Window Tinting Tampa Bay DIY Vs. Advanced Film Solutions

Applying a window film solution to your home’s windows and sliders is certainly an improvement for filtering light, heat, and sun damage from UV.

Advanced Film Solutions based in Tampa, provides professional window film installations throughout the Tampa Bay region.

Our crews cover the bay area down to Venice and east to Orange and Seminole Counties and north to Hernando County.

Many homeowners have tried their hand at doing window film installs on their own.

Do It Yourself (DIY) window tinting may seem like a cost savings idea that is easy to perform but the reality is quite the opposite.

My argument here might not convince you one way or the other, but it’s worth the effort so indulge me the opportunity to discuss the various pro’s and ultimately the more important cons of DIY

Film availability:

DIY window film sold by big box hardware stores like Home Depot or Lowes is typically GILA Film manufactured by Eastman Chemicals.

These DIY films are limited in their appearance (silver, neutral reflective) and quality as well as performance characteristics.

Eastman Chemicals produces professional grade window film sold under the LLumar, Vista and Huper Optik brands.

These professional designed window films have a broad range of performance benefits, aesthetics and lifetