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Huper Optik Florida’s Window Film Choice For Gated Communities

Gated communities like Champions Gate, Avila, Solivita and the Lakes of Mount Dora pride themselves in the appearance of their homes.

 

  • Arbor Greene
  • Cory Lake Isles
  • Grand Hampton
  • Heritage Isles
  • Hunter’s Green
  • Live Oak Preserve
  • Tampa Palms 
  • West Meadows
 

  • Connerton
  • Meadow Pointe
  • Ladera
  • Lake Jovita
  • Oakstead
  • Sanctuary
  • Seven Oaks
  • Wilderness Lake Preserve

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Many homeowner associations have mandated restrictions prohibiting reflective window films.

These prestige homes deserve a prestige ceramic window film!

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In the past this meant that homeowners needed to have blinds or solar screens installed or dyed films that eventually turned purple.

The innovative solution?

Prestige Ceramic films by Huper Optik.

  • Ceramic Films are stronger and energy efficient.  The Huper Optik blocks 80% of the glare and 99.9% of the UVA and UVB.
  • Ceramic Films offer a truer color hue unlike the “blue shift” evidenced on the competition’s over priced rainbow colored 3M multi-layered blue butterfly inspired films.

  • Our Huper Optik Ceramic films have a hard coat that prevents scratching and just like beauty the color is more than skin deep!
  • Our color won’t scratch off the film like our 3M competitor’s film.
  • Our films block IR at all times of the day and at every angle!

Huper Optik  leads the way

For perfect installations of ceramic prestige films for prestige homes call:

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Advanced Film Solutions

Florida’s Ceramic Window Tinting Leader
Toll Free: 877-575-3456

Huper Optik Window Film Port Charlotte, Sarasota, Tampa Bay, Orlando

German technology defines quality and performance. 

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The Huper Optik Nano-Ceramic Window Films have incredible clarity and since they are non metallic, these window films meet all Deed Restrictions.

German Innovation

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Hüper Optik ceramic films utilize German technology to create the world’s first nano-ceramic solar control films for the window film industry.

Employing advanced techniques and enhanced process control, fine ceramic coatings are deposited onto ultra clear films that transform the end product into a high performance heat, glare and ultra-violet barrier.

This patented technology is unique only to Hüper Optik, enabling our films to easily out-perform all conventional dyed, metallic and powder coated films available in the market today.

Ceramic Performance

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Hüper Optik Ceramic films are 100% metal-free, 100% dye-free and will not dye-metalized nor fade. Ceramics (often associated with demanding industrial applications) are known to be the most durable material capable of enduring the harshest environments, on land and at sea.

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Unlike dyed or metalized films, Hüper Optik spectrally tuned ceramic films offer superb heat rejection properties without compromising visibility, have low reflectivity and will not appear shiny. A natural view is maintained both day and night.

Hüper Optik ceramic films protect interior furnishings from fading by shielding them from 70% of the sun’s destructive heat and 99% of harmful ultraviolet rays. 

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By comparison, tints or reflective coatings block out natural light transmission, reduce visibility, detract from aesthetics, and do not provide safety and security at home.

Cool Comfort and Energy Savings

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Hüper Optik coating provides significant heat reduction, minimizing air conditioning cooling loads and energy consumption, reducing utility bills and creating a comfortable living environment.  

Benefits

  • Reduces air conditioning and utility costs -Blocks up to 70% of infrared heat.  This measure is factored across the entire infrared spectrum. 3M claims their film has higher IR rejection but this statement is true only between  a narrow 850-900 nm.  This is a misleading data point designed to inflate their performance characteristics.  This is also true for any claims about better performance at various angles of incidence.  All films perform better at an angle and glass itself performs better at an angle.
  • Protects skin and reduces interior fading – Blocks 99.9% of UV rays
  • Increases visibility -Virtually transparent
  • Zero interference with EM transmissions like Bluetooth, GPS, Fiber Optics, wireless PC’s etc.
  • Improves interior comfort – Reduces up to 70% solar heat gain
  • Enhances safety and security – Improved glass shatter resistance . 8 ML thick Ceramic 50 Window Films hold glass in place (optional Dow 995 and BondKap installation recommended)
  • Superb durability – 100% metal-free, dye-free, salt resistant, no demetallization or discoloration.  The Huper Optik Films are far more durable than a particular nano-layered film from a competitor.  Their “tint” is applied to the top surface of their films and therefore, can be easily scratched off.

We filtered out the blue!

One  competitor  3M, has a very hard time filtering out the “blue” shift in all of their multi-layered films!

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Huper Optik provides natural hues rather than the blues! 

We prefer the color of your light to be natural and true to the color scheme you have designed for your home. You’ll never hear us try to convince you that a window film should somehow make the sky blue(er)!!

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Incredible Lightness Of Ceramic Window Tinting Tampa Bay, 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 and Window Film USA compete 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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Huper Optik Window Film Compare 3M Prestige Window Film Orlando, Sarasota, Tampa

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 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) plus I spent a good deal of that time with the 3M Window Film department for several years as National sales manager (in those days known as Scotch Tint and Scotchshield!)

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!
  • 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!

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  • 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%

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  • This qualifies our ceramic films for Teco and Progress Energy rebates. Their Prestige 40 does not pass muster!  Why would anyone want to pass on a $2.00 per square foot rebate?
  • 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

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Sarasota, Tampa Bay, Orlando Eastman Window Tinting Comparisons 3M Home Depot

One of the laments we hear in the window film industry is that  homeowners only have a limited awareness about window film.

They have no idea about the multiple benefits they might enjoy with these energy savings coatings.

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This has everything to do with advertising and communications.

The cost to grab consumer awareness is extremely high and the return problematic. 

Small wonder that a retail store like Home Depot would join up with our 3M window film competition to offer in home installations.

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Advanced Film Solutions competes against 3M Window Film and their Home Depot agents and we are very familiar with their “pitch ” and even more familiar with their limitations.

Advanced Film Solutions provides a suite of solar and solar security window films manufactured by Eastman Chemical, the world leader in window film technology and market share.

Our winning brands include Vista Film, EnerLogic Low E Film and non-reflective ceramic film: Huper Optik.

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All of our window films are NFRC certified . This takes the sales-speak out of your decision making process.

You may have seen a sleight of hand demo at the Depot store that seemed to show a clear film blocking incredible amounts of heat.

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What you didn’t know was that the heat lamp and meter are tuned to a very narrow and specific wavelength which does not represent the solar spectrum of our Sun.

In plain words- -it’s a gimmick, an illusion, a trick!

That clear prestige film has average total heat rejection in the 50%’s. That’s quite a difference from the 97% you may have been lead to believe!

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And if someone told you that their film somehow works better at an angle, you should read this post.

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Check their NFRC rating as well as their own website!

Advanced Film Solutions prefers to conduct business with documented performance and results.

  • Our films qualify for rebates from our local power companies. Prestige does not.
  • Our warranty is a lifetime. Many are automatically transferable!

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  • You can clean our film with Windex
  • We offer non metallic-optically clear films that block the heat.
  • Our EnerLogic Low E Film has 3X the insulating value compared to 3M’s LE Film! And our residential lifetime warranty compares to their 5 year warranty!
  • Our shatter control versions designed for maximum security and safety.
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  • Our films are certified by the Skin Cancer Society
  • Our installed prices will provide a superior return on investment.
  • You won’t be paying for mark-ups by several parties like you would with their Home Depot program.

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Be smart and call Advanced Film Solutions for a free cost and feature comparison.

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Compare the warranty and our optical clarity!

Toll Free 877-575-3456

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