual they boast open architecture with floor to ceiling sliders and windows that offer a scenic view.

The downside is the amount of UV, glare and heat that stream through these windows since the new home builders used clear glass with absolutely zero solar heat gain reduction.

Furnishings fade and you already know how hot it gets in the afternoon.

Your electric bill is shocking.

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We have the solution!

Advanced Film Solutions is Tampa Bay Window Film and with more choices than any other company in town, 7 straight years of earning the Super Service Award from Angie’s List; we are ready to stop that heat, glare and UV at the glass!

  • Remarkable selections that match any HOA rule or deed restriction.
  • Ceramic films manufactured in Germany by Huper Optik.Obviously a perfect view is one of the main reasons you selected your home.Having a dark reflective type film is not only against your HOA rules but it’s the opposite of what you want your home’s windows to look like!Our Huper Optik Ceramic Films are non reflective and won’t alter the appearance of your windows.

    As you can see below our coatings lets the light in thus preserving your view and glass aesthetics.

What you can’t see is the invisible heat rejection and nearly total elimination of the UV rays that fade furnishings.

  • The incredible Eastman Chemical Vista, and economical LLumar Brands.

Call Advanced Film Solutions at 813-949-3456 or toll free at 877-575-3456

Smart Dogs Select Advanced Film Solutions Window Tinting

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That’s right; it’s official and we checked again in the very latest Paw Poll!

31898_541049405928535_325962674_nTampa’s smartest dogs have chosen Advanced Film Solutions for their family home and SUV!

And after taking several objective aptitude tests we found the very smartest dog in the area.

He wants a cooler home; just like you and is willing to chip in!
Here’s Pippy Smartstocking. .


He’s a Border Collie and as you know they are the smartest dogs having aced the SAT’s and graduated with honors.

They require a purpose in life or they won’t be happy!

His purpose is telling people about Advanced Film Solutions and we truly appreciate his support and encouragement!

It inspires us!

The Pipster (that’s his name dog gonnit!) lives in Tampa with his family. 307302_538780916155384_1404136624_n

They often leave him home during the day simply because he chooses not to go shopping (too boring and he’s trying to save up his money!)

He’ll spend hours watching TV (The Learning and History Channel)


He gave up a promising career in medicine to devote his time to window film solutions and keeping energy costs down.

 


He’s had had it with all the glare and excessive heat in his home.  He knew that our local power companies were offering rebates!

When he saw our ad in his local coupon book he couldn’t wait to sign up for our VISTA Film for his home and that FormulaOne Car Tinting.

No wonder he’s as smart as he is!

He called us toll free at 877-575-3456

Advanced Film Solutions

Tampa’s Smartest Dogs Number One Choice! 

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Choosing any other brand would be barking up the wrong tree!

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Tampa Bay, Orlando, Sarasota, Window Film For Efficient Windows


Huper Optik coatings will not alter the aesthetic appeal of your office or store windows.

 

Tenant comfort is a critically important issue when property managers review client satisfaction and in particular whether current tenants will renew their lease.

One major factor for disaffected clients is the negative outcome of untreated windows.

Glare, hot spots and overheated offices typically result in unhappy workers and lower productivity.


The solution was the precise application of Huper Optik nanoceramic films to the interior side of the office windows.

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The tenant has cooler offices and the glare has been reduced by more than 60%.

The UV has been virtually eliminated which preserves carpets, artwork and furnishings.

Our installation team met all expectations and performed the installation with the least interference with schedules.

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Advanced Film Solutions is the leader in Tampa Bay and Orlando window film installations for residential and commercial glass.

Call for a free estimate at 877-575-3456

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