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Huper Optik Ceramic Films Meet All Deed Restrictions Tampa Bay, Orlando

Many exclusive homes in Florida are located in deed restricted areas and gated communities. 

 
 
The HOA rules restrict all reflective window films.
 


While reflective window films perform extremely well by factoring out heat, glare and UV many home owner associations simply prefer a non reflective appearance to the exterior facing glass.
Huper Optik has developed a suite of nano-ceramic window films that meet these restrictions with no sacrifice in heat rejection and glare reduction.

 

These non-metallic- non-reflective films are the number one choice of homeowners throughout the Tampa , Orlando and Sarasota-Bradenton area.

Advanced Film Solutions has completed installations in East Lake, Cheval, Hunters Green, Lakewood Ranch, Arbor Green, Fish Hawk Estates, Windermere and Saddlebrook to name just a few!

 
Why go ceramic?
 
 
 
  • Superior heat rejection certified by the NFRC. While our 3M competition implies their film works better at angles (utter nonsense!) as all films do;

  • The optical clarity of these German engineered films is incomparable. 

  • We have done direct film to film direct comparisons against 3M- Home Depot Prestige Films (see picture above) and have never lost!You will see the difference immediately since the prestige film offers low level haze and a blue shift.  Don’t get snookered by their sample card that has no adhesive on the film!! It’s the adhesive that is hazy and presents the distortion. Obviously a sample card without that adhesive tends to look clearer than what you’d get on your glass (see below!)

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  •  3M Film top left panel- Huper Optik the balance of the windows- We replaced this 3m  hazy film!

  • Glare?  The Ceramic 30 blocks 70% of the glare while the prestige home depot product can only block 60% at the most!

  • Yeah- -we can use Windex, and our warranty is lifetime!
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  • Our ceramic films are all available in a wider width.  3M Home depot’s ceramic film is a single layer -more reflective on the exterior and limited to a 5 foot width. Try using that on palladium glass or aquarium glass in your dinette!

You don’t have to live in a deed restricted gated community to select the best!


Toll Free: 877-575-3456
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The Heat Is On. Tampa Bay IR Heat Rejecting Window Film Truth Vs. Illusion

Most people don’t realize that energy hitting us from the sun is divided into visible light and infrared wavelengths.

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What our bodies feel as heat in most cases is the thermal IR wavelengths. 

Temperatures however reflect the combined wavelengths of visible light and the IR wavelengths. Infrared light from the Sun accounts for 49% of the heating of Earth, with the rest being caused by visible light that is absorbed then re-radiated at longer wavelength.

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Most reflective and non-reflective solar control window films filter the amount of visible light based on the consumer’s requirements. For example a film that factors out 95% of the visible light will be extremely dark (car tint will call this limo!)

This limo film will provide almost complete privacy (which is why it’s used!) but just how much heat is it blocking?

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Well a metallic reflective 5% visible light film will block nearly 83% of the total solar energy from the sun!

A quality non reflective car tint like LLumar ATR will block 63% of the total solar energy.

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The missing heat is largely in the IR wavelengths.

Now lets say you could develop a coating that can block ir heat by 80% and a low amount of visible light. You’d have a 70% visible light transmitting film that amazingly can filter out 49-50% of the total solar energy! Considering how light that film would be a 50% total solar energy heat rejection would be pretty darn good!

Let’s also assume that the technology to produce that film might require a manufacturing cost either in materials, technology or the raw materials that could accomplish this feat. Naturally a supplier would add a premium cost that would be passed down to the consumer.

Ideally you’d consider a combination of visible light and IR heat rejection to find the perfect balance between visible light and IR rejection to match what your customers required.

Now let’s try to sell a film coating that is very light and blocks roughly 50% of the total solar energy at a high cost to a consumer for their car.

Let’s take Florida where the tint laws allow you to have a 30% VLT film on the front windows and a 15% VLT film on the rear windows.

You could explain to your potential client that they can have their windows very light (allowing glare, additional interior fading and greater visibility from the exterior)

You might extol the virtues of safer night driving for older consumers.

Or you could trick them, gimmick them and snake oil sell them into believing this lighter film blocks more heat than a darker; better heat rejecting film.

If you could trick them- -would you?

