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Selecting Best Value Window Tinting For Florida’s Prestige Homes

We love the question: “How does Vista or Huper Optik compare to 3M film?”

Typically get this question from a consumer who has been quoted a high cost from the home depot 3M install program.

Prices so inflated that we were wondering if platinum was being added into the deal? 

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The remaining panels have Huper 30 ceramic film.

This haze is a crucial difference between the Vista and Huper ceramic films and 3M’s nano line.

Seeing is believing. If you have any doubt at all; we’ll do a side by side comparison.

If you prefer an invisible coating that will maintain the aesthetic appearance of your glass; you should consider our Huper Optik ceramic film.

  • Vista Films were the first NFRC Certified window films. Huper Optik has also been certified.The reason this is important for consumers is the documented performance you will enjoy when the installation is completed. It separates fact from fantasy when you might hear spurious claims about 97% heat rejection or better heat rejection at angles.

  • This is a key issue for gated communities as well as deed restricted neighborhood where a shiny film is forbidden.

  • Our 8 ML Vista and Llumar Magnum Films  have greater puncture resistance thanks to the thicker multi-layered composition.  Their ultra film is thinner and less secure than our 8 ML or thicker coatings.

  • Their hard coat is no stronger than Vista’s. Any implication that their film withstands scratches better; or is Windex safer than ours is false.
  • The optical clarity of our VISTA films is unsurpassed.  We’ll take that match up film to film any day!
  • VISTA manufactures all of their window films and does not “private label” outside manufacturer’s film. PERIOD!  The list of films sold by 3M that are actually made by other lesser known companies is too long to list here.
  • Vista offers dual reflective films in a 5, 7,14, 15, 18, 25, 28, 38, 45, and 48 % visible light transmissions. 3M in a 15, 25, 35 only!
  • We offer a full line of bronze films.  3M has none.
  • VISTA & LLumar Magnum Security Films are available in a 20 neutral, 20 silver, 28, 38, 40, 50 and clear. 3M in a  25, 35, and clear 4ML and clear 6 ML and their 50 and 70 prestige.  The re-package another manufacturer’s 14 ML film and brag about how strong it is. Obviously that same film is available directly from the OEM at a fairer price.

That’s our top ten reasons consumers select our VISTA Films!

Call Advanced Film Solutions today!

877-575-3456

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Tampa, Clearwater, St. Pete Loves Huper Optik Ceramic Window Tinting

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Florida has a love affair with Huper Optik!

Advanced Film Solutions offers our customers more choices in window film than any other company in Florida.

 So why do more luxury home owners select Huper Optik over any other choice?

 

It starts with innovation and quality in the technology and unmatched optical clarity.

 

A major motivation is the fact that Huper Optik films are non reflective so your home’s aesthetic appearance is not altered.

Huper Optik meets all deed restrictions!

 

Huper Optik Ceramic films are patented.

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The other “ceramic films” are single layered and offer considerably less features as well as limitations on the width of their films.

There is only one Huper Optik!

 
  • NFRC Certified.
  • No Dyes
  • Unmatched clarity.

  • No blue shift (a major advantage over our 3M -home depot prestige competitor!)
  • No haze in the adhesives or distortion!
  • Huper Optik is available in a wide assortment of light transmissions.

  • Accurate and impressive IR rejection across the entire near and far infrared wavelengths.

 

We won’t mislead consumers with nonsense about 97% IR rejection and then have small print below that identifies that this is only for an extremely narrow bandwidth!

Unmatched warranty and the best glass breakage-seal failure warranty in the industry!

The proof is evidenced by the growing number of Tampa, Sarasota and Orlando clients who are selecting the Huper Optik solution.

Find out why Huper Optik is on a roll!
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Window Film Benefits Tampa Bay, Orlando Homes & Businesses

The energy savings for a larger hotel can be enormous; passing on the rising energy costs to their guests is slowly becoming obsolete.
Energy efficient window films  like Vista and Huper Optik reduce cooling costs by 30%.

Utilities are offering substantial incentives for the application of window films.

Advanced Film Solutions installs high performance window film that reduces your power costs by 30%.

This will provide a return on your investment in months (typically less than 13 months) 

  • These films reduce the UVA and UVB by nearly 100% preserving furnishings from fade and protecting your family from these harmful rays.

  • The aesthetics of your home are preserved. Our non reflective films offer the same energy benefits without making the glass shiny. 

  • Of course reflective films have their place when you are seeking daytime privacy! We install the right film to match YOUR requirements.

  • Our window film offers the dual benefit of safety and security along with energy savings. The film looks exactly the same on the glass.  The difference is the thickness of the film and the aggressive adhesives employed.

Advanced Film Solutions offers the best window films in the world at a better price than all competitors.

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The Truth Prestige Film IR Rejection Huper Optik Vs. 3M Comparisons

I’ve written about this before (as have some others!) but the 3M Prestige Film has always been interesting to me for a variety of reasons.

Let’s just say that I was once a True Believer (Yeah I wrote that!) having swallowed the RED PILL entirely. 

It was only after I left 3M that my faith was shaken by:
 
 
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No Prestige did not work better at an angle compared to other window films.

No Prestige did not reject 97% of the IR

No Prestige did not reject more heat than a dark silver reflective film.

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Now this may seem like an esoteric argument with little to no impact on the larger world outside of window film; but (stick with me here) there is a crucial perception and a credibility issue at stake. (Mostly my own!)

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I don’t like being fibbed to (there are stronger words!) and I can’t abide losing any business to a competitor that is either intentionally or through ignorance, misrepresenting their product’s performance. 

Now as the competitor against 3M Prestige that has become much more important.

Eastman Chemical the world leader in window film (by any measurement or standard) had tackled these issues with a series of technical reports and white papers almost immediately upon the launch of Prestige and the 3M marketing and supporting literature that their dealers utilize to support their selling efforts.

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IWFA – IR Ratings of Window Film

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Read these slowly. Go ahead. . I’ll wait. . .
 
 

Or simply call us at 877-575-3456


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New Year 2024, Window Tinting, Tampa Bay Glaring Savings

Don’t have a grouchy NEW YEAR!!
 
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This year slide over to:
 

FormulaOne Car Tinting and for your home or office Advanced Film Solutions solar control window film!

 

Call Advanced Film Solutions for our FormulaOne Series of high performance window films.


Incredible clarity with built in energy savings; our portfolio of solar films are designed to match your specific requirements.

Advanced Film Solutions is Tampa and Orlando’s window film leader.

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We have provided solar and solar security film on more than 30,000 homes and businesses in Florida and beyond.

Our team has earned the prestigious super service award from Angie’s List for the 9 straight years based on the third party recommendation of our delighted clients!

 
 

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