Tampa Window Tinting Comparisons Homes, Commercial Windows

Consumers do their research online and through third party recommendations.

Many folks would head to the Tampa home shows to kick the tires and speak directly to our sales people.

Not this summer thanks to Covid

Advanced Film Solutions invites you to call our office at 877-575-3456 or send an email to info@advancedfilmfl.com to arrange for a free estimate!

Fortunately Advanced Film Solutions has taken the mystery out of determining the best window film solutions by offering the widest and deepest solution offerings.

We have done our research and have direct experience with all major brand manufacturers of window film.

Our product portfolio includes NFRC certified window films that have documented and tested performance characteristics.

All solutions have lifetime warranty and in the case of LLumar and Vista these coatings have a transferable warranty.

We offer choices that include Eastman Chemical’s LLumar, Vista, SunTek and Huper Optik.

  • Madico and Madico Sunscape.
  • 3M Fasara and ScotchCal
  • Saint-Gobain Solar Gard and Armorcoat.
  • Johnson Laminating.
  • Avery- Dennison, Hanita Solar and Safety Zone

Our objective is to match the best of class window film for our clients.

Determining the perfect solutions entails the performance expectation required along with the aesthetic appearance of the installed coating.

Reflective films, dual reflective films may solve the glare and UV issues along with filtering out the heat. Many clients will prefer a non-metallic appearance which would point to the IR heat blocking ceramic coatings of Huper Optik.

Graphics and decorative films are also available in as you’d expect a wide variety of choices.

LLumar Illusions, Sunscape Deco-Lite and 3M Fasara are designed to provide privacy and add beauty to your home or office.

There is a full line of clear and tinted safety security films that provide home security against burglary while simultaneously factoring out heat and UV.

Advanced Film Solutions will take the mystery out of your window film decision making and as always give you the best possible installation.

Our team has earned the Super Service Award from Angie’s List for 8 straight years and we have an A Plus rating with the Better Business Bureau.

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TAMPA, ORLANDO, SARASOTA

Window Film Consumer Comparisons For Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg Homes

You’ve decided that window film will solve your rising electric costs, provide UV protection against fade and lower the glare.

It’s hot. Tampa homeowners face that reality from now until October!

You may be looking for improved home security that thicker window film provides the question remains: which window film will provide the best value offer the best performance and have the best clarity?

Advanced Film Solutions is Florida’s leading window film installation company.

Our technicians have the most experience and we have earned the Super Service Award from Angie’s List for nine years and an A Plus rating with the Better Business Bureau.

We have more choices and carry the leading brands in window film including Eastman Chemical’s Vista, LLumar and Huper Optik series.

We also represent SunTek, Madico, Sunscape, Hanita, Johnson and Solar Gard.

Our solutions portfolio was specifically designed to compete and win against 3M Window Film in every product category.

This was our intention after having been at 3M window film and understanding the competitive comparisons that our clients required.

Solar filtering window film:

Advanced Film Solutions window films are all NFRC certified. This independent agency measures and documents the performance attributes of window film.

Documented performance takes the guess work out of your window film decision making. It also promotes fact over illusion or tested performance over hyperbole.

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Choices: Advanced Film Solutions has an impressive overwhelming advantage in individual window film choices in light transmissions and physical appearance.

Our dual reflective coatings are available in dozens of choices beyond what 3M offers.

Security film: Thicker versions in 8 ML are available in dozens of choices beyond the very limited number of 3M films.

The thicker Advanced Films are the standard for security and have met the strict GSA requirements and are also available in lighter and darker choices than 3M including IR heat blocking versions.

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Updated Critical Consumer Window Film Comparison: Eastman Vs. 3M Window Tinting

Today’s consumers are particularly well prepared to make their own comparisons between window film choices. They research via the internet and social networking.

They check independent resources like the NFRC.

People don’t want to be “sold” they want to be informed and educated.

This is a vast improvement and a powerful tool for our clients.

Advanced Film Solutions based in Tampa Bay with offices in Sarasota and Orlando has a somewhat unique perspective on the critical comparisons between 3M Window Film and the Eastman Window Film portfolio.

As the former 3M employee (33 years) and as the former National Sales Manager of 3M Window Film and for the last fifteen years as the founder and President of Advanced Film Solutions.

Advanced Film Solutions is thoroughly versed in all aspects of the window film business.

We appreciate that our bias is toward Eastman Films.

We are their LLumar Select National Dealer of the Year (2020) Dealer of the Year for the Southeast USA and the Dealer of the year for Eastman’s Huper Optik Films in Florida.

Nevertheless leaving that aside I’d like to assist consumers in a factual analysis of the differences and superiority of the LLumar, Vista and Huper Optik Film:

NFRC:

The NFRC rates all lab tested and independently documented applied films.  This is a completely objective fact based resource.

You will note that the Eastman film portfolio offers a quantum advantage in choices for residential and commercial clients.

From solar films in reflective, dual reflective and nano-ceramic films the Eastman suite of films dwarfs the limited 3M offering.

Non reflective choices that meet all deed restrictions like our Huper Optik ceramic films.  These patented films have no dyes and a durable hard coat. This compares to the 3M Prestige films that have dyes that will degrade through the course of time.

These choices out-perform the 3M films in glare rejection, heat rejection and optical clarity.

Eastman LLumar and Vista solar and clear security films are available in dozens of shade choices and thickness.  These LLumar and Vista Films meet the objective Federal GSA testing requirements and UL Testing that meet and exceed.

There is no 3M Safety Security film that out-performs the Eastman choices in terms of life safety. This is a fact.

We understand that consumers may be more familiar with the 3M Brand name compared to Eastman. We fully acknowledge that perception.

