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Tampa Window Tinting DIY, Vs. Advanced Film Solutions

You’re ambitious, frugal and handy

 AND. .

Tired of that glare, heat and fading.


You’ve heard of tinting for your car and when you walked past the Home Depot display for window tinting; you couldn’t resist buying a roll, or two of Gila Film.

So far- -so good?
 


Advanced Film Solutions has performed more than 19,000 home installations since we launched our company in early 2007.

Quite a few (too many to mention) were fix up installations.

We were called in to rip off these tints and do it right. . .the second time with Vista, Huper Optik or LLumar Film.

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We’ve seen our share of installers over the years.

Guys and ladies who actually do this type of work for a living; and there is a wide gap in installation skill sets and ability.

 
  • Bubbles: Too much water, or too little.
  • Gaps: The glass area between the window frame and the film. A novice leaves wide gaps that let sunlight in and look horrible!
  • Straight cuts: We use film handlers to get a factory edge novice DIY tint amateurs do free hand cuts.
  • Lines and creases: When our installers do a project there are no lines or creases. That’s because they have developed the skill over thousands of installations to do outstanding work.
  • The film itself: The film you buy for DIY installations is typically very limited in variety, durability and aesthetics. Of course; you might be a big fan of purple tint??
  • Warranty: We provide a written lifetime warranty and our Vista, LLumar and Huper Optik warranty is one time transferable to the next homeowner. When you do it yourself; there isn’t any warranty.
Had enough?
 
 
 
 

If you care how your home looks; then take those rolls back to Depot and call:


Toll Free: 877-575-3456
 
 

Window Film Cuts Cooling Costs While Protecting Your Tampa Bay Home

Advanced Film Solutions, Tampa Bay and Orlando’s leading window film installation company and eight time recipient of Angie’s List Super Service Award was profiled in the Tampa edition of Angie’s List Magazine.

When homeowners need cooler rooms, lower electric bills and fade protection we recommend NFRC Rated window film (all Advanced Film Solutions window film has been tested and documented by this rating council!)

 

Consumers should select a fully insured and BBB Rated A installation company like Advanced Film Solutions and it doesn’t hurt to have earned the Super Service Award for 8 straight years!

Advanced Film Solutions represents the world leading Eastman Chemicals. 

This portfolio includes Vista Film, LLumar, and the non-reflective Huper Optik Series.

Our installations are fully warranted and glass/window warranties are matched by our manufacturer.

That’s peace of mind; and removes any concerns that your window warranty might be voided.

Trusted window film installations by the regions most expert installers:
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Ceramic Advanced Window Tinting Prevents UV Damage Tampa, Orlando, Bradenton

There are several misconceptions related to window film. 

Some consumers think that films have to be dark or shiny to protect their furnishings, wood floors and carpets from UV damage.

The facts are quite surprising.

Faded furnishings, wood floors that get lighter and brittle are the result of UV damage! 

Window film like Huper Optik nano ceramic film blocks 99.9% of the UV without altering the ambiance of your home.

Certainly darker reflective films have a place when you are looking for privacy and dramatic heat rejection of nearly 80%.

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Here in Tampa and Orlando many clients require that type of window film and we offer the leading brands all NFRC certified for documented performance!

A growing number of clients prefer a film that won’t add a reflective or mirrored appearance to their glass.

They want to maintain their view and meet HOA rules and deed restrictions!

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Homes in gated communities like Cheval and Lansbrook and Windermere have very tight deed limitations on reflective films.

Our Huper Optik films are the perfect choice.

  • UV rejection of 99.9%
  • Heat rejection of nearly 84%
  • Visible light transmitted based upon your requirements.
  • Safety and security versions are also available for crime protection.

Call 877-575-3456

Compare superior optical clarity and aesthetics to any other film solution.

 

 

Prestige Tampa Bay Homes Choose Advanced Film Solutions Window Tinting

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Advanced Film Solutions offers ceramic films that offer compelling reasons and performance characteristics that WIN!

Home Owner Associations throughout Tampa Bay, Orlando and Sarasota approve the use of these non reflective coatings.

  • No blue shift like the prestige films.
  • No iridescence or rather that rainbow look on their film particularly under a florescent light.

  • Our films work just as well at an angle and at different times a day, and my car gets better mileage when rolling down hill.

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  • Our Huper Optik patented ceramic films are haze free

Advanced Film Solutions

Toll Free 877-575-3456
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Sarasota, Tampa Bay, Orlando Eastman Window Tinting Comparisons 3M Home Depot

One of the laments we hear in the window film industry is that  homeowners only have a limited awareness about window film.

They have no idea about the multiple benefits they might enjoy with these energy savings coatings.

This has everything to do with advertising and communications.

The cost to grab consumer awareness is extremely high and the return problematic. 

Small wonder that a retail store like Home Depot would join up with our 3M window film competition to offer in home installations.

Advanced Film Solutions competes against 3M Window Film and their Home Depot agents and we are very familiar with their “pitch ” and even more familiar with their limitations.

Advanced Film Solutions provides a suite of solar and solar security window films manufactured by Eastman Chemical, the world leader in window film technology and market share.

Our winning brands include Vista Film, LLumar and non-reflective ceramic film: Huper Optik.

All of our window films are NFRC certified . This takes the sales-speak out of your decision making process.

You may have seen a sleight of hand demo at the Depot store that seemed to show a clear film blocking incredible amounts of heat.

What you didn’t know was that the heat lamp and meter are tuned to a very narrow and specific wavelength which does not represent the solar spectrum of our Sun.

In plain words- -it’s a gimmick, an illusion, a trick!

That clear prestige film has average total heat rejection in the 50%’s. That’s quite a difference from the 97% you may have been lead to believe!

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And if someone told you that their film somehow works better at an angle, you should read this post.

Check their NFRC rating as well as their own website!

Advanced Film Solutions prefers to conduct business with documented performance and results.

  • Our films qualify for rebates from our local power companies. Prestige does not.
  • Our warranty is a lifetime. Many are automatically transferable!

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  • You can clean our film with Windex
  • We offer non metallic-optically clear films that block the heat.
  • Our shatter control versions designed for maximum security and safety.
  • Our films are certified by the Skin Cancer Society
  • Our installed prices will provide a superior return on investment.
  • You won’t be paying for mark-ups by several parties like you would with their Home Depot program.

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Be smart and call Advanced Film Solutions for a free cost and feature comparison.

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Compare the warranty and our optical clarity!

Toll Free 877-575-3456