Tampa Bay, Orlando How To Choose Between Security & Solar Window Film

Fall 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.

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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!

Advanced Film Solutions

Tampa, Clearwater, Sarasota and Orlando

Tampa Heat, Glare, UV Advanced Film Solutions

Today consumers have the advantage of being able to do their research about window film solutions using Internet resources like GOOGLE or BING.

Unfortunately no matter how detailed websites are or our online references might be; the number of potential suppliers and conflicting information can make deciding on which vendor to contract a daunting experience.

Advanced Film Solutions understands how confusing a decision can be and we have taken this challenge by becoming the best qualified window film supplier in the West and Central Florida area.

In terms of our product portfolio we have unique solutions like the Eastman Vista, Huper Optik and LLumar SelectPro window films.

We also represent the Eastman Huper Optik Series which are arguably the best non reflective films and these coatings out-perform the 3M Prestige Series in terms of clarity, choices, durability (unlike 3M we have no dyes in the composition) and heat rejection.

Security solar films include the aforementioned Vista Films along with LLumar, SunTek, Madico, Sunscape, Johnson, Hanita and Armorcoat.

We have a long track record of providing superior installations for residential and commercial clients. Our installations carry a full warranty and we are unique by having earned the Super Service Award from Angie’s List for eight straight years as well as an A Plus Better Business Bureau rating for 13 years in a row.

We are fully insured and have a real location (as compared to many single self employed window film dealers who work from their trucks.)

Our reputation is critically important and that’s why our installers are the best in the state of Florida.

If all this sounds like a cloud of smoke to justify high prices we can assure you that is not the case.

We provide the best solutions and we do so at a very competitive investment cost.

Our recommendation is to compare our choices and proposals against any alternative supplier.

You’ll discover why more than 19,000 of your neighbors have chosen Advanced Film Solutions!

Call Toll Free for a free estimate: 877-575-3456

Window Film: Makes Your Florida Home Cool & Comfortable

Many Florida homeowners have spent more time inside their homes than ever before due to obvious reasons.

There is a recognition that your home’s interiors get hot during the day and your AC runs 24/7 resulting in high electric costs.

Clear glass single and dual pane windows and sliders are magnifying heat, glare and UV damage and there is a solution that may not be on top of your mind:  Window Film.

Today’s nanotechnology incorporated into thin film coatings has revolutionized the window film industry.

Manufacturer’s like Eastman Chemicals have developed coatings that stop visible light heat as well as IR heat.

The advantages over standard dyed and metal coatings are numerous.

  • Nanotechnology ceramic coatings stop more total solar energy heat (TSER) than older technology coatings.
  • Nanotechnology ceramic films are low reflection (lower than glass) this is ideal for deed restricted communities, condos and HOA rules.
  • Ceramic films are durable and there is low distortion, haziness and color change.
  • UV is rejected by 99.9%

Advanced Film Solutions is focused on performing pristine installations that last for a lifetime.

These installations receive a lifetime warranty from Eastman Chemicals.

We offer more choices than any other Tampa, Sarasota or Orlando window film companies.

Lowered electric bills by 30% and a home that is comfortable with low glare and total UV protection.

Get a free estimate and compare by calling:

Advanced Film Solutions

Toll Free: 877-575-3456


Tampa: 813.949.3456

Sarasota Bradenton: 941-822-8841

Orlando: 407-843-9350

Pinellas County: 727-944-3456

 

Advanced Film Solutions, Making Florida Homes Cool Plus Glare & UV Free

If you are at the end of your rope trying to eliminate intense glare (heat?) that streams through your family room windows; than we have the solution for you!

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Solar control films designed by Eastman are available in an assortment of shades and appearance.

Advanced Film Solutions installs coatings that can block 95% of the glare and nearly 100% of the UV.

These films will make watching your Hi Def TV enjoyable throughout the year.

Think about your sliders and transom windows in difficult to cover areas.

Windows above the front door or staircase?

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Solar films like LLumar, Vista and Huper Optik are built to last for decades.

These films have a lifetime warranty and many selections have a transferable warranty.

Stop complaining about how impossible it is to work on your tablet or PC and start enjoying glare free living.

Free estimates at Advanced Film Solutions

Toll Free: 877-575-3456

Getting Your Florida Home Summer Ready With Window Tinting

It’s getting closer every day.

THE HEAT

The 90 degree temperatures, the 100% plus humidity.

The bright sunlight damaging your valuable furnishings and that wood floor you just had installed.

Tampa Bay, Orlando and Sarasota homeowners get window film that solves these problems at a fraction of the cost of a window replacement!

Advanced Film Solutions experts will show you how to eliminate 99.9% of the UV and as much as 85% of the heat from entering your home.

Our combined solar and solar safety security films not only lower your monthly cooling costs but protect your home from burglary.

Choices:

Advanced Film Solutions represents the leading window film manufacturers like Eastman Chemicals LLumar SelectPro, Vista, Huper Optik, Madico, Solar Gard and Hanita (Avery)

Durable lifetime warranty and the very best installations for our team of professionals!

