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Tips For Selecting Window Film, Choices Matter

Advanced Film Solutions is Florida’s leading residential and commercial window film installation company.

We have demonstrated our capabilities throughout the eleven years and 13,000 installations since we launched our company.

Our experience prior to establishing Advanced Film Solutions was spent at 3M Company where we developed our window film experience as National Sales Manager.

Florida home and business owners have a unique set of requirements. We obviously have more heat, glare and sun days than any other region of the country.

Our goal was to separate ourselves from the competition by offering our clients the very best heat rejecting solutions. This is more than a subjective position. There are fundamental performance characteristics of window film that position one window film solution as a superior choice compared to another.

These points of superior performance cover a wide array of variables:

  • Durability of the adhesives.
  • Clarity of the finished installed coating.
  • The appearance of the film in terms of reflectivity or non-reflectivity.
  • The NFRC rating of the film and anticipated performance, independently lab tested and certified.
  • The impact strength, puncture strength, etc, of the solar and clear security film

We know the advantages of one solution over another. That’s why we offer multiple brand and product choices to match our customer’s requirements to their practical and aesthetic objectives.

In terms of installation capabilities we were determined to employ the very best installers with a proven track record and years of experience.

We are fortunate to have the very best installation team in Florida including two of the top eight installers in the world tinting competition held recently in West Palm Beach!

Fighting heat, glare and UV damage takes the very best window film and the top of the line installations.

Advanced Film Solutions meets that challenge every day!

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

Tampa, Clearwater, Orlando, Sarasota-Bradenton

Eastman Chemical’s Window Film, How Innovation Developed Florida’s Best Window Film

Advanced Film Solutions, with offices in Sarasota, Tampa Bay and Orlando is justifiably proud of our teams success over the last 11 years since leaving 3M Window Film.

We have consistently striven to meet and exceed our customer’s requirements. Our installers placed in the top eight in the world during the recent International tint-off contest in West Palm Beach and we have earned six straight Super Service Awards from Angie’s List and an A Plus Rating from the Better Business Bureau.

Superior installations and the capacity to handle any size job including airports, Universities and homes throughout Florida are just some reasons our clients trust their homes and offices to Advanced Film Solutions.

The window film we promote is an obvious essential component for our success. The Eastman Chemical portfolio of window film is unmatched in the variety of choices throughout their many leading brands.

LLumar, LLumar SelectPro, Vista, Illusions, Huper Optik and SunTek to name just a few.

Eastman is the world leader in sales and technology in the window film industry. They have unmatched technology capabilities in thin film and coatings.

This innovative superiority equates to the performance on the GLASS.

  • Unmatched optical clarity
  • Unmatched reliability
  • Best Warranty
  • More choices and NFRC rated Coatings.
  • Best puncture and impact strength for security films.
  • Leading position in automotive films like FormulaOne and LLumar.
  • Solid financial strength that supports our lifetime warranty.
  • Industry leadership.

Get the Eastman Chemical’s advantage when comparing our window film selections compared to 3M or any other competitive window film.

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

Advanced Film Solutions

Tampa, Orlando, Bradenton-Sarasota

Burglary Impact Protection For Homes With Security Glazing Window Film

Home and business owners understand that your home and office windows and doors are the weakest point of entry.

Burglars simply smash your windows or sliders and gain entry in seconds.

Advanced Film Solutions has a dynamic solution that will protect your home from impact and burglary while simultaneously lowering your energy costs, eliminating UV and maintaining comfort.

Our Eastman Solar Safety Film is manufactured to withstand high impact. These 8 ML coatings have superior puncture strength, tensile strength and is available in dozens of iterations.

 

One of our clients experienced an attempted break in but fortunately they were protected with our Vista Security Solar Film.  These thieves were persistent  and had to bend the door frames to gain entry!

Our application held and allowed time for law enforcement to respond.

Homeowners in the Tampa Bay, Sarasota and Orlando area already have heat gain, UV and high cooling costs that our thinner solar films tackle every day. These thicker solar security films provide the best bang for the buck providing both security and energy positives for your home.

Get a free estimate today by calling Advanced Film Solutions

Toll Free: 877-575-3456

Advanced Film Solutions Techs Make Elite 8 In International Window Film Tint-Off

The competition was fierce at the West Palm Beach Convention Center as the world’s best architectural window film installers entered their annual competition to find the world’s best flat glass installers.

Advanced Film Solutions installers, Tim Weiford and Neil Vanderweide placed in the Finals as two of the best in the world.

This is the level of expertise that Advanced Film Solutions brings to your home or office here in Florida.

