Spring is almost upon us and Floridians begin to 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 12 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.
Above and below our installation at Sarasota International Airport for protective glazing blast mitigation concerns.
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!
Eastman Chemical’s is the world’s largest window film manufacturing company. Leading automotive brands include the economically priced LLumar and LLumar SelectPro as well as the prestige FormulaOne Brand that includes Pinnacle ceramic film, Stratos and CTX.
In addition Advanced Film Solutions installs Eastman’s Paint Protection Film that preserves your car’s finish!
Today’s new car electronics like Bluetooth and satellite radio systems require a signal enabling window film.
Pinnacle, Stratos and LLumar CTX will not interfere with these signals while simultaneously providing maximum heat rejection in all available light transmissions.
These incomparable films provide invisible IR heat rejection as well as the obvious visible light filtering.
The popular light transmissions are 30% for front windows and 15% for rear glass.
We also provide AirBlue 80 for windshield applications.
Advanced Film Solutions team of expert installers have several decades of experience and all FormulaOne films have a no fault transferable lifetime warranty.
Advanced Film Solutions uses high speed plotters to cut the exact pattern for your vehicle which limits sharp razors on your soft glass windows.
Advanced Film Solutions technicians use precision cut software and high speed plotters to match the pattern of all vehicles built since the 1990’s.
FormulaOne has a lifetime, no fault transferable warranty which is also unique in the Bay area.
Our window film tint specialists have more experience than any competitor and we have earned an A Plus Rating from the Better Business Bureau and have earned eight straight Super Service Awards from Angie’s List.
The majority of your cost savings is the reduction in heat coming through your windows and doors.
You determine the look of your window film. We install coatings that cover a wide range of light transmissions and appearance.
Non reflective deed approved Huper Optik films are less reflective than glass. These films block visible light, UV and IR heat gain. Patented and durable these films are dye free and easily out-perform our 3M competition’s Prestige series sold through agents and Home Depot.
Eastman LLumar and Vista provide a measure of privacy while keeping heat out.
These films are also available in thicker security films that handle the heat while protecting your home from burglary.
You will experience years of performance and comfort and all our installations have a lifetime warranty.
Advanced Film Solutions has earned the Super Service Award from Angie’s List for eight consecutive years and we are A Plus rated with the Better Business Bureau.
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