Month: June 2016

Shatter Resistant Protective Glazing Window Film Florida Applications

One of the most effective home or office glass improvement is an application of security glazing window film.

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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.

Commercial offices and retail stores use these films to protect against smash and grab robbery as well as privacy requirements.

Brands include:

Madico and Sunscape

Huper Optik

LLumar

Vista

Armorcoat

Johnson

Hanita

As a Florida home or business owner how do these security films offer you a true benefit?

Advanced Film Solutions recommends thicker security film applications when you are seeking solar benefits like lowered electric bills, comfort and privacy.

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Dual purpose solar safety films stop heat and glare while providing the effective barrier against intrusion.

  • Dual benefit security solar films can block up to 80% of the heat from entering your home.
  • Privacy from the street.
  • UV is filtered by 99.9%
  • Lower monthly cooling costs by 50%
  • Meets deed restrictions.
  • Will slow down, deny entry allowing law enforcement addition time to respond.
  • May qualify for tax incentives.

Free estimates by calling Advanced Film Solutions toll free: 877-575-3456

Offices Tampa Bay, Sarasota, Orlando, FL

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Summer Vacation Time For Florida Window Tinting

Your children are off for summer vacation and as hot as it gets outside most of their days will be spent indoors playing video games or watching TV.

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If your home has clear glass that usually means bright glare and heat making some rooms in your home unlivable!

That’s why thousands of your neighbors have selected window film by Advanced Film Solutions.

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Our professionally applied coatings transform your single pane clear glass and sliders into glare blocking UV free glass.

We stop up to 85% of the totals solar energy from getting into your home.  Your AC bills drop by nearly 30% and your home becomes cooler and far more comfortable.

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Furnishings and wood floors are protected from UV fading since we filter out 99.9% of these dangerous rays.

Stay-cations will be more enjoyable for your kids and for you thanks to window film.

Toll free for no cost estimates: 877-575-3456

Advanced Film Solutions

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Home Security Protective Window Film For Florida

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.

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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.

These choices include Eastman Chemical’s LLumar, Vista and SunTek security films.

Madico and Sunscape security films.

Armorcoat by Saint-Gobain

Johnson Laminating

Hanita Films manufactured in Israel.

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.

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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.

Florida homes and businesses choose Advanced Film Solutions.

Free estimates at 877-575-3456

Tampa Bay, Clearwater, St. Pete, Bradenton-Sarasota, Orlando

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Summer Begins, Florida Heat Blocking Window Film Solutions

Summer officially starts today but the reality of summer has been making homes and offices hotter for months!

Tampa Bay, Orlando and Sarasota-Bradenton homes face summer-like temperatures from March until November and that’s one long hot summer!

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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.

Fight summer heat starting today by calling Florida’s number one window film installation company.

Advanced Film Solutions

Toll Free: 877-575-3456

Combating Heat & Glare Hi-Rise Condominium Window Film

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Hi-rise condominiums line the coast of Florida as well as downtown metro areas in Tampa Bay, Orlando and Sarasota.

The views and proximity to points of interest make these condos a preferred style of living for many people.

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The virtue of having a perfect view can also have an unanticipated downside: Heat, glare and faded furnishings from the relentless Florida sunlight.

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Most condominiums have a strict guideline concerning the use of solar control UV filtering window film. Reflective films are typically prohibited for aesthetic reasons.

Advanced Film Solutions is Florida’s Huper Optik installation company.

Huper Optik is perfectly designed for deed restricted gated communities or hi-rise condos.

Huper Optik is non reflective and has the unique patented non-dyed features that no other non-reflective film (including 3M prestige) can match.

Unmatched optical clarity and a wide range of light and heat filtering capabilities.

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Free estimates at 877-575-3456

No more heat and glare.

Lower monthly electric bills!

UV reduced by 99.9% so furnishings and wood floors are protected.