Well unfortunately you can deceive consumers in a very simply easy to do gimmicky piece of illusion.

You take a French fry IR heat lamp that blasts IR heat only at temperatures hotter than 800 degrees. These lamps have a very low level of light so your lamp is only targeting 50% of the heat of the real world.

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You could use a BTU meter to pretend that your film was knocking down 97% of the heat and compare it directly against a coating that blocks much more visible light heat and a smaller amount of IR.

Your IR film would look like it’s kicking the butt of that visible light film because your mark (you the consumer!) doesn’t know that they are leaving out 50% of the sun’s energy.

You could even stoop to sticking a candy bar in front of that lamp comparing how fast it would melt with a limo type film compared to your very light IR film.

Just for drill take two layers of limo tint and compare it against a very light IR film!

The soon to be hoodwinked consumer would really be impressed with this trick wouldn’t they?

That is until they realize this is a scam. That this film is only blocking half the real world heat and that in order to get their film to a modest light transmission for the real world like a 40% light transmission; they would have to use fragile dyes that will eventually degrade.

That’s 3M Crystalline film for you!

The same trickery being used at home depots to make believe their film blocks more heat for higher prices.

You might even hear baloney about this film working better at angles (glass works the same way and all films work better when less total solar energy hits the glass or film!)

Call Tampa Bay and Orlando Window Film Advanced Film Solutions toll free at 877-575-3456

No baloney just NFRC rated, tested and documented performance.

No French fry lamps, no gimmicks, no nonsense, no melted candy bars!

Just the best home, commercial and automotive films in the world!

 

Tampa, St. Pete, Clearwater Storefront Security Solar Window Film

Store owners and property managers have a constant battle with fade, glare and heat.

The cumulative effect is damaged merchandise, uncomfortable employees and customers along with rising cooling and heating bills.

Blinds and window accessories block the view and reduce the curb appeal of the storefront.

These physical obstructions can also limit the ability for law enforcement to see clearly into the store in case of burglary.

Advanced Film Solutions experts in the installation and specification of the leading solar and solar security window films.

These coatings filter out 99.9% of the UV and in thicker versions protect your store against burglary.

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Solar tinted versions factor out glare and heat and thanks to our wide assortment of light transmissions a store manager can select the film that works best for their location (orientation north, south, east or west influence this decision)

 

Our team of expert installers has earned the Super Service Award from Angie’s List for nine years and our network of retail window film expert installers is unmatched.

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Call for a free estimate at 877-575-3456

 

Summer Solstice Tampa Advanced Film Solutions Window Tinting Time

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The ancient Florida Druids (work with me on this!) had to find a solution for the heat, glare and UV.

Fortunately the wizards at Eastman Chemical developed the innovative solar control window films that cool Florida homes and businesses.

Vista Film, LLumar, Huper Optik, and SunTek filter out 99.9% of the UV which makes every castle fade free. As summer begins officially today it’s important to know how to keep your home cooler all byear long!

Call for a free estimate and enjoy a lifetime of comfort and happiness.

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Summer’s best window film:

Advanced Film Solutions. We know how to stop heat

 

Stop Fading, Broiling Hot Tampa Homes With Window Film

Advanced Film Solutions is Florida’s most viable, practical and easily offers the best ROI for energy retrofits on residential windows and commercial glass.

Our expert installation crews have earned Angie’s List Super Service Award for nine years and unlike our Craig’s List competition we offer:

  • Fully insured with $3.0 M Policy
  • BBB Rated A+
  • 40 years of experience.
  • Workers Comp

Call 877-575-3456 for a no obligation free estimate.

Our experts can determine the perfect thin film solution for your home or business based on your specific requirements.

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Our films are all NFRC Certified so you can make an objective comparison; and since Advanced Film Solutions represents nearly all of the major window film manufacturer’s; you’ll have a broader choice of styles, hues, light transmissions and glazing thickness and impact strength.

Our unique Eastman window film is the gold standard of window film technology providing lowered energy costs and improving your existing glass performance in heat rejection and winter insulation.

Call today; toll free at 877-575-3456

Pinellas: 727-372-7000

Pasco: 727-944-3456

Lutz-Land O’ Lakes: 813-949-3456

Orlando: 407-843-9350

Advanced Film Solutions

Offices Tampa Bay- Orlando

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