Updated Critical Consumer Window Film Comparison: Eastman Vs. 3M Window Tinting

Today’s consumers are particularly well prepared to make their own comparisons between window film choices. They research via the internet and social networking.

They check independent resources like the NFRC.

People don’t want to be “sold” they want to be informed and educated.

This is a vast improvement and a powerful tool for our clients.

Advanced Film Solutions based in Tampa Bay with offices in Sarasota and Orlando has a somewhat unique perspective on the critical comparisons between 3M Window Film and the Eastman Window Film portfolio.

As the former 3M employee (33 years) and as the former National Sales Manager of 3M Window Film and for the last fifteen years as the founder and President of Advanced Film Solutions.

Advanced Film Solutions is thoroughly versed in all aspects of the window film business.

We appreciate that our bias is toward Eastman Films.

We are their LLumar Select National Dealer of the Year (2020) Dealer of the Year for the Southeast USA and the Dealer of the year for Eastman’s Huper Optik Films in Florida.

Nevertheless leaving that aside I’d like to assist consumers in a factual analysis of the differences and superiority of the LLumar, Vista and Huper Optik Film:

NFRC:

The NFRC rates all lab tested and independently documented applied films.  This is a completely objective fact based resource.

You will note that the Eastman film portfolio offers a quantum advantage in choices for residential and commercial clients.

From solar films in reflective, dual reflective and nano-ceramic films the Eastman suite of films dwarfs the limited 3M offering.

Non reflective choices that meet all deed restrictions like our Huper Optik ceramic films.  These patented films have no dyes and a durable hard coat. This compares to the 3M Prestige films that have dyes that will degrade through the course of time.

These choices out-perform the 3M films in glare rejection, heat rejection and optical clarity.

Eastman LLumar and Vista solar and clear security films are available in dozens of shade choices and thickness.  These LLumar and Vista Films meet the objective Federal GSA testing requirements and UL Testing that meet and exceed.

There is no 3M Safety Security film that out-performs the Eastman choices in terms of life safety. This is a fact.

We understand that consumers may be more familiar with the 3M Brand name compared to Eastman. We fully acknowledge that perception.

The fact that Eastman Chemical is easily the world leader in window film sales and market share may not be as well know.

Advanced Film Solutions encourages these comparisons.

Get The Facts

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Tampa Bay Museum Quality Window Film, Advanced Film Solutions

When a  St. Petersburg museum  considered the damage unfiltered sunlight, heat and UV would do to their exhibits they wisely researched all window film solutions.

There are scores of window film installation companies in the Tampa, St. Pete Clearwater region but after doing their due diligence they chose Advanced Film Solutions.

Our team of installers completed the project in 2.5 days.

We applied Eastman Chemical’s LLumar Select Ceramic Coatings that factor out 99.9% of the harmful UV ray without taking away their views or light.

We installed a darker LLumar coating in the central lobby area so that visitors and employees would have maximum glare and comfort improvement.

Advanced Film Solutions has completed more than 13,000 commercial and residential projects since we launched our company in 2007.

Our clients receive the very best installations and our ceramic coatings easily out-performed our local 3M competition’s prestige film.

Why suffer with UV and heat damage?

Protect your home or offices with Advanced Film Solutions

Toll Free: 877-575-3456

Tampa, St. Pete, Bradenton, Orlando, Sarasota

Tampa Bay Window Film For Intense Heat Rejection Solutions

Advanced Film Solutions is Tampa’s leading window film installation company.

We need to be precise, efficient and solve the intense heat blocking requirements for folks who live in the Tampa Bay, Orlando and Sarasota region.

Our team of technicians and platform of leading window film solutions differentiates the solutions we offer our clients.

Choices:

We have been doing this for decades and our experience has evolved the portfolio of films we provide.

We promote the leading manufacturers of thin film aftermarket solutions that include the Eastman LLumar SelectPro films and Huper Optik ceramic coatings.

Security films like LLumar, Madico and Armorcoat as well as the Avery-Dennison Hanita films.

No other window film company in Florida has the capacity, number of highly trained installers and successful track record as Advanced Film Solutions.

Nine years having earned the Super Service Award winner from Angie’s List and an A Plus rating with the Better Business Bureau.

Call our offices at 877-575-3456 to arrange a free estimate.

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Tampa, Orlando, Sarasota

Summer Begins, Tampa Bay Heat Blocking Window Film Solutions

Summer is officially a few days away; but the heat has already been making homes and offices hotter for months!

Tampa Bay, Orlando and Sarasota-Bradenton homes face summer-like temperatures from March until November and that’s one long hot summer!

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Window Film by Advanced Film Solutions stops heat, glare and UV from entering through your windows. Solar control Vista Film, LLumar and Huper Optik filter out 99.9% of the UV.

These coatings can block 85% of the heat from making your rooms feel like an oven.

Durable and scratch resistant; these coatings are warranted for a lifetime and in thicker security versions these same films can improve your home security and safety while lowering monthly energy bills by 30%.

You decide just how light or dark, reflective or non-reflective you want your glass to be.

Our Huper Optik films meet all deed restrictions without changing the appearance of your glass.

Fight summer heat starting today by calling Florida’s number one window film installation company.

