Keeping heat from entering your home is a challenge for Tampa Bay homeowners.
Blinds, curtains and shutters can provide privacy and certainly the aesthetic appeal of these window accessories improves home value.
Unfortunately the tropical heat remains constant throughout the spring, summer and fall.
How does a savvy homeowner solve this conundrum?
Advanced Film Solutions solar blocking window film is installed directly on the interior surface of your windows. These transparent coatings filter out nearly 100% of the UV rays while stopping as much as 85% of the heat from entering the interior.
Built for Florida’s heat; these films are warranted for a lifetime and your view is always protected.
In the past window film coatings were darker and typically reflective.
Today consumers have many more choices.
Huper Optik ceramic films are designed to factor out IR heat and in combination with ceramic coatings you can factor out visible light heat as well as the invisible hat wavelengths.
Totally non-metallic these films meet all deed restrictions and gated community rules.
The best time to tackle rising cooling costs and maintain comfort throughout the year is right now.
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 in installation capability that differentiates itself from car tinting. The installation company should be fully equipped, insured and properly credentialed.
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 seven straight years of earning the Super Service Award from Angie’s list.
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.
These coatings have a transferable lifetime warranty and are available in more light transmissions (including bronze, silver and neutral) than any other manufacturer.
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!
When we eliminate that much heat your air conditioning system won’y work as long or as hard in getting the remaining heat out of your home or office. The net result is lowered cooling costs that show up on your electric bill bottom line with savings as much as 30-35% per month.
Additionally all of our window film solutions factor out 99.9% of the UV rays that damage your furnishings, paintings, carpets and wood floors and carpets.
These durable coatings won’t limit your views since they are transparent and available in a wide range of light transmissions.
Thicker security versions will stop the heat while providing security against forced entry and smashed glass.
Advanced Film Solutions team of expert installers covers a wide geography from Tampa Bay north to Hernando county, west to Seminole County and East to Pinellas , Mannattee, and Sarasota.
Get a no cost free estimate by calling our offices toll free at 877-575-3456
Property management and asset protection, security management have a critical responsibility to ensure safety for people and assets at soft target locations.
By soft target we are referring to facilities that may be targeted by extremists for potential explosives where security personnel are not typically employed.
Glass is an ineffective barrier and flying glass shards and debris can become catastrophic during a blast event.
The Federal Government under the auspices of the GSA and Department of Defense have established blast mitigation standards since the Oklahoma City bombing in 1994.
The Glazing protection films installed by Advanced Film Solutions meets these standards and these films provide this level of documented, tested people and asset protection.
It is highly recommended that the film installation is attached to storefront frames using an approved attachment system.
Advanced Film Solutions typically utilizes Dow Corning 995 Structural Silicone which has been tested and approved by the Federal officials including the Army Corps. of Engineers.
Advanced Film Solutions is flexible in the approved window film brands that meet these standards.
Eastman Chemicals LLumar, Vista and SunTek
Madico and Madico Sunscape
There are aesthetic variations between these films but the safety level is equal as all the films represented meet the GSA standards.
Many property and asset protection managers consider solar safety security films that not only provide the life safety benefits but also provide solar heat gain reduction and privacy (reflective combination films.)
We recommend that you consider a free site survey and estimate.
These are difficult times and no one is happy about the need to consider these covert methods for protecting your personnel and assets. Nevertheless; if you are concerned about a potential threat (think religious institution or schools) than these effective methods should be strongly considered!
Advanced Film Solutions, based in Tampa Bay with offices in Sarasota and Orlando has been recognized as one of the leading residential and commercial window film companies in the USA!
A recent Window Film Magazine highlights our position in the residential and commercial sectors and our lead automotive installer was profiled in this issue as well.
Our founder Mike Feldman has a regular featured column in the Window Film Magazine under the title of Dr. Of Tintology where he provides his perspective on the industry as a whole.
Advanced Film Solutions was founded in 2007 by Mr. Feldman the former National sales manager of 3M Window Film where he took an early retirement after 33 years.
Advanced Film Solutions is unique in offering the leading window film solutions from major manufacturers like Eastman Chemical’s Vista and LLumar SelectPro as well as Huper Optik and SunTek. Advanced also represents Madico and Sunscape, Solar Gard and Armorcoat and Hanita Solar Zone and Safety Zone Films.
Advanced Film Solutions has earned the Super Service Award from Angie’s List for eight consecutive years and we are A Plus Rated by the Better Business Bureau.
Mr. Feldman will be one of the panelists in our Industry convention next week for Leading Window Film Dealers.
Our team of dedicated installers and sales consultants are the best in the business. We will have four installers competing at next week’s conference to compare their skills against the world.
Take advantage of our always competitive pricing and experience.
When you want to improve home safety with our security impact films or wish to lower your cooling costs and protect your furnishings it’s always a great idea to call Advanced Film Solutions toll free at 877-575-3456
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!
Florida home owners are looking for ways to lower cooling costs, improve glare control and provide UV protection for their homes.
Advanced Film Solutions thin film coatings will filter nearly 100% of the UV as well as more than 80% of the glare. These films are installed on the interior side of your windows and sliders.
Many of these selections are available in thicker iterations that not only meet these solar requirements but add home safety and security.
Shatter resistant versions will deny, delay and ultimately deter burglaries since the thief will discover that the glass remains intact.
Many property managers and retail store owners have had shatter control window film applied to their windows and doors. These thicker coatings can keep intruders out of your offices while law enforcement responds.
These films are also available in reflective coatings that will provide privacy.
Security films are employed at Federal buildings and military bases for force protection as well as blast mitigation. These tested films provide both the energy savings aspect as well as this higher level of home protection.
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