Month: May 2018

Advanced Film Solutions, Window Film At Tampa Bay Home Show

Advanced Film Solutions, Tampa Bay’s leading residential window film installation company will be exhibiting this weekend, June 1-3, 2018, at the Tampa Bay Home Show,  at the Tropicana Dome!

This will be a terrific opportunity to check out the solar and solar security films that lower interior heat, glare and virtually 100% of the UV that damages wood floors and furniture.

Advanced Film Solutions team of experts has completed more than 14,000 installations since 2007.

We have earned the Super Service Award from Angie’s List for seven straight years and an A Plus Rating with the Better Business Bureau.

We carry the most diverse portfolio of today’s high tech films manufactured by Eastman Chemicals the world’s largest manufacturer of dynamic thin film technologies.

Coatings like LLumar SelectPro, Vista, Huper Optik and more..

Get a free estimate and enjoy a cooler safer summer!

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Toll Free: 877-575-3456

Defeat Florida Heat With Advanced Film Home Window Tinting

Our neighbors are suffering through overheated rooms thanks to their clear single pane windows and sliders.

The east, south and west facing windows magnify the heat and your AC can barely keep up.

Your electric bills will be rising starting right now!

Advanced Film Solutions has the answer and our solar control coatings will lower heat, eliminate UV and glare while lowering your cooling costs by 50% a month.

Heat is stopped at the window.

Our coatings filter out as much as 85% of the total solar energy and the result is a comfortable home and a happier family.

Today’s window film doesn’t need to be reflective or dark to provide superior results.

IR heat wavelengths are removed with our nano-ceramic non-reflective films like Huper Optik.

Engineered and manufactured in Germany these coatings meet all deed restrictions and HOA rules.

Thicker versions of our window film will provide security and safety benefits while simultaneously lowering heat.

Call for a free estimate and take control of your windows today!

Advanced Film Solutions

877-575-3456

Coolest Restaurants Select Advanced Window Film

Tampa Bay gets hot.

Very hot.

Dining out should be an enjoyable experience but unfortunately many diners are made to suffer with tables close to the windows.

The unrelenting heat and glare can ruin that special day out!

Restaurant owners throughout the Tampa Bay area select Advanced Film Solutions to solve this exact situation.

We solve the heat with cooling window film that immediately filters out up to 85% of that heat and glare.

Diners are cooler and comfortable and folks can concentrate on that dining experience.

Advanced Film Solutions has the widest and deepest portfolio of film coatings that transform your clear glass windows into energy efficient glass.

Our choices include Eastman Chemicals LLumar SelectPro Vista and Huper Optik ceramic films.

You select how dark or light you want your dining area to be.

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

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Tampa Bay, Sarasota, Orlando

Advanced Window Tinting Spring Tampa Home Show

The team at Advanced Film Solutions is exhibiting our LLumar SelectPro Vista Films and LLumar Solar Security films at this weeks Tampa Home Show at the Trop!

We appreciate the hundreds of homeowners who stop by our booth to discuss the advantages of window film for glare reduction, UV protection and lowered cooling costs.

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Advanced Film Solutions has the best choices in window film of any company that participates in this three day event.

Advanced Film Solutions has earned the Super Service Award from Angie’s List for seven consecutive years here in the Tampa Bay region. Our lifetime warranty and superb installations are the best in Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties.

In addition to our Eastman Vista films we also promote the Eastman Huper Optik ceramic films which are ideal for gated and deed restricted communities.

If you have privacy concerns you will be delighted with our LLumar Illusions, Madico Sunscape or 3M Fasara Decorative Films.

Free estimates by calling Advanced Film Solutions

877-575-3456

 

Florida Glazing Protection Window Film, Tampa Bay, Orlando Safer Schools

No one can question the need to take steps that protect parishioners, students and staff at religious institutions and houses of worship throughout the country.

Recent events make this abundantly clear.

Whether you are responsible for protecting a church, synagogue or mosque; the weakest component in your security envelope are your glass windows and doors.

Advanced Film Solutions team of expert installers has protected scores of schools and religious institutions throughout the state of Florida.

Thicker (8 Ml plus) glazing films are installed on the interior side of your windows and doors. These films are then attached to the metal frames using a wet seal silicone that has been tested and approved for government force and people protection throughout the world.

 

These films hold the glass in the frames against explosives or ballistic attack. While these films are not bullet proof; these films can delay, deter and deny entry into the protected area.

There are numerous configurations and choices for solar versions of these thicker films. Daytime privacy and lowered cooling costs can be substantial benefits for your institution simultaneously with the added security benefit.

These coatings are invisible so the aesthetics of your building remain unchanged.

Call for a free estimate and protect your most valuable assets!