Advanced Film Solutions

Tampa, Orlando, Sarasota

 

Gated Community Deed Restricted Florida Huper Optik Window Film

Keeping heat, glare and harmful UV from entering your home is a critical need here in the Tampa Bay. Orlando and Sarasota Bradenton area.

Many homeowners suffer with single pane clear glass windows and sliders. Drapes, shutters and blinds may offer privacy and some glare control but they provide very little relief from the everyday harsh Florida sun.

Replacing windows is a very expensive proposition and in many cases unnecessary.

Window film can stop 99.9% of the UV and up to 75%-80% of the heat.

Advanced Film Solutions has the most complete portfolio of Eastman dual reflective films like LLumar and Vista. These are energy efficient films that offer incomparable heat control.

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These films present a reflective appearance on the exterior face of your windows.

This can be a benefit when privacy is required but nevertheless there are many instances when the reflective appearance is not preferred or simply prohibited by your HOA rules or Deed Restrictions.

The solution is our Eastman Huper Optik series of nano-ceramic IR filtering coatings.

The Huper Optik films are dye free so the color is stable and won’t fade over time. This is a significant advantage over the 3M prestige films.

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Huper Optik adhesive quality is vastly superior to the hazy adhesives used by 3M prestige

Huper Optik offers more light transmissions including darker 20%, 30% and 35% while 3M is limited to their prestige 40 in their darkest choice.

If glare is an issue (and when isn’t it?) this is yet another superior advantage.

Both 3M and Huper Optik filter out IR wavelengths and of course both films work better at angles (this is a 3M sales tactic that has no merit in fact.)

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Huper Optik and 3M are NFRC certified so consumers can get objective performance comparisons by referring to this quasi-governmental agency.

We are happy to provide free estimates and sample films for your HOA approvals.

Toll Free: 877-575-3456

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Right To Privacy: Window Film Solutions

We all have the right to privacy.

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Unfortunately if your home’s windows are visible from the curb or your next door neighbor’s windows that proposition might be difficult to achieve.

Fortunately there are practical and affordable solutions that  will keep your home private throughout the day while stopping glare, heat and UV.

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Advanced Film Solutions dual reflective coatings are applied to your clear glass windows and sliders. These Eastman LLumar and Vista Films will keep prying eyes from seeing into your home.

Your monthly cooling costs will also be reduced by as much as 35% a month.

Just how light or dark your rooms will become is your choice to make.

We offer scores of choices that range from a 95% filtering to lighter versions.

All residential window films have a lifetime warranty and your home will be comfortable and peeping tom free for decades to come.

Free estimates throughout Tampa bay, Orlando and Sarasota Bradenton.

Advanced Film Solutions

Toll free: 877-575-3456

 

Fight Office Glare & Heat: Window Tinting Solutions

Tampa Bay, Orlando and Sarasota area offices bake under constant heat and glare.

Blinds and curtains offer very little in terms of heat control because they don’t filter out enough visible light or IR.

Window Film has documented positive results in eliminating heat, UV and glare.

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Advanced Film Solutions team of experts can customize the perfect solution to make your offices cooler and enable your employees and visitors to stay comfortable throughout the day.

Solar filtering transparent films provide up to 85% heat elimination and UV is reduced by 99.9%

Privacy from the street can also be obtained with our complete line of reflective and dual reflective heat control coatings.

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  • Streamline the appearance from the curb which improves the curb appeal of your building.
  • Privacy
  • UV eliminated.
  • Security improved against smash and grab crime.
  • Glare eliminated.
  • Lowe cooling costs by 30% a month.
  • Payback in less than 2 years.
  • Commercial warranty of 15 years with our Eastman solar and solar security films.

Florida temperatures will stay above 90 degrees for the next 5 months.

It’s time to enjoy a cooler safer and comfortable workplace.

Toll Free: 877-575-3456

Advanced Film Solutions

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Deed Restrictions Gated Community Approved Window Film Comparisons

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Do your homework and research the critical comparisons and call Advanced Film Solutions toll free at 877-575-3456

Offices: Tampa Bay, Sarasota, Orlando

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