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Advanced Film Solutions Tampa Glass Protection, Burglar, Smash & Grab Window Tinting

Retail store owners are painfully aware of the rising burglary rates.

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Automotive stores, Pizza shops, pharmacies, restaurants you name it!

Office park break-ins.
 

The weak link?
 

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Obviously there are methods for limiting the potential threat.

Better lighting stronger locks, security patrols and alarm systems alerting law enforcement.

Advanced Film Solutions provides superior installation of thicker (8ML) shatter control window film.

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Windows can be broken for a variety of reasons such as burglary, vandalism and flying debris. There’s no doubt that window film can dramatically increase the strength of your windows and keep your glass in place when broken.

Safety and security coatings can harden the windows of your home or office designed to delay, deny and deter entry.

Protective window film helps guard against:

  • Bomb blast and severe weather – helps reduce damage and likelihood of injury from flying glass
  • Forced entry – makes it harder for thieves to “smash and grab” retail display merchandise
  • Graffiti – when vandals strike, the transparent film is peeled away –along with the graffiti

The leading security film solutions in the industry.

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Our selections range from clear versions to darker reflective privacy versions.

Delay, Deter and Deny entry with Advanced Film Solutions

Toll Free 877-575-3456

NFRC Certified Window Film Built For Tampa, Orlando & Sarasota Homes

Home heating and cooling costs continue to rise.
 
 
 
 

Window film offers a practical and affordable way to reduce your monthly bill by improving the energy efficiency of your existing windows and sliders.

Advanced Film Solutions takes the guess-work out of window film performance expectations. We won’t use gimmicks like French fry lamps to pretend films block more heat than they actually do.

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NFRC has developed and operates a uniform national rating system for the energy performance of fenestration products, including windows, doors, skylights, and similar products.

The linchpin of the Rating System is a procedure for determining the thermal transmittance (“U-factor”) of a product. The U-factor rating procedure is supplemented by procedures for rating products for solar heat gain coefficient (“solar heat gain” or “SHGC”), visible transmittance (“VT”), air leakage (“AL”), and condensation resistance (“CR”). Together, these rating procedures, as set forth in documents published by NFRC, are known as the NFRC Rating System.

Our films factually filter out nearly 85% of the glare and our films can block nearly 84% of the heat depending upon the film you select!

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This dramatically reduces the heat loss through the glass. In the summer the film provides 76% heat rejection! 

This can lower your annual electric costs and provide a fast return on investment!

When it comes down to window film, we know what we are talking about!

Your home is your largest investment.

Make your home comfortable and improve your resale value with window film!

 
Call us toll free 877-575-3456

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Huper Optik Ceramic Films Meet All Deed Restrictions Tampa Bay, Orlando

Many exclusive homes in Florida are located in deed restricted areas and gated communities. 

 
 
The HOA rules restrict all reflective window films.
 


While reflective window films perform extremely well by factoring out heat, glare and UV many home owner associations simply prefer a non reflective appearance to the exterior facing glass.
Huper Optik has developed a suite of nano-ceramic window films that meet these restrictions with no sacrifice in heat rejection and glare reduction.

 

These non-metallic- non-reflective films are the number one choice of homeowners throughout the Tampa , Orlando and Sarasota-Bradenton area.

Advanced Film Solutions has completed installations in East Lake, Cheval, Hunters Green, Lakewood Ranch, Arbor Green, Fish Hawk Estates, Windermere and Saddlebrook to name just a few!

 
Why go ceramic?
 
 
 
  • Superior heat rejection certified by the NFRC. While our 3M competition implies their film works better at angles (utter nonsense!) as all films do;

  • The optical clarity of these German engineered films is incomparable. 

  • We have done direct film to film direct comparisons against 3M- Home Depot Prestige Films (see picture above) and have never lost!You will see the difference immediately since the prestige film offers low level haze and a blue shift.  Don’t get snookered by their sample card that has no adhesive on the film!! It’s the adhesive that is hazy and presents the distortion. Obviously a sample card without that adhesive tends to look clearer than what you’d get on your glass (see below!)

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  •  3M Film top left panel- Huper Optik the balance of the windows- We replaced this 3m  hazy film!

  • Glare?  The Ceramic 30 blocks 70% of the glare while the prestige home depot product can only block 60% at the most!

  • Yeah- -we can use Windex, and our warranty is lifetime!
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  • Our ceramic films are all available in a wider width.  3M Home depot’s ceramic film is a single layer -more reflective on the exterior and limited to a 5 foot width. Try using that on palladium glass or aquarium glass in your dinette!

You don’t have to live in a deed restricted gated community to select the best!


Toll Free: 877-575-3456
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Orlando Window Tinting; Fighting Heat, Glare & Fade

Summer is upon us.

