Advanced Film Solutions has developed the best trained and capable window film installation team in the Tampa Bay and Orlando region.
This may sound boastful if it were not supported by the thousands of successful installations and enthusiastic clients.
Our team has earned eight consecutive Super Service Awards from Angie’s List customers and two of our installers finished in the top 8 installers in the world during the Window Film Tint-off in 2018.
Advanced Film Solutions represents the leading brands of window film that include the Eastman Chemical’s portfolio of LLumar SelectPro, Vista and Huper Optik Ceramic films as well as Solar Gard, Madico and Avery-Dennison to name a few.
This provides versatility and choices that match our clients requirements.
We are fully insured and our employees are not sub contractors but rather report directly to Advanced Film Solutions.
Our management had 33 years experience at 3M prior to launching the company in 2007.
If you are looking at window film solutions we would invite you to get the benefit of our experience and competitive pricing structure to compare.
Tampa Bay, Clearwater and St. Petersburg area home and business owners understand that no matter how efficient their AC is the amount of heat coming through their windows presents incredible challenges for your AC unit as well as your pocketbook!
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.
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.
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.
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 appearance, 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 .
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.
There’s absolutely no question you turned on your AC the last few days.
After all the temperatures are hovering near 90 degrees and the humidity is nearly at summer levels.
You set your thermostat at your preferred number and grit your teeth when you open next month’s electric bill.
You may not realize that an application of solar control window film can stop nearly 85% of the heat from entering through your windows. This has the positive effect of lowering that electric bill by 30% a month.
Solar control window film protects your furnishings from fading and paintings from getting lighter and washed out.
Stopping heat from entering your home right at the window with Eastman Vista, LLumar or Huper Optik window film provides cool pain relief.
The coating removes harmful UV rays from fading your furnishings or wood floors. The glare is removed from your family room and watching TV becomes enjoyable again!
All of our films are warranted for a lifetime and our Vista films have a transferable lifetime warranty.
All estimates are free by calling toll free 877-575-3456
Heat: The amount of heat streaming through your glass is the next third of your problem. darker is better for fade protection and thanks to dozens of choices your home need not be dark or uninviting.
Light: the amount of light is the final third of the problem.
Advanced Film Solutions Eastman Films can filter out up to 95% of the visible light. This might be ideal for a bedroom but most homeowners prefer lighter coatings that block 60-85% of the visible light.
The best strategy would be to get a free estimate by calling our office toll free at 877-575-3456
Advanced Film Solutions, with offices in Sarasota, Tampa Bay and Orlando is justifiably proud of our teams success over the last 12 years since leaving 3M Window Film.
We have consistently striven to meet and exceed our customer’s requirements. Our installers placed in the top eight in the world during the recent International tint-off contest in West Palm Beach and we have earned eight straight Super Service Awards from Angie’s List and an A Plus Rating from the Better Business Bureau.
Superior installations and the capacity to handle any size job including airports, Universities and homes throughout Florida are just some reasons our clients trust their homes and offices to Advanced Film Solutions.
The window film we promote is an obvious essential component for our success. The Eastman Chemical portfolio of window film is unmatched in the variety of choices throughout their many leading brands.
We offer more brands, more choices and a team of installers who can remove the old and replace with new coatings that come with a lifetime warranty.
Obviously we can attempt to match specific panes of glass where the film has died or better yet remove and replace the entire mess. Quite frankly if the film right next to the bubbly window hasn’t already gone to heck; it will only be a matter of time!
Call our Tampa office at 813-949-3456 for a free estimate and start seeing clear savings and unmatched clarity!
Vista Window Film Dealer of the Year 2018, 2016 (Southeast USA ) Huper Optik Window Film Dealer of the Year 2015 (Florida), Dr. Of Tintology
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 LLumar SelectPro, Vista, Huper Optik, Armorcoat, Madico 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