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Tampa Bay Views, Advanced Film Solutions Ceramic Film

Unbearable heat and glare was their main problem.

Our client required maximum heat rejection without altering their perfect view of the bay.

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Advanced Film Solutions competed against several window film companies who offered a variety of solutions.

The client selected Huper Optik because of the heat and glare rejection combined with the non-reflective appearance of the ceramic films.

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Huper Optik blocked more glare and heat than the 3M Prestige 40 being promoted by 3M Home Depot. Our price was better and the clarity of our film exceeded the 3M appearance.

The fact that Huper Optik is dye free was another winning advantage over Prestige. This ensures that the clarity and appearance of the film will be maintained for years to come.

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The Home Depot/ 3M reseller indicated that their film blocked 97% of the heat. Obviously this is an inaccurate claim. Both Huper Optik and 3M block visible light which represents 50% of the total solar energy.

 

Both Huper Optik and Prestige block IR heat across the invisible near and far infrared wavelengths. It’s the combination of these heat filtering aspects that are an accurate description of a window film’s efficacy.

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The specific film ratings can be found at the NFRC Applied Films website.

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Factually Huper Optik exceeded the 3M offering as supported by independent objective test results!

Homeowners who are looking for heat, UV and glare solutions with a non-reflective appearance either because of personal aesthetic preferences or a mandated deed restriction should call Advanced Film Solutions toll free at 877-575-3456

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Orlando Window Tinting Home & Commercial Buildings

Advanced Film Solutions has increased our focus on the Orlando area by adding sales and installation capabilities.

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This investment has certainly paid dividends as we completed seven homes from New Smyrna and Sanford to Dr. Phillips and Oveido in just the last few days.

Why is there so much opportunity in Central Florida?

It’s Hot.

Utility costs are high

Many new homes are built on treeless properties

Most new homes have inefficient single pane glass!

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Well; 3M dealers charge very high prices for average performing films based simply on their name recognition and with 3M available at window genie, home depot and an assortment of outlets the better value is Eastman Films and Advanced Film Solutions

 
 
 

Our VISTA Films and LLumar films dominate the USA market share for reflective and dual reflective films.

Our Huper Optik patented nanoceramic films are the leading choice for deed restricted gated communities.

Our  films are perfect for those home owners who don’t want to alter the appearance of their homes.

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To augment our portfolio and strengthen our competitive edge we added the following films:

Armorcoat and Solar Gard

Madico Sunscape

SunTek

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Better value, more selections, more efficient and warranted by Eastman.
 
 
Unbeatable!
 
 
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We love that comparison and so will you!
 
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Toll Free 877-575-3456

 

Incredible Lightness Ceramic Window Tinting Tampa, St. Pete, Orlando

Window Film is a distinctly unique solution for reducing solar heat, Ultraviolet Rays and blocking glare. (Thicker versions also provide superior protection against flying glass from accidents, vandalism )

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By preventing heat from entering your home or business your living space temperature stays at a stable and your cooling bills are dramatically reduced.
 

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Many consumers are familiar with window tinting as a “do it yourself” project where the handiest among us set out to block heat or glare by buying GILA Film from their local Home Depot or Lowes. 

These films are highly reflective and dark. Getting the creases and bubbles to evaporate while keeping your sanity- -well that’s an entirely different issue!

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There have been dramatic improvements in technology that allows more light into your home or business with less heat than you would expect.
 

They do so by factoring out a higher percentage of the invisible IR wavelength.  Nano-ceramic films like Huper Optik are well known examples.

Unfortunately consumers need to be vigilant because their is confusion about how IR rejection works.
 
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Advanced Film Solutions competes against numerous 3M prestige dealers and Home Depot agents who claim prestige blocks 97% of the “Sun’s IR” (or more misinformed; the Sun’s heat?!) 

The reality is that their film blocks IR that % in an extremely narrow bandwidth (read the small print on their own brochure!)

IR Lamps that give the illusion of solar heat are in reality filtering IR heat at this same misleading extremely narrow wavelength.

The BTU meters that are being used for this demo; meter this narrow wavelength giving consumers the FALSE impression that the film is blocking nearly all the Sun’s heat!

Nonsense of course!
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This is why the the window film industry endorses the objective certified performance characteristics of the NFRC.
 
 

You won’t find bogus measurements claiming films working better at angles, or false statements implying plastic films that allow 70% of the light into a room can somehow block more solar heat gain than a mirrored metallic film that blocks 90% of the light!

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Toll Free 877-575-3456

 

Best Tampa Bay, Clearwater Window Tinting Deals

Finally we are just about ready to turn off that AC, open those windows and sliders and breathe in the fresh air.
 
 

Unfortunately the UV that damages our interior furnishings, carpets, wood floors and art work have no defense!

Advanced Film Solutions provides professional installation of UV eliminating solar and solar security window film. 

Our transparent coatings protect your furnishings while maintaining the clarity and aesthetic appearance of your glass.

 
  • 99.9% of the UV gone!
  • Glare controlled to the specific degree you prefer.
  • Security coatings that harden your window openings protecting your family against criminals.

Advanced Film Solutions is always price competitive and this Fall you can enjoy even greater savings.

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

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Trust In Tampa Bay, Orlando & Sarasota’s Window Tinting Leader, Advanced Film Solutions

Advanced Film Solutions has been on a 13 year “roll” since leaving 3M.


We created our unique business plan to meet our client requirements by installing the finest window film choices in the industry.

We listen to our potential clients to determine how best to meet their goals. This isn’t a case of “one size fits all.”

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Heat rejection can be obtained in a variety of aesthetically diverse choices.

Reflective films are economically priced and extremely durable and effective. They provide privacy during the daytime and this can be a plus if you have nosy neighbors or simply prefer that level of privacy.

 

Non reflective choices will better suit the deed restrictions you would expect in a gated community. How light or dark you prefer your light is determined by the level of light transmission selected.

On the surface this appears to be a simple process but the devil is in the details.

Our experience is unmatched.

We know there are cheap films that use inferior adhesives and lower grades of polyester. We know that given the Florida heat and bright days a coating has to be long lasting and the adhesive has to be clear and distortion free.

Our selections are best of breed in all categories.

Our films are certified by the NFRC and warranted for a lifetime of performance.

Our installers are some of the best techs in the entire world having made the finals in flat glass window film installs in the annual tint-off competition!

 

Call Advanced Film Solutions and compare!
 
Toll Free- 877-575-3456