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Tampa Universities Get Safer Window Film Protection

The largest university in Tampa had safety concerns based upon real and present threats they continue to face.

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They specified  a blast tested protection security film that meets GSA Standards for fragment retention glass systems.

Combination thicker 8 ML, Solar Security Film provides strong protection against forced entry and blast events.

These thicker coatings offer a dual benefit of energy savings, glare rejection and virtually eliminating the UV.

At the same time these coatings attached to the frames with Dow 995 meet the documented expectations of security and facility managers.

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They were also concerned with daytime privacy and energy cost savings.

Advanced Film Solutions installed our VISTA 28 Shatter Control Window Film System.

All exterior facing glass now has this versatile protection reinforced with Dow 995 attachment system.

Advanced Film Solutions completed this project.

Our experience and track record for similar high profile installations (US Veteran’s Admin, Dunedin City Hall, etc) and our installation capabilities were their reason for selecting  Advanced Film Solutions over the competition.

Advanced Film Solutions has developed the best security film installation techs in the industry. We completed the Sarasota International Airport and hundreds of commercial security applications throughout the state of Florida.

We offer the leading solutions including LLumar, Vista, Armorcoat, Hanita, Johnson, Madico, Sunscape, Huper Optik.

Your home or business may also require this unique level of protection and solar control.

Call Advanced Film Solutions toll free 877-575-3456

Huper Optik Ceramic Window Tinting For Tampa, Orlando, Sarasota Prestige Homes

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The battle for consumer and commercial customers was waged between the ceramic technology of Huper Optik versus the multi-layered optical film from 3M (Prestige) sold at Home Depot kiosks as well as an assortment of window genie window washer agents and reps.

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Huper Optik had the head start in high performance non metallic window films while 3M introduced their film in 2005.

The non reflective window films differ from the classic versions of sputtered metal films in several respects.

These films are not shiny or reflective which suits deed restricted communities and is the preferred aesthetic requirement of many homeowners and businesses.

Huper Optik meets all deed restrictions as well as all HOA rules since your home’s windows are not mirror-like.

Metal films offer privacy and are very effective in their ability to factor out heat, but they can alter the “look” of your glass.

Heat is not reflected, rather the heat reducing can be found in the ability of these films to reject infrared (invisible) heat.

Which film has won this battle?
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NFRC Certified Huper Optik!
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Huper Optik optical clarity as compared to prestige is a sure winner. Side by side comparisons easily demonstrate that this comparison in clarity is not even close.
3M film is noticeably hazy.

Make certain you are comparing installed prestige films since the 3M film cards do not have their hazy adhesive included on the sample.

Huper Optik film does not alter the hue of the light streaming through the glass.
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Prestige has a clearly visible blue-ish shift.

Huper Optik hard coat has superior durability when compared to prestige. 3M adds a dyed coating that is easily scratched off. The color of the film is consistent and can not be easily scratched off.

Huper Optik Ceramic films are multi-layered and patented.

There are a host of single ply films made in Arizona being resold under a number of competitive brand names. 

This includes 3M’s re-boxed single layer ceramic film. The obvious limitations of these single layer films are narrow width and exterior reflectivity.

Price considerations certainly are significant since the knock off 3M film seems to be priced at the same levels as the patented Huper Optik!

We’ll show you why our Huper Optik won the battle in Florida and throughout the USA!

Call Advanced Film Solutions!

Toll Free 877-575-3456
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Friday 13th Heat Horror Window Tinting, Tampa Bay, Orlando, Bradenton

 Are You Living In A “Horror Story” home?

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 It’s obvious to any educated person that the root cause of problems around that summer at Camp Crystal Lake had everything to do with the heat and glare coming through the cabin windows.

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Imagine growing up with all that UV, glare and Sun blasting through your child’s log cabin room glass?

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Clearly Mrs. Voorhees never called Advanced Film Solutions and heaven knows the end result of that oversight!

Friday The 13th is much more than a date on the calendar.


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It’s a reminder that you can solve your own heat, UV and glare and high electric cost problems by calling

Toll Free- 877-575-3456

PS: Get your ride tinted at Advanced Film Solutions!

 

Don’t Leave It Up To Fade, Discover Tampa, Orlando, Sarasota UV Window Tinting

Advanced Film Solutions solves glare heat and UV problems.

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We lower your electric bills and that makes everyone more comfortable!

Wood floors, carpets, draperies are all under attack from the relentless Florida sun!

Vista and Huper Optik films provide protection reducing the UV by nearly 100%.

UV FadeVista Films eliminate nearly 85% of the visible light transmission and 80% of the heat. 

With so many choices our clients have the freedom to select their perfect solution and balance between lighter shades of film and darker variations.

UV Window Film vs. Alternatives

Compared to other lower cost investments that reduce UV exposure such as curtains, blinds and awnings, our UV films do not create a dark environment or block the view of the outside world.

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Our window film is available in a variety of shades and reflectivity, allowing you to enjoy natural light without unwanted UV, heat and glare.

Many architects specify UV window film to reduce the negative side effects of daylighting, the practice of placing windows or other openings and reflective surfaces so that during the day natural light provides effective internal lighting.

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Tampa Bay, Orlando, Sarasota, Selecting Window Tinting Installation

Today’s consumer faces enormous challenges given the conflicting alternatives available in Florida’s window film marketplace.


Here’s some insider advice for you to consider for selecting the dealer and the brand that meets your requirements.

DIY:

   Unless you are extremely handy or have window film installation experience; doing the installation yourself is problematic at best.

The films sold in big box houses like Home Depot and Lowes tend to be lesser quality than the professional grade films used by window film installation professionals.

 

After all your home is your largest investment.


Your windows are essential to maintain ambiance and home value. 

No one wants dyed purple films or bubbles that will block your view or devalue that investment.

Professional window film dealers should be insured and members of their local Better Business Bureau.

Having an A Plus Rating for 11 straight years is a plus!

Certainly a window film business should have a business license and be able to furnish the proper credentials to enter your home.

These stipulations are important when choosing your installation professional if only to differentiate the moonlighter from the pro. 

What is important is your lifetime warranty from the dealer as well as the written guarantee from the film manufacturer.

Brands:

We represent the leading window film brands in the industry.
These suppliers represent more that 90% of the residential and commercial window film sold in the USA. 

Most of these manufacturers have had their films independently tested by labs as part of the NFRC.
Warranty:

Most window film manufacturers offer a lifetime residential warranty. Several offer extended transferable warranty typically for their premium film lines.

Commercial warranties vary depending upon the film selected but generally this warranty is for 10-15 years.

The SMALL BUSINESS ADVANTAGE:

Speaking on behalf of window film dealers across the USA we are typically family owned businesses with deep roots in your local community.

We have a passion for excellence and we take pride in our business and body of work.

Personally I strongly believe in identifying the brand of film and the manufacturer.

The brand lets you know what you are investing in and the specific performance characteristics of that film. Comparing apples to apples like the NFRC ratings takes the mystery out of the buying process.

There are vast differences between these films.

Some are tremendous energy savers using highly reflective films using stable alloys.  Several films are far less reflective from an interior perspective so your night views are protected.

There are certainly consumers who prefer non-reflective films and this is when we would propose nano-ceramic films like VISTA and Huper Optik.

“Caveat Emptor- Buyer Beware!”


We founded our company on meeting and exceeding expectations and in earning word of mouth referrals.

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Toll free at 877-575-3456