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.
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!
Tampa Bay area homeowners face many challenges throughout the year.
The tropical temperatures bake our homes and offices which results in high electric cooling costs.
There is also a growing number of home invasions and burglary throughout the region.
Advanced Film Solutions with offices throughout Tampa Bay, Clearwater, St. Pete, Sarasota and Orlando help clients address these two disparate issues with the application of solar security window films on doors, sliders and ground level windows.
Your unprotected glass is an easy point of entry for thieves. Our thicker security films serve to deny, deter and delay entry. This precious time provides law enforcement more time to respond to alarms and you more time to react.
These thicker coatings are applied to windows and doors. Invisible or tinted (your preference) these films are designed to withstand impact and maintain the integrity of the window envelope during and after a blast event.
These films have met the criteria established for force protection and property protection for military bases, embassies and Federal buildings throughout the country.
Many hospitals, financial institutions, universities and schools employ the benefits of these coatings.
In difficult times an installation of glazing protection films will deny, delay and deter burglars and protect people from flying glass shards.
Advanced Film Solutions represents the leading security glazing film choices manufactured by Eastman Chemical (LLumar, Vista, Huper Optik, SunTek)
Armorcoat manufactured by Saint-Gobain
Madico and Sunscape
Hanita Safetyzone by the Israeli manufacturer Hanita.
Vista Window Film Dealer of the Year 2018, 2016 (Southeast USA ) Huper Optik Window Film Dealer of the Year 2015 (Florida), Dr. Of Tintology
ABOUT THIS BLOG AND AUTHOR
Having spent 33 years with 3M in numerous positions including National Sales Manager for 3M Window Films the author now runs his own show as LLumar SelectPro, Vista, Huper Optik, Armorcoat, Madico and FormulaOne Window Film Dealer in the USA. One door closes and another one opens. No more red tape (Scotch or otherwise!) “Whosoever wishes to know about the world must learn about it in its particular details. Knowledge is not intelligence. In searching for the truth be ready for the unexpected. Change alone is unchanging. The same road goes both up and down. The beginning of a circle is also its end. Not I, but the world says it: all is one. And yet everything comes in season.” Heraklietos of Ephesos