Tag: Protective glazing window film (page 1 of 7)

Florida Window Film Project Management. Finding The Best Value

Many commercial buildings in Florida have had window film installed for decades or more. These films did what they were supposed to do (one would hope!) back in the 1980’s or earlier.

Now it is abundantly clear that these coatings have degraded over time.

If you have management responsibility for a facility that has failed and damaged window film you should be aware of the newest technology available to you.

Advanced Film Solutions has developed the best team of window film installers and window film solutions in the State of Florida.

  • Reduce heat gain

  • Lower cooling costs

  • Provide Privacy

 

  • Improve security

  • Improve curb appeal of building.

  • Eliminate hot spots.

 

  • Graphic for branding and conference room privacy.

Leading solutions like Eastman Chemicals reflective and dual reflective coatings as well as ceramic coatings that provide superior heat rejection without altering the appearance of your glass.

No matter the size of your project we can remove the old damaged window film and transform your glass into energy efficient systems that will lower glare, filter out UV and bring clarity back to your windows and doors.

Removing old film is just one capability that our experts can easily tackle.

Security window film is also an option particularly if you experience the potential of smash and grab burglary or are concerned about threats of any type.

These thicker solar security safety films hold the glass in place while providing the sun control benefits discussed.

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

Advanced Film Solutions 

 

Tampa Bay, St. Pete, Clearwater Advanced LLumar SelectPro Window Film Solutions

Eastman Chemicals the world’s largest window film manufacturing company has established an elite window film dealer network as the face of their company to residential and commercial consumers.

Advanced Film Solutions has met these stringent requirements and is proud to represent LLumar, Vista,  and FormulaOne High Performance window film in the Tampa Bay region.

We also cover the Orlando and Bradenton-Sarasota region.

LLumar SelectPro dealers must maintain a high level of customer service and should meet and exceed all customer requirements.

Advanced Film Solutions has earned the Super Service Award for the last seven years from Angie’s List and we have an A Plus Rating with the Better Business Bureau.

We have more choices of films so we can match exactly what you require.

Reflective and non-reflective ceramic coatings that are designed for Florida’s tropical climate.

Dual benefit safety films that protect your home and business.

Our warranties are in writing and protect your investment with a lifetime of coverage.

We offer more choices and NFRC tested and document performance films than any competitor.

Look for our coupons in your local home mailers.

Always free estimates Advanced Film Solutions is always the superior choice for window film!

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

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

Time For Tampa Window Tinting Is Now!

Yes- -It’s hot!

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If your home has clear glass that usually means bright glare and heat making some rooms in your home unlivable!

Your vehicle is melting under the Tampa heat!

That’s why thousands of your neighbors have selected window film by Advanced Film Solutions.

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Our professionally applied coatings transform your single pane clear glass and sliders into glare blocking UV free glass.

We stop up to 85% of the totals solar energy from getting into your home.  Your AC bills drop by nearly 30% and your home becomes cooler and far more comfortable.

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Furnishings and wood floors are protected from UV fading since we filter out 99.9% of these dangerous rays.

Stay-cations will be more enjoyable for your kids and for you thanks to window film.

Toll free for no cost estimates: 877-575-3456

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Make Your Tampa Bay Home Cooler With Advanced Window Tinting

Floridians battle heat, glare and fading of furnishings throughout the entire year.

Many new homeowners discover that their rooms get hot throughout the day since there is limited tree shading and some of these trees were lost during recent wind storms!

Advanced Film Solutions has a perfect solution.

Solar control window film coatings that are applied to the interior side of your existing windows and sliders.

These coatings filter heat, glare and UV and various iterations of these films in thicker (8 ML) versions act as a barrier against forced entry and impact.

Having glazing protection film with solar control properties makes sense!

 

Advanced Film Solutions team of expert installers have completed more than 12,000 home and commercial installations throughout the grater Tampa bay, Sarasota and Orlando areas.

Our clients enjoy lower cooling costs, reduced glare and heat and safer more comfortable homes.

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

Advanced Film Solutions

Offices Tampa Bay, Sarasota-Bradenton, Orlando

Home Security Protective Window Film For Florida Homes

Throughout the long history (nearly 60 years) of the window film industry it became evident that thicker security glazing window film coatings provided a significant level of protection against forced entry, smash and grab crimes and flying debris.

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The Federal government has employed these films to protect GSA and Military personnel and property around the USA as well as overseas.

Blast protection (mitigation) particularly after Oklahoma City focused on a specified level of protection and Federal officials determined a baseline level of performance expectations that many manufacturers have met (documented testing available.)