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Afternoon temps soaring above 90 degrees and relentless bright sunlight throughout the day.

You know what that means:
 
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Outrageous electric bills higher than your first mortgage!

Glare and eye strain.

Uncomfortable-unbearable rooms.

Faded wood floors and furnishings.

Privacy at a minimum!


Our air conditioning systems are on!

 That’s why our schedule has been filling up with overheated residential clients throughout the Orlando area and in particular the folks who reside in Winter Garden, Ocoee, Windermere and Clermont.

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Advanced Film Solutions, 9 time winner of Angie’s List Super Service Award and BBB Rated A plus window film installations cover the entire region.

Our choices match your budget and aesthetic demands including ceramic films, and of course the most extensive line of solar security films in the industry.

Home safety has never looked clearer on your windows than with a professional installation of our Vista, LLumar, Huper Optik, Armorcoat or Madico shatter control films.

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Call for a free estimate and find our why Advanced Film Solutions is the Orlando Window Tint Experts!

 

Toll free: 877-575-3456

The Heat Is On. Tampa Bay IR Heat Rejecting Window Film Truth Vs. Illusion

Most people don’t realize that energy hitting us from the sun is divided into visible light and infrared wavelengths.

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What our bodies feel as heat in most cases is the thermal IR wavelengths. 

Temperatures however reflect the combined wavelengths of visible light and the IR wavelengths. Infrared light from the Sun accounts for 49% of the heating of Earth, with the rest being caused by visible light that is absorbed then re-radiated at longer wavelength.

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Most reflective and non-reflective solar control window films filter the amount of visible light based on the consumer’s requirements. For example a film that factors out 95% of the visible light will be extremely dark (car tint will call this limo!)

This limo film will provide almost complete privacy (which is why it’s used!) but just how much heat is it blocking?

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Well a metallic reflective 5% visible light film will block nearly 83% of the total solar energy from the sun!

A quality non reflective car tint like LLumar ATR will block 63% of the total solar energy.

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The missing heat is largely in the IR wavelengths.

Now lets say you could develop a coating that can block ir heat by 80% and a low amount of visible light. You’d have a 70% visible light transmitting film that amazingly can filter out 49-50% of the total solar energy! Considering how light that film would be a 50% total solar energy heat rejection would be pretty darn good!

Let’s also assume that the technology to produce that film might require a manufacturing cost either in materials, technology or the raw materials that could accomplish this feat. Naturally a supplier would add a premium cost that would be passed down to the consumer.

Ideally you’d consider a combination of visible light and IR heat rejection to find the perfect balance between visible light and IR rejection to match what your customers required.

Now let’s try to sell a film coating that is very light and blocks roughly 50% of the total solar energy at a high cost to a consumer for their car.

Let’s take Florida where the tint laws allow you to have a 30% VLT film on the front windows and a 15% VLT film on the rear windows.

You could explain to your potential client that they can have their windows very light (allowing glare, additional interior fading and greater visibility from the exterior)

You might extol the virtues of safer night driving for older consumers.

Or you could trick them, gimmick them and snake oil sell them into believing this lighter film blocks more heat than a darker; better heat rejecting film.

If you could trick them- -would you?

Well unfortunately you can deceive consumers in a very simply easy to do gimmicky piece of illusion.

You take a French fry IR heat lamp that blasts IR heat only at temperatures hotter than 800 degrees. These lamps have a very low level of light so your lamp is only targeting 50% of the heat of the real world.

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You could use a BTU meter to pretend that your film was knocking down 97% of the heat and compare it directly against a coating that blocks much more visible light heat and a smaller amount of IR.

Your IR film would look like it’s kicking the butt of that visible light film because your mark (you the consumer!) doesn’t know that they are leaving out 50% of the sun’s energy.

You could even stoop to sticking a candy bar in front of that lamp comparing how fast it would melt with a limo type film compared to your very light IR film.

Just for drill take two layers of limo tint and compare it against a very light IR film!

The soon to be hoodwinked consumer would really be impressed with this trick wouldn’t they?

That is until they realize this is a scam. That this film is only blocking half the real world heat and that in order to get their film to a modest light transmission for the real world like a 40% light transmission; they would have to use fragile dyes that will eventually degrade.

That’s 3M Crystalline film for you!

The same trickery being used at home depots to make believe their film blocks more heat for higher prices.

You might even hear baloney about this film working better at angles (glass works the same way and all films work better when less total solar energy hits the glass or film!)

Call Tampa Bay and Orlando Window Film Advanced Film Solutions toll free at 877-575-3456

No baloney just NFRC rated, tested and documented performance.

No French fry lamps, no gimmicks, no nonsense, no melted candy bars!

Just the best home, commercial and automotive films in the world!