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Florida Window Tinting Fact Checking. Consumer Awareness Begins Now

Most consumers have a limited amount of information concerning window film.

Checking online can eliminate some obvious issues since everyone claims to have the best solutions, etc.

Fortunately consumers can get detailed performance characteristics thanks to the NFRC which is a quasi-governmental agency that is the repository for factual, lab tested specifications for leading window film brands.

The NFRC (Click here) was developed to demonstrate accuracy in light of the anticipated energy savings that would eventually lead to Energy Star ratings.

While the intention of window film manufacturers to comply with the strict testing data imposed is admirable, an unintended virtue of the NFRC is to dispel numerous exaggerations frequently espoused during competitive sales calls and demonstrations.

Advanced Film Solutions is one of Florida’s leading commercial and residential window film installation companies.

We remain steadfast in highlighting factual performance expectations and real-world film comparisons.

Here are a few examples:

IR Hype

3M Window Film dealers are known to confuse heat rejection results with Infrared filtering statistics.

For example they may claim that their Prestige Film series stops 97% of the heat from entering your windows no matter how light the film may be.

In the case of Prestige 70 the actual NFRC rating for total solar energy is 50%.

Frankly 50% heat rejection is fairly good for such a light film transmission; so where is the disconnect?

IR heat blocking films like Prestige and Huper Optik do filter out a large percentage of the IR wavelengths but IR wavelengths only effect 50% of total solar energy (Heat)

The remaining portion of heat is a factor of visible light being filtered.

If 70% of the visible light is being transmitted than a large proportion of heat is not being rejected.

On Angle Hype

To further obfuscate the NFRC rated performance a 3M agent may insist that their film performs better at an angle. They may imply that this improved heat rejection is unique to their film.

Here again this is complete nonsense.

All window films and glass itself performs exactly the same way. There is no advantage whatsoever.

Heat Lamp Trick:

If a 3M dealer wants to demonstrate an illusion of heat rejection they may employ a heat lamp that blasts large amounts of IR wavelength. They may compare a coated piece of glass and compare that to a clear glass pane or a darker coating that does not filter IR wavelengths. This gimmick gives the illusion that a lighter film like Prestige 70 can block more heat than a darker silver type film.

The facts are that a darker silver film will block 80% of the total solar energy versus the 50% stated above. The visible light is reflected in the case of reflective films.

The trick is compelling but nevertheless it remains a trick.

Advanced Film Solutions represents Eastman Chemical and their portfolio of Vista, LLumar, Huper Optik coatings.

We can also do the David Copperfield illusion or make unqualified statements about angles and IR heat rejection but we choose not to do so.

We prefer facts.

Documented performance and results.

  • Advanced Film Solutions has earned the Super Service Award from Angie’s List for seven consecutive years. No other Florida company can match that!
  • We are rated A Plus for 10 straight years by the Better Business Bureau.
  • We offer multiple solutions to match our clients requirements.
  • We warranty all of our installations.

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

 

 

Condo & HOA Home Show Window Tinting Tampa Bay

Solar control window film has been available since the 1950’s.

The evolution of thin film technology and adhesives has vastly improved over these decades as you would expect.

Today’s high teach window films are available in many iterations that provide durable high heat rejection warranted for a lifetime of comfort and reliability.

Many consumers prefer lighter coatings that are nearly invisible to cut high temperatures without altering the aesthetic appearance of their home’s windows, doors and sliders.

Stop and visit our booth at the Tampa Condo & HOA Show Today, April 27, 2018!

Dates & Hours

The Tampa Bay Condo & HOA Expo

Tampa Convention Center – Ballroom B/C/D (First Floor)

Friday, April 27, 2018

Seminars Start at 8:30am, Exhibits Open 10:30am – 3:00pm

 

The key objective is to lower cooling costs without adding any interior or exterior reflectivity. This becomes critically important for deed restricted communities or condominium associations that prohibit reflective films.

The solution required to provide this type of heat rejection without substantially darkening the windows is the implementation of IR heat rejecting films that attack the invisible wavelengths. IR wavelengths represent nearly 50% of the total solar energy.

Since visible light wavelengths represent the balance of the total solar energy a window film that combines visible and IR filtering will provide the best value for the home consumer.

Advanced Film Solutions represents the Eastman Chemical’s Huper Optik IR heat blocking solar films.

Huper Optik is available in multiple light transmissions that attack visible and IR heat.

The ceramic coatings are responsible for light filtering rather than dyes. Dyes will color migrate and fade in a short amount of time. It may also be the case where surface applied dyes are easily scratched from the film.

Petented Huper Optik is 100% dye free and the combination of visible light and IR rejection is unsurpassed in the industry.

