Preserve Your View, Lose The Heat. Advanced Film Solutions Window Tinting

Homeowners doing online research will 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

Tampa Bay Window Tinting 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  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 9 years the only Florida company that can match that!

  • We are rated A Plus for 12 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.

Tampa Bay, Sarasota, Orlando Window Tinting Comparisons

Competition is the engine that drives business throughout the entire window film business.

This shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone since every industry has its share of solutions providers who fight for consumer awareness and driving sales.

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

Our experience (33 years at 3M and the last 15 plus years representing Eastman Chemical (LLumar SelectPro, Vista and Huper Optik window film) is unique.

3M and Eastman Chemical are both multi-national corporations with extensive operations throughout the world and multi-billion in corporate sales.

Both have over 100 years of history from the Eastman Kodak days and 3M (Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing) founded in the early 20th century.

Window film solutions have been employed since the early 1960’s and the window film business has evolved through the innovations in thin film technology and adhesives.

Today’s window film solutions are durable and our window film solutions have documented performance characteristics as codified by the National Fenestration Ratings Council.

Eastman Chemicals and 3M Window Film offer lifetime warranties and all window films supplied by both corporations factor out 99.9% of the UV.

Eastman Chemicals is easily the global leader in sales and market share.  The Eastman Chemicals manufacturing footprint far outpaces the 3M capabilities in the window film market.

Certainly 3M has developed leadership in many diverse markets and industries but window film has not been a driving part of the 3M focus.

The Eastman superiority is evidenced by the broad portfolio of window film alternatives and this advantage is punctuated by the fact that Eastman manufactures many of the films sold under the 3M brand.

Whether one reviews the solar film suite of products or the security protective glazing films the Eastman advantage is noteworthy.

The window film advantage for Eastman is demonstrated by the superiority and clarity of the adhesives and the ability to meet consumer’s requirements thanks to multiple alternatives compared to 3M.

Solar Films:

Reflective and dual reflective coatings are the foundation of energy savings heat filtering solutions.

Eastman Chemicals LLumar and Vista Films are available in dozens of choices as compared to 3M’s limited solutions.

Eastman’s non reflective IR heat blocking films easily out-perform the decade old Prestige Film and our Huper Optik films are dye free as compared to the 3M multi-layered films.

Protective Glazing Film:

Here again the Eastman superiority outdistances the limited 3M product offering.

In terms of real world impact strength, alternatives in film thickness and variety of light transmissions and appearance the Eastman edge is unmatched.

Frankly there is no comparison from a consumer benefit perspective.

The only area of debate is the topic of consumer awareness and consumer perception.

Let’s take as an example a 3M re-boxed Eastman Film.

Eastman manufactures a lower quality dual reflective film for 3M purchase and resale.

The 3M dealer proposes this lower quality film and implies that this re-boxed film was made by 3M.

Thanks to the halo effect of 3M and their brand identity many consumers would conclude that this solution is superior to a brand that they are not as familiar with.

Our goal at Advanced Film Solutions is to level the playing field.

Once we make the case that Eastman and 3M are well established corporate giants the true competition becomes the question: Which provider offers the best solution with the best investment return.

In that debate the answer is Advanced Film Solutions and our Eastman Chemicals LLumar SelectPro, Vista, LLumar, Huper Optik solutions!

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Florida Property Managers Choose Advanced Film Solutions Window Tinting

Advanced Film Solutions is the regions leading window film installation company.

Our team of installers has set our company head and shoulders above our local competitors in providing superior window film solutions.

We offer more choices and brands than any other Florida company.

These choices provide alternatives for our clients in performance, appearance and investment cost.

Leading brands like Eastman Chemical’s LLumar Select Vista Film as well as:

  • Madico and Sunscape
  • Solar Gard and Armorcoat

These solar and solar security films will keep tenants cooler and UV free.

We can remove damaged older window tinting so your clients will have the glare rejection they require, privacy and protection that Florida businesses require.

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

ADVANCED FILM SOLUTIONS

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Make Your Tampa Bay Home Cool With Window Tinting

It won’t be getting cooler anytime soon.

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Soon our kids will be home for the summer and with afternoon temps remaining above 95 degrees every single day, your home needs to be cool and comfortable!

There won’t be any relief until November!

You don’t have to suffer through another steamy hot day in your home again.

Sun control films are designed for the tropical weather we face every day.

