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 13 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.

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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 manufactures 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!

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Toll Free: 877-575-3456

Tampa Bay, Clearwater, St. Pete Window Film Home Improvements

The Tampa Bay area has seen a large increase in the number of new homes being purchased.

Many of these homes offer an open view with clear glass windows and sliders.

Advanced Film Solutions has the solution for keeping your home cooler, UV free and safer.

Our thin film application transforms single pane and dual pane clear glass into energy efficient systems.

  • 99.9% UV rejection that preserves your wood floors and furnishings.
  • Our coatings filter out glare by as much as 95%. Watching TV will be a pleasure!

  • We offer frosted films for bathroom and front door,pool door privacy. These selections come in a wide range of choices to simulate sand blasted glass.
  • Privacy films are available.

  • Thicker versions of our solar films provide protection against smash and grab burglary and vandalism.
  • Summer heat can be reduced by as much as 84%. This lowers cooling costs and saves on your monthly electric costs.

  • These films are warranted for a lifetime by the worlds leading window film manufacturer.

  • Our coatings are optically transparent so your views are protected.

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Tampa Bay, Orlando Home Shatter Security Window Film

Many local homeowners are concerned about protecting their homes from burglary and forced entry.

They are also investigating methods for reducing their cooling costs, lowering glare and preserving furnishings from harmful UV rays.

Advanced Film Solutions recommends the installation of combination solar security window film.

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Solar security window film combines the solar filtering protection with thicker (8 ML) shatter resistant coatings.

Once applied these films block 99.9% of the UV and up to 80% of the heat gain. In terms of security and safety these films increase protection against forced entry and flying glass.

The practical benefits off a faster ROI since energy costs can be reduced by up to 30% a month,

There are dozens of selections to choose from so we suggest you call toll free at 877-575-3456 for a free estimate.

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Tampa Bay, Orlando & Sarasota Window Tinting For Coolest Homes

You know how hot it’s going to get 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!

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Tampa Bay, Orlando Burglary Protection With Security 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

Glazing Protection Window Film, Tampa Bay, Orlando Safer Schools

No one can question the need to take steps that protect parishioners, students and staff at religious institutions and houses of worship throughout the country.

Recent events make this abundantly clear.

Whether you are responsible for protecting a church, synagogue or mosque; the weakest component in your security envelope are your glass windows and doors.

Advanced Film Solutions team of expert installers has protected scores of schools and religious institutions throughout the state of Florida.

Thicker (8 Ml plus) glazing films are installed on the interior side of your windows and doors. These films are then attached to the metal frames using a wet seal silicone that has been tested and approved for government force and people protection throughout the world.

 

These films hold the glass in the frames against explosives or ballistic attack. While these films are not bullet proof; these films can delay, deter and deny entry into the protected area.

There are numerous configurations and choices for solar versions of these thicker films. Daytime privacy and lowered cooling costs can be substantial benefits for your institution simultaneously with the added security benefit.

These coatings are invisible so the aesthetics of your building remain unchanged.

Call for a free estimate and protect your most valuable assets!

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Glass Hazard Safety Security Window Film, Tampa Bay, Orlando, Sarasota

We look through windows every day, but it’s easy to overlook the safety risks they present.

When windows or sliders shatter, serious injuries can result.

Injuries can occur from opening or closing the window or pushing on it too hard; sometimes they occur without any contact at all.

Use Shatter Retention Window Film to Reduce the Risk of Shattering

The aftermarket  installation of thick clear or solar safety film in windows with which impact is likely, such as floor-length windows, sliders, doors containing glass, or windows in common areas of residence halls or crowded hallways is critically important.

Advanced Film Solutions is expert in the proper installation and anchoring of shatter film. This specialized capability has been acquired over decades of installation experience.  It is a serious obligation to leave every installation with the assurance that the window film was properly installed according to manufacturers specifications.

The choice of film:

Advanced Film Solutions has successfully installed shatter film at thousands of homes and offices, retail stores and educational institutions to name a few.

Our experience at 3M for 33 years and more recently the last 13 years since we launched our family owned window film dealership.

We have developed a long respectful relationship with multiple security film manufacturers all of whom have demonstrated safety efficacy and optical clarity and long-term durability.

Beyond that; these safety films have all met the objective criteria of independent testing conducted by Federal agencies like the GSA and Department of Defense.  The health and life safety performance of the Eastman, Madico, Saint-Gobain, Avery Dennison and 3M are equivalent.

The differences are specifically related to the aesthetic variations including light transmission, clarity, reflectivity from the exterior view or the interior view.

Our experience and industry knowledge guide our consulting direction and we have found the LLumar and Vista security and solar films as the most flexible in meeting client expectations. This is not to say hat these films meet a higher safety level but rather these films match our client’s aesthetic preferences.

Glass safety in homes and commercial government buildings is a critical issue.

Schools, religious institutions, retail stores and government buildings have all employed these shatter films to protect students, teachers, parishioners and visitors.

The time to implement glass protection window film is now!

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

877-575-3456

Window Film Choices For Cooler Safer Homes, Tampa Bay, Orlando

Advanced Film Solutions is Orlando’s number one window film installation company.

No other window film company has the wide range of selections and brands of today’s leading window film choices.

No other company has our track record of success and eight straight years as Super Service Award winners from Angie’s List!

Brands like Eastman Chemical’s LLumar SelectPro and Vista.

Ceramic non reflective Huper Optik ideal for deed restricted and gated communities!

Security coatings like Armorcoat and Hanita (Avery Dennison) and Madico, LLumar and Johnson.

Compare our choices and value for your home energy and security requirements.

Privacy films and decorative films that keep prying eyes away from your home.

Lifetime warranty films and the very best installations.

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