Month: April 2016

Cooler Tampa Bay Schools Thanks To Window Film

When our local high school recognized just how uncomfortable their entry way was getting every afternoon they considered all options.

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Their best alternative was Advanced Film Solutions and our LLumar solar control window film.

Our installation team coated their glass with a thin film that factors out more than 75% of the total solar energy from entering the facility.

Glare was reduced by 85% and the UV is nearly eliminated by 99.9%

Now students and faculty are cooler and far more comfortable while their AC costs are reduced by nearly 50%!

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The clarity of the application is outstanding and we received an A on this examination!

Land O’ Lakes High School is cooler and comfortable and your school, office or home can also make the grade thanks to Advanced Film Solutions.

Toll Free: 877-575-3456

Earth Day Window Film USA Greener Living

As we celebrate Earth Day it might be an opportune moment to highlight the energy savings and environmental benefits of a window film installation.

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Homeowners and business owners can benefit by reducing the heat gain and subsequently the demand for energy consumption.

Solar control window film can filter out nearly 80% of total solar energy and reduce summer cooling costs by 50%.

If you are considering how to take immediate steps toward energy efficiency for your home or business window film has the best ROI of any retrofit alternative.

These are durable coatings with a lifetime warranty.

Our selections include non reflective ceramic films that meet all deed restrictions and provide maximum IR heat rejection.

Dual benefit solar safety security films that protect your home from burglary and provide privacy!

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More choices and the very best value.

Windowfilmusa is dedicated to providing superior installations of America’s leading window film brands.

Eastman Chemical Vista, LLumar selectPro, Huper Optik, EnerLogic and SunTek

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Think affordable energy solutions and compare!

Toll free: 877-575-3456

Window Film USA

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Window Tinting The Answer For Your Home Builders Mistake

It wasn’t an intentional mistake that your home builder made when they determined what type of glass would be included in your brand new home.

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They were likely hoping to make your Florida home bright and inviting.

If you have a gulf or lake view they were counting on this to motivate a sale.

Your new home does provide that view but there was an unintentional consequence:

  • Glare

  • Heat

  • Fading

  • Loss of privacy

  • Easy entry for burglars

  • Ridiculously high cooling costs!

If you are rolling in cash and price is no object; you should call a window replacement company who will charge thousands of dollar a window. While you are at it, don’t forget that oil change on the Maserati!

There is a smarter, affordable and super effective way to solve these problems:

Window Film

Yeah I know you are thinking that window film is some type of temporary solution that will bubble or turn purple.

Think again!

Technological improvements have taken your granddaddy’s window film into the 21st Century .

First of all these durable coatings are dye free and will last for decades.

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Thin films can be nearly invisible and yet emain effective by factoring out invisible IR wavelengths.

Your window film investment will be less than 10% the cost of a window replacement and our films are all NFRC certifed for accurate performance expectations.

Leading solutions by global giant Eastman Chemicals the world leading supplier of advanced window film coatings.

All films have a lifetime warranty and here in Florida that means no bubbling, adhesive failures or haze.

Tampa Bay, Orlando, Sarasota’s leading installation company Advanced Film Solutions provides free estimates.

Call toll free 877-575-3456

You’ll love your transformed windows and still keep that view!

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Window Tinting Replacement. Keeping A Clear View

Many home and business owners are living with blurry, hazy and bubbly old window film that has outlived its usefulness.

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Today’s new technology window film is warranted against this type of failure for a lifetime!

Unfortunately some of the window tinting from the past had dyes that failed and UV inhibitors that have long since eroded.

Advanced Film Solutions team of installation technicians can remove that old faded window tinting and replace that with an application of solar or solar security window film.

Your hazy days will end immediately and your home will become comfortable and energy efficient.

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We recognize that many enterprising people will try to remove the old film themselves. Handy though you may be this DIY project can take you time, effort and more elbow grease than you might imagine.

You may try razors and ammonia that will make your home smell for days.

Make sure you have plenty of Band-Aids on hand!

But the better choices is calling Advanced Film Solutions today!

