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Maximum Heat Blocking Window Tinting For Tampa, St. Pete, Bradenton, Orlando Homes

Sometimes you have to stop the heat at the glass.

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Whether you are suffering in an office or specific rooms in your home Florida’s unrelenting heat can ruin every day from Spring until Fall.

That’s when we propose our LLumar One-Way Vision films.

These coatings stop 85% of the heat from entering your interior living space and eliminate 99.9% of the UV.

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This particular film pictured above stops 95% of the light and glare from entering the interior space.

If your home or office gets blasted by the sun every afternoon or morning there is a solution!

Blinds and window treatments won’t stop the heat from coming into your living space. Our solar films stop 85% of the heat at the window and 95% of the light.

There are many gradients of light filtering from 95% to clear. The ideal solution is determined by your specific requirements.

  • 99.9% UV rejection.
  • Total daytime privacy.
  • Ideal when privacy is mandatory.
  • Lifetime warranty.
  • Low interior reflection enhancing night visibility from the interior

When you need the most effective solution against heat and glare the right call is Advanced Film Solutions, Tampa Bay, Orlando FL

Toll Free: 877-575-3456
 

Window Tinting Cooling Protecting Tampa Bay, Clearwater, Bradenton & Orlando Homes

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Here is a snapshot of why our customers selected Advanced Film Solutions:

 
  • Safety and Security: A homeowner in Brandon visited every window film booth at the Tampa Home Show and had each dealer give an estimate for home protection.

    We had more choices, better warranty and a proven track record including 8 straight years of winning the Angie’s List Super Service Award!

  • Glare and heat!  A homeowner in Fish Hawk Ranch Estates has south facing glass that gets the full brunt of the Sun all afternoon.  They live in a Deed Restricted Community, and selected VISTA for glare and heat control. Their dining room and front foyer are now 70% cooler since we completed that installation!

  • A Church in Valrico has installed our Vista Luminance 28 on the Parsonage. The residence was getting blasted with heat and faded furnishings.  Now the glare and heat are reduced by 70% and there is additional privacy.
  • Hunters Green: This is also a deed restricted, gated community and they opted for Vista 28 8 ML film on the side and rear windows, while installing Huper Optik Ceramic 8 ML on the front of their home.
  • Ruskin: We installed LLumar 20 8 ML film for energy savings and outstanding safety of this thicker film.

Discover why designers select Vista Window Films by calling Advanced Film Solutions for a free estimate!

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We’ll make your home cooler and cut your electric bill by 15-30% every month!

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Tampa Bay Compares Window Film Retrofit Vs. Buying New Windows

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Many Florida homeowners suffer through long hot summers with clear single pane glass windows and sliders.

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Heat streams in unabated and UV damages furnishings and wood floors.

Glare creates impossible to watch TV screens and computers and electric bills are higher than ever before.

If you aren’t familiar with today’s solar control window film coatings you might be persuaded by some window replacement company to invest in a complete replacement.

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No window replacement company will detail the following FACTS:

  1. The payback for IG insulated Glass units or Low E windows may take 25 years.
  2. Many of the replacement windows do nothing to filter out harmful UV rays.
  3. The very best IG units typically stop slightly more than 50% of the heat.
  4. Unless you have significant air leaks the physical properties of your window frames did not require replacement.
  5. IG units are typically clear glass so you’ll still suffer with glare and eye strain.

There may be a better way to solve your window problems.

Advanced Film Solutions Window Film

  1. All coatings are NFRC certified so the guess-work is removed when it comes to performance.
  2. Our coatings filter 99.9% of the UV
  3. Our coatings come with a lifetime warranty.
  4. Your ROI will be less than 2 years because window films cost roughly 1/10 that of replacing your windows!

Call for a free estimate and do your own comparisons!

Advanced Film Solutions

Toll free: 877-575-3456

Practical Sun, Glare, Heat & Fade Window Tinting, Advanced Film Solutions

Dizzy Dean once said

“If you did it, it ain’t bragging”


We are experiencing unprecedented demand for solar safety energy reducing window film throughout the state of Florida.

 
Take a look at the appearance of ceramic film from an interior and an exterior view.
 
 
 
 

These films are less reflective than glass and the ambiance is unchanged.

The color is stable and won’t scratch off like our prestige friends. 

If you’re looking for a film to match your prestige home; you’d sure expect the film to stand up to a scratch.

That’s why we encourage our clients to consider Huper Optik Ceramic Films.

