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

We know Window Film. 

We know our competition.


We win by outlining the nuances between the various films  available in the marketplace.

This delivers greater value for our customers.

 
A Real “Eye Opener”
 
 
 

Our background in window film at Advanced Film Solutions began with my 33 years at 3M and prior experience as National Sales Manager for 3M Window Film.

If you are currently looking at a 3M window film quote or a Home Depot 3M install quote you owe yourself the opportunity to compare.

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We are confident that will once you have done your research and evaluated our superior alternatives you will make the right choice.

There are clearly superior NFRC certified window films like Vista and Huper Optik for Florida’s intense heat.

39,000 homes and businesses flawlessly installed since 2007
 

The optical clarity, grade of polyester and clarity of the adhesives are head and shoulders above the rest of the pack.

Do your online research and when you are ready; call Advanced Film Solutions

Toll Free at 877-575-3456

Safety & Energy Savings LLumar Window Film For Tampa Bay & Orlando Homes

Advanced Film Solutions installation crews are traversing the region performing installations of energy smart safety solar window film.

Benefits:
 
  1. Solar control films lower room temperatures making the living space cool and comfortable.
  2. Glare is reduced which provides obvious benefits from ease of reading, watching Hi-Def TV and working on your PC or tablet.
  3. UV eliminated which preserves your furnishings, wood floors and accessories from turning colors, fading and becoming brittle.

  4. Thicker security versions that delay and deny entry from burglary smash impact and intrusion.
  5. We install a complete portfolio of films that meet HOA rules and deed restrictions.

  6. Our warranty is lifetime and all window systems are covered including IG, dual pane glass.

Get a free estimate by calling toll free 877-575-3456

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Find out why our team has earned the Angie’s List Super Service Award for 9 consecutive years and we are rated A + with the Better Business Bureau!

ADVANCED FILM SOLUTIONS

Huper Optik Comparison 3M Prestige Window Film Florida

 

One of the more popular threads in this window film blog are posts that highlight a comparison between 21st century patented ceramic window tinting represented by Huper Optik and the 3M prestige multi-layered optical film.

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I have a unique perspective having been employed at 3M for 33 years (1974-2007) with the 3M Window Film department for several years as National Sales Manager (in those days known as Scotch Tint and Scotch shield!)


Homeowners and retail store owners want to reduce the heat coming into their windows but of equal importance, preserve the aesthetics of their windows.

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They want to experience the benefits of window film without a metallic shiny glass appearance!

The choices drill down to Huper Optik versus the 3M multi-layered prestige series.

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Here is a quick comparison that you may find helpful!

Points that are equal:

  • Ceramic and prestige films do not interfere with EM or RF signals- Call it a draw!
  • Huper Optik Ceramic and prestige films all reduce the UV by 99.9%- A draw!
  • All films including Huper Optik Ceramic and prestige films work better at an angle- That’s also a draw and silly even to mention, except for the fact that they brought this up as an advantage! It isn’t!
  • Yes we use Windex!
  • Huper Optik will never rust or corrode, neither will their prestige. Another draw! They bring this issue up because there are silver films that can oxidize in humid environments.This is typically never clarified by 3M, so consumers may be mislead into believing that all films corrode except theirs. This is false!

  • Our Huper Optik and are available in a 20% and 30% version. The Select series is available in a 35%. We cut more glare and heat than their Prestige 40%

  • The optical quality and clarity of Huper Optik and are unmatched by prestige film which tends to haze.
  • Our hue is neutral theirs is “blue.” You may like a blue look in your home but Interior Designers typically advise not to alter the hue of the light streaming through your windows. It can clash with your unique color scheme.
  • Huper Optik has a superior hard coat. Huper Optik does not have any dyes!

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Throughout the country we have won against prestige films for the above reasons and the better cost advantages for our Huper Optik ceramic films.

Call Advanced Film Solutions
877-575-3456

Tampa Clear Window Film Blocking Heat Designed For Prestige Homes

Tampa Bay is known for tropical heat and blinding Sunlight.

