Category Archives: Huper Optik Ceramic Film Vs 3M Prestige

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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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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Frequently Asked Window Film Questions Tampa Bay, Orlando, Sarasota

Are window films installed on the inside or outside of the windows?


We typically install on the interior side of the glass. This increases the life expectancy of these films supported by our lifetime warranty.

Consumers are concerned about window film having a perceived tendency to break windows.

 

Advanced Film Solutions represents the finest window film technology manufactured by Eastman Chemicals.

Our expert technicians and sales consultants have decades of experience and we absolutely know our way around a window.bbb

There are films that are specifically built for cars that absorb heat rather than reflect the heat away.  These films can create thermal stress.

 

Unfortunately some car tinting bozo’s will apply this incorrect film on a home or commercial application.

  1. Our films are warranted against glass breakage and we provide a written automatic glass breakage warranty. Optional glass breakage warranties are available that match your existing window warranty for extended periods beyond 5 years.
  2. Our Vista Films are designed for maximum efficiency on IG units. Our Huper Optik non reflective films are also warranted against glass breakage!

Advanced Film Solutions represents Eastman Chemicals LLumar, Vista shatter control films. These meet GSA and DOD specifications.

How does our film compare to 3M Window Film?

The 3M dealer told us that their prestige film blocks 97% of the heat, works better at angles and keeps the home warm in the winter as well as keeping homes cooler in the summer.

Well. .

The key criteria for window film specifications and performance characteristics is the total solar energy rejected or shading coefficient.

These attributes are tested by objective independent laboratories and documented and certified by the NFRC.

Advanced Film Solutions installs NFRC rated films that can be confirmed by this agency for their capabilities.

 

All window films and glass seem to reject heat better when the heat object (SUN!) is at an angle to the glass.

The maximum sun angle is 90 degrees (this is the standard measurement for maximum accuracy) Any representation that an angular measurement improves the heat rejection capabilities of the film is simply ridiculous and disingenuous.

Get a free estimate and compare!

Advanced Film Solutions

Offices Tampa Bay and Orlando

Toll Free 877-575-3456

Vista, Huper Optik, LLumar Advanced Window Tinting Stops Florida Heat

Tampa Bay and Orlando area have more sun days than nearly any other cities in the USA.
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We get heat, glare, UV and high cooling costs throughout most of the year.


We provide effective solutions to a host of problems with aftermarket coatings manufactured by the world leader in window film; Eastman Chemical.

This is the foundation of our success and the critical component for meeting our customer’s requirements.

The range of solutions let’s our team customize the right coating to solve your specific need.

Vista Solar Films that block glare, heat and UV without altering your view.

Huper Optik Ceramic that factor out visible light and IR wavelengths so your windows will meet your HOA rules or deed restrictions.
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Safety and Security Impact Glazing films that harden glass and make it difficult for burglars to break through your windows.

These coatings are employed on commercial and government building for anti theft, blast protection and vandalism.

Tampa Bay and Orlando’s best installers are found at Advanced Film Solutions.


Our team has earned the Super Service Award from Angie’s List for seven straight years.

We are rated A Plus by the Better Business Bureau and we are fully insured.

The best installations provide the best value solutions in window film!

ADVANCED FILM SOLUTIONS

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Toll free: 877-575-3456

 

Your View Matter Tampa, Clearwater, Sarasota, Ceramic Huper Optik Window Film

There’s nothing quite like a view of the Gulf of Mexico and the mangroves along the Bay.
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Homes that take advantage of these views typically are designed with copious amounts of glass.


The advantages of breath taking views are subject to a down side we are all familiar with: the incredible heat, glare and damaging UV rays.

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Advanced Film Solutions solar control films block 99.9% of the UV and up to 75% of the heat in our non metallic Huper Optik Ceramic films.

Our selections are less reflective than the glass itself.

This preserves your day and night views.

Neutral in appearance many of our selections are virtually invisible on the glass.

Your view matters!

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Call Advanced Film Solutions for a free estimate!

Toll Free: 877-575-3456

Through Glass Lightly Tampa Bay, Orlando Huper Optik Ceramic Window Film

Consistantly more homeowners and commercial property managers are insisting upon lighter non reflective window films versus the darker reflective metallic films of the past.

The key for any window film researcher is to determine the proper balance between  your aesthetic requirements and the bottom line heat rejection you expect!


We believe that it’s critically important to offer consumers concise comparisons between the various window film manufacturers and in particular a direct matrix comparison to the 3M window films like their prestige film and their re-boxed ceramic film. 

This matrix compares optical clarity, total solar energy rejected on the exact same type of glass (NFRC).  We compare glare rejection (our 30% Huper Optik Ceramic for example reduces glare by a significant amount compared to the 3M prestige 40 (their darkest film in the prestige series.)

It’s this winning comparison that gives Advanced Film Solutions and Window Film USA our competitive advantage.

The unequivocal leader in this category?  Huper Optik-The German Nano-ceramic Film.

Why?


 Huper Optik Ceramic film is patented (which is a major advantage for any installation company that represents this incredible window film since all the other copy cats are forced to use a single layer and an older limited width machine.)

These lesser performance “ceramic films now offered by Johnson Window Film, Madico Advanced Ceramics, Geoshield and most recent the 3M Ceramic Film are all re-boxed some with very familiar logos on their box!

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How does Huper Optik surpass these films in aesthetics and performance?

  • Their patented process allows them to use a multi layered structure.  This improves total solar energy rejection with far less exterior reflectivity than these also-ran films.
  • Less exterior reflectivity is what Home Owner Associations require in their deed restrictions!
  • All the Huper Series Films are less reflective than glass from the exterior and the interior perspective!
  • The Huper Optik Films are non corroding and are all available in 72 inch widths. This means we never seam a window for larger width glass.

  • We love the comparison because when consumers take the time to do their research we win.
  • When consumers ask for a side-by-side mock-up, we win!
  • When consumers check the NFRC for documented performance; we win!
  • We won’t waste your time with nonsense like angles of incidence or offer total crap like their film blocks 97% of the IR or worse yet, the heat?

We won’t use tricks and gimmicks like heat lamp BTU tests that imply their lighter films block more heat than a darker silver film . Any one that does this should be ashamed of themselves!

 
We prefer reality over illusion.
How about you?


Our winning strategy is founded upon the firm belief that consumers are much too smart and money is much too tight, to be mislead or bamboozled; no matter how familiar they might be with any particular brand of film.

Advanced Film Solutions (Florida)

Toll Free 877-575-3456