Our team of installers has earned Advanced Film Solutions six consecutive Super Service Awards from Angie’s List and an A Plus rating with the Better Business Bureau.

No other Florida based installer qualified for the finals and given the high level of Florida competition the fact that we had two of the eight world’s best tinters is a testimony in itself.

Advanced Film Solutions is one of the highest ranking dealers in the USA and our founder was one of a handful of panelists who provided recommendations for dealer owners in a seminar at this annual convention.

More selections, better choices and the world leading thin film technology.

Only at Advanced Film Solutions

Toll Free: 877-575-3456

Offices Tampa, St. Pete, Orlando Sarasota Bradenton

Fighting Florida Glare While Making Your Home Cooler With 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 Hurricane Irma!

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.

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, Sarasota, Bradenton

Post Hurricane Irma Window Film Considerations

Congratulations (we hope) for having weathered the storm.

Many of our neighbors, including right here at Advanced Film Solutions are struggling without power. Nearly 70% of Pinellas and 50% of Hillsborough county residents are without power. Given our 90 degree plus temperatures this certainly isn’t easy to live through.

Advanced Film Solutions asks that you consider the practical and affordable benefits of window film.

Home above has impact widow film on all exterior glass. Protecting from heat as well as impact.

Our solar films keep up to 85% of the heat out from your home.  These films work throughout the day filtering out heat and glare.  Thicker versions of these solar films provide security and impact resistance against intrusion and impact.  Even if your alarm system is down our coatings continue to strengthen your glass.

Consider the energy savings, glare rejection and nearly 100% UV blocking and you’ll recognize the benefits of a window film installation.

Our team is busy meeting the needs of home and business owners throughout Tampa Bay, Sarasota and Orlando.

Call for a free estimate at 877-575-3456

ADVANCED FILM SOLUTIONS

Protective Glazing Security Window Film, Florida

Advanced Film Solutions is Florida’s leading installation company for protective glazing window film.

Our team of installers has provided security window film for homes and offices throughout the west, central region covering Tampa Bay, Orlando and Sarasota and Bradenton.

 

Security window film is applied to the interior side of your windows and sliders.  These films delay, deter and deny entry from burglars.

Solar versions of these thicker (8 ML) coatings lower cooling costs and eliminate UV.

There are dozens of selections that will match your specific requirements in light filtering and appearance.

Advanced Film Solutions offers more brands and choices than any other provider of security films.

Our solutions include Eastman Chemical’s LLumar, Vista, Huper Optik and SunTek.

We also install Armorcoat, Madico, Johnson, Hanita coatings.

The bottom line?

If you are interested in hardening your windows and doors a retrofit application of security film will provide safety and energy cost savings for a lifetime of comfort.

Free estimates, toll free: 877-575-3456

Advanced Film Solutions

Tampa Bay, Sarasota, Orlando

Quick Win For Reducing Cooling Costs: Window Film

Frequently overlooked by building managers and frankly homeowners, window film solutions provide the fastest ROI of any aftermarket energy savings solution.

Window film is a durable thin film that is applied to widows, doors and sliders. These optically transparent coatings filter out heat gain at the glass.

Thanks to technology advances in adhesive, metalizing and ceramic IR heat filtering innovations; window film will provide effective heat gain reduction for decades.

Bottom line savings can be anticipated by as much as 30% a month on summer electric bills. Performance expectations have been tested and documented by the NFRC.

Advanced Film Solutions tackles heat, glare, UV and privacy problems throughout Florida. We have applied these coatings on more than 11,000 homes and commercial properties since 2007.

Our clients have met their energy savings goals and with an impressive ROI of two years or less.

If your home is over-heating o your employees are suffering under bright heat and glare it may be the perfect time to explore the quick win of Window Film!

Get a free estimate by calling toll free at 877-575-3456

ADVANCED FILM SOLUTIONS

TAMPA, ORLANDO, SARASOTA

Window Tinting Comparisons; Eastman Vs. 3M Window Film

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 ten 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

How To Keep Your Tampa Bay, Orlando & Sarasota Home Cool This Summer

You know how hot it’s going to become because it’s hot right now!

Temps are near 90 degrees and the humidity has started creeping up every afternoon.

Your windows aren’t stopping that heat from coming into your home and it’s time to take action.

Window Film can stop nearly 85% of the heat from coming int your home. That means your AC works much less to factor out heat.

You’ll lower interior temperatures as well as nearly 35% a month on summer electric bills.

Advanced Film Solutions team of expert installers is primed to handle any and all requirements.

From a few windows to an entire building we can meet your timetable and deliver superior results.

Do your research and call Advanced Film Solutions for a free estimate!

Toll Free: 877-575-3456

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