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Keep Light, Stop Heat With Tampa Bay, Orlando, Sarasota Ceramic Window Film

Daylighting is here and thanks to rapid advances in glass technology and glazing it has become a major influence on consumer interest.

One of the biggest juggling acts for architects and engineers is to flood their spaces with natural light without admitting excessive solar heat and ultraviolet (UV) rays that can cause discomfort, fade interior materials, and drive up HVAC-related energy costs.

Whether it’s on the exterior or separating conference rooms from hallways, windows that offer the right balance of visible light transmittance, reflectance, solar control, manageability, maintenance – and, of course, cost – can make a world of difference in a home, retail store or office building.

Perfection would be for glass to allow in 100% of the light but remove all of the UV and heat.

Eastman Chemicals the leader in nano-ceramic technology and Low E insulating window films have made terrific strides toward achieving these improvements.

 

VISTA has introduced an 80% nano-ceramic film with a 44% total solar energy rejected and of course Huper Optik has a wide range of light transmissions from 20% to 70% visible light transmission films.

Fully half of your home energy bill is the result of heat loss or gain through glass, making solar control films particularly crucial to the ongoing costs and conservation capabilities of home­owners.

The goal is to allow clear light into the home without altering the hue of the light.

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Natural light maintains the color scheme and ambiance.

Advanced Film Solutions


Tampa Bay- Orlando
877-575-3456

Tampa Bay Compares Window Film Retrofit Vs. Buying New Windows

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Many Florida homeowners suffer through long hot summers with clear single pane glass windows and sliders.

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Heat streams in unabated and UV damages furnishings and wood floors.

Glare creates impossible to watch TV screens and computers and electric bills are higher than ever before.

If you aren’t familiar with today’s solar control window film coatings you might be persuaded by some window replacement company to invest in a complete replacement.

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No window replacement company will detail the following FACTS:

  1. The payback for IG insulated Glass units or Low E windows may take 25 years.
  2. Many of the replacement windows do nothing to filter out harmful UV rays.
  3. The very best IG units typically stop slightly more than 50% of the heat.
  4. Unless you have significant air leaks the physical properties of your window frames did not require replacement.
  5. IG units are typically clear glass so you’ll still suffer with glare and eye strain.

There may be a better way to solve your window problems.

Advanced Film Solutions Window Film

  1. All coatings are NFRC certified so the guess-work is removed when it comes to performance.
  2. Our coatings filter 99.9% of the UV
  3. Our coatings come with a lifetime warranty.
  4. Your ROI will be less than 2 years because window films cost roughly 1/10 that of replacing your windows!

Call for a free estimate and do your own comparisons!

Advanced Film Solutions

Toll free: 877-575-3456

Huper Optik Ceramic Window Film Cooler Florida Homes

Staying cool in Florida is a full time job!

The humidity that hits you like a brick wall when you step out from the air conditioning.

Keeping your home cool and comfortable doesn’t come cheaply. 

Your AC runs full time and the electric costs are at record levels.

There is an incredibly effective solution:
 
 
The German Engineered Huper Optik Films.
 
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Huper Optik has innovated non reflective, aesthetically superior, optically pristine films that reduce heat gain, eliminate UV and meet all HOA and deed restrictions.

Reflective films can keep homes cool and Advanced Film Solutions carries more variations of these films than any other Florida company.

  • Huper Optik factors out heat by focusing in the invisible IR wavelengths. This attribute allows Huper Optik to let in more light while factoring out more heat than conventional films.
  • Huper Optik is durable and offers a lifetime warranty and the best glass protection warranty in the industry.
  • Huper Optik has more choices so your unique requirements can be met. Light transmissions from 20% through a virtually clear 70%!
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    Dare To Compare:

  • Huper Optik is a superior choice compared to the 3M Prestige series sold through home depot at usury mark-ups
  • Our Huper Optik has a durable scratch resistant coating.

  • Huper Optik is 100% dye free
  • Huper Optik is a non hazy film and the hue is ideal for maintaining your color scheme.
  • Huper Optik’s warranty covers windows valued 4X the 3M warranty.

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Gated Deed Restricted Approved, Tampa, Orlando Huper Optik Window Tinting

Huper Optik Window Film is the preferred choice for deed restricted, gated communities in the Tampa Bay region.

The Home Owner Associations in these communities restrict the use of reflective films.

These reflective films can block incredible levels of heat but they do alter the aesthetic appearance of your windows from the street view.

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Huper Optik provides our clients with the level of heat rejection you’d demand from a sun control film without increasing the interior or exterior reflectivity of your home’s windows.

Why would any smart consumer walk away from this type of incentive?

Well– They wouldn’t!

Huper Optik:

NFRC Certified

100% dye free (unlike our nearest competitor 3M Prestige)

100% corrosion free.

Durable hard coat (color is consistent and will not rub off)

Works better at angles (just like glass!)

Wide widths 72 inch in all light transmissions.

Patented ceramic multi-layered technology.

Optically clear – non haze or distortion

Vibrant light without altering the hue to a blue light.

Lifetime warranty with glass breakage seal failure warranty.

Deed restricted?

It’s time for Advanced Film Solutions and Huper Optik!

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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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