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Deed Approved Huper Optik Ceramic Film, Cooler Florida Prestige Homes

Advanced Film Solutions is west and central Florida’s leading provider of solar and solar safety window film.

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We compete directly against 3M Film and their Home Depot 3M Dealers throughout Florida.
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We encourage consumers to do their homework and compare  3M home depot offering and costs directly against our superior performing films manufactured by the world leader in window film, Eastman Performance Films.

Advanced Film Solutions wins in every relevant area of comparison:

  • Vista and Huper Optik Films are NFRC Certified.

In other words; the performance of the film has been lab tested and confirmed by an objective rating agency.

We highlight these FACTS if/when our competition makes extraordinary claims about heat rejection or infrared rejection!

Did you get a BTU demo with a heat lamp trick?

  • Optical Clarity! Our films are spectacularly clear and distortion free!

  • 100% No Dyes!  Prestige films have them, We Don’t!

  • Superior scratch coating!

  • Our warranty is transferable, lifetime.

  • Yes- -Our films work better at angles just like theirs!

  • Yes- -You can use Windex!

  • No our Huper Optik will never corrode!

  • Our ceramic films are non-metallic, non-reflective and meet all deed restrictions. These Huper Optik films are less reflective than glass.

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Toll Free: 877-575-3456

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Harbour Island Tampa Huper Optik Deed Approved Window Tinting

Harbour Island is a private, gated, master-planned community in South Tampa and is directly linked to downtown Tampa by two bridges.

Harbour Island is Tampa’s island paradise in the city that is secluded and worlds away from the stresses of day-to-day life.

As you might expect this upscale community has strict guidelines concerning window film.  Reflective films are forbidden.

The perfect choice for controlling the heat, glare and unrelenting UV is naturally: Huper Optik Ceramic Films installed by Advanced Film Solutions.

After all; Huper Optik ceramic films are manufactured in Germany. 
These films are engineered for durability, clarity and superior performance.

Huper Optik films are less reflective than glass itself so your views are preserved and enhanced.

Huper Optik ceramic films meet all deed restriction rules.

Call Advanced Film Solutions today for a free estimate.
Toll Free: 877-575-3456

Huper Optik Comparison 3M Prestige Window Film Florida

One of the more popular threads in this window film blog are posts that highlight a comparison between 21st century patented ceramic window tinting represented by Huper Optik and the 3M prestige multi-layered optical film.


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I have a unique perspective having been employed at 3M for 33 years (1974-2007) with the 3M Window Film department for several years as National Sales Manager (in those days known as Scotch Tint and Scotchshield!)



Homeowners and retail store owners want to reduce the heat coming into their windows but of equal importance, preserve the aesthetics of their windows.

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They want to experience the benefits of window film without a metallic shiny glass appearance!

The choices drill down to Huper Optik versus the 3M multi-layered prestige series.

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Here is a quick comparison that you may find helpful!


Points that are equal:

  • Ceramic and prestige films do not interfere with EM or RF signals- Call it a draw!
  • Huper Optik Ceramic and prestige films all reduce the UV by 99.9%- A draw!
  • All films including Huper Optik Ceramic and prestige films work better at an angle- That’s also a draw and silly even to mention, except for the fact that they brought this up as an advantage! It isn’t!
  • Huper Optik will never rust or corrode, neither will their prestige. Another draw!They bring this issue up because there are silver films that can oxidize in humid environments.This is typically never clarified by 3M, so consumers may be mislead into believing that all films corrode except theirs.This is false!

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  • Our Huper Optik and are available in a 20% and 30% version. The Select series is available in a 35%. We cut more glare and heat than their Prestige 40%

  • The optical quality and clarity of Huper Optik and are unmatched by prestige film which tends to haze.
  • Our hue is neutral theirs is “blue.” You may like a blue look in your home but Interior Designers typically advise not to alter the hue of the light streaming through your windows. It can clash with your unique color scheme.
  • Huper Optik has a superior hard coat. Huper Optik does not have any dyes!

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Throughout the country we have won against prestige films for the above reasons and the better cost advantages for our Huper Optik ceramic films.

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877-575-3456

Relentless Heat? Get Florida Huper Optik, Advanced Film Solutions

Advanced Film Solutions recently completed several installations with our Huper Optik Ceramic films competing head to head against 3M prestige film.

We won.



Frankly with so many arrows in our quiver we have an unfair advantage over my former company and their numerous dealers, agents, home depot people and window genies.

Our primary challenge is to dispel the perception of superior performance based solely on logo and brand reputation by offering and demonstrating superior documented Window Film.

Brand Leaders by any objective measure of sales, market share or performance where it counts:

ON GLASS!

Certainly if anyone understands the halo effect of 3M it’s a guy like me who spent 33 years at 3M waving that logo and in particular as a former National Sales Manager of 3M Window Film.

I kind’a know that stuff don’t I??

We match the right solution for YOUR Requirements!

  • Warm soft light without the (smurf) blue shift that all prestige films suffer.
  • Optical clarity particularly when the Sun hits the glass at an angle.  The 3M prestige film has a hazy cloudy appearance that is unacceptable.(Dare to compare! 

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  • Huper Optik  Ceramic films will not corrode (despite the nonsense my 3M competitor offered about rusting!)
  • By the way we will happily remove any hazy cloudy 3M Film upon request at no charge (FREE!) when you upgrade to Huper Optik!

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Relentless heat calls for the world’s best window films:

Tampa, Orlando, Sarasota
877-575-3456

Frequently Asked Window Film Questions Tampa Bay, Orlando, Sarasota

Are window films installed on the inside or outside of the windows?


We typically install on the interior side of the glass. This increases the life expectancy of these films supported by our lifetime warranty.

Consumers are concerned about window film having a perceived tendency to break windows.

 

Advanced Film Solutions represents the finest window film technology manufactured by Eastman Chemicals.

Our expert technicians and sales consultants have decades of experience and we absolutely know our way around a window.bbb

There are films that are specifically built for cars that absorb heat rather than reflect the heat away.  These films can create thermal stress.

 

Unfortunately some car tinting bozo’s will apply this incorrect film on a home or commercial application.

  1. Our films are warranted against glass breakage and we provide a written automatic glass breakage warranty. Optional glass breakage warranties are available that match your existing window warranty for extended periods beyond 5 years.
  2. Our Vista Films are designed for maximum efficiency on IG units. Our Huper Optik non reflective films are also warranted against glass breakage!

Advanced Film Solutions represents Eastman Chemicals LLumar, Vista shatter control films. These meet GSA and DOD specifications.

How does our film compare to 3M Window Film?

The 3M dealer told us that their prestige film blocks 97% of the heat, works better at angles and keeps the home warm in the winter as well as keeping homes cooler in the summer.

Well. .

The key criteria for window film specifications and performance characteristics is the total solar energy rejected or shading coefficient.

These attributes are tested by objective independent laboratories and documented and certified by the NFRC.

Advanced Film Solutions installs NFRC rated films that can be confirmed by this agency for their capabilities.

 

All window films and glass seem to reject heat better when the heat object (SUN!) is at an angle to the glass.

The maximum sun angle is 90 degrees (this is the standard measurement for maximum accuracy) Any representation that an angular measurement improves the heat rejection capabilities of the film is simply ridiculous and disingenuous.

Get a free estimate and compare!

Advanced Film Solutions

Offices Tampa Bay and Orlando

Toll Free 877-575-3456