Category Archives: Vista Window Film Solar Security

Expert Window Tinting Tampa, Clearwater, Palm Harbor, St. Pete

You know that your windows aren’t doing nearly enough to keep heat, glare, UV, and burglars from entering your home.

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You know the limitations of blinds, drapes and decorative shutters.

You’ve priced the high cost of replacing your windows and sliders and recognize that this option is out of your budget range.

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You’ve decided to take control of your rising energy costs and have narrowed your choices down to window film.

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

We earned this status by differentiating ourselves from the competition:
  • We have more experience in window film consultations and installations than any competitor.


  • We have earned Angie’s List Super Service Award for outstanding customer service for seven straight years!.

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  • We offer more choices than any other company in Florida.
  • We have the very best heat rejecting films: Vista, Huper Optik and LLumar SelectPro,
  • We carry the affordably priced films for budget minded customers.
  • Our installations are protected with a lifetime warranty.

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  • We are fully insured and BBB Rated A Plus

Call Advanced Film Solutions today. 

Toll Free: 877-575-3456

Talk with an expert and enjoy a lifetime of comfort and energy savings with window film!

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Tampa Universities Get Safer Window Film Protection

The largest university in Tampa had safety concerns based upon real and present threats they continue to face.

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They specified  a blast tested protection security film that meets GSA Standards for fragment retention glass systems.

Combination thicker 8 ML, Solar Security Film provides strong protection against forced entry and blast events.

These thicker coatings offer a dual benefit of energy savings, glare rejection and virtually eliminating the UV.

At the same time these coatings attached to the frames with Dow 995 meet the documented expectations of security and facility managers.

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They were also concerned with daytime privacy and energy cost savings.

Advanced Film Solutions installed our VISTA 28 Shatter Control Window Film System.

All exterior facing glass now has this versatile protection reinforced with Dow 995 attachment system.

Advanced Film Solutions completed this project.

Our experience and track record for similar high profile installations (US Veteran’s Admin, Dunedin City Hall, etc) and our installation capabilities were their reason for selecting  Advanced Film Solutions over the competition.

Advanced Film Solutions has developed the best security film installation techs in the industry. We completed the Sarasota International Airport and hundreds of commercial security applications throughout the state of Florida.

We offer the leading solutions including LLumar, Vista, Armorcoat, Hanita, Johnson, Madico, Sunscape, Huper Optik.

Your home or business may also require this unique level of protection and solar control.

Call Advanced Film Solutions toll free 877-575-3456

You Can Tint City Hall, Orlando Advanced Solar Safety Security Window Film

When the City of Altamonte Springs recognized that they needed to retrofit their old damaged window film they set a 3M specification for security window film.

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This may have made sense before they were educated about the superior performance of Eastman Chemical’s Vista Security Film.

Advanced Film Solutions provided a superior value in terms of energy efficiency and stronger impact protection.

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Our Vista film meets stringent GSA and DoD blast testing levels along with superior wind storm debris ASTM 1886 standard that the 3M thinner film is unable to achieve.

Those are called FACTS.

Better value, superior life and safety protection and the experts installations of Advanced Film Solutions Florida.

Orlando, Tampa and Sarasota’s window film specialists

Buy your tools and lawn equipment at Home Depot but when you want the best value window film Florida selects Advanced Film Solutions.

Call our offices toll free for a free estimate.

Homes, offices, retail stores and condos throughout the state.

877-575-3456

 

Tampa Bay, Orlando, Sarasota, Selecting Window Tinting Installation

Today’s consumer faces enormous challenges given the conflicting alternatives available in Florida’s window film marketplace.


Here’s some insider advice for you to consider for selecting the dealer and the brand that meets your requirements.

DIY:

   Unless you are extremely handy or have window film installation experience; doing the installation yourself is problematic at best.

The films sold in big box houses like Home Depot and Lowes tend to be lesser quality than the professional grade films used by window film installation professionals.

 

After all your home is your largest investment.


Your windows are essential to maintain ambiance and home value. 

No one wants dyed purple films or bubbles that will block your view or devalue that investment.

Professional window film dealers should be insured and members of their local Better Business Bureau.

Having an A Plus Rating for 11 straight years is a plus!

Certainly a window film business should have a business license and be able to furnish the proper credentials to enter your home.

These stipulations are important when choosing your installation professional if only to differentiate the moonlighter from the pro. 

What is important is your lifetime warranty from the dealer as well as the written guarantee from the film manufacturer.

Brands:

We represent the leading window film brands in the industry.
These suppliers represent more that 90% of the residential and commercial window film sold in the USA. 

Most of these manufacturers have had their films independently tested by labs as part of the NFRC.
Warranty:

Most window film manufacturers offer a lifetime residential warranty. Several offer extended transferable warranty typically for their premium film lines.

Commercial warranties vary depending upon the film selected but generally this warranty is for 10-15 years.

The SMALL BUSINESS ADVANTAGE:

Speaking on behalf of window film dealers across the USA we are typically family owned businesses with deep roots in your local community.

We have a passion for excellence and we take pride in our business and body of work.

Personally I strongly believe in identifying the brand of film and the manufacturer.

The brand lets you know what you are investing in and the specific performance characteristics of that film. Comparing apples to apples like the NFRC ratings takes the mystery out of the buying process.

There are vast differences between these films.

Some are tremendous energy savers using highly reflective films using stable alloys.  Several films are far less reflective from an interior perspective so your night views are protected.

There are certainly consumers who prefer non-reflective films and this is when we would propose nano-ceramic films like VISTA and Huper Optik.

“Caveat Emptor- Buyer Beware!”


We founded our company on meeting and exceeding expectations and in earning word of mouth referrals.

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Call Advanced Film Solutions 

Toll free at 877-575-3456

Glass, Perimeter Protection Security Window Film, Florida Installations

Advanced Film Solutions is Tampa, Orlando and Sarasota’s premier installer of clear and tinted safety and security window film.

These clear (and solar) films provide impact resistance and tensile strength and protect store and home interior from break-in and anti-spalling of flying glass.

Typical installations on retail storefronts employ the optional fastening systems that create a window system. This further enhances the security protection since the glass will not easily separate from the steel or aluminum storefront frames.

The film acts a little like the PVB interlayer in laminated glass and holds the glass together when it’s broken.

Another security use, which you may have seen at your workplace, is to mitigate the effects of a bomb blast, by preventing shards of glass flying around the inside of a building and causing injury or falling onto the pavements below.

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Advanced Film Solutions represents the leading glazing impact films in the industry including:

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  • Armorcoat (Saint- Gobain)
    • Armorcoat “At a Glance”
    • Bomb Blast Testing Report Summary (2010)
      • GSA (GSA-TS01-2003)
      • ISO (ISO 16933:2007)
      • ASTM (ASTM F 1642-04)
    • Bomb Blast Testing Report Summary (2000)
      • GSA (GSA Blast Test)
    • Small Missile Impact Testing Report
    • Large Missile Impact Testing Report
    • Safety Certifications
  • Madico
  • SunTek
  • Hanita
  • Huper Optik (Eastman)
  • We utilize Dow 995 as our glazing attachment systems.

These films (8 ML) meet GSA and Dept. of Defense blast mitigation.

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Applications:

  • Retail store anti theft and impact.
  • Blast mitigation government offices and high profile targets.
  • Religious institutions.
  • Schools K-12, Colleges

Call for a free estimate toll free 877-575-3456

Advanced Film Solutions

Offices Tampa Bay- Orlando-Sarasota