There are many variables for determining the perfect window film for your unique requirements. It can become confusing so we thought it might be helpful to provide a quick checklist for making the right selection.
Residential and commercial window film requires a skill set in installation capability that differentiates itself from car tinting. The installation company should be fully equipped, insured and properly credentialed.
Advanced Film Solutions has 11 years of experience since leaving 3M (33 years there!) Our team of installation experts has the most experience in the state of Florida. We have a superb A Plus Rating with the Better Business Bureau and an unmatched six straight years of earning the Super Service Award from Angie’s list.
Type of film:
There are scores of window film choices, brands and appearance.
Reflective and dual reflective coatings filter out heat and provide privacy during the daytime. These films are durable and their adhesive clarity is pristine.
These coatings have a transferable lifetime warranty and are available in more light transmissions (including bronze, silver and neutral) than any other manufacturer.
The objective is to filter out the most heat without adding any exterior reflectivity to your windows or sliders. Here again the Eastman Huper Optik ceramic films meet the most strict HOA’ rules and deed restrictions!
Keeping heat from entering your home is a full time job.
Faded furnishings and wood floors getting lighter every year are not exactly what you had in mind when you moved into your home.
Advanced Film Solutions can solve this heat, glare and fading problem with today’s thin film coatings made by Eastman Chemicals.
These economically priced coatings stop heat at the glass.
UV is filtered by 99.9% and your home will be cooler and energy efficient for decades to come.
Compared to replacing your windows these solar films will provide a payback in less than 2 years; and your monthly electric bill be lowered by 30% a month.
You might also consider our dual purpose security and safety films that provide protection against forced entry. These coatings are much thicker than the standard solar films and can be anchored to the slider frames so entry will be denied.
The aesthetic look of your home will be preserved with our ceramic films by Eastman’s Huper Optik series.
These German manufactured coatings filter out visible light as well as IR heat. This provides better total solar energy rejection which would typically be found in reflective films.
Why suffer through another long, hot and expensive summer?
Home and business owners understand that your home and office windows and doors are the weakest point of entry.
Burglars simply smash your windows or sliders and gain entry in seconds.
Advanced Film Solutions has a dynamic solution that will protect your home from impact and burglary while simultaneously lowering your energy costs, eliminating UV and maintaining comfort.
Our Eastman Solar Safety Film is manufactured to withstand high impact. These 8 ML coatings have superior puncture strength, tensile strength and is available in dozens of iterations.
One of our clients experienced an attempted break in but fortunately they were protected with our Vista Security Solar Film. These thieves were persistent and had to bend the door frames to gain entry!
Our application held and allowed time for law enforcement to respond.
Homeowners in the Tampa Bay, Sarasota and Orlando area already have heat gain, UV and high cooling costs that our thinner solar films tackle every day. These thicker solar security films provide the best bang for the buck providing both security and energy positives for your home.
The competition was fierce at the West Palm Beach Convention Center as the world’s best architectural window film installers entered their annual competition to find the world’s best flat glass installers.
Advanced Film Solutions installers, Tim Weiford and Neil Vanderweide placed in the Finals as two of the best in the world.
This is the level of expertise that Advanced Film Solutions brings to your home or office here in Florida.
Our team of installers has earned Advanced Film Solutions six consecutive Super Service Awards from Angie’s List and an A Plus rating with the Better Business Bureau.
No other Florida based installer qualified for the finals and given the high level of Florida competition the fact that we had two of the eight world’s best tinters is a testimony in itself.
Advanced Film Solutions is one of the highest ranking dealers in the USA and our founder was one of a handful of panelists who provided recommendations for dealer owners in a seminar at this annual convention.
More selections, better choices and the world leading thin film technology.
Advanced Film Solutions is one of the leading residential and commercial window film installation companies in the USA.
Our portfolio of solar and solar security films is unmatched in the Tampa Bay, Bradenton-Sarasota and Orlando region.
We have researched all major window film manufacturing alternatives and are experts in providing the best installations with durable high performance films.
Protecting your home from burglars or impact takes a strong thicker security coating. These films are designed to maintain the integrity of the window envelope. Highly tested (blast, wind) coatings are available in a wide array of choices ranging from dark to transparent films.
All of our choices are 8 ML minimum thickness and we highly recommend an optional wet seal attachment system for larger sliders and windows.
Our solutions include the full line of Eastman Chemical’s Vista, LLumar SelectPro, Huper Optik, SunTek as well as Madico, Hanita and Armorcoat.
All installations are protected with a lifetime warranty and several Vista choices have a transferable lifetime warranty.
Solar security combination films give the homeowner additional cost savings in lowered energy usage, glare and UV rejection and comfort throughout our long tropical summers.
We provide a free estimate and our objective is to always meet and exceed our customers requirements.
That’s why we are unique by having earned the Super Service Award from Angie’s List for six consecutive years and an A Plus Rating with the Better Business Bureau!
Get your free estimate by calling our office toll free at 877-575-3456
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