Category Archives: Heat and Glare Reduction Film

Lowering Home Electric Bills This Summer With Tampa Bay, Sarasota, Orlando Window Tinting

Window film may not have been the first thought that popped into your mind when you read the title of this posting.

It might surprise you that an installation of energy control window film is actually the fastest method for reducing your electric costs.

More importantly; a window film installation offers you the fastest return on your investment when compared to some of the more top of mind thoughts you may have had!

Here’s why?


Window Film can block up to 85% of the summer heat from entering your windows.

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Homes stay cooler and your AC doesn’t run as high or for as long.

 Vista, Huper Optik and LLumar solar and solar security films reduce monthly electric costs y 30% a month.


Compared to the cost of a  window replacement the economics shout out for window film!

 

Advanced Film Solutions is Florida’s leading home and commercial window film application professionals.


Our crews are certified, insured and we have earned the Super Service Award from Angie’s List for seven straight years and an accredited A Plus Rating from the Better Business Bureau.

All of our film selections are NFRC Certified and all applications have a lifetime warranty covering film and labor.

Now is the best time to lower that monthly electric bill.

Tampa Bay Heating Up, Discover Window Tinting Savings

It’s in the air.

While the calendar tells us it’s  May, afternoon temperatures are telling us that the hot days of summer are right around the corner.

 Homeowners know their single pane glass is incredibly inefficient at keeping your home cooler.

We have no choice but to keep our AC on constantly because of the humidity and summer heat.

There is no more cost effective solution than the installation of energy savings window film.

Recent studies conducted for the IWFA in California tdocuments that fact.

Our temperatures are higher than California and we have far more humidity which adds to our heat index. Most homes have single pane glass here in the Tampa area which only increases your ROI.

Advanced Film Solutions is Tampa Bay’s leading home window film installation company.

We understand that one size doesn’t fit all requirements

That’s why we offer more choices in heat rejection, appearance and brands than any other local area provider.

Why is this important?
There are significant differences between the various films in our portfolio. Having choices equates to a better customized installation.

Many homeowners prefer a non-reflective film that won’t alter the appearance of their windows.

Our Huper Optik ceramic films meet this requirement without sacrificing heat rejecting performance.

You should also consider improving the  shatter protection of thicker versions of our solar control films. These films improve glazing strength and create an effective barrier from burglary.

We also recommend the films that work both summer and winter.
These films act as a thermal barrier transforming single pane glass into dual pane heat blocking devices.

Advanced Film Solutions

Toll Free: 877-575-3456

Overheated? Best Time For Window Tinting

Record heat reminds homeowners how important their air conditioner means for your comfort.

It also reminds consumers how high your electric bills got during July and August!

Advanced Film Solutions provides energy efficient solar control window films throughout the hottest state of Florida.

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Incomparable heat blocking films with lifetime warranty like:

  • Vista Window Film: More choices than any other brand with a transferable lifetime warranty.  These optically clear films can keep nearly 80-% of the heat from entering your home.
  • Low E All Season Window Film: The innovation of the year in window film. 76% summer heat rejection combined with winter insulation. Unmatched all year energy savings!
  • Huper Optik Ceramic Films: Non-metallic German engineered ceramic technology that meets all deed restrictions.  These patented ceramic films leave all the re-boxed generic ceramic films in the dust. Why pay more for less when you can have the true original: Huper Optik!
  • LLumar Films: The world sales leader these economically priced films match every budget.
  • SunTek: This price leading film is designed to provide affordable solutions without sacrificing performance. The very same manufacturer that 3M repackages into their Affinity films and car tinting.
  • Solar Gard Armorcoat: Safety and security dual benefit window films. The choice for blast security on the US Capitol Building!

  • Hanita: Israeli manufactured solar and solar security films.

Call our offices toll free at 877-575-3456
Advanced Film Solutions

Unbelievable Electric Bill? Get Florida Window Tinting Solutions

Tampa homeowners face intense heat most of the year. 

The best method to lower electric costs is the application of Advanced Film Solutions energy savings film.

Our films block the heat/glare/UV from entering your windows.

This is particularly critical for your East/South and West facing windows.

The elimination of 80% of the heat from entering through the glass means your electric bills will be immediately reduced.

Do you think that electric bill is going to get any lower??

Elegant window film solutions with crystal clear films. 

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Non metal ceramic films that meet all your deed restrictions and aesthetic specifications.

Films that never change colors or turn purple.

  • NFRC Rated.
  • Films that factor out dangerous UV rays.

  • Films that can delay, deter and deny entry to your home from criminals.
  • Films that cut glare by 80%
  • Low E Films that save you money all year long

Stop complaining and do something constructive to lower your monthly electric bill!

Toll Free:  877-575-3456

These Advanced Film Solutions pay for itself 

Eastman Window Film Comparison Vs. 3M Tinting

If there’s one thing I’ve learned the last eleven 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 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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