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Tampa Bay, Orlando, Sarasota Window Tinting Was Not Created Equally; Why It Matters?

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There is a fascinating mixture of fiction sprinkled with fact.

A combination of hyperbole and total nonsense all offered up with a facade of seriousness.

Let’s try to separate fact from fiction.
 
 
All films are the same, so you should choose the lowest price?


Obviously this is an untrue statement and typically offered up by a hack window tint person who is buying the cheapest tint available.

It’s in their interest for you to suspend disbelief and accept that false premise.

Does that cheap steak at some hamburger grill taste the same as Ruth Chris?

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Advanced Film Solutions recommends the very best quality window films.

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VISTA and  Huper Optik that are NFRC certified and are supported by documented performance characteristics.

Gated communities limit or restrict the use of reflective metallic window films.

For these homes we propose our Huper Optik Ceramic Non-Metallic Window Film.

Low E All Season Window Film that works in the summer as well as the winter!

How do you want your windows to look from the inside and the outside?

Obviously there are aesthetic differences between the lower quality films and the top of line VISTA and Huper Optik.

OK we understand that, but are your films that much better? Now can you match their pricing??

We carry the spectacular LLumar films and we obviously sharpen our pencils on a case by case basis therefore for the economically focused we offer the LLumar or our SunTek series.

 If you are looking for a highly efficient film and have no problems with reflectivity from an interior view, than the LLumar is a terrific solution. 

VISTA is manufactured by the same company  and was designed specifically with lower interior reflectivity.

VISTA Films are dual pane (IG) safe.  The lifetime warranty is transferable and quite frankly the VISTA Dealer has to meet a much higher level of dealer requirements than a LLumar dealer.

VISTA and LLumar are superior window films as are the ceramic Huper Optik  window film.

That’s value difference and why Advanced Film Solutions has earned our customer’s trust!

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Toll Free at 877-575-3456
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Tampa Window Film NFRC Certification In Plain English

NFRC certification is an important step in the window film industry.

The International Window Film Association has been collectively involved in meetings during the years in setting the guidelines for certification and ensuring that window film would be included as an energy efficient device.

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Accurate measurements of a particular window film performance on glass have been well known for decades. The issue for the window film industry was how to objectively quantify these performance characteristics, and how to certify the accuracy of these results?

 
 

By accomplishing this requirement Eastman Performance Films (Huper Optik) enables consumers to make an objective decision (the level playing field) and potentially qualify for rebates and incentives.

Window manufacturers have had a head start (as you might expect) The removable temporary labels currently appear on their certified products.

Window film was a different situation since the installation is typically a retrofit on an installed window.
 

Your particular home (let’s use Florida for example) have windows that are typically 1/8″ clear single pane (commercial glass may have 1/4″ glass.)

These clear glass types are extremely inefficient since they allow so much solar energy (heat) to be transmitted into your home. The installation of an energy efficient window film can reduce that heat by a tremendous amount, saving cooling costs (your energy bill!)

The certified lab tested performance of the installed window film will now become available to consumers.

Obviously certain types of window film may be more “energy efficient” than others based on their visible light transmission (how dark?) and their SHGC (how much heat is entering the room?)

This is the trade-off between energy efficiency and aesthetics.  As experts in energy efficient window film we can guide you through these selections so that you can make the best choice for your specific home.

The fact that Eastman Performance Films was the first window film manufacturer to take these steps and demonstrate their accurate performance of their window film demonstrates their commitment to the consumer.

Huper Optik became the second company to receive certification and we are proud of both of our key manufacturers for their diligence. 

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As a personal aside; it is this consumer oriented mindset at VISTA Window Film, that encouraged Advanced Film Solutions to become a Vista Window Film independent dealer.

Yet another reason to consider VISTA or Huper Optik Window Film for your Florida home!

We highly recommend that you consider an energy retrofit for your windows by installing our Vista or Huper Optik window film as compared to your cost for replacing your windows. 

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

 

 

Golf Course Window Film Solutions, Tampa Bay, Orlando, Sarasota

The beauty and prestige of owning a home on a golf course is a given (particularly to golf enthusiasts which one would assume is why you chose that home!)

One downside is your lost privacy as neighbors and club members stroll behind your home.
 

 

Advanced Film Solutions solved privacy and errant golf ball smash glass security with the application of Vista safety solar window film.

Of course you don’t have to live on a golf course to have nosy neighbors or street traffic where folks can peer right into your home!

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Advanced Film Solutions solar control light and glare coatings can provide daytime privacy while preserving the views you loved when buying your home.

Get home privacy, comfort, lower AC costs and improved home security thanks to window film and Advanced Film Solutions.

 

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Call for a free estimate : 877-575-3456

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Locate Top Rated Window Film Dealer Tampa Bay, Orlando, Sarasota

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Advanced Film Solutions is Florida’s window film leader.

Our team of window film experts and installation crews have earned the Super Service Award from Angie’s List for 8 consecutive years.

We have also been rated A Plus from the Better Business Bureau.

Our unmatched window film experience based on 33 years at 3M and the last 11 years as a family owned business; is the foundation for our direction and attention to exceeding our customer’s requirements.

That’s why we developed the portfolio of Eastman Chemical films including Vista, LLumar, and Huper Optik.

In addition we are Sunscape, Hanita, SunTek, Madico and Solar Gard dealers.

Our list of high profile installations includes the VA Hospital, USF,  NC State University Hill Library and commercial buildings and government installations across the southeast.tampa

The City of Oveido and Largo as well as the City of Dunedin and Tarpon Springs are protected with our LLumar Vista Safety Security Films.

Given the Florida heat, UV and rising cost of cooling homes and businesses window film has been proven to provide the best return of any retrofit solution. We have dozens of coatings that meet all HOA and Deed Restrictions.

Call Advanced Film Solutions today for a free estimate and discover how we can transform your glass into energy smart systems. Join the 19 thousand homes that are enjoying cool comfort and safety with Advanced Film Solutions!

Toll Free: 877-575-3456

Tampa: 813-949-3456

Pinellas: 727-944-3456

Orlando: 407-843-9350

 

American Zombie Association Recommends Tampa Window Tinting, Advanced Film Solutions

In what could only be termed “shocking” news:

 

The American Zombie Association has totally endorsed  Advanced Film Solutions for their growing membership!
 


“Zombies are a growing marketing sector and having the Zombie American Nation firmly on our side is comforting” said the marketing manager for Advanced Film Solutions.

 

Why would a Zombie choose Advanced Film Solutions?

Well. .

 

UV rejection and cooler interiors preserve the Zombie deterioration. 
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Mrs. Voorhees never had our window film installed. She was too cheap while alive and a real tight wad.
 
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The sun wrecks havoc with a Zombies natural look and those Zombies who can still drive (read Driving Zombies To Death or Back Seat Front Seat Zombies, Zombies Publishing, 2007) prefer the glare rejection.

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Zombies love Advanced Film Solutions
24/7 Sun Protection

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For the Zombie that cares about the environment and takes going green seriously!

This Halloween Choose Advanced Film Solutions


Dedicated to our Zombie American neighbors everywhere!

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Cash Only for Zombies- Your credit rating is way too low.
 

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