Our solar films stop as much as 85% of the heat from entering your home. These films stop UV at the glass and save nearly 30%  on your monthly electric bill,

Advanced Film Solutions provides free estimates throughout the Tampa, St. Pete Clearwater region.

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Choices include solar reflective, non reflective and a wide array of solar safety and security films all with lifetime warranty.

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Stop Tampa Heat With Advanced Film Solutions Window Tinting

The heat is on through October!

Unfortunately when we hit our long tropical summers it’s a daily fight to stay cool both outside and more importantly inside your home or place of work.

We all know where the heat is coming from.

Your windows and sliders let that heat into your rooms and offices.

 

Advanced Film Solutions provides the answer to this heat gain by installing solar films on the interior side of your windows.

Sun and glare control films are durable and transparent. These coatings filter out nearly 100% of the UV and as much as 85% of the total solar energy.

We offer lighter non-reflective coatings that factor out infrared heat without altering the look of your home or office.

Your rooms will be cooler and glare will be gone and your monthly electric costs will be reduced by as much as 30%.

Why suffer through another long hot summer?

Call Advanced Film Solutions, toll free at 877-575-3456

Tampa, Orlando Home & Office Window Film – How To Decide?

Tampa homeowners choose between a reflective coating or non-reflective coatings applied to their windows and sliders.

This is particularly important for the aesthetic appearance of the windows from the exterior perspective.

Reflective films: More accurately today’s film is actually dual reflective. The exterior appearance is reflective while the interior is less reflective; enabling unobstructed views day or night.

Reflective films provide additional daytime privacy than the non reflective choices.

These films are safe for dual pane non tempered glass as well as single pane annealed glass.

There are many choices of security solar films that can economically protect your home from smash and grab while lowering cooling costs.

Advanced Film Solutions has a wide portfolio of dual reflective films manufactured by Eastman Chemicals.

These choices include Vista Film and LLumar in light transmissions that range from very dark to light.

Non-reflective Films:

Non reflective films are ideal for deed restricted communities, condominiums and any home where a reflective appearance is not preferred.

Ceramic coatings like Huper Optik are designed to keep out heat without altering the look of the glass. These films are factoring out visible light as well as IR wavelengths.

All Advanced Film Solutions installations have a lifetime warranty and our team of installers has earned our company nine Super Service Awards from Angie’s List

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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

Tampa’s Best Views Protected With Advanced Film Solutions

Condominiums rising high above Tampa Bay are the envy of anyone who appreciates an outstanding scenic view.

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Glass is abundant for quite obvious reasons.

The problem is the never ending heat, glare and rising cooling costs that are the direct consequence of an open view!

Our clients along Bayshore Blvd are discriminating consumers.

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They appreciate incredible performance and results.

They want a product solution that is durable and effective.

They demand superior optical clarity.

They require an installation company that can handle any size project and has the credentials to meet and exceed all requirements.

That’s why Tampa’s finest addresses select Advanced Film Solutions and Huper Optik Window Film.

This German manufactured solar film offers incredible performance, optical clarity and visible light and IR heat rejection in more choices than any other solution.

Non-reflective and nearly invisible our Huper Optik coatings meet the most stringent deed restrictions and HOA rules.

Advanced Film Solutions

Tampa-Orlando-Sarasota

When Your View Matters!

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Stop Tampa Heat Without Changing The Look Of Your Windows

It’s going to be yet another brutally hot summer in the Tampa Bay, Sarasota and Orlando area.

Afternoon temps are soaring and the humidity makes staying cool a challenge.

Solving rising interior temperatures with window film makes great sense.

Today’s newer technology coatings can stop as much as 85% of the heat from coming through your windows and nearly 100% of the UV.

These window film solutions factor our IR wavelengths as well as visible light heat.

Ceramic nanotechnology film combines these advantages while keeping the appearance non reflective which is ideal for gated communities.

The problem for many consumers was the reflective appearance of metallic coatings. These films do the job but change the look of your windows and sliders.

The solution is IR heat blocking coatings like the series of ceramic films by Huper Optik.

Huper Optik coatings meet all HOA rules and deed restrictions. There are no dyes in these films so clarity and transparency are ensured.

Consumers have a wide range of light transmissions to choose from which guaranty’s superior client satisfaction.

The finest homes in Florida have Huper Optik on their windows!

Free estimates at Advanced Film Solutions

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