Key FAQ’s:

  • IR heat lamp gimmicks will appear to demonstrate superior heat rejection but the sales demonstration is an illusion. Since visible light represents 50% of total solar energy any IR heat lamp demo is automatically leaving out 50% of the typical homes heat gain.

  • All window film works better when the sun is at an angle to the windows. There is no film that provides any additional capabilities compared to another at an angle.

  • Ceramic films are far more durable than dyed coatings (refer to 3M Prestige multi-layered optical films,)

Advanced Film Solutions is your best solution for lighter high performing coatings.

Call for a free estimate toll free at 877-575-3456

Tampa Bay, Orlando, Sarasota-Bradenton, Clearwater

Finding The Perfect Window Film For Florida Condos

You love your view and since your condo is located in the perfect place with that super view but the heat, glare and fading furnishings are driving you crazy.

Your condo association has implemented a deed restriction prohibiting reflective window film. What are your best alternatives?

Advanced Film Solutions has a complete portfolio of non-reflective ceramic films that stop heat, glare and all the Uv without changing the reflectivity of your windows or sliders.

These coatings filter visible light (you select how light or dark) and IR heat.

This capability allows lighter ceramic films to block higher amounts of heat without changing your glass appearance.

Consider Eastman Chemical’s Huper Optik Ceramic Film which is dye free and metal free.  These durable lifetime warranted films will not corrode no matter how close you are to the Gulf Of Mexico or Tampa Bay.

These coatings meeting any and all HOA rules so you have the results you want without creating difficulties with your association.

Call toll free at 877-575-3456 for a free estimate.

ADVANCED FILM SOLUTIONS

TAMPA, ORLANDO, SARASOTA-BRADENTON

Tampa, Orlando, Sarasota Condo Window Film Cool Down

Many of our neighbors live in deed restricted condominiums that prohibit dark reflective window film.

The aesthetic appeal of the entire building can be compromised with a checkerboard appearance if condo owners are allowed to chose their own film. You may have noticed some of the older buildings along the coats where the windows have a completely different appearance; this is exactly what the HOA wants to avoid.

Advanced Film Solutions has the answer. Non reflective ceramic coatings that filter heat and glare along with 99.9% of the UV.

These Huper Optik coatings are designed to factor out IR heat and visible light.

Non dyed and non corrosive these films are ideal for coastal conditions and meet all deed restrictions and HOA rules.

Call for a free estimate at 877-575-3456

Advanced Film Solutions

Tampa Bay, Sarasota-Bradenton, Orlando

Orlando Window Film Choices For Cooler Safer Homes

Advanced Film Solutions is Orlando areas number one window film installation company.

No other window film company has the wide range of selections and brands of today’s leading window film choices. No other company has our track record of success and seven straight years as Super Service Award winners from Angie’s List!

Brands like Eastman Chemical’s LLumar SelectPro and Vista.

Ceramic non reflective Huper Optik ideal for deed restricted and gated communities!

Security coatings like Armorcoat and Hanita (Avery Dennison) and Madico, LLumar and Johnson.

Compare our choices and value for your home energy and security requirements.

Privacy films and decorative films that keep prying eyes away from your home.

Lifetime warranty films and the very best installations.

Call toll free at 877-575-3456

ADVANCED FILM SOLUTIONS

Home Show Comparing Window Film Choices For Cooler Tampa Bay Homes

Window film is one of the most practical and affordable energy upgrades any homeowner can implement to make their home more comfortable and lower monthly energy costs.

Advanced Film Solutions will be exhibiting at this weekend’s Tampa Bay Home Show. This will be the 12th straight year that we have attended.

Window film experts will readily admit that our solutions are not as well known as we would prefer.

Sure we have done thousands of homes and commercial offices throughout the years; but many homeowners remain unfamiliar with this elegant solution.

Consumers may be considering costly window replacement when all they really needed was an application of our thin transparent coatings warranted for a lifetime!

  • Lifetime warranty.
  • Eliminates harmful UV by 99.9%
  • Stops glare
  • Provides increased security.
  • Lowers cooling costs by 50%

Once you determine that window film is an avenue to research the next decision will be which company to choose for the best value?

We highly recommend our team!

Stop by and visit our booth at the Florida State Fairgrounds this weekend.

Show Hours

  • Friday, March 16: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Saturday, March 17: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Sunday, March 18: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Advanced Film Solutions is Tampa Bay, Orlando and Sarasota’s Eastman LLumar SelectPro, Vista, Huper Optik window film installation company.

We have earned the Super Service Award from Angie’s List for seven straight years and an A Plus with the Better Business Bureau.

Our team of sales and installers is the best in the business and our experience, including 33 years with 3M is at your disposal.

All of our films are NFRC certified for performance expectations.

