Earth Day, Tampa Bay Window Film For Greener Living

As we celebrate Earth Day  (Interesting facts!) it might be an opportune moment to highlight the energy savings and environmental benefits of a window film installation.

Homeowners and business owners can benefit by reducing the heat gain and subsequently the demand for energy consumption.

Solar control window film can filter out nearly 80% of total solar energy and reduce summer cooling costs by 50%.

If you are considering how to take immediate steps toward energy efficiency for your home or business window film has the best ROI of any retrofit alternative.

These are durable coatings with a lifetime warranty.

Our selections include non reflective ceramic films that meet all deed restrictions and provide maximum IR heat rejection.

Dual benefit solar safety security films that protect your home from burglary and provide privacy!

More choices and the very best value.

Advanced Film Solutions is dedicated to providing superior installations of America’s leading window film brands.

Eastman Chemical Vista, LLumar SelectPro, Huper Optik,  and SunTek

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Think affordable energy solutions and compare!

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Home Improvement Tax Day Window Tinting, Florida

Spring has settled in and Tax Day is here.

Of course our Florida spring i more like summer thanks to the tropical heat.

Electric bills are soaring since we keep our air conditioning on 24 hours a day.

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It won’t be getting any cooler and TECO and Duke Energy won’t be cutting rates anytime soon.

It may surprise you to learn that solar blocking window film is the most cost-effective home improvement you can contract to lower monthly cooling cost and get the fastest ROI.

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Advanced Film Solutions consults with homeowners to determine the best possible solution with the aesthetic appearance you prefer.

Solar films can stop 85% of the heat from entering your home.

Our solar films stop 99.9% of the UV that damages wood floors and furnishings. Window film filters out glare that makes watching TV a problem.

Advanced Film Solutions can help your investment provide comfort and savings for a lifetime.

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Child Safety Awareness – Overheated Cars, Hot Car Deaths

Incredibly many children lose their lives when they are left unattended in overheated cars.

The numbers are astonishing.

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We are reminded about these tragedies since a small child lost his life just this month in the Miami area.

As a car tinting company here in Tampa Bay we typically discuss glare, UV and privacy concerns that are resolved with LLumar SelectPro FormulaOne Films. Obviously getting window film on your car is an elective decision.

The issue of child safety is far more critical and we would like to alert all consumers to keep their eye out for children and frankly pets that are left alone in a locked car.

Let’s all do our part!

Advanced Film Solutions

Tampa Bay Car Tinting

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Advanced Film Solutions Techs Make Elite 8 In International Window Film Tint-Off

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.

Only at Advanced Film Solutions

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Offices Tampa, St. Pete, Orlando Sarasota Bradenton

Rip Off Window Film? Buyer Beware

Advanced Film Solutions, with offices in Tampa, Sarasota and Orlando is the leading installation company for residential and commercial window film applications.

We represent the leading technology thin film coatings manufacturers led by Eastman Chemicals and their outstanding LLumar Select Vista Film, LLumar and Huper Optik ceramic coatings.

Home and business owners should do their research and select a company with superior references and credentials.

  • Better Business Bureau Rating of A Plus
  • Fully insured
  • No sub-contractors
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Super Service Award Angie’s List
  • More than 12,000 installations in the last 10 years.

Every so often we are called in by our manufacturer’s to assist one of their clients who made the unfortunate decision to have a local car tinter apply film on their home. The car tinting film is not designed to withstand the Florida climate on flat glass (home or commercial property)

These folks may offer a low ball price but to coin a phrase “You get what you pay for!”

In one recent home what they got was bubbles and a purple hazy mess after only 3 years.

The car tinter refused to honor any warranty and the manufacturer requested that Advanced Film Solutions rip off that car tinting mess an install a high performance LLumar film in it’s place.

My first point is to highlight the fact that Eastman honored their warranty despite the fact that the wrong film was installed on a high end home. The customer was made completely whole!

My second point is that Advanced Film Solutions was asked to do the heavy lifting by removing all the defective film. We were trusted because we do exactly what we promise our clients we will do every day.

The third point is to follow “Caveat Emptor” Buyer Beware!

Call Advanced Film Solutions for a free estimate.

Give us an opportunity to match the perfect film for your requirements.

Lifetime warranty

No games

Advanced Film Solutions

877-575-3456

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Bubba Army Tinting Tampa Bay Window Film

Advanced Film Solutions is Tampa Bay LLumar SelectPro, FormulaOne Car Tinting located at 1642 Land O’ Lakes Blvd in Lutz.

We were excited to sponsor the return of Bubba The Love Sponge to Tampa Bay radio on AM 820.

If you are a member of the Bubba Army you might have listened to this mornings show where our ad was critiqued and “improved upon” by Bubba and his crew.

Our original ad was fairly straight laced although we did try to capture some levity with the concept of keeping your hot girlfriend or wife cooler in her vehicle.

Of course Bubba has an innate ability to make any copy sound better and by the time we were through he decided we should be called “Tommy Taint Window Tinting” (you have to admire the alliteration although the biology may sound a bit creepy?)