The fact that Eastman Chemical is easily the world leader in window film sales and market share may not be as well know.

Advanced Film Solutions encourages these comparisons.

Get The Facts

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Stop Glare & Heat Tampa St. Pete Advanced Film Solutions Window Tinting

Keeping glare and heat from baking your condo is critical here in the Pinellas County area.

The bright sunshine makes watching TV impossible and the heat makes your monthly Duke Energy bill go through the roof.

That’s why condo owners throughout Tampa Bay choose Advanced Film Solutions; Tampa’s leading residential and commercial window film installation company.

We preform pristine installs with our unmatched portfolio of today’s leading window tinting films.

The outstanding Eastman LLumar SelectPro as well as the HOA approved Huper Optik ceramic coatings.

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These films stop as much as 95% of the glare and 85% of the heat from going through your windows and sliders.

Thicker versions will add security to your unit and we also offer frosted privacy films.

Check us out and compare!

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Tampa, Clearwater, Sarasota, Orlando

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Tampa Bay Homes Get Cooler With Advanced Film Solutions Ceramic Tinting

Many of our clients prefer the IR heat blocking clear UV films manufactured by Huper Optik (Eastman)

These films stop IR heat at the glass and filter out 99.9% of the UV without altering the look of your home’s windows.

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These films meet HOA rules and all deed restrictions because they are non-reflective and meet all guidelines.

Huper Optik films are available in darker light transmissions as well so if you prefer lowered glare and a greater amount of visible light reduction.

Huper Optik is the preferred solution based upon the fact that these films are dye free and patented.

The amount of heat reduced will remain consistent and the fact that there are no dyes is critically important as compared to the 3M prestige film series.

Huper Optik has more light selections than our 3M competition and the optical clarity of our Huper Optik films easily out performs the 3M layered films.

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Window Film Solutions For Cooling Tampa & Orlando Florida Homes

One day it’s cooler but the next we hit 87 degrees again!

Tampa Bay and Orlando homeowners get the heat again!

Bright sun, intense glare and plus 90 degree afternoon temps combined with humidity make some rooms in your home intolerable.

Your AC is always on full tilt 24/7

Advanced Film Solutions can solve this heat problem by keeping nearly 85% of the heat from entering your home.

Our thin films are installed on the interior face of your windows and sliders. The film reflects the heat away or in the case of nano-ceramic films we stop IR heat wavelengths and visible light heat.

The end result are cooler rooms and a lower electric bill by as much as 30% a month.

Glare is eliminated which makes watching TV enjoyable again!

Advanced Film Solutions choices cover a wide range of light transmissions and appearance. The point is we have a coating that will exactly match your specific goals.

All of our choices eliminate 99.9% of harmful UV wavelengths so your furnishings will remain vibrant.

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Advanced Film Solutions, Tampa Gated Community Clear Window Tinting

Keeping heat, glare and harmful UV from entering your home is serious stuff here in the Tampa Bay, Orlando or 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.

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.)

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.

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Preserve Your View, Lose The Heat. Advanced Film Solutions Window Tinting

Homeowners doing online research will discover that there are solar control coatings that block heat while maintaining the appearance of your windows and sliders.

These non-reflective films meet deed restrictions and Home Owner Association rules that prohibit reflective films.

The challenge for window film manufacturers was to develop a coating that filters out large quantities of heat while keeping the amount of light transmission high.

Reflective films certainly filter out heat, light UV and glare but again they create challenges for the deed restrictions and do alter the appearance of the glass.

Non reflective dyed films are one alternative but the solar absorption is generally too high for IG glass units and the dyes wear down very quickly under the relentless Florida sunshine.

The solution was the patented dual layer ceramic films developed by Huper Optik.

Huper Optik ceramic and spectrally selective films filter out IR wavelengths (invisible light spectrum) and an assortment of light transmissions depending upon the film selected.

It’s important to note that there are no dyes in the Huper series while our 3M competition offers multi-layered Prestige film with dyes.

Huper Optik is available in darker light transmissions that offer greater glare and fade protection while the lighter 35% to 70% light transmissions block nearly 70% of the total solar energy.

The bottom line is maximum heat rejection with a better light ratio than any competitive coating.

Since these coatings are less reflective than glass your HOA will quickly approve.

Daytime views and night views are preserved.

Advanced Film Solutions

Tampa, Orlando, Sarasota

877-575-3456

Tampa Bay Window Tinting 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  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 9 years the only Florida company that can match that!

  • We are rated A Plus for 12 straight years by the Better Business Bureau.
  • We offer multiple solutions to match our clients requirements.
  • We warranty all of our installations.

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Skin Cancer Awareness: Window Tinting Benefits For Tampa Homes & Cars

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and the Skin Cancer Foundation is an excellent resource for consumer education on this critical subject.

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Here is their website

Advanced Film Solutions is Tampa Bay’s leading installation company for automotive applications (car tinting) and residential and commercial window film applications.

Our Sarasota and Orlando team focuses strictly on the residential and commercial sectors.

All Advanced Film Solutions choices filter out 99.9% of harmful UV rays. This is fundamentally why the Foundation recommends the application of these films.

The window film manufacturers support the Foundation as well and we represent Eastman Chemicals Vista, LLumar SelectPro, Huper Optik, SunTek and FormulaOne High Performance Automotive films.

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We highly recommend that you educate yourself about the dangers of skin cancer and
methods to protect yourself and your family.

Advanced Film Solutions team of experts can work with you to determine the best solution for your specific requirements.

There are shaded versions of these UV films that can factor out heat and glare and versions that can protect your property from burglary while simultaneously eliminating UV.

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