Glare makes it difficult to read computer screens. Fatigue and eye strain lead to headaches and employee complaints.
Cold spots and hot spots in the building add to the discomfort. Our cooling systems are ill equipped to handle winter months and employees complain about feeling sick while freezing or melting to death.
Fading of office furnishings, carpets and paintings. Damage is costly in a bottom line sense as well as in the impression your company offers to important management and visitors.
The curb appeal of your offices are compromised. Boxes and files are visible from the street.
Electric costs to heat or cool a large commercial office building are prohibitive. This affects your profitability and tenant satisfaction if these costs are deferred to your clients.
Safety and security: certainly commercial and retail offices are prone to smash and grab crime, vandalism.
When it comes down to safety and security the thicker the window film the better.
That’s why Advanced Film Solutions recommends the 8 ML thick clear and solar safety security window films manufactured by global window film leaders Eastman Chemical, Armorcoat, Madico, Hanita, Johnson and Suntek.
The 8 ML thickness has become the industry standard because these films meet a superior level of security when tested to GSA, DoD and ASTM standards.
Thinner films like 4, 5 and most 6 ML films do not meet this security level. This includes any 3M 5 ML film. Be certain to confirm that a competitors film is not thinner than 8 ML.
Solar security films are designed to withstand impact and provide energy solar savings by filtering out heat gain while simultaneously doing their security function.
Window film can be attached to metal frames like storefront windows or sliders by using a wet sealant Dow 995 system.
These attachment systems have provided that additional measure of protection to keep glass lites in the frame.
Advanced Film Solutions team of installers is fully equipped and trained in all aspects of security glazing installations.
Our residential warranty is lifetime and most commercial warranties are 10, 12 or 15 years.
The phones have been quite busy since temps stay in the low 90’s
While I’d prefer to believe that this was a direct result of our brilliant marketing strategy; it did occur to us that the increase in demand may have something “slightly more” to do with the weather??
Homeowners face similar concerns and have many of the same questions:
They want to reduce the heat in their homes, but don’t want to live in a cave!
Their AC doesn’t seem as cool as it once was. They are looking for ways to make that heat pump more efficient!
The glare is oppressive. There are rooms that are simply unlivable!
They have only a basic knowledge of window film, and need to be convinced that this solution “is for real.”
They are confused by competition and the “guy they know” who does tinting on “the side.” That’s why our BBB rated A plus track record and having earned Angie’s List Super Service Award for 9 years in a row are so important!
They know that UV is harmful to health and furnishings. How does window film help?
Privacy and home security are key concerns particularly when their windows or sliders are visible from their neighbor’s windows!
Their DEED RESTRICTIONS won’t allow a metallic shiny film. Huper Optik Ceramic Films are superior when compared to 3M Prestige
The competitive landscape is constantly changing and today’s consumer has to be better educated in making the right choice for their window film installation.
We have seen a number of home installation quotations asking us to offer comparisons against the 3M Prestige Window Films or Night Vision film throughout Florida.
As an expert in window film installations and the numerous choices available to consumers Advanced Film Solutions is perfectly positioned to offer window film solutions that out-perform the 3M-film and importantly deliver a better return on your investment.
Clearly the bar is raised high.
Consumers may simply sign up for a 3M installation no matter the cost based upon their “familiarity” with the 3M Brand.
We grant that you should be more familiar with these name brands but if consumers have learned anything in the last decade it’s the fact that there are a vast array of choices available to you that will exceed the well known brand’s performance and price points.
Consumers may not realize this fact but brands like VISTA Films, LLumar, Solar Gard, Armorcoat, Avery-Dennison, Huper Optik, Madico, SunTek and Johnson Films comprise more than 90% of the residential and commercial window film sales in the USA.
There is a reason for this and the key factor is performance of the window film solution coupled with the price points.
You might be skeptical about these facts but we wouldn’t expect you to rely simply upon our recommendation no matter how experienced we might be in window films or the fact that I spent 33 years with 3M and was the former National Sales Manager of 3M Window Film (but that doesn’t hurt my position- -does it?)
We only ask that consumers take the opportunity to compare our selections to the quotes you may have received from 3M representatives either after their walk through in your home.