Toll Free: 877-575-3456

Eastman Advanced Film Solutions Comparison 3M Window Film

Advanced Film Solutions represents Eastman Chemicals Vista, EnerLogic, LLumar, Huper Optik and SunTek Window Film throughout West and Central Florida.

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We compete against 3M window film agents sold at Home Depot kiosks, window cleaning franchises  and 3M dealers.

Many consumers are familiar with 3M thanks to their Scotch Tape and Post-It Notes. We also assume many consumers are familiar with Eastman given their history and prior connection to Eastman Kodak.

What may be less known is the Eastman superiority in product depth and innovation is the window film, window tinting marketplace.

It is this distinct advantage in product choices and performance that provide Advanced Film Solutions with our competitive advantage over the limited 3M window film portfolio.

Window Film designed for commercial and residential clients covers a wide array of requirements. Both 3M and Eastman have documented performance expectations through the NFRC.

Solar films:

Window films designed to factor out heat, glare and UV are available in multiple light transmissions and appearance.

Eastman has a wide assortment of reflective films including silver and bronze in a wide range.

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3M is limited to one darker silver choice.

Eastman has dozens of dual reflective films also available in a wide range of light transmissions.

3M is limited to a scant number of 3 choices in their Night Vision mix. Vista and LLumar have 6 X  the number of choices and apples to apples the Eastman films stop more heat.

Eastman has a huge advantage in non-metallic IR heat blocking choices including Vista ceramic and Huper Optik patented ceramic and spectrally selective films. These are coatings that won’t alter the appearance of your windows.

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The Eastman adhesives offer superior clarity and performance.

Low E: Eastman EnerLogic has been solving winter and summer energy savings for several years. Our EnerLogic 35 and EnerLogic 70 work as a heat mirror and have been installed on homes and offices on scores of home and businesses throughout the USA.

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3M recently launched their version of a light Low e film that doesn’t quite measure up to our EnerLogic 70 and they have no alternative to the higher heat rejecting EnerLogic 35.

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Safety Security Films:

Hear again the Eastman superiority in choices and performance offer a marked contrast and critical advantage over the very limited 3M security film choices.

LLumar 8 ML films in neutral 20, 40 and 50 and Silver 20

Vista 8 ML dual reflective film in 28 and 38

Huper Optik Ceramic 50

SunTek Safety Films in multiple light transmissions incuding a non reflective 40%

Superior performance and a quantum superiority in choices, light transmissions and aesthetics.

Get the direct comparison and our competitive price quotes.

Toll Free: 877-575-3456

Advanced Film Solutions

 

Airport Security Glazing Window Film Benefits

Given the recent attacks throughout the world it has become critically important to consider life safety measures to protect people from flying glass; the result of an explosion.

One simple, yet effective measure for asset protection and safety managers is the employment of glazing security window film attached to curbside terminal glass and entry way vestibules.

Advanced Film Solutions expert installers is well versed in the application of clear and tinted versions of these thicker (8 ML) shatter control films.

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The history of effectiveness has been well-documented.

Our security films when properly installed and attached to the frames has met the criteria established by the Federal government post Oklahoma City, 1994.

The major window film manufacturers have had their security glazing films tested independently to meet GSA and Department of Defense standards for blast.

Advanced Film represents the Eastman portfolio of security films that includes LLumar, Vista, SunTek and Huper Optik.

Saint-Gobain’s Armorcoat series.

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Advanced Film Solutions recommends the Dow Corning 995 wet sealant system to create an attachment system that maintains the integrity of the window envelope.

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Our recent installation of glazing security film at the Sarasota International Airport is a ready demonstration of superior installation capabilities. The entire landside terminal windows and doors are now protected to the same level of glass security as Federal buildings and US embassies throughout the world.

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The versatile coatings are also effective for school and daycare center entry glass as well as religious institutions throughout Florida.

Many retailers utilize these films for smash and grab protection.

