Top 3 Window Film Myths: Tampa Window Tinting Advanced Film Solutions

For an industry that has been around for nearly 60 years it may surprise some people about how many inaccurate myths continue to be told about this highly effective cost-efficient solution.

Advanced Film Solutions has installed our Eastman Vista, LLumar and Huper Optik ceramic films at more than 22,000 locations since 2007.

Our clients receive energy savings, glare rejection, UV elimination and safety and security benefits.

No other aftermarket home improvement has a faster ROI than a window film installation, yet the myths continue.

Here are the most frequently heard inaccurate statements about window film:

  1. Window Film or window tinting (if you prefer) is a temporary fix. It doesn’t last and the film will peel, bubble or turn purple.

    Our Eastman high performance film is warranted for a lifetime of durability and efficacy. Today’s technology in thin films and adhesives along with metalizing and nanotechnology have eliminated the peeling, bubbling or color change that was experienced back in the 1970’s.

    If you see a car with bubbling film or purple windows you are looking at old cheap dyed films that are still being installed by some folks by themselves or at flea markets.

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  2. Window film must be dark or super reflective to do the job.

    There are dark, reflective films being installed on commercial buildings where heat and privacy are primary problems to be tackled.

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    The innovative ceramic nanotechnology coatings are focused on filtering the infrared heat wavelengths rather than visible light.

    These ceramic and spectrally selective coatings will allow light to come through without the heat. While there are very effective reflective coatings with lighter transmissions our most satisfied clients have the light they want, without making their homes look like a cave!

  3. 3M is the best window film out there.

    Having once been the National Sales Manager of 3M Window Film I can assure you that this is yet another myth. 3M may have patented the first metalized film but that was way back in the 1960’s.

    The Eastman Chemical’s performance films are easily the world leaders and their LLumar, Vista, SunTek and Huper Optik films are the preferred choice of consumers and commercial and government property managers across the globe.


    Eastman has 20X the manufacturing capacity for window film than 3M and many of what is being sold as 3M window film was actually manufactured by outside manufacturers and private labeled as 3M.

    Just check the NFRC website an compare the incredible depth and variety of the Eastman films versus the extremely limited 3M portfolio and the gap will leap out at you!

If you are suffering with an overheated home with fading furnishings and glare it’s a great time to call Advanced Film Solutions!

Let our window film experts guide you through this exciting world of economical and effective solutions.

Advanced Film Solutions

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Advanced Film Solutions covers the greater Tampa Bay & Orlando region including Pasco, Hernando, Lakeland, Bradenton and Sarasota.

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