Call toll free at 877-575-3456

Advanced Film Solutions

Tampa: 813-949-3456 | Sarasota/Bradenton: 941-822-8841 | Orlando: 407-843-9350 | Pinellas : 727-944-3456

Tampa, Clearwater, St. Pete, Bradenton- Sarasota, Orlando

Orlando & Tampa Homes Cooler & Safer With Advanced Film Solutions

Orlando team and Tampa teams have been busier than ever throughout central Florida from a solar security perspective.

Many homeowners are without electricity therefore cutting off home security systems. AC is out and the heat is oppressive.

Advanced Film Solutions solar security window film is designed to filter out heat, glare and UV. These coatings are available in a wide array of choices for maintaining the integrity of your window opening.

 

These thicker 8 ML coatings are the same films utilized by the Federal Government for blast protection.

Advanced Film Solutions represents the world leading Eastman Chemical’s LLumar, Vista, SunTek and Huper Optik Films.

We are also pleased to offer Madico and Sunscape, Armorcoat and Hanita as well as Johnson Laminating Films.

These coatings provide energy cost savings and safety and security from impact and burglary.

Get a free estimate today by calling Advanced Film Solutions toll free at 877-575-3456 or locally at 813- 949-3456, or 407-843-9350!

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 8 consecutive years. No other Florida company 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.

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Tampa Bay, Orlando Window Film Consumer Comparisons

Advanced Film Solutions is proud to promote the  Eastman Chemical window film products.

What most consumers don’t know is that Eastman Chemicals is the world’s largest manufacturer of solar and solar security window film.

Their brands include LLumar, Vista, SunTek and Huper Optik.

Still there may be a perception that 3M is the leader in window film based on their well known Scotch brands, etc and this inaccurate belief may skew some consumers into believing that the 3M window film is the top choice for residential and commercial films.

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This is decidedly not the case in any objective comparison of product depth, capabilities or performance.

Eastman films out-perform the limited 3M choices in each major product category:

Solar Films:

The Eastman solar film portfolio includes a wider choice in light transmissions and appearance.

Reflective and dual reflective films as well as non-reflective ceramic and spectrally selective films.

These Eastman films are all NFRC certified and can easily be compared to the very limited 3M NFRC database. In terms of security films used for life safety and asset protection there is really no comparison.

Eastman’s LLumar film meets all critical testing requirements including GSA, DOD and ASTM and European Smash standards.

Choices include several neutral choices, silver and several dual reflective security films as well as thicker coatings of 7, 8, 11 ml or thicker for various applications.

The Huper Optik ceramic films are IR heat blocking choices ideal for deed restricted or gated communities. These films out-perform the 3M prestige series as they provide superior heat rejection and better glare control features. Additionally the clarity of the Eastman adhesives is superior to the 3M adhesives.

Huper Optik is dye free unlike the aforementioned Prestige films so the heat filtering capabilities of the Huper Film will not degrade over time.

Consumers will benefit by a direct comparison by calling Advanced Film Solutions toll free at 877-575-3456

Offices: Tampa Bay, Orlando, Sarasota-Bradenton

 

Tampa Bay, Orlando Window Tinting Comparison Shopping

Home and business owners here in Florida recognize the multiple benefits of having window film installed on their windows and sliders.

These high tech coatings eliminate heat, glare and factor out nearly 100% of harmful UV.

As you might expect given our tropical climate there are many alternatives for consumers to research.

Advanced Film Solutions is uniquely qualified to solve these glass issues based on the following critical advantages compared to our competitors.

  1. Advanced Film Solutions has the widest and deepest portfolio of window film solutions. We carry Eastman Chemicals LLumar SelectPro and Vista Films as well as their Huper Optik and Suntek coatings.
  2. We offer Madico and Sunscape films.
  3. Solar Gard and Armorcoat.
  4. Avery Dennision Hanita coatings.
  5. Johnson Window Film.
  6. 3M Fasara and 3M ScotchCal Vinyl
  7. Our installation team is unmatched with 2 of the top 8 flat glass installers in the world.
  8. We have earned our 8th straight Super Service Award from Angie’s List.
  9. Our window film experts offer their 100 years combined experience including our 33 years at 3M

Call Advanced Film Solutions for a free estimate and compare our solutions and experience as well as our affordable pricing.

Your home or business will be cooler, safer and you’ll save nearly 30% a month on your electric bill.

Advanced Film Solutions

Offices in Tampa, Orlando and Sarasota

877-575-3456

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Window Film Solutions For Cooling Tampa & Orlando Florida Homes

2019, and before you know it Tampa Bay and Orlando homeowners will soon be experiencing the heat again!

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Bright sun, intense glare and plus 90 degree afternoon temps combined with humidity make some rooms in your home intolerable.

Your AC is always on full tilt 24/7

Advanced Film Solutions can solve this heat problem by keeping nearly 85% of the heat from entering your home.

Our thin films are installed on the interior face of your windows and sliders. The film reflects the heat away or in the case of nano-ceramic films we stop IR heat wavelengths and visible light heat.

The end result are cooler rooms and a lower electric bill by as much as 30% a month.

Glare is eliminated which makes watching TV enjoyable again!

Advanced Film Solutions choices cover a wide range of light transmissions and appearance. The point is we have a coating that will exactly match your specific goals.

All of our choices eliminate 99.9% of harmful UV wavelengths so your furnishings will remain vibrant.

Estimate are free by calling 877-575-3456

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