Advanced Film Solutions

Toll Free: 877-575-3456

Tampa Solar Safety Glazing Protection Window Film

Thicker safety films have been protecting government buildings, schools, airports and military installations throughout the world for decades.

These 8 ML thick or greater mylar coatings are effective against impact from blasts as they maintain the integrity of the window opening holding glass in place and reducing injuries from glass fragmentation.

Window film manufacturers have developed a full range of shatter films that have an additional solar filtering layer that provides energy cost savings, privacy from the street view and glare rejection of up to 80%.

Home and business owners can now select from the large portfolio of shatter film solar safety films to upgrade their security for their home, store or facility while lowering cooling costs that will provide a superior return on investment.

Advanced Film Solutions offers our clients more choices than any other window film installation company and our experience in providing superior installations is unmatched.

These films have been independently tested and quantified to meet the most stringent federal guidelines and impact standards.

Given our tropical climate and burglary rates these solar safety combination films makes sense!

Call our offices at 877-575-3456 for a free estimate.

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Tampa, Orlando, Sarasota

Fighting Tampa Sun & Heat, LLumar Advanced Film Solutions

A local church was dealing with intense heat, glare and fading.

Parishioners were complaining and as much as they prayed for a solution it took Advanced Film Solutions to solve their heat problems.

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Our team installed a LLumar SelectPro thin film to their expanse of glass.

The heat was reduced by nearly 75% and the glare by 85%.

Now everyone is happy.

You can experience the lifetime benefits of window film solutions by calling our 9 time awarded Super Service Angie’s List team.

No other company in Tampa Bay, Orlando or Sarasota has as much experience or the portfolio of solutions that will provide a customized solution.

Call today 877-575-3456

ADVANCED FILM SOLUTIONS

Advanced Film Solutions, Tampa Gated Community Clear Window Tinting

Keeping heat, glare and harmful UV from entering your home is serious stuff here in the Tampa Bay, Orlando or Sarasota Bradenton area.

Many homeowners suffer with single pane clear glass windows and sliders.

Drapes, shutters and blinds may offer privacy and some glare control but they provide very little relief from the everyday harsh Florida sun.

Replacing windows is a very expensive proposition and in many cases unnecessary.

Window film can stop 99.9% of the UV and up to 75%-80% of the heat.

Advanced Film Solutions has the most complete portfolio of Eastman dual reflective films like LLumar and Vista.

These are energy efficient films that offer incomparable heat control.

These films present a reflective appearance on the exterior face of your windows.

This can be a benefit when privacy is required but nevertheless there are many instances when the reflective appearance is not preferred or simply prohibited by your HOA rules or Deed Restrictions.

The solution is our Eastman Huper Optik series of nano-ceramic IR filtering coatings.

The Huper Optik films are dye free so the color is stable and won’t fade over time. This is a significant advantage over the 3M prestige films.

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Huper Optik adhesive quality is vastly superior to the hazy adhesives used by 3M prestige

Huper Optik offers more light transmissions including darker 20%, 30% and 35% while 3M is limited to their prestige 40 in their darkest choice.

If glare is an issue (and when isn’t it?) this is yet another superior advantage.

Both 3M and Huper Optik filter out IR wavelengths and of course both films work better at angles (this is a 3M sales tactic that has no merit in fact.)

Huper Optik and 3M are NFRC certified so consumers can get objective performance comparisons by referring to this quasi-governmental agency.

We are happy to provide free estimates and sample films for your HOA approvals.

Toll Free: 877-575-3456

ADVANCED FILM SOLUTIONS

 

Hottest Tampa Summer, Time For Advanced Film Solutions Car Tinting

This is no hype; official weather reports document that this is the hottest temperatures ever in Tampa.

Driving our roads without window tinting is unrealistic.

Our Advanced Film Solutions stops heat at the window!

Our solar heat blocking films stop as much as 65% of the heat from entering your vehicle as well as nearly 100% of the UV.

Glare is reduced and driving becomes comfortable again.

Our coatings are transparent and durable so you’ll enjoy comfort for years to come and these coatings are backed with a lifetime warranty.

You won’t have to waste time since we take care of your car or SUV in less than 2 hours and our waiting area has free wi-fi and TV.

Why wait?

Call our office at 813-949-3456 for an appointment.

Cooler days are just ahead with Advanced Film Solutions!

Florida Window Film Commercial Project Management

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.

Leading solutions like Eastman Chemical 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

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Make Your Ride Summer Ready With Advanced Film Solutions, Tampa Cool

Thanks to our never ending heat and sunshine, riding around Tampa Bay (now that we can again!) can be a hot experience.

Clear glass windows let in heat, glare and UV.

SUV’s come equipped with factory tinted glass that does provide privacy but does very little when it comes to factoring out heat and absolutely nothing to filter our harmful UV.

The best choice is Advanced Film Solutions LLumar SelectPro High Performance Automotive window film.

We offer our clients more choices in performance and light transmission.

Ceramic films that won’t block cell phones, Bluetooth or Satellite Radio.

Precision Core software that cuts the exact pattern of your car windows so we are faster, exact and won’t scratch your glass.

Lifetime warranty backs your Advanced Film selection.

Get cool now by calling 813-949-3456 for an appointment.

Tampa Cool.