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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.

 

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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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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

 

Prestige Tampa Bay, Orlando Homes Demand Huper Optik Non-Reflective Ceramic Films

Homeowners know how effective window film can be for maintaining a cooler, energy efficient UV free home.

Unfortunately many of the past window film choices required a reflective finish that while effective had a negative aesthetic change to windows and sliders.

This reflective appearance also became an issue for deed restricted homes in gated communities and condos.

Advanced Film Solutions solves your heat issues, glare UV and rising cooling costs with ceramic IR heat blocking coatings from Huper Optik.

Huper Optik is a patented ceramic film that is manufactured by Eastman Chemical’s in Germany.

These films are dye free and durable.

Huper Optik has the best light to heat blocking ratio of any window film.

Huper Optik coatings are less reflective than glass so your views won’t be compromised and your warranty will provide a lifetime of comfort.

Call Advanced Film Solutions for a free estimate and begin living a cooler life!

Toll free: 877-575-3456

Museum Quality Window Film, Advanced Film Solutions

When a local St. Petersburg museum began considering what type of damage unfiltered sunlight, heat and UV could do to their exhibits they wisely researched all window film solutions.

There are scores of window film installation companies in the Tampa, St. Pete Clearwater region but after doing their due diligence they chose Advanced Film Solutions.

Our team of installers completed the project in 2.5 days.

We applied Eastman Chemical’s LLumar Select Ceramic Coatings that factor out 99.9% of the harmful UV ray without taking away their views or light.

We installed a darker LLumar coating in the central lobby area so that visitors and employees would have maximum glare and comfort improvement.

Advanced Film Solutions has completed more than 13,000 commercial and residential projects since we launched our company in 2007.

Our clients receive the very best installations and our ceramic coatings easily out-performed our local 3M competition’s prestige film.

Why suffer with UV and heat damage?

Protect your home or offices with Advanced Film Solutions

Toll Free: 877-575-3456

Tampa, St. Pete, Bradenton, Orlando, Sarasota

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.

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Window Tinting Comparisons Eastman Vs. 3M Window Film

Perception Vs. Reality.

Many consumers are familiar with the 3M Brand.

Small wonder because 3M makes thousands of products that consumers use every day; from Post-It Notes to Scotch Tape.

Home and business owners may be less familiar with Eastman Chemicals although they certainly know Eastman Kodak.

Eastman Chemicals separated from Eastman Kodak more than 22 years ago.

Eastman Chemicals is the world leader in window film technology, manufacturing and sales.

Advanced Film Solutions provides superior installations of Eastman window film sold under the LLumar, Vista, Huper Optik, EnerLogic and SunTek trademarks.

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Flat Glass- residential and Commercial window film:

Eastman Chemicals has a broad array of light transmissions and films of varied aesthetics.

Reflective films, dual reflective films and non reflective coatings in a wide range.

All of the residential and commercial choices have been NFRC certified for veracity in anticipated performance.

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The 3M portfolio is extremely limited in terms of light transmissions and appearance.

For example our LLumar dual reflectives which out-perform the 3M Night Vision series is available in darker and lighter versions. The Vista films are also dual reflective and are also available in more choices of light filtering.

In terms of security film there is simply no comparison.

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Our LLumar and Vista films are available in stronger 8 ML versions in dozens of light transmissions compared to 3M’s thinner limited security films.

Our Eastman Huper Optik series has several critical advantages over the 3M Prestige series.

Huper Optik has no dyes in the composition of the film. This ensures durability and colar stability. The 3M Prestige films employ dyes and these light filtering chemicals can be scratched off of the film quite easily.

The adhesive superiority of Huper Optik’s clarity easily out performs the 3M Prestige film.

Our Huper Optik films are available in darker versions (20%-30%) where glare rejection and maximum heat rejection is crucial. Our Huper Drei is the best heat rejecting 35% film in the industry and easily out-performs the 3M Prestige 40.

Compare 3M Vs. Eastman by calling Advanced Film Solutions toll free at 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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