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Blast Protection Window Film, GSA, VA Facility Tampa

The U.S Department of Veterans Affairs sought to protect their personnel and visitors from potential terrorist attacks by improving their glass protection.

They researched the best company to handle this requirement and contracted with Advanced Film Solutions, Tampa’s leading commercial and residential window film installation company.

Following the strict security requirements we enhanced the level of security protection by anchoring the film to the glass utilizing the DOW 995 wet seal.

  • Advanced Film installed 8 ML shatter films that met GSA Level 3A performance specifications.

  • Our shatter blast anti-fragment mitigation film blocks 99.9% of the UVA and UVB

  • Our solar film combination security 8 ML films provided daytime privacy for ground floor personnel and added measure of perimeter protection

  • We completed the project on time and met or exceeded all aspects of the clients requirements.

Advanced Film Solutions offers these same 8 ML shatter films for commercial and industrial facilities and clear or nano-ceramic shatter films for restaurants and retail stores via our local offices and nationally via Window Film USA

Experience- Dedication- Unmatched Choices and Performance.

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Toll Free 877-575-3456

Advanced Film Solutions – Tampa-Orlando-Sarasota

City Offices Cooler Safer Advanced Film Solutions Shatter Window Film

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Our installation crew was in full force when we completed this outstanding installation of Vista Film on the City of Largo offices in Pinellas County.

This combination solar security film provides security from forced entry as well as building perimeter glazing protection.

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

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Our A Plus Rating with the Better Business Bureau and Super Service Award winners for the last seven years are testimony to the trust we have earned.

This dynamic solution meets GSA 3A and Department of Defense requirements.  Factory Mutual Approval and a host of impact and cycling testing.

Suitable for a broad range of applications, Vista offers security films meeting numerous certifications and test standards in the United
States, Europe and around the world, including:

  • ANSI Z97.1 and CPSC 16 CFR 1201 Cat I and II
  • General Services Administration (GSA) and United Facilities Criteria (UFC)
  • ASTM Large Missile Level C and Small Missile requirements
  • Underwriters Laboratory UL972 Forced Entry requirements
  • Factory Mutual FM Approvals 4350 Small Missile
  • EN356, level P2A

Advanced Film Solutions was uniquely qualified to perform this installation and our entire team looks forward to providing similar results for commercial and residential clients throughout the Tampa Bay area and Orlando Region.

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

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Eastman Window Film Comparison Vs. 3M Tinting

If there’s one thing I’ve learned the last eleven years since retiring from 3M, it’s that many consumers recognize their logo and assume their window film  matches their brand reputation.

This is the “perception” challenge we must overcome despite the reality of 3M’s weakness in their window film solutions.


A feature-benefit-performance characteristics comparison (documented rather than hyped) weigh overwhelmingly in favor of the coatings Advanced Film Solutions represents.

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Here is a sampling of indisputable FACTS that quantify the superiority of the solutions we represent.

There are many fine manufacturers of window film products but the unquestioned global leader is Eastman Chemicals.

 In many product categories of the diverse Eastman portfolio our competition 3M Window Film offers no alternative product solution.

For example- – –
  • Bronze films in multiple light transmissions and interior and exterior reflectivity.

Heck we have blue films, green films and gold films; but why brag?

  • Dual reflective films: Here again the comparisons between 3M and Eastman are almost unfair.  Our Eastman portfolio includes the dynamic Vista Film dual reflective films ranging from the 14% Ultimate, the 18% Celeste, 28% Luminance and 38% Mirage. We also have lighter dual reflective films in a 48% and 58%.
  • Our LLumar DR series also ranges from a darker 15% to the 25, 35, and 45% light transmissions. 3M?They have a NV 15, 25 and 35 (I introduced this back in 2000!) and 3M re-boxes a 15% and 25% from another company under the Affinity name.

    Our Vista and LLumar clear adhesives compared to the 3M pressure sensitive adhesives are far superior in terms of clarity and durability. The re-boxed Affinity has the outside company’s adhesive which is a lesser quality version of the LLumar adhesive.

    Small wonder that interior designers choose Vista.

    Choices equate to meeting exactly the requirements of our clients rather than the other way around!


  • Non reflective residential and commercial films in escalating light transmissions starting at a 5%.  (See LLumar DL Series) 

    These films are ideal for privacy particularly when a reflective film is prohibited. 3M dealers may attempt to offer a car tinting substitute since they have no solution for this requirement.

  • One-Way Vision Films ideal for maximum privacy and heat rejection.
  • Solar security safety shatter films in a Silver 20, Neutral 20, 40 and 50 along with dual reflective shatter solar films in various light transmissions. 

    3M discontinued their Silver 20 security film as well as their 50% neutral film. 

  • Ceramic non metallic non-dyed Huper Optik patented and available in light transmissions ranging from 20-70% 

(3M has contracted with an outside coating company that supplies a single layer ceramic film for many companies. That ceramic film is only available in a 5 foot width and does not have the heat rejecting performance of the patented Huper films) It is also more reflective than the patented Huper Optik films.

 

Let’s now compare clear solar films that block IR and UV without altering the appearance of the glass.

Our Eastman portfolio includes Vista Spectra select, Terre films and the dymanic Huper Optik Sech Drei series.

Huper Optik has zero dye in their film (unlike 3M!)  and its durability and scratch resistance easily out-perform the 3M film.

The optical clarity of our Vista and Huper clear films easily surpasses the 3M prestige film a fact that is self evident in any direct side-by-side comparison!

Our warranties on Vista Films are transferable and our glass breakage warranty standard as well as optional exceed the 3M protection in scope and value of replacement.

The point is made and further it’s being made by a veteran of 33 years at 3M and once upon a time having been the National Sales manager of 3M Window Film.

Call Advanced Film Solutions today.

Toll free: 877-575-3456
Offices Tampa Bay-Orlando

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Keeping Tampa, Orlando, Sarasota Homes Cool With Window Tinting

Keeping your Florida home cool during our long, hot, tropical summers isn’t simply a matter of turning your AC thermostat down to a lower temperature.


The consequences of making your AC do all the work is an incredibly high electric bill.

You can plant trees and wait twenty years for them to stop direct sunlight from hitting your glass; but no one is that patient!

You may think that replacing your windows is a good idea until you get an estimate and realize that these windows will only limit slightly over 50% of the heat!

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Think Advanced Film Solutions heat and solar control window film.

21st century advances in technology has dynamically improved the capabilities of thin film coatings ability to factor out visible light and IR light.

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 These durable lifetime warranted films can eliminate 99.9% of the UV and up to 80% of the heat that would typically enter through your windows!

Manufactured by Eastman Chemical our leading solutions preserve the beauty and comfort of your home without altering the aesthetics or making your home dark or mirror-like.

Thicker security versions will not only lower your electric costs by 30% a month but they harden glass and sliders making your home less inviting to burglars.

 

Take a moment to consider the incredible benefits of taking your existing windows and transforming them into energy smart systems.

Call for a free estimate and get cooler, safer and lower that electric bill this summer!

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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