Window Film Consumer Comparisons For Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg Homes

You’ve decided that window film will solve your rising electric costs, provide UV protection against fade and lower the glare.

It’s hot. Tampa homeowners face that reality from now until October!

You may be looking for improved home security that thicker window film provides the question remains: which window film will provide the best value offer the best performance and have the best clarity?

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

Our technicians have the most experience and we have earned the Super Service Award from Angie’s List for nine years and an A Plus rating with the Better Business Bureau.

We have more choices and carry the leading brands in window film including Eastman Chemical’s Vista, LLumar and Huper Optik series.

We also represent SunTek, Madico, Sunscape, Hanita, Johnson and Solar Gard.

Our solutions portfolio was specifically designed to compete and win against 3M Window Film in every product category.

This was our intention after having been at 3M window film and understanding the competitive comparisons that our clients required.

Solar filtering window film:

Advanced Film Solutions window films are all NFRC certified. This independent agency measures and documents the performance attributes of window film.

Documented performance takes the guess work out of your window film decision making. It also promotes fact over illusion or tested performance over hyperbole.

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Choices: Advanced Film Solutions has an impressive overwhelming advantage in individual window film choices in light transmissions and physical appearance.

Our dual reflective coatings are available in dozens of choices beyond what 3M offers.

Security film: Thicker versions in 8 ML are available in dozens of choices beyond the very limited number of 3M films.

The thicker Advanced Films are the standard for security and have met the strict GSA requirements and are also available in lighter and darker choices than 3M including IR heat blocking versions.

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

Advanced Film Solutions

Tampa, 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.

As the former 3M employee (33 years) and as the former National Sales Manager of 3M Window Film and for the last fifteen 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 LLumar Select National Dealer of the Year (2020) 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.

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 Chemical 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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Tampa, Orlando, Sarasota-Bradenton Protective Glazing Window Film

We are all painfully familiar with the series of threats, both real and inferred, targeting religious institutions across the USA.

These threats are not isolated to a specific religious group or category of school.

Childcare Centers, K-12 as well as community colleges and universities face dangerous times and concerned communities are taking proactive measures to increase people and asset protection

Advanced Film Solutions is one of Florida’s leading security protective glazing window film installation companies.

We have protected Universities, child care centers and religious institutions and houses of worship throughout the region.

Protective glazing films are employed by the Federal Government to protect Military personnel, Federal buildings, state and local governments and landmark building that may be the target of terrorism threats.

These coatings meet strict standards and documented, tested capabilities to withstand blast and intrusion.

Our team professionally installs these coatings to the interior (and exterior in some cases) of the building envelope on the exterior facing windows and doors.

Attachment systems are utilized to fix the film installation to building frames thus creating a complete system that bonds the glass in place.

Shatter resistant coatings are available in clear as well as combination solar iterations that will lower interior temperatures, provide privacy and lower monthly electric cooling costs.

These invisible systems are cost effective and offer superior life saving benefits.

If you are responsible for securing your facility we recommend that you inquire about a free estimate.

Advanced Film Solutions

Tampa, Orlando, Bradenton-Sarasota

Toll Free 877-575-3456

Tampa Solar Safety Glazing Protection Window Film

Thicker safety films have been protecting government buildings, schools, airports and military installations throughout the world for decades.

These 8 ML thick or greater mylar coatings are effective against impact from blasts as they maintain the integrity of the window opening holding glass in place and reducing injuries from glass fragmentation.

Window film manufacturers have developed a full range of shatter films that have an additional solar filtering layer that provides energy cost savings, privacy from the street view and glare rejection of up to 80%.

Home and business owners can now select from the large portfolio of shatter film solar safety films to upgrade their security for their home, store or facility while lowering cooling costs that will provide a superior return on investment.

Advanced Film Solutions offers our clients more choices than any other window film installation company and our experience in providing superior installations is unmatched.

These films have been independently tested and quantified to meet the most stringent federal guidelines and impact standards.

Given our tropical climate and burglary rates these solar safety combination films makes sense!

Call our offices at 877-575-3456 for a free estimate.

Advanced Film Solutions

Tampa, Orlando, Sarasota

Fighting Tampa Sun & Heat, LLumar Advanced Film Solutions

A local church was dealing with intense heat, glare and fading.

Parishioners were complaining and as much as they prayed for a solution it took Advanced Film Solutions to solve their heat problems.

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Our team installed a LLumar SelectPro thin film to their expanse of glass.

The heat was reduced by nearly 75% and the glare by 85%.

Now everyone is happy.

You can experience the lifetime benefits of window film solutions by calling our 9 time awarded Super Service Angie’s List team.

No other company in Tampa Bay, Orlando or Sarasota has as much experience or the portfolio of solutions that will provide a customized solution.

Call today 877-575-3456

ADVANCED FILM SOLUTIONS

Tampa, Orlando, Sarasota Solar Safety Window Film Benefits

Imagine a window coating that stops UV, heat and glare while simultaneously hardening your home’s windows and sliders?

Advanced Film Solutions team of installation experts can take your single pane glass and strengthen them against impact and burglary.

These thicker coatings are the very same films used by the Federal Government to protect military personnel and GSA facilities throughout the country.

Advanced Film Solutions has done our share of government security installations including numerous county and city municipalities throughout the region as well as child care centers and the Sarasota International Airport.

