One of the most effective home or office glass improvement is an application of security glazing window film.
Protective film is applied to the interior side of your windows, glass doors and sliders. Thicker coatings these films have been used by the Federal government to protect personnel from blast events since they have been proven to be effective by the GSA and Department of Defense.
Throughout the long history (nearly 60 years) of the window film industry it became evident that thicker security glazing window film coatings provided a significant level of protection against forced entry, smash and grab crimes and flying debris.
The Federal government has employed these films to protect GSA and Military personnel and property around the USA as well as overseas.
Blast protection (mitigation) particularly after Oklahoma City focused on a specified level of protection and Federal officials determined a baseline level of performance expectations that many manufacturers have met (documented testing available.)
Advanced Film Solutions is unique by offering multiple brand choices but all of our selections have met or exceeded the DoD and GSA Testing requirements.
There are certainly aesthetic differences as one might expect between these brand offerings. Metallic privacy and silver films, clear or lightly tinted iterations as well as multiple light transmissions and levels of reflective or non-reflective.
In all cases Advanced Film Solutions offers an optional but highly recommended Dow 995 attachment system that anchors the film, frames and glass into one complete system.
We should note that our single competition 3M Safety and Security Film does NOT offer any documented safety or security advantage over any of the scores of choices we install on a daily basis.
There is absolutely no advantage for 3M or performance benefit measurable by any independent testing; nor can 3M provide any documented advantage.
In fact the 3M portfolio is extremely limited in the selections offered in terms of apperance, light transmissions and reflectivity.
Why glazing security films:
The bottom line is the efficacy value of these coatings. Thicker 8 ML coatings hold glass in place against force and physical attack. They are recommended for blast protection and store burglary protection. These films are employed by school districts to prevent intrusion by armed perpetrators.
These films have been tested and have met wind storm small and medium large missile impact testing and cycling to simulate a hurricane. The level of security for hurricane is not as high as large missile shutters or impact glass.
Most home and business owners require solar versions of these films to lower cooling costs or provide privacy. The dual benefit of a solar security combination film improves the ROI immeasurably.
Tampa Bay, Orlando and Sarasota-Bradenton homes face summer-like temperatures from March until November and that’s one long hot summer!
Window Film by Advanced Film Solutions stops heat, glare and UV from entering through your windows. Solar control Vista Film, LLumar and Huper Optik filter out 99.9% of the UV.
These coatings can block 85% of the heat from making your rooms feel like an oven.
Durable and scratch resistant; these coatings are warranted for a lifetime and in thicker security versions these same films can improve your home security and safety while lowering monthly energy bills by 30%.
You decide just how light or dark, reflective or non-reflective you want your glass to be.
Our Huper Optik films meet all deed restrictions without changing the appearance of your glass.
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Tampa Bay, Orlando and Sarasota boast some of the more exclusive gated communities in the country.
Homeowners appreciate the deed restrictions that prohibit activities that can lower property values.
While homes in gated communities suffer from heat, glare and rising cooling costs their deed restrictions prohibit the use of reflective window film.
Advanced Film Solutions offers the best heat rejecting non-reflective window films that meet all deed restrictions.
Huper Optik ceramic films provide the best heat to light ratio performance of any non reflective films.
These non dyed and non-corrosive films out-perform all competitive offerings including the 3M Prestige series (dyed, multi-layered films.)
When we discuss anticipated performance on various glass types (single-pane, tempered, IG, etc.) we refer to documented characteristics as outlined by the NFRC.
Huper Optik, Eastman Chemicals has a wider range of choices than the dyed prestige films.
Huper Optik clarity is superior compared to the multi-layered 3M choices.
Huper Optik offers a lifetime warranty and of course our choices eliminate 99.9% of the UV.
There are many gated communities that have allowed reflective films in their communities.
If the HOA approves than you might consider the Eastman Vista Series or our LLumar Dual Reflective films.
These films are available in a wide range of light transmissions in either the Vista or LLumar lines and these choices out-perform our 3M Night Vision competition.
Once again check our documented results on the NFRC website. You’ll note that our Eastman choices are available in a 5%, 14%, 15%, 18%, 25%, 28%, 35%, 38%. 45% while 3M is limited to a scant 3 choices.
Our Eastman coatings have a transferable lifetime warranty as compared to 3M ‘s non transferable warranty.
Vista Window Film Dealer of the Year 2015 (Southeast USA ) Huper Optik Window Film Dealer of the Year 2015 (Florida)
ABOUT THIS BLOG AND AUTHOR
Having spent 33 years with 3M in numerous positions including National Sales Manager for 3M Window Films the author now runs his own show as Vista, Huper Optik, Armorcoat, Geoshield and FormulaOne Window Film Dealer in the USA. One door closes and another one opens. No more red tape (Scotch or otherwise!) "Whosoever wishes to know about the world must learn about it in its particular details. Knowledge is not intelligence. In searching for the truth be ready for the unexpected. Change alone is unchanging. The same road goes both up and down. The beginning of a circle is also its end. Not I, but the world says it: all is one. And yet everything comes in season." Heraklietos of Ephesos