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Commercial Contracting Window Tinting Solutions, 2017

Commercial property managers throughout the country are researching the alternatives for reducing their energy costs and improving tenant comfort and safety.

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Window Film USA offers the most extensive portfolio of window film brands and solutions to match any requirement.

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Our installation teams have completed nearly 8000 projects since we exited 3M Window Film in 2007.

VISTA Films the NFRC Rated low interior reflective and ceramic films meet the aesthetic requirements of luxury homes and prestige gated communities and condos.

These films are the number one choice of Interior Designers who are primarily interested in protecting furnishings and accessories from the heat and UV fading.

We also acquired the Huper Optik nanoceramic films from Germany.

These are the best heat rejecting window films for a non-metallic film offering extraordinary optical clarity and superior performance.

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Certainly the commercial market segment has similar requirements.

Lowering electric costs and providing a maximum return on their investment.

The cost benefit for a superior performing window film like VISTA and Huper Optik may not match the budget restrictions imposed on a larger facility.

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In these situations we have developed a complete portfolio of reflective commercial films manufactured by the industry leaders Llumar, Hanita Solar Gard, Johnson and SunTek.

These films are lower cost yet their heat rejecting performance and durability are never sacrificed.

These films are all NFRC Certified which is critically important as compared to car tinting dyed films which may look fine at the time of the installation but rapidly degrade over the next few months.

Property managers need to be cautious not to authorize an installation of these low ball cost films because the useful life is extremely limited.

Our standards are high and we are fully insured and BBB rated A Plus

The fact that we identify the brands we represent and can explain the nuances between these films is a benefit to our clients.

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Advanced Film Solutions, Security Window Film Tampa Bay, Orlando, Sarasota

Consumers are looking for window protection and quite honestly the “best bang for the buck.”

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More home and business owners choose Advanced Film Solutions for their window film requirements than any other window film installation company. 

Windows and doors are the most vulnerable parts of a home, public building or place of business.

They are easy points of entry for people that may mean harm to the occupants. Glass is also an inviting target for vandals intent on mischief or worse, and a point of weakness for extreme weather conditions.

Safety window films offer a measure of protection from the hazards of flying glass fragments during a storm, blast or other type of attack and can possibly deter or at least delay unwanted entry. When ordinary non-tempered glass breaks, it poses considerable danger, but with filmed glass, this hazard may be significantly reduced.

Thicker coatings provide greater tensile strength, puncture strength and safety.

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Advanced Film Solutions installs 8ML and thicker coatings in solar and clear versions.

Advanced Film Solutions block the heat and UV and earn window film rebates while protecting your home.

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Advanced Film Solutions represents VISTA, LLumar Armorcoat SunTek, Madico & Hanita Window Films.

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Toll Free 877-575-3456
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Compare 3M Window Film Vs. Eastman Films Tampa, Orlando, Sarasota

Cooler temperatures will become a distant memory in the coming weeks here in Florida.


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90 degree plus temps and the tropical humidity we experience from March until October is just around the corner.

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That’s why it’s critically important that the window film you select to improve comfort, lower your monthly electric bills and protect your furnishings from heat and fade will be the best value.

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Advanced Film Solutions is uniquely qualified to provide your Florida window film solutions.


Our superb installation and customer service team has earned Angie’s List Super Service Award for the sixth straight year.




We are fully insured and have an A Plus rating on the Better Business Bureau website. 

You can always anticipate 100% customer satisfaction in all aspects of your window film experience with Advanced Film Solutions.

We compete against 3M Window Film dealers and their home depot agents.

Our experience with 3M includes the fact that our founder spent 33 years before retiring from 3M and was formerly the National Sales Manager of 3M Window Film.

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Advanced Film Solutions is unique by offering the world leading window film brands manufactured by Eastman Chemical’s LLumar SelectPro (Vista, EnerLogic, LLumar and Huper Optik.)

Our product portfolio was specifically designed to out perform 3M window film in performance, durability, warranty and optical clarity.

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Our films are NFRC certified for performance so guesswork is eliminated. We deal with documented facts like total solar energy rejected and shading coefficients rather than misleading claims about infrared rejection or angles of incidence.

Our films are manufactured by Eastman Chemical and unlike our 3M friends; they are not repackaged.

Our NFRC certified films offer more choices in light transmissions, bronze and dual reflective, security and anti-graffiti and internal and external reflectivity by an order of 10 X as compared to 3M’s limited film line

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So go ahead and call any number of 3M window film dealers and get their price estimate.

Then call Advanced Film for a side-by side comparison and let our window film experts show you the better way to lower energy costs without altering the aesthetic appeal of your home or office.