Advanced Film Solutions is unique by offering multiple brand choices but all of our selections have met or exceeded the DoD and GSA Testing requirements.

These choices include Eastman Chemical’s LLumar, Vista and SunTek security films.

Madico and Sunscape security films.

Armorcoat by Saint-Gobain

Johnson Laminating

Hanita Films manufactured in Israel.

There are certainly aesthetic differences as one might expect between these brand offerings. Metallic privacy and silver films, clear or lightly tinted iterations as well as multiple light transmissions and levels of reflective or non-reflective.

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In all cases Advanced Film Solutions offers an optional but highly recommended Dow 995 attachment system that anchors the film, frames and glass into one complete system.

We should note that our single competition 3M Safety and Security Film does NOT offer any documented safety or security advantage over any of the scores of choices we install on a daily basis.

There is absolutely no advantage for 3M or performance benefit measurable by any independent testing; nor can 3M provide any documented advantage.

In fact the 3M portfolio is extremely limited in the selections offered in terms of appearance, light transmissions and reflectivity.

Why glazing security films:

The bottom line is the efficacy value of these coatings. Thicker 8 ML coatings hold glass in place against force and physical attack. They are recommended for blast protection and store burglary protection. These films are employed by school districts to prevent intrusion by armed perpetrators.

These films have been tested and have met wind storm small and medium large missile impact testing and cycling .

Most home and business owners require solar versions of these films to lower cooling costs or provide privacy.  The dual benefit of a solar security combination film improves the ROI immeasurably.

Florida homes and businesses choose Advanced Film Solutions.

Free estimates at 877-575-3456

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

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Window Film Lowers Electric Bills For Florida Homes

Window film is the most practical and affordable methods you can implement to lower the high cost of keeping Florida homes cool.

Today’s window film is durable and effective in filtering out heat at the glass.

These optically transparent coatings factor out nearly 100% of the UV and can eliminate nearly 80% of the glare.

There is a wide range of coatings that are customized to suit your specific requirements.

Darker coatings that provide privacy.

Lighter nearly invisible films that factor out IR heat wavelengths.

Safety and security films in thicker iterations that will provide an effective barrier to prevent and delay burglars in their tracks.

Advanced Film Solutions team of installation experts has earned the Super Service Award from Angie’s List for eight consecutive years.

Our films are manufactured by Eastman Chemical’s the world leader in solar and solar security films.

Leading brands like Llumar, Vista, Huper Optik and SunTek

Before you take the leap in purchasing new windows you should consider window film as a retrofit on your existing windows at a fraction of the cost!

Free estimates and lifetime warranty

Advanced Film Solutions

877-575-3456

 

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 twelve plus years representing Eastman Chemicals 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 manufactueres 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!

Call Advanced Film Solutions for a free estimate:

Toll Free: 877-575-3456

Tampa Bay & Orlando Fights Glare & Summer Heat With Window Film

Clear windows and sliders are the main culprits for allowing  unabated glare and heat that make your rooms unlivable during our long hot summers.

Thanks to solar control window films you can now filter out nearly 90% of the glare and heat by having a thin film coating applied to your glass.

These durable, lifetime warranted coatings factor out 99.9% of the UV rays that promote faded furnishings, wood floors and accessories.

There are many choices available so the appearance of the glass is customized for your exact requirements.

These choices include reflective and non-reflective films as well as combination solar security films that not only cut the heat and glare but additionally protect your home from burglary and flying glass.

Our shatter films are at minimum 8 ML thick. They are available in scores of light transmissions and appearance.

Advanced Film Solutions installs the leading security film solutions including LLumar, Vista, Armorcoat, Madico and SunTek.

Free estimates by calling toll free: 877-575-3456

Advanced Film Solutions

Tampa, Bradenton-Sarasota- Orlando

Home Security & Solar Window Film Designed For Florida Living

Thousands of your Florida neighbors have made the decision to have solar control window film applied to their home’s windows.

These films filter out heat, UV and glare.

Advanced Film Solutions recommends that you consider thicker safety and security window films that provide that same solar benefit while also protecting your home from burglary.

Our safety films are 8 ML thick and the puncture strength and tensile strength meet the same strict requirements that Federal offices and military bases employ for force protection.

Many clients enhance their security with optional wet sealant attachment systems that bind the film, glass and frames into one system.

Advanced Film Solutions has the largest portfolio of solar security combination window films including our Eastman LLumar SelectPro Vista Films, LLumar, Huper Optik and SunTek.

Call for a free estimate and get safer and cooler this summer!

(Which by the way is here already given our afternoon temps!)

Advanced Film Solutions

Toll Free: 877-575-3456

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

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