You can obtain tremendous energy savings but why would anyone in their right mind sacrifice the beauty of their home with many of the cheap films you might find at a flea market or some moonlighting car tinter who does homes “On the side.”

No one would buy a “brand name” without comparing costs or “their” films’ performance on glass!

  • Don’t let the power companies rip you off with outrageous electric rate hikes.
  • Reduce your bill and get rebates that help pay for the installation.

  • Consider a dual benefit film that keeps the glare and heat out while also protecting your home against smash and grab crime.

Advanced Film Solutions has taken Florida by storm.

 
Call Toll Free: 877-575-3456
 

 

Consumer Comparisons: Eastman Huper Optik Vs. 3M Prestige Window Film

Thanks to the relentless heat, glare, UV and escalating electric bills that Floridians tackle; window film has become a cost effective energy savings retrofit.

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In fact window film has documented savings that support window film as the most cost effective and fastest ROI of any home retrofit solution.

Given that backdrop and the reality that many Florida homes have single pane clear glass windows and clear tempered glass sliders the implementation of solar control films is highly recommended.

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There are many types of solar control coatings manufactured to solve these issues.

Advanced Film Solutions is unique by offering our clients the largest and deepest portfolio of solar control, UV, Low E and solar security window film.

The topic of this posting however is a  critical comparison between our Eastman Chemical’s Huper Optik patented window film Vs. 3M  and Home Depot 3M Prestige Window Film.

This direct comparison is typically developed when our client requires heat, glare and UV filtering coatings that do not alter the reflective appearance of the homeowners windows.

In other words; the consumer wants the benefits of solar control window film without fundamentally changing the appearance of their home.

This is frequently codified by deed restrictions and Home Owner Association rules and restrictions.

Many homeowners who live in coastal communities or hi-rise condo’s simply prefer the non-metallic, non reflective qualities of the films being compared (Huper Optik Vs. 3M Prestige) or simply have received a quote from a 3M agent, Home Depot or any number of resellers for 3M Prestige films.

Background:

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Both film lines filter 99.9% of the UV

Both films block high quantities of IR wavelengths.

3M continues their misleading jargon of filtering 97% of the IR but a cursory review of the technical literature related to the narrow wavelengths being discussed identify the weak importance of this factor.

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Fortunately the window film industry in cooperation with the Dept. of Energy has created the NFRC ratings for Applied Films that takes the guess-work out of this discussion because the specific effectiveness of these films is tested and documented by independent laboratories.

IWFA – IR Ratings of Window Film

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Whether 3M’s prestige film actually blocks 97% of the entire IR wavelength (it does not) the bottom line solar heat gain coefficient, or total solar energy rejected are exactly measured and the Huper Optik coatings in a 20, 30 and 35% VLT out-perform the best heat rejecting Prestige film.

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The technology being employed by Eastman Huper Optik is patented ceramic coatings.  These nanotechnology coatings are able to lower the visible light transmitted without the use of fragile dyes.

The 3M prestige coatings rely on older dye technology to lower the visible light transmission.

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The clear Huper Optik adhesives (which are visible of sample cards provided during estimates are pristine and the clarity is superior to the adhesives used by the 3M and 3M home depot prestige film.

This is not evident when comparing sample cards because the 3M sample card has no adhesive on the sample.

This can frequently persuade an unassuming consumer that the film sample is the actual product that will be installed.

This is not the case for 3M.

Their film sample has no liner or adhesives on the card provided and the black border around the film sample is designed to make their film sample appear lighter.
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3M and 3M Home Depot agents will typically use IR French Fry lamps and BTU meters to present the illusion that their film blocks more heat than coatings that are darker or significantly more reflective. This is a trick to confuse because the actual sunlight is much cooler and the complete electro-magnetic spectrum from the Sun obviously includes visible light!

3M and 3M Home Depot agents may also claim that their film works better at angles than any other window film and infer that somehow this trait is unique for 3M or potentially built into the film as an advantage to their product and by extension the consumer.

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Once again this is completely false.

All coatings as well as glass itself work in the exact same manner. There is no advantage and any claims otherwise are spurious or simply put: LIES!

Advanced Film Solutions always deals in  factual information.

Documented results and intelligent clients who do their own research and ask the right questions.

Our experience is unmatched and our track record for providing superior installations throughout west and central Florida are incomparable.

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We are A Plus rated by the Better Business Bureau. We have earned the Super Service Award from Angie’s List for 8 consecutive years.

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

Advanced Film Solutions

Tampa Bay, Sarasota, Orlando