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Huper Optik Florida’s Window Film Choice For Gated Communities

Gated communities like Champions Gate, Avila, Solivita and the Lakes of Mount Dora pride themselves in the appearance of their homes.

 

  • Arbor Greene
  • Cory Lake Isles
  • Grand Hampton
  • Heritage Isles
  • Hunter’s Green
  • Live Oak Preserve
  • Tampa Palms 
  • West Meadows
 

  • Connerton
  • Meadow Pointe
  • Ladera
  • Lake Jovita
  • Oakstead
  • Sanctuary
  • Seven Oaks
  • Wilderness Lake Preserve

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Many homeowner associations have mandated restrictions prohibiting reflective window films.

These prestige homes deserve a prestige ceramic window film!

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In the past this meant that homeowners needed to have blinds or solar screens installed or dyed films that eventually turned purple.

The innovative solution?

Prestige Ceramic films by Huper Optik.

  • Ceramic Films are stronger and energy efficient.  The Huper Optik blocks 80% of the glare and 99.9% of the UVA and UVB.
  • Ceramic Films offer a truer color hue unlike the “blue shift” evidenced on the competition’s over priced rainbow colored 3M multi-layered blue butterfly inspired films.

  • Our Huper Optik Ceramic films have a hard coat that prevents scratching and just like beauty the color is more than skin deep!
  • Our color won’t scratch off the film like our 3M competitor’s film.
  • Our films block IR at all times of the day and at every angle!

Huper Optik  leads the way

For perfect installations of ceramic prestige films for prestige homes call:

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Advanced Film Solutions

Florida’s Ceramic Window Tinting Leader
Toll Free: 877-575-3456

Sarasota, Bradenton Gated Community: German Ceramic Window Film

You can have your view while filtering out unwanted UV and more than 60% of the total solar energy.

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Advanced Film Solutions and Huper Optik German Engineered Ceramic and nano-ceramic coatings are the ideal solution for deed restrictions at gated communities throughout the Bradenton and Sarasota region.

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Whether your home is in Lakewood Ranch or Palmer Ranch or along Long Boat Key the non-reflective Huper Optik films out-perform our home depot 3M competition by a mile or kilometer!

Huper Optik:

  • More light transmission choices than 3M prestige.
  • Dye free, so the light levels will not fade over time. Prestige has dyes.
  • Clear adhesives without haze or distortion.545250_516447931722016_1589236439_n
  • A neutral light appearance unlike the 3M blueish look.
  • Advanced Film Solutions is A Plus rated with the Better Business Bureau.
  • We have earned the Super Service Award from Angie’s List for seven straight years.1457705_667075529992588_888455922_n
  • We have a complete portfolio of Vista,LLumar, Armorcoat, Solar Gard and Madico Sunscape films to choose from.994946_660887517278056_422811541_n
  • Our warranty is always lifetime and all our films are NFRC rated for exact performance expectations. You’ll never see us doing heat lamp french fry lamp gimmicks with rigged BTU meters.

Call our experts at:  941-822-8841

Or toll free throughout West and Central Florida: 877-575-3456

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3M Window Film Comparisons Tampa Bay, Orlando, Sarasota

Yes. .

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When we left 3M Window Film nearly 10 years ago our goal was to compete head to head with our 3M window film competition.

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Certainly we were motivated after spending a few years with that company (33 years!)

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The critical advantage we have is knowing the 3M Window Film limitations and recognizing which window film solutions offered superior value for our clients.

That of course isn’t enough.


You’ve heard of 3M.

You have to acknowledge their brand power and the halo effect of good will based on the thousands of products they make and their “image” of innovation.

Heck I was once a 3M guy and to paraphrase Tommy Lasorda; “I had 3M Red flowing through my veins.”

Of course that has absolutely nothing to do with whether their window film solutions can match competition.

Particularly Advanced Film Solutions!

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It’s their perception of performance that was the chief sales obstacle to overcome.

Winning on the glass is actually the easiest mission to accomplish.
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We win when our clients can see the clarity of our films.

Yes-it is that OBVIOUS!

So the challenge has been to slap consumers on the side of their heads (figuratively speaking, of course) with FACTS.

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Facts like the NFRC Ratings that quantify window film performance on various window systems

Facts like solar heat gain rejection for their prestige films that dispel any baloney claims about 97% heat rejection.

 Facts like independent and objective testing for fragment retention,

Facts that dispel the notion that their film has any advantage in hard coat.
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Facts like they don’t actually make “their” ceramic film so they can hardly brag with a straight face about how clear “their film” looks implying it’s a result of their innovation.

Facts like all films and glass itself will perform better when the heat source (Sun) is at an angle to the glass.

Will facts win the day?

Does a side by side comparisons of superior Vista and Huper Optik optical clarity win the day?

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Yes. you can see the difference and no,we didn’t Photoshop this!

Only if, and when, we have the opportunity to educate our potential client.
So. .

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Call 3M.

Go to the Home Depot store.

Watch their gimmick demo using a heat lamp and btu meter and get their astonishing quote.

Then. .

And this is extremely important. . .

Call Advanced Film Solutions, toll free at
877-575-3456
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You’ll be happy that you did!

Finding The Right Window Film Installation Tampa Bay, Orlando

You’ve done your research or heard about the benefits of window film from a friend or neighbor. 

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Now it’s time to find the perfect installation company and the best coating to apply to your home windows.

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How do you separate fact from fiction?

 

Where can you get the best value and one that will provide superior benefits for a lifetime?

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We are Advanced Film Solutions, Tampa Bay & Orlando’s most respected and trusted window film installation company. 

Here is our case that supports why consumers choose our team!

  • Experience: We have over 40 years of business experience (33 years with 3M) and our staff and installation team are experts at providing superior service and results.
  • Selections: We have the most extensive portfolio of solar and solar security window films in the state. This affords you the opportunity of making an objective choice based on NFRC rated performance.
  • We are BBB Rated A Plus throughout our 10 years since retiring from 3M.
  • We have earned the Super Service Award from Angie’s List for five straight years and the “Best of Home Advisor Award.”

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  • Our pricing is highly competitive and our warranty is transferable for many of our selections.
  • We have the most extensive selections of deed approved HOA approved non reflective coatings that factor our heat without altering the aesthetic beauty of your windows.
  • Third party recommendations: We have completed more than 9,000 projects since 2007 and our work speaks for itself but it’s always great to hear the positive feedback from our delighted clients.

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Advanced Film Solutions provides free in-home estimates by calling toll free at 877-575-3456

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Consumer Comparisons: Eastman Huper Optik Vs. 3M Prestige, Home Depot Window Film, Florida

Thanks to the relentless heat, glare, UV and escalating electric bills that Floridians tackle window film has become a valuable and 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 (40)

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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 six consecutive years.

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

Stop by the Sarasota Home Show next weekend and the Tampa Bay Home Show the following weekend!

Advanced Film Solutions

Tampa Bay, Sarasota, Orlando