Call for a free estimate toll free at 877-575-3456

Advanced Film Solutions

Tampa, Orlando, Sarasota, St. Pete, Clearwater

Window Film For Florida Heat Control Finding The Perfect Balance

Homeowners throughout Tampa bay, Orlando and Sarasota appreciate the numerous benefits of having solar control window film applied to their windows.

Advanced Film Solutions has provided energy control films on nearly 10,000 homes in the last 9 years. Our in home estimates allow our clients the opportunity to choose the perfect film for their specific requirements and aesthetic preferences.

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Reflective, dual reflective coatings:

Our portfolio of films covers a wide range of light transmissions and heat filtering capabilities. Dual reflective films present a reflective appearance from the exterior view and a lower reflection from the interior. These films allow for night vision and will give the homeowner daytime privacy while factoring out heat.

No other company in Florida has as many choices. The se films range from our 5% straight through light transmissions of 58-60%

Non- Reflective coatings:

Our Ceramic Huper Optik coatings and Vista ceramic and spectrally selective films are less reflective than glass. These coatings are perfect for deed restricted gated communities and they block a range of total solar energy from 75% to 49%

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Low E coatings: Our EnerLogic Low E films come in two light transmissions. The 35% factors out 76% of the heat and the 70% 50% of the heat. Both versions insulate the windows in the winter.

It should be noted that darker films in any composition factor out more heat than lighter versions of these films. This includes our spectrally selective films that filter out IR wavelengths.

There are some 3M dealers who confuse IR wavelengths with heat. This confusion leads them to make erroneous claims that a lighter 70% film can block 97% of the heat. This is clearly untrue.

Fortunately the NFRC has established factual, lab tested performance characteristics that highlight the actual performance of their prestige film as well as the Eastman Chemical portfolio we represent.

Advanced Film Solutions provides free estimates throughout the west and central Florida region.

Toll Free: 877-575-3456

Cool Pane Relief Window Tinting For Hot Florida Homes

There’s absolutely no question you have turned on your AC the last few days.

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After all the temperatures are hovering near 90 degrees and the humidity is nearly at summer levels.

You set your thermostat at your preferred number and grit your teeth when you open next month’s electric bill.

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You may not realize that an application of solar control window film can stop nearly 80% of the heat from entering through your windows. This has the positive effect of lowering that electric bill by 30% a month.

Stopping heat from entering your home right at the window with Eastman Vista, LLumar or Huper Optik window film provides cool pain relief.

The coating removes harmful UV rays from fading your furnishings or wood floors. The glare is removed from your family room and watching TV becomes enjoyable again!

All of our films are warranted for a lifetime and our Vista films have a transferable lifetime warranty.

All estimates are free by calling toll free 877-575-3456

Advanced Film Solutions

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Comparing 3M Window Film Vs. Eastman For Tampa Bay Homes

Advanced Film Solutions recently exhibited at the Tampa Bay Home Show and we were able to demonstrate the superior performance and alternatives in direct comparison to 3M window film.

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Eastman Chemical is the world leader in window film sales and technology. The Eastman portfolio covers the LLumar, Vista, Huper Optik and Sun Tek lines that offer consumers 6 times the number of choices; all documented with NFRC ratings.

Our Huper Optik ceramic non reflective films are ideal for deed restricted communities. These coatings are less reflective than glass and are available in darker light transmissions that lower glare and block more heat than the 3M dyed prestige films.

Huper Optik has no dyes whatsoever so there won’t be any haze or color change.

Eastman Vista and LLumar offer a wider array of dual reflective coatings in dozens of choices while 3M is limited to just a handful.

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Our Security solar films are the standard for commercial, residential and government projects. All of our choices in blast rated films are 8 ML thick and we have silver, neutral, dual reflective and non reflective coatings.

Our EnerLogic Low E film has been lowering cooling and heating costs for 6 years. 3M has recently introduced their version of our EnerLogic 70 and our EnerLogic 35 blocks nearly 76% of the summer heat while their coating can only filter 49%!

Call for a comparison quote at 877-575-3456

Advanced Film Solutions

Tampa, Orlando, Sarasota

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