Toll Free: 877-575-3456

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This Summer; Make Your Florida Home Cool With Window Tinting

Our long hot summer nightmare of overheated rooms has just begun.

95 degrees outside and for many home owners no matter how low you keep that thermostat some of your rooms never get comfortable.

Advanced Film Solutions can solve that problem immediately.

We stop heat from coming through your home’s windows and sliders.

Window Film can filter out nearly 85% of the heat and 99.9% of the UV.

That means your furnishings, wood floors and artwork will be protected for decades to come.

  • Your rooms will be comfortable, cooler and glare free.

  • You’ll save 30% a month on your electric bill and that’s just an added benefit.
  • Our coatings have a lifetime warranty so you never have any concerns about durability through the years.

Advanced Film Solutions has offices in Tampa Bay, Sarasota- Bradenton and Orlando.

Get free estimate by calling toll free: 877-575-3456

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Florida Window Tinting Fact Checking. Consumer Awareness Begins Now

Most consumers have a limited amount of information concerning window film.

Checking online can eliminate some obvious issues since everyone claims to have the best solutions, etc.

Fortunately consumers can get detailed performance characteristics thanks to the NFRC which is a quasi-governmental agency that is the repository for factual, lab tested specifications for leading window film brands.

The NFRC (Click here) was developed to demonstrate accuracy in light of the anticipated energy savings that would eventually lead to Energy Star ratings.

While the intention of window film manufacturers to comply with the strict testing data imposed is admirable, an unintended virtue of the NFRC is to dispel numerous exaggerations frequently espoused during competitive sales calls and demonstrations.

Advanced Film Solutions is one of Florida’s leading commercial and residential window film installation companies.

We remain steadfast in highlighting factual performance expectations and real-world film comparisons.

Here are a few examples:

IR Hype

3M Window Film dealers are known to confuse heat rejection results with Infrared filtering statistics.

For example they may claim that their Prestige Film series stops 97% of the heat from entering your windows no matter how light the film may be.

In the case of Prestige 70 the actual NFRC rating for total solar energy is 50%.

Frankly 50% heat rejection is fairly good for such a light film transmission; so where is the disconnect?

IR heat blocking films like Prestige and Huper Optik do filter out a large percentage of the IR wavelengths but IR wavelengths only effect 50% of total solar energy (Heat)

The remaining portion of heat is a factor of visible light being filtered.

If 70% of the visible light is being transmitted than a large proportion of heat is not being rejected.

On Angle Hype

To further obfuscate the NFRC rated performance a 3M agent may insist that their film performs better at an angle. They may imply that this improved heat rejection is unique to their film.

Here again this is complete nonsense.

All window films and glass itself performs exactly the same way. There is no advantage whatsoever.

Heat Lamp Trick:

If a 3M dealer wants to demonstrate an illusion of heat rejection they may employ a heat lamp that blasts large amounts of IR wavelength. They may compare a coated piece of glass and compare that to a clear glass pane or a darker coating that does not filter IR wavelengths. This gimmick gives the illusion that a lighter film like Prestige 70 can block more heat than a darker silver type film.

The facts are that a darker silver film will block 80% of the total solar energy versus the 50% stated above. The visible light is reflected in the case of reflective films.

The trick is compelling but nevertheless it remains a trick.

Advanced Film Solutions represents Eastman Chemical and their portfolio of Vista, LLumar, Huper Optik coatings.

We can also do the David Copperfield illusion or make unqualified statements about angles and IR heat rejection but we choose not to do so.

We prefer facts.

Documented performance and results.

  • Advanced Film Solutions has earned the Super Service Award from Angie’s List for seven consecutive years. No other Florida company can match that!
  • We are rated A Plus for 10 straight years by the Better Business Bureau.
  • We offer multiple solutions to match our clients requirements.
  • We warranty all of our installations.

Call toll free: 877-575-3456 for a free estimate.

 

 

May Day For Fighting Office Glare & Heat: Window Film Is The Solution

As a building owner or property manager it’s imperative that your tenants stay happy.

A major component of tenant satisfaction is the comfort of their employees and visitors.

Heat, glare and UV play havoc with employees near windows. Constant sun, heat make every work day a major hassle.

Advanced Film Solutions with offices in Tampa Bay, Orlando and Sarasota solve these problems with an installation of solar control window film.

In the example above our tech is applying LLumar window film that filters out 85% of the total solar energy and more than 90% of the glare.

These durable coatings will lower interior temperatures down significantly and lower AC costs as well as demand load on the HVAC systems.

May is heare and the heat of summer has landed in Tampa Bay, Orlando and Sarasota-Bradenton.

Now is the best time to plan for a cooler, comfortable Florida summer!

Advanced Film Solutions

877-575-3456