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.
We are as a community experiencing significant changes in the way we conduct business as the economy begins to ramp up.
Window film is an after-market solution that in many ways improves the performance of your existing windows and sliders. In the best of circumstances our perfect customer is a home or business owner who is dealing with excessive heat, glare or fading in their home coupled with rising cooling costs and a critical eye toward home security.
The alternative to window film solutions is either coping with the current situation and doing nothing; or making an expensive decision to replace your windows and sliders with new energy efficient windows.
Advanced Film Solutions are experts at these cost savings solutions driven thin films that offer incredible ROI and long lasting (lifetime) performance.
While these are effective arguments for window film we recognize that the current virus situation requires our company to develop safety processes to protect our clients and personnel.
We are certainly not alone in this endeavor and our team is constantly focused on industry best practices along with innovative recommendations from related in-home businesses like air-conditioning, real estate, plumbing and other home contractors with similar concerns.
To that end Advanced Film Solutions is dedicated to the best window film installations being conducted in the most effective manner to limit any transmission of the Covid 19 virus. These steps include, but are not limited, to temperature taking, masks, hand sanitizers, social distancing within practical limits.
Advanced Film Solutions is committed to being responsive to our client’s requirements while solving these glass related problems.
Stay at home orders are largely being followed by non essential workers.
Stores and restaurants are closed and unless you venture out the the supermarket or drug store we are pretty much staying in place.
It may not be the first thought you had in mind when all of this started but you may have discovered how warm some rooms in your home get during the daytime. This has likely increased your AC usage and as a result you have seen a spike in your electric bill.
Some rooms are too bright and watching TV during the day is also problematic.
Advanced Film Solutions solves these problems and more with the application of high tech thin films that are applied to your existing windows and sliders.
These transparent, durable coatings are effective in lowering monthly electric bills by 30% a month.
These films block light and heat while factoring out nearly 100% of harmful UV.
You can expect a lifetime of performance supported by a lifetime warranty.
Advanced Film Solutions has built a team of superior installers and we offer the best performing NFRC rated window film manufactured by Eastman Chemicals.
It’s a sad reality that property managers, school and university security and asset protection management have to consider methods to protect people and assets.
Perimeter protection; including stand-off barriers, etc. increased law enforcement and surveillance and access control are essential components of an enhanced security footprint.
Hardening of your facility glass windows and doors is another cost-effective and effective life safety improvement that has been effectively employed at government facilities, embassies and potential targets of terrorism throughout the world.
Advanced Film Solutions has done our part to increase security and provide protection against intrusion, blast events and vandalism throughout Florida.
Our team has installed glazing security film at the Sarasota International Airport, numerous municipal buildings, Tampa public schools and religious institutions throughout Florida.
The protective glazing films and associated attachment systems all meet Federal GSA blast mitigation guidelines.
The various iterations of security film cover a wide spectrum of light transmissions and levels of privacy. The coatings range from clear to dark silver reflective versions
The key takeaways are that these protective glazing film systems are effective in life safety.
They are economical and practical solutions that should be considered as a major component for your perimeter and building envelope protection.
We are in “unusual”, “difficult”, times or whatever adjective you’d prefer to use.
The bottom line is most of us are stuck in our homes or condo’s doing our part to lower the curve or just protect ourselves from this Covid virus.
Advanced Film Solutions is Florida’s largest residential and commercial window film installation company. We install solar and solar safety security window films that:
Reduce monthly cooling costs and lower your electric bill by 30% a month. We accomplish this result by factoring out 80% of the heat from entering your home. Your AC is more productive since it’s not working as long or hard to keep your family comfortable.
Our coatings stop 99.9% of the UV from coming through your windows or sliders. This protects your floors, carpets and interiors from fading.
We offer thicker shatter control films that not only perform the above outcomes but also hold glass in place against forced entry, flying debris or an accidental golf ball flying through your window.
Our films stop glare from annoying your family when they watch daytime TV or Netflix. You choose the level of filtering you prefer.
Our films are durable and backed with a lifetime warranty. No bubbles, peeling or color change. These films are crystal clear and transparent.
Making your home more comfortable and energy efficient makes sense more than ever.
Get a free quote by calling 877-575-3456 (Toll Free)
Spring is upon us and Floridians now under stay at home orders consider methods for keeping their homes cooler and safer.
Advanced Film Solutions is the region leader in window film solutions and installation capabilities. To be sure we have been developing our capabilities for the last 13 years and prior to that 33 years at 3M.
Our portfolio of solutions is unmatched and our installers are some of the best in the world. That’s not a guess or hype; we actually placed 2 of our installers in the top eight in the world.
The question at hand is how to decide between a strictly solar control window film as compared to a thicker (8 ML) clear or solar safety window film?
Solar films are thin film coatings available in a wide array of light transmissions. These coatings stop UV and as much as 85% of the total solar energy (Heat!)
Thicker safety iterations perform the solar control function but as they are much thicker these versions have a far greater puncture resistance and impact capabilities.
Above and below our installation at Sarasota International Airport for protective glazing blast mitigation concerns.
There are less solar security versions than the thinner versions and a slight cost uplift for the thicker coatings as compared to the thinner versions.
Advanced Film Solutions offers several brands of solar films and safety films manufactured by Eastman Chemicals LLumar Select and Vista as well as SunTek.
We also install Madico and Sunscape, Avery Dennison Hanita and Solar Gard/ Armorcoat films.
If you are concerned about home intrusion or burglary or your home or office is subject to flying debris or an errant golf ball you should consider the thicker versions.
The industry is circumspect about defining the thicker films as a storm protection mitigation device. These films do hold the glass in the frames when properly attached but the window will likely shatter whereas a code meeting shutter will prevent the window from breaking.
Advanced Film Solutions will discuss all of your options and provide the very best custom solutions all with a lifetime warranty.
Call our office toll free at 877-575-3456 and start cooling your home today!
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!