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Tampa Bay Fights The Sun With Advanced Window Film Solutions

Where would we be without Air Conditioning?

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!

Advanced Film Solutions will solve that problem by stopping heat at the window or slider glass.

Our films are applied to the interior side of your windows. This thin film coating is optically transparent so your view is never reduced.

These coatings block light, glare and nearly 100% of the harmful UV rays.

Priced at a small fraction of what a window replacement would cost our films are warranted for a lifetime of durability and performance.

Our clients enjoy year around comfort and reduced electric bills by as much as 35%.

We match the ideal coating for your requirements and preferences. Our films meet all HOA rules and deed restrictions.

 

Call for a free estimate: 877-575-3456

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Florida Deed Restrictions, Gated Community Approved Window Film Comparisons

Tampa Bay, Orlando and Sarasota boast some of the more exclusive gated communities in the country.

Homeowners appreciate the deed restrictions that prohibit activities that can lower property values.

While homes in gated communities suffer from heat, glare and rising cooling costs their deed restrictions prohibit the use of reflective window film.

Advanced Film Solutions offers the best heat rejecting non-reflective window films that meet all deed restrictions.

Huper Optik ceramic films provide the best heat to light ratio performance of any non reflective films.

These non dyed and non-corrosive films out-perform all competitive offerings including the 3M Prestige series (dyed, multi-layered films.)

When we discuss anticipated performance on various glass types (single-pane, tempered, IG, etc.) we refer to documented characteristics as outlined by the NFRC.

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Huper Optik, Eastman Chemicals has a wider range of choices than the dyed prestige films.

Huper Optik clarity is superior compared to the multi-layered 3M choices.

Huper Optik offers a lifetime warranty and of course our choices eliminate 99.9% of the UV.

There are many gated communities that have allowed reflective films in their communities.

If the HOA approves than you might consider the Eastman Vista Series or our LLumar Dual Reflective films.

These films are available in a wide range of light transmissions in either the Vista or LLumar lines and these choices out-perform our 3M Night Vision competition.

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Once again check our documented results on the NFRC website. You’ll note that our Eastman choices are available in a 5%, 14%, 15%, 18%, 25%, 28%, 35%, 38%. 45% while 3M is limited to a scant 3 choices.

Our Eastman coatings have a transferable lifetime warranty as compared to 3M ‘s non transferable warranty.

Do your homework and research the critical comparisons and call Advanced Film Solutions toll free at 877-575-3456

Offices: Tampa Bay, Sarasota, Orlando

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Home Security Protective Window Film For Florida Homes

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.

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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.

These choices include Eastman Chemical’s LLumar, Vista and SunTek security films.

Madico and Sunscape security films.

Armorcoat by Saint-Gobain

Johnson Laminating

Hanita Films manufactured in Israel.

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.

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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 apperance, 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.

Florida homes and businesses choose Advanced Film Solutions.

Free estimates at 877-575-3456

Tampa Bay, Clearwater, St. Pete, Bradenton-Sarasota, Orlando

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Window Film Consumer Comparisons, Florida

Many consumers both residential and commercial are familiar with the 3M Brand. We would hope that these consumers are familiar with Eastman Chemical‘s the spin-off company from Eastman Kodak.

What most consumers don’t know is that Eastman Chemicals is the world’s largest manufactuerer of solar and solar security window film.

Their brands include LLumar, Vista, SunTek and Huper Optik.

Still there may be a perception that 3M is the leader in window film based on their well known Scotch brands, etc and this inaccurate belief may skew some consumers into believing that the 3M window film is the top choice for residential and commercial films.

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This is decidedly not the case in any objective comparison of product depth, capabilities or performance.

Eastman films out-perform the limited 3M choices in each major product category:

Solar Films:

The Eastman solar film portfolio includes a wider choice in light transmissions and appearance.

Reflective and dual reflective films as well as non-reflective ceramic and spectrally selective films.

These Eastman films are all NFRC certified and can easily be compared to the very limited 3M NFRC database. In terms of security films used for life safety and asset protection there is really no comparison.

Eastman’s LLumar film meets all critical testing requirements including GSA, DOD and ASTM and European Smash standards.

Choices include several neutral choices, silver and several dual reflective security films as well as thicker coatings of 7, 8, 11 ml or thicker for various applications.

The Huper Optik ceramic films are IR heat blocking choices ideal for deed restricted or gated communities. These films out-perform the 3M prestige series as they provide superior heat rejection and better glare control features. Additionally the clarity of the Eastman adhesives is superior to the 3M adhesives.

Huper Optik is dye free unlike the aforementioned Prestige films so the heat filtering capabilities of the Huper Film will not degrade over time.

Consumers will benefit by a direct comparison by calling Advanced Film Solutions toll free at 877-575-3456

Offices: Tampa Bay, Orlando, Sarasota-Bradenton

 

Tampa, Clearwater, Sarasota, Orlando Window Film Pricing

Today’s consumers have the advantage of being able to do their research about window film solutions using Internet resources like GOOGLE or BING.

Unfortunately no matter how detailed websites are or our online references might be; the number of potential suppliers and conflicting information can make deciding on which vendor to contract a daunting experience.