Call Advanced Film Solutions toll free at 877-575-3456


School Safety Glazing Perimeter Protection Window Film

There has been an obvious and perhaps overdue focus on implementing security improvements for public and private school safety. 

The underlying issues remain open to debate but clearly there is a value in making our schools safer.

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Connecticut has led the way as experts driven by their experience and tragedy at Sandy Hook where entry to the school through the glass doors was a major factor in the event.

Improved perimeter protection includes implementing improvements in levels of security including access control, lighting, school guards, metal detectors and hardening the windows and doors.

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Retrofit alternatives based on cost and ease of implementation have resulted in the specification of security glazing window film.

The majority of window film manufacturers who produce 8 ML or thicker shatter films have been understandably slow to promote (or give the appearance of promoting) their window film solutions in the aftermath of this tragedy (3M is a notable exception.)

This was due to a natural reluctance to step back rather than exploit the sales opportunity.

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Critical considerations:

Clear glazing films have been employed for decades to protect people and property throughout the world. We have seen an evolution in perimeter protection, force protection since the embassy bombings, Oklahoma City and the post 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Federal guidelines were created and glazing systems have been tested and achieved appropriate levels of protection that meet GSA and Department of Defense guidelines.

The following window film systems have met these independent test criteria:

  • Eastman Chemical LLumar and Vista solar security films
  • Saint-Gobain- Armorcoat Films
  • Madico Security Films
  • SunTek Safety Films
  • Hanita
  • Johnson
  • 3M

Window film attachment systems as recommended by Eastman, Madico, SunTek, Armorcoat, Johnson and Hanita include the Dow 995 wet silicone sealant. 

(3M uses a similar silicone as well as a VHB system that has not demonstrated any improvement in security nor does their film system exceed any of the coatings we represent.  In fact their thinner 4ml and 5ml films offer less impact protection than the 6 ML and 14 ML they have been promoting.)

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Advanced Film Solutions, Window Film USA recommends the thicker 8ML+ coatings manufactured by LLumar, Armorcoat, Madico, SunTek and Vista. We have installed Johnson films where they were specified.

We do not install 3M window film for numerous reasons but their Ultra 600 and repackaged 14 ML meet the same safety levels as the aforementioned films so our clients do not sacrifice any measure of security or life safety.

The leaders in security coatings that we recommend offer numerous solar versions of safety films that 3M does not manufacture or repackage (as of this date).

Silver reflective, neutral reflective films in various light transmissions can provide energy savings as well as ground floor privacy for high profile targets. School officials and campus security personnel should weigh the value of these films versus an unobstructed view into the facility.

Advanced Film Solutions is fully insured and we have earned an A rating from the Better Business Bureau as well as Angie’s List Super Service Award for five consecutive years (2011,2012 and 2013)

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Call Advanced Film Solutions toll free for a consultation and free estimate.

877-575-3456


Protect Front Entrance Doors Shatter Resistant Window Film USA

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Glass entrance doors and storefront glazing were built to allow openness and visibility for retail stores, office buildings, hospitals health care institutions and notably school campus buildings.

(Lessons Learned From Sandy Hook)

Unfortunately recent events have focused attention on methods for improved safety and security since glass is easily breached with ballistic weapons and personnel and property can be damaged by blast spalling, debris and flying glass.

It’s time to implement solutions to protect our most important assets; our children, friends and neighbors!
IMG_20121018_120052_963Glass doors are also frequently subject to graffiti and scratches through normal usage.
Glazing Security Window Film:


Advanced Film Solutions installs thicker (8 ML plus) glazing films on your existing glass entry doors and windows.  These coatings are anchored to the frames creating a system that withstands high impact, blast and intrusion.

The key objective is to delay, deny and deter entry.

Our window film meets that objective at an economical cost and a swift implementation process.

Certainly administration officials and concerned parties should discuss long range plans that may include laminated glass or reducing the window envelope throughout your buildings.  These are alternatives that may suit your budget or security concerns if there are extenuating circumstances.

Nevertheless our security glazing films have been installed on US Embassy, Federal Buildings, Airports and local landmark buildings, retail stores and county government offices throughout Florida and the USA.

Property management and facility security personnel can decide upon the level of visibility into the facility since we offer a wide range of alternatives.

Transparent clear coatings maintain the appearance of your building but many decision makers select modestly tinted security films to reduce glare and improve interior comfort.

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In many cases security management will select privacy versions so intruders can not observe students or employees which protects them from being targeted from the exterior.

Our coatings have been independently tested for GSA, DoD, ASTM and UL facility criteria and guidelines.

Take immediate steps to improve life and property safety with Advanced Film Solutions

Call toll free: 877-575-3456

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