We deal in facts rather than phoney french fry lamp tricks or ridiculous claims about working better at angles or stopping 97% of the heat.

Our coatings are built for maximum optical clarity and performance.

We have more choices, more light transmissions and more films that meet deed restrictions and HOA rules.

Call our office at 877-575-3456 and compare.

See The Light. Window Film For Florida Deed Restricted Homes

Homeowners doing their online research will quickly discover that there are solar control coatings that block heat while maintaining the appearance of your windows and sliders.

These non-reflective films meet deed restrictions and Home Owner Association rules that prohibit reflective films.

The challenge for window film manufacturers was to develop a coating that filters out large quantities of heat while keeping the amount of light transmission high.

Reflective films certainly filter out heat, light UV and glare but again they create challenges for the deed restrictions and do alter the appearance of the glass.

Non reflective dyed films are one alternative but the solar absorption is generally too high for IG glass units and the dyes wear down very quickly under the relentless Florida sunshine.

The solution was the patented dual layer ceramic films developed by Huper Optik.

Huper Optik ceramic and spectrally selective films filter out IR wavelengths (invisible light spectrum) and an assortment of light transmissions depending upon the film selected.

It’s important to note that there are no dyes in the Huper series while our 3M competition offers multi-layered Prestige film with dyes.

Huper Optik is available in darker light transmissions that offer greater glare and fade protection while the lighter 35% to 70% light transmissions block nearly 70% of the total solar energy.

The bottom line is maximum heat rejection with a better light ratio than any competitive coating.

Since these coatings are less reflective than glass your HOA will quickly approve.

Daytime views and night views are preserved.

Advanced Film Solutions

Tampa, Orlando, Sarasota

877-575-3456

New Florida Prestige Homes Choose Huper Optik Window Film

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Prestige homes throughout Tampa Bay, Clearwater, Orlando and Sarasota have discovered the Huper Optik difference.

Non reflective, and zero dyes- Huper Optik is perfect for condos, gated communities and deed restricted neighborhoods.

Huper Optik films are manufactured in Germany and prestige home owners appreciate the number of light transmissions available.

Our ceramic series and spectrally selective films have the best heat to light ratio.

All Huper Optik films are NFRC rated and homeowners enjoy a lifetime warranty.

Why Huper Optik?

The critical advantage is the performance coupled with the preferred appearance that upscale homes demand.

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Smart consumers will do their research and compare the patented Huper films versus the dyed 3M prestige films.

  1. Less reflective than glass.
  2. No dyes.
  3. Durable scratch resistant.
  4. Lifetime warranty.
  5. Meets all HOA rules.
  6. Incredible optical clarity!

Get a free estimate by calling:  877-575-3456

Advanced Film Solutions

Sun Control Window Film Lowers Cooling Costs For Florida Homes

Window film is the most practical and affordable methods you can implement to lower the high cost of keeping Florida homes cool.

Today’s window film is durable and effective in filtering out heat at the glass.

These optically transparent coatings factor out nearly 100% of the UV and can eliminate nearly 80% of the glare.

There is a wide range of coatings that are customized to suit your specific requirements.

Darker coatings that provide privacy.

Lighter nearly invisible films that factor out IR heat wavelengths.

Safety and security films in thicker iterations that will provide an effective barrier to prevent and delay burglars in their tracks.

Advanced Film Solutions team of installation experts has earned the Super Service Award from Angie’s List for seven consecutive years. Our films are manufactured by Eastman Chemical’s the world leader in solar and solar security films.

Leading brands like Llumar, Vista, Huper Optik and SunTek

Before you take the leap in purchasing new windows you should consider window film as a retrofit on your existing windows at a fraction of the cost!

Free estimates and lifetime warranty

Advanced Film Solutions

877-575-3456

 

How Window Tinting Solves New Home Glare UV Fade & High Cooling Costs?

You’ve noticed the boom in new home starts in the Tampa Bay, Pasco County area?

Advanced Film Solutions has installed our Eastman LLumar SelectPro Vista and Huper Optik ceramic on thousands of homes in the region.

Glare, UV and high cooling costs are all resolved with our thin film coatings that are installed on the interior side of your home’s windows and sliders.

The result is outstanding glare control and nearly 100% UV control.

Electric bills are lowered by 30% a month since these coatings factor out heat at the window.

Thicker versions of these solar films secure your home against smash and grab burglars and you can obtain privacy from neighbors and street traffic with lightly reflective films.

Clear glass allows your precious furnishings to fade quickly. Carpets, photographs and wood laminate floors get lighter under the harsh bright light and heat.

That’s why new home owners call Advanced Film Solutions for a lifetime of protection and matched with our worry free lifetime warranty.

Call toll free: 877-575-3456

Advanced Film Solutions

Offices Tampa, Sarasota, Orlando

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