Whatever you call us – – -the Advanced Film Solution team is geared to performing the very best car tinting installations in Tampa Bay with world leading LLumar and FormulaOne Car Tinting.

Keep listening to Bubba and let’s see how our ad gets better!

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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.

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As the former 3M employee (33 years) and as the former National Sales Manager of 3M Window Film and for the last ten 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 Vista 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.

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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 Chemicals 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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Advanced Film Solutions, Fastest Growing Window Film Dealer USA

Advanced Film Solutions is the fastest growing window film dealership in the USA according to Window Film  Magazine.

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We are also one of the leading residential and commercial window film dealerships in the USA.

“If you did it it isn’t bragging” said Dizzy Dean but the truth is our success is based upon the solutions we offer and the ability of our installation team to meet and exceed all requirements.

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The foundation of our capabilities is the unmatched Eastman Chemical’s product portfolio ranging from Vista, LLumar Select and Huper Optik.

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Our team offers more choices and light transmissions than any other company in Florida and we have earned an A Plus rating with the Better Business Bureau and 5 straight Super Service Awards from Angie’s List.

Get the best solutions and the very best lifetime warranted solutions with Advanced Film Solutions!

Toll Free: 877-575-3456

Eastman Advanced Film Solutions Comparison 3M Window Film

Advanced Film Solutions represents Eastman Chemicals Vista, EnerLogic, LLumar, Huper Optik and SunTek Window Film throughout West and Central Florida.

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We compete against 3M window film agents sold at Home Depot kiosks, window cleaning franchises  and 3M dealers.

Many consumers are familiar with 3M thanks to their Scotch Tape and Post-It Notes. We also assume many consumers are familiar with Eastman given their history and prior connection to Eastman Kodak.

What may be less known is the Eastman superiority in product depth and innovation is the window film, window tinting marketplace.

It is this distinct advantage in product choices and performance that provide Advanced Film Solutions with our competitive advantage over the limited 3M window film portfolio.

Window Film designed for commercial and residential clients covers a wide array of requirements. Both 3M and Eastman have documented performance expectations through the NFRC.

Solar films:

Window films designed to factor out heat, glare and UV are available in multiple light transmissions and appearance.

Eastman has a wide assortment of reflective films including silver and bronze in a wide range.

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3M is limited to one darker silver choice.

Eastman has dozens of dual reflective films also available in a wide range of light transmissions.

3M is limited to a scant number of 3 choices in their Night Vision mix. Vista and LLumar have 6 X  the number of choices and apples to apples the Eastman films stop more heat.

Eastman has a huge advantage in non-metallic IR heat blocking choices including Vista ceramic and Huper Optik patented ceramic and spectrally selective films. These are coatings that won’t alter the appearance of your windows.

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The Eastman adhesives offer superior clarity and performance.

Low E: Eastman EnerLogic has been solving winter and summer energy savings for several years. Our EnerLogic 35 and EnerLogic 70 work as a heat mirror and have been installed on homes and offices on scores of home and businesses throughout the USA.

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3M recently launched their version of a light Low e film that doesn’t quite measure up to our EnerLogic 70 and they have no alternative to the higher heat rejecting EnerLogic 35.

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Safety Security Films:

Hear again the Eastman superiority in choices and performance offer a marked contrast and critical advantage over the very limited 3M security film choices.

LLumar 8 ML films in neutral 20, 40 and 50 and Silver 20

Vista 8 ML dual reflective film in 28 and 38

Huper Optik Ceramic 50

SunTek Safety Films in multiple light transmissions incuding a non reflective 40%

Superior performance and a quantum superiority in choices, light transmissions and aesthetics.

Get the direct comparison and our competitive price quotes.

Toll Free: 877-575-3456

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Comparing 3M Window Film Vs. Eastman For Tampa Bay Homes

Advanced Film Solutions recently exhibited at the Tampa Bay Home Show and we were able to demonstrate the superior performance and alternatives in direct comparison to 3M window film.

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Eastman Chemical is the world leader in window film sales and technology. The Eastman portfolio covers the LLumar, Vista, Huper Optik and Sun Tek lines that offer consumers 6 times the number of choices; all documented with NFRC ratings.

Our Huper Optik ceramic non reflective films are ideal for deed restricted communities. These coatings are less reflective than glass and are available in darker light transmissions that lower glare and block more heat than the 3M dyed prestige films.

Huper Optik has no dyes whatsoever so there won’t be any haze or color change.

Eastman Vista and LLumar offer a wider array of dual reflective coatings in dozens of choices while 3M is limited to just a handful.

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Our Security solar films are the standard for commercial, residential and government projects. All of our choices in blast rated films are 8 ML thick and we have silver, neutral, dual reflective and non reflective coatings.

Our EnerLogic Low E film has been lowering cooling and heating costs for 6 years. 3M has recently introduced their version of our EnerLogic 70 and our EnerLogic 35 blocks nearly 76% of the summer heat while their coating can only filter 49%!

Call for a comparison quote at 877-575-3456

Advanced Film Solutions

Tampa, Orlando, Sarasota

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