 

We have more sunny days than Hawaii and the humidity?


Your home bakes throughout the spring and summer.

Rising electric rates coupled with the constant hum of your AC (no one in their right mind would open their windows or sliders!) has resulted in astronomically high electric bills.

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

The majority of our installations solve these heat problems with darker reflective films.

These solutions are economical and extremely effective.

Coatings that can block nearly 85% of the heat and 99.9% of the UV.

The downside for many clients is any alteration to the light levels or appearance of their windows.

Advanced Film Solutions understands this requirement and our portfolio of films includes clear solar films that reduce heat and UV without changing the “look” of your windows.

Nanoceramic films like our incomparable Huper Optik Ceramic Films.  These coatings are less reflective than glass.

Your views are preserved day or night.

The clarity is spectacular.

 

Ideal for condominiums, strict deed restrictions and home owner association covenants Advanced Film Solutions has the ideal fit for discriminating homeowners!

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

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Comparing Home Glass Window Tinting

One of our clients explained her decision making process to me. 

She explained that investing in window film was “like buying a vacuum cleaner”, she knows that she needs it; but “it gave her no pleasure in buying our film, unlike that feeling she got from buying a HD TV or a new couch.” 

Understood and “OUCH!”

Advanced Film Solutions is passionate about window film because we know how versatile these solutions are and how many issues are resolved when you have Vista or Huper Optik Films installed on your windows.

We know how much safer your home is from smash and garb and when you have our Armorcoat, Madico or LLumar 8 ML thick safety and security films installed on your windows.

It’s a “given” that our potential customers would be confused by the numerous choices available in the marketplace. 

The ultimate decision drills down to a matter of TRUST

Do you trust that the solution being proposed meets your stated requirements and that the provider can meet and exceed these requirements at a fair investment cost?

Here are suggested questions that you should ask our competition:

1. Do their films have the certification of the National Fenestration Ratings Council?

A simple yes, or no will suffice.

Our Vista Films are have earned this government certification that quantifies the true performance of our window film.  This is important since the data  in small print on their sample cards can be potentially misleading.

How?

Did they choose a sample to test from their best run of film?  What thickness of glass did they test?  Does their sample card have an adhesive and liner on their film sample?  That’s why the NFRC requires independent test results!

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Advanced Film Solutions offers more choices of window films that meet this criteria than any other window film company in Florida.

Unequivocally!

 

2. Does their film comply with your Deed Restrictions?

If you live in a gated community your HOA may have a restriction on reflective films. There are only a handful of ceramic and nanotechnology films that match this standard.  Films like Huper Optik are virtually clear yet cut heat and UV leaving your windows looking untouched!

Our ceramic prestige films meet this criteria, can never corrode, turn purple or discolor. There are no dyes in our ceramic films and our hard coat that protects our film from scratches out performs all of our prestige competitors.

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4. Are they using the “Who’s Afraid Of the Big Brand Wolf” routine on you?

Negative selling techniques like “they will go out of business”, “their film falls off the windows”, “they used to work for us”, “we invented the wheel in 10,000 BC”, “our film works better when it’s hotter” “we made up our own test because the industry measures the Sun’s angle the wrong way”, “our films reject 97% of the infrared”, “we install better; get closer to the edge of the glass” , “Windex makes them run!”, “their film rusts!” and a host of other nonsense simply made up on the spot.

Advanced Film Solutions knows window film.

  • We like to win and have won in over 32,000 homes since June 2007. 
  • We win based on facts, tests, documentation and certification. 
  • We win based on word of mouth referrals and recommendations.
  • We win based on the the superiority of our optical clarity and the proved performance of our window film.

Advanced Film Solutions understands that window film may seem “like that vacuum cleaner” to our clients.

Nevertheless, there are differences between window film solutions and Advanced Film Solutions is uniquely qualified to find the perfect solution for you!

Get the answers you need!

Call Advanced Film Solutions


877-575-3456