Advanced Film Solutions understands how confusing a decision can be and we have taken this challenge by becoming the best qualified window film supplier in the West and Central Florida area.

In terms of our product portfolio we have unique solutions like the Eastman Vista, EnerLogic and LLumar SelectPro window films.

We also represent the Eastman Huper Optik Series which are arguably the best non reflective films and these coatings out-perform the 3M Prestige Series in terms of clarity, choices, durability (unlike 3M we have no dyes in the composition) and heat rejection.

Security solar films include the aforementioned Vista Films along with LLumar, SunTek, Madico, Sunscape, Johnson, Hanita and Armorcoat.

We have a long track record of providing superior installations for residential and commercial clients. Our installations carry a full warranty and we are unique by having earned the Super Service Award from Angie’s List for seven straight years as well as an A Plus Better Business Bureau rating for 10 years in a row.

We are fully insured and have a real location (as compared to many single self employed window film dealers who work from their trucks.)

Our reputation is critically important and that’s why our installers are the best in the state of Florida.

If all this sounds like a cloud of smoke to justify high prices we can assure you that is not the case.

We provide the best solutions and we do so at a very competitive investment cost.

Our recommendation is to compare our choices and proposals against any alternative supplier.

You’ll discover why more than 14,000 of your neighbors have chosen Advanced Film Solutions!

Call Toll Free for a free estimate: 877-575-3456

Tampa Fade Protection Window Film. Taming The Florida Sun

Clear glass may have  seemed wonderful when you moved into your home.

The view was perfect and the openness and bright light made your paintings and wood floors really jump out.

Unfortunately the longer your furnishings are exposed to unfiltered light; the fast these valuable possessions begin to fade.

It’s a deadly trio of factors that ruins your floors and leather couch.

UV: Unfiltered UV promotes fading and the harmful nature of UV is well documented.

All Advanced Film Solutions solar control window films block 99.9% of these rays.

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

Labor Day Weekend Home Show! Stop by and visit our booth.

Advanced Film Solutions

Tampa, Orlando, Sarasota

How Tampa Keeps Cool With Window Film

Tampa businesses have to deal with unrelenting sunlight, glare and heat throughout the day.

Clients, patients and employees squinting while they work or wait is not conducive to repeat business or job satisfaction.

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

Our team of highly skilled professional installers combined with the best heat and glare blocking coatings make those problems go away!

Durable window film stops up to 95% of the glare from entering your offices and as much as 85% of the heat.

Stopping nearly 100% of the UV protects furnishings and carpets from fading!

Our solar and solar security films are transparent coatings that let’s you maintain your view without baking your rooms and offices.

Get the best for less with Advanced Film Solutions

Toll Free: 877-575-3456

Eastman Window Film, West & Central Florida’s Advanced Window Film

Advanced Film Solutions, with offices in Sarasota, Tampa Bay and Orlando is justifiably proud of our teams success over the last 11 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 seven 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.

LLumar, LLumar SelectPro, Vista, Illusions, Huper Optik and SunTek to name just a few.

Eastman is the world leader in sales and technology in the window film industry. They have unmatched technology capabilities in thin film and coatings.

This innovative superiority equates to the performance on the GLASS.

  • Unmatched optical clarity
  • Unmatched reliability
  • Best Warranty
  • More choices and NFRC rated Coatings.
  • Best puncture and impact strength for security films.
  • Leading position in automotive films like FormulaOne and LLumar.
  • Solid financial strength that supports our lifetime warranty.
  • Industry leadership.

Get the Eastman Chemical’s advantage when comparing our window film selections compared to 3M or any other competitive window film.

Toll Free for a free estimate: 877-575-3456

Advanced Film Solutions

Tampa, Orlando, Bradenton-Sarasota

Orlando Home Show Window Film For A Cooler Safer Home

Advanced Film Solutions, Orlando’s leading window film installation company will be exhibiting at the Orlando Fall Home & Garden Show this weekend!

Stop by and visit our booth at the Orange County Convention Center,  August 10th-12th, 2018

 

Dynamic solar energy savings solutions that lower your cooling costs while filtering 99.9% of the UV.

Dual purpose security and solar films that strengthen your home perimeter protection making your glass an obstacle for would be thieves.

 

Huper Optik films that stop heat without altering the aesthetic beauty of your windows.

Privacy frosted and graphics films by Illusions, Sunscape and 3M Fasara.

The show is an ideal opportunity to ask questions and get a free estimate.

Show discounts will apply!

Advanced Film Solutions

Orlando 407-843-9350

7 Time Consecutive Super Service Award Winner From Angie’s List, 2010-2017

Window Tinting Comparisons For Florida Homes & Commercial Properties

Consumers doing their research on window film alternatives will frequently become confused given the number of choices of solutions and brands.

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

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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.

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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.
  • Hanita Solar and Safety Zone
  • ASWF

Our objective is to match the best of class 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.

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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 7 straight years and we have an A Plus rating with the Better Business Bureau.

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

ADVANCED FILM SOLUTIONS

TAMPA, ORLANDO, SARASOTA

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