Homeowners can choose from a wide selection of combination solar protection films manufactured by global leaders like Eastman Chemical’s Vista and LLumar Film, Saint-Gobain, Madico, Avery-Dennison and Johnson.

These coatings provide the same solar control and UV benefits along with security protection against intrusion.

Free estimates are available by calling toll free,

877-575-3456

Advanced Film Solutions

Tampa, Orlando, Sarasota

Tampa Bay’s Perfect Window Film Makes Homes Cooler

There are many variables for determining the perfect window film for your unique requirements.

It can become confusing so we thought it might be helpful to provide a quick checklist for making the right selection.

 

Residential and commercial window film requires a skill set of installation capability that differentiates itself from car tinting.  The installation company should be fully equipped, insured and properly credentialed.

Advanced Film Solutions has 15 years of experience since leaving 3M (33 years there!)

Our team of installation experts has the most experience in the state of Florida.
We have a superb A Plus Rating with the Better Business Bureau and an unmatched 9 years of earning the Super Service Award from Angie’s list. (Angi)

Type of film:

There are scores of window film choices, brands and appearance.

Reflective and dual reflective coatings filter out heat and provide privacy during the daytime. These films are durable and their adhesive clarity is pristine.

The leader in reflective film and clear adhesives is Eastman Chemical.  These films are sold under the LLumar SelectPro and Vista brands.

These coatings have a transferable lifetime warranty and are available in more light transmissions (including bronze, silver and neutral) than any other manufacturer.

Non- reflective:

The objective is to filter out the most heat without adding any exterior reflectivity to your windows or sliders. Here again the Eastman Huper Optik ceramic films meet the most strict HOA’ rules and deed restrictions!

Solar safety security combination films:

Our LLumar and Vista Solar security films are available in multiple light transmissions so matching your security need with the right light transmission is a breeze!

Advanced Film Solutions

Offices Tampa Bay, Sarasota, Orlando

Toll Free: 877-575-3456

Solar & Safety Window Film Benefits for Summer, 2022

Through the previous six decades, window film has been demonstrated to provide protection for life and property safety.

Thicker mylar films hold glass in place against impact from intrusion, winds, and blast.

The efficacy of shatter window film has been tested in real world experience and quantified through independent testing by the GSA and the US Department of Defense for force protection on Federal buildings and embassies.

The bottom line is that shatter control window film does reduce the risk of smashed glass and flying debris particularly when the window film is properly attached to the window or slider frames using a wet sealant system.

Advanced Film Solutions team of installers are experts in the installation of thick clear and solar combination window film.

There are aesthetic differences in shatter window film in terms of light transmission and reflectivity.

Clear films are utilized for security objective only while combination solar safety films are used for the security benefit as well as privacy and heat plus glare rejection.

Advanced Film Solutions installs Eastman Chemical’s tested films from LLumar, Vista and SunTek. We also represent Madico films and Avery Dennison Hanita films for specific projects and specifications.

Homeowners who are interested in improving their security protection to reinforce glass openings against impact would be wise to consider the combination solar safety films since there will be an improved return on investment in lowered electric cooling costs and comfort.

We recommend that you contact our consultants at 877-575-3456 for a free estimate and comparisons.
Advanced Film Solutions
Tampa Bay, Sarasota, Orlando

Advanced Film Solutions Fights Heat In Tampa, Sarasota & Orlando

Now that every day our heat index hovers over 100 degrees, Floridians recognize the need for cooling solutions!

Advanced Film Solutions team of window film experts are ready to stop up to 85% of the outside heat from entering your home through your windows, sliders and glass doors.

These thin solar and solar safety films stop nearly all the UV from fading your wood floors and accessories while lowering your monthly summer electric bill by as much as 35%.

Choices:

When it comes to selections there is no other window film company that has more choices, brands and light transmissions than Advanced Film Solutions.

We offer Eastman LLumar Select Vista Film as well as Madico, Solar Gard, Huper Optik, Avery and more.

We help our clients navigate between these choices finding the perfect solutions for our clients requirements.

This includes deed restrictions as well as HOA rules.

Non metallic ceramic coatings meet all deed restrictions and keep the heat out by filtering IR wavelengths.

All of our solutions come with a lifetime warranty and our installations have earned our team 9 super service awards from Angi.

Call toll free: 877-575-3456 for a free estimate and start cooling down today!

Florida Springs Forward To Energy Savings Window Film

While you still may be suffering from turning your clocks forward by one hour last Saturday evening, it’s a sure sign that hotter days are looming just ahead.

After all Spring begins today!

Bright light and heat fades your furnishings. Your AC bill is higher than ever and it seems to grow every year.

Window film is an often overlooked remedy but clever homeowners are saving up to 30% a month on summer electric bills thanks to today’s solar control window films.

Imagine a thin transparent film that can filter out 99.9% of harmful UV rays and up to 85% of the total solar energy from entering your home?

That’s what an application of lifetime warranted optically clear window film can provide.

Advanced Film Solutions, office in Tampa Bay, Orlando and Sarasota has helped nearly 24,000 clients get energy smart and incredible comfort with window film.

Our clients select the perfect customized solution based on their requirements and aesthetic preferences.

Installations are performed by our trained technicians who have earned the Super Service Award from Angie’s List for nine years.

Free estimates by calling 877-575-3456

Stop the heat today!