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Cold Days Ahead Tampa Bay Best Time For Window Tinting

A cold front will hit us one of these days- -right?
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The SNOW BIRDS are back and this means great things for Advanced Film Solutions and our affiliated Window Film USA.

The holidays are here and many of our part time winter neighbors know that their Florida homes need solar and UV protection all year long!

Now is a particularly great time to get a free estimate.

 
Advanced Film Solutions is the only window film installation company that offers all of these industry leading window film solutions:
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Grab the best deals this winter from the very best installation company in Florida and across the USA

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This Christmas Santa Recommends Tampa Bay Window Tinting

Santa knows that if you could save 30% a month on your electric bill he’d have more $$ to spend on Christmas gifts!

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Advanced Film Solutions solar and solar safety films drive down the cost of cooling and heating! 

Energy savings that gets rewarded with 30% lower electric bills throughout the cooling AC months that last from February to yesterday!

Security films that help deter and deny smash burglaries.

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Plus Advanced Film Solutions cuts glare and UV
Advanced Film Solutions has the perfect answer!!

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Advanced Film Solutions is Tampa Bay’s largest and most respected window film installation company because we meet our customer’s requirements.

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We tailor affordable and solutions specifically designed for our unique Floridian requirements.

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Many of our competitors (present and past!) focused on one brand only.

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This losing strategy limited their ability to meet their clients requirements which are broader and not so easily restricted.

Advanced Film Solutions understands that custom requirements require a custom solution.


The heat in Florida is oppressive and Floridians have their AC (heat pumps) on 24/7 from April until October.

Our monthly utility bills are outrageous!
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Our VISTA and Huper Optik Window Films reduce your monthly bill by 30%.


Our window films cut 99.9% of UVA and UVB and up to 87% of the glare.

Your home becomes cooler and your AC costs are dramatically reduced.   Your furnishings, drapes, carpets and wood floors are preserved.

Advanced Film Solutions offers a practical alternative that is effective 365 days a year!

Free estimates and a superior installation.

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Florida’s Window Film Choice

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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.

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Tampa Bay, Orlando Retail Offices Security Window Film Authority

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Whether you operate your own business at one of Tampa or Orlando’s office parks, or own your own retail store it’s critical for your security planning to harden the glass at your building.

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Advanced Film Solutions provides thicker (impact rated and tested) glazing window film manufactured by global leaders Eastman Chemical, Saint-Gobain and Madico.

These coatings protect our armed forces and diplomats throughout the world and domestically they are employed on Federal buildings state and municipalities and the leading retail chain stores.

There are scores of choices that cover a wide range of light transmissions and appearances.

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Many retailers prefer a completely transparent coating that eliminates UV without lowering light levels.

Obviously consideration should be given to multi-purpose solar security versions that reduce heat, glare and UV while offering the very same level of security protection as the clear versions.

Reflective security coatings will provide daytime privacy which can be critically important.

Lightly tinted versions help offset installation costs since they lower electric cooling costs and qualify for local utility window film rebates.

These coatings have met GSA and DoD blast testing and impact intrusion testing.

Additional security strength can be obtained with an array of fastening systems that create a uniform system between the glass, store frames and our impact coatings.

Call Advanced Film Solutions for a free estimate.
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