Category Archives: Heat and Glare Reduction Film

Florida Window Tinting; The Economical Alternative To Window Replacement

Consider:

Sure it’s hot outside and you are thinking that your windows aren’t doing the job!

You have seen commercials about new windows and that may be your next step.

BUT!

We may have a better alternative:

Advanced Film Solutions window film.

We all know what happens in the long hot spring, summer and fall when the AC is on 24/7!

Outrageous cooling costs have you in panic mode considering window replacements that can set you back thousands of dollars and take more than a decade to recover the investment costs.

We offer a better alternative that is both affordable and functional:

Today’s thin film technology window film!

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Manufactured by global technology companies like Eastman Chemical and Saint-Gobain today’s window films are durable, distortion and haze free and warranted for a lifetime of comfort and energy savings.

German manufactured durable ceramic coatings by Huper Optik. These patented films meet deed restrictions and HOA rules frequently experienced in gated communities and condominium associations.

All of our coatings are NFRC certified for performance and documented savings.

No gimmicks, games or trickery using French Fry Lamps and rigged BTU meters. Just solid factual superior performance that will transform single pane windows into dual pane performance at a fraction of the cost of a window replacement!

Our ROI is less than 2 years.

Call the Advanced Film Solutions team that has earned the Super Service Award for the last seven straight years with Angie’s List and is A Plus Rated with the Better Business Bureau:

ADVANCED FILM SOLUTIONS

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Huper Optik Preferred Window Film Choice For Prestige Tampa Bay Homes


Call it the battle at the kitchen window.


In home after home Advanced Film Solutions competes head-to-head against 3M Prestige Film either marketed through Home Depot or via dozens of their agents.

Advanced Film Solutions prefers to deal in facts, documented performance and industry accepted terms.

Some background:

We spent 33 years at 3M and at one point I was the National Sales Manager of 3M Window Films.  We understand how the 3M prestige films work arguably better than local 3M resellers.

Why homeowners are considering these films?

If you live in a deed restricted neighborhood or simply dislike the way a reflective film alters the appearance of your home; you’ll be a prime candidate for Huper Optik Film (or prestige)

Why Huper Optik wins:

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  • There are no dyes in our Huper Optik Film. There are dyes in the 3M prestige films.  Dyes fade or degrade over time. The light transmission is therefore less stable.
  • Huper Optik Film has a much durable scratch coating. The 3M prestige film scratches easily and the color can be removed from the film.
  • The optical clarity of the Huper Optik film is superior. This may seem subjective but a direct side-by-side  comparison clearly demonstrates the superior clarity of Huper Optik compared to prestige. It’s not even close!

  • Solar Absorption: I only mention this topic because a recent client indicated that the 3M rep claimed Huper Optik would break the windows; or at the very least would make the room hotter than prestige. 

    This may sound valid but as usual it’s utter nonsense. Both films have solar absorption that should be taken into consideration particularly on insulated glass units. Ceramic films dissipate the heat across the glass surface which is why we can offer darker ceramic choices for your home.

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  • Heat rejection on angle: There is no advantage to prestige or any validity in their claims that prestige works better at angles.  All films work better at angles as does glass itself!
  • Prestige blocks 97% of the IR or better yet 97% of the heat.

    More BS. Both Huper Optik and 3M block plus 90% of the entire IR spectrum. The 97% number is misleading because it refers to a very narrow IR bandwidth.

  • There are numerous white papers written on this subject.Tech Update-NA
    IWFA – IR Ratings of Window Film
  • Pricing:
    Certainly pricing varies based upon the scope of work and the margins competing companies request. Our contention is that Huper Optik is the superior value based on the clarity, performance and durability of our film.
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Compare 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

 

Protecting Students Glazing Security Window Film, Tampa, Orlando

Transforming unprotected glass at ground level windows and entry ways to security impact glazing has become a priority given the recent violence.
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There are many security improvements that can be implemented but one of the most affordable and easiest to implement is the professional application of thicker (minimum 8 ML) shatter control safety films to harden the building envelope.

Advanced Film Solutions and Window Film USA offers the leading security glazing film solutions in the world. Our selections meet blast criteria for the Federal Government GSA and DOD.

These coatings and associated attachment systems are currently installed on landmark buildings throughout the world and schools, university and college campuses, and daycare centers throughout the USA.

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Our security films are available in a host of clear and tinted iterations that will provide maximum safety and energy savings (where appropriate)

Security Glass Window Film Solutions:
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  • LLumar Magnum 8 ML and thicker coatings manufactured by Eastman Chemical

  • Vista Dual Reflective safety films available in a 28 and 38% light transmission.

 

  • Armorcoat clear and stainless versions. These are the films that protect the US Capitol.

  • Madico: solar and clear coatings that are the number one choice for Dept of State and major financial institutions across the globe including Citibank.

  • Hanita: manufactured in Israel these films are very popular in Europe, the Middle East and across the world.
  • SunTek: Economically priced manufacturer recently acquired by Eastman Chemical. Several unique non reflective security films and lighter transmissions. A major supplier to 3M who re-boxes these coatings.

  • Huper Optik: Nanoceramic available in a 50% VLT
  • Johnson: Affordable choices for commercial and institutional applications.

Our team of experienced installers has a resume that is unequaled and we have earned the Super Service Award from Angie’s List for the last 7 years.

Call for a free estimate. Compare our dynamic and effective security glazing solutions!

Advanced Film Solutions- Window Film USA

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Cooling Tampa Bay Homes Begins At The Glass With Window Film

When homeowners consider improving home insulation to improve comfort during the extremes of heat or simply to lower out of pocket energy usage costs they usually focus on attic insulation, replacing their AC Unit or replacing their inefficient windows.


There are huge investment costs and a long payback period that are typically glossed over by home improvement contractors.

Advanced Film Solutions is Tampa Bay’s solar control specialist in energy savings all weather window film solutions.

Our unique portfolio of thin film technologies is designed to immediately lower your utility costs at a dramatic 30% a month during the summer and an unprecedented 10% a month during the colder winter months.

No other retrofit solution offers this much bang for your buck.

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ROI is three years or less!
You’ll enjoy comfort and glare rejection along with UV ray elimination of 99.9%.

You’ll improve the efficiency of your air conditioning since the unit won’t have to work as hard or for so long with 76% less heat coming through your glass.

All these benefits plus privacy and security features that are automatic with many of our selections.

The time is right for taking the first step to an energy smart home.

 

Call Advanced Film Solutions

Toll Free: 877-575-3456