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

Are You Suffering Through The Heat ?
 
 

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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Window Film Sub-Contracting For Tampa Bay Commercial Buildings

Advanced Film Solutions has developed a commercial window film installation division that has been growing exponentially since we launched our company in 2007.

GC’s have selected Advanced Film Solutions to furnish and install a variety of window films.

Advanced Film Solutions distinguishes our capabilities from our competitors in the following ways:

We are fully insured ($3,000,000) General Liability Insurance

Our installers are covered by Workman’s Comp.

We offer more window film brands than any other company in Florida.

Our installations are pristine and client satisfaction is our number one objective.

 

Installations are performed on time and always within the bid specification.

We cover a wide geography. In the last two weeks we have done installations in Jacksonville, Orlando, Pensacola and Naples.

Our crews are prepared for high elevation windows.

The majority of our commercial installations receive a 15 year warranty.

We offer NFRC certified films.

Our pricing is very competitive.

If you are a General Contractor that has a window film, designer films, solar or solar security films as a component of your project; please contact:

Advanced Film Solutions

Toll free 877-575-3456

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

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:

10007413_731450313555109_2027544993_nBoth 3M Prestige and Eastman Huper Optik offer films that are non reflective.

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

Home Protection Security Window Film, Tampa Bay, Orlando

Keeping your home safer is a major concern for every Florida home owner.

The weakest link in your home defense are your windows and sliders.

Burglars can break through your glass in seconds. Your burglar alarm system can notify law enforcement but in the time it takes for them to respond the “bad guys” have taken what they want.

Advanced Film Solutions provides 8 ML and thicker security glazing window film.  These are the very same films used by the Federal government to protect landmark government buildings like the Capitol and White House.

Thicker glazing films provide superior puncture and impact protection that slows down intruders.

We reinforce sliders with attachment systems that provide additional strength.

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Advanced Film Solutions has offices in the Tampa Bay and Orlando area.

We have more choices in security films that are combined with solar energy heat rejection capabilities as well as dual benefit shatter films that provide privacy.

World leading glazing protection window films manufactured by:

  • Eastman Chemical (LLumar, Vista and Huper Optik)
  • Saint-Gobain Armorcoat
  • Hanita Safety Zone
  • Madico and Sunscape
  • SunTek

NFRC rated choices with dozens of alternatives that match your specific requirements.

Call for a free estimate by calling toll free 877-575-3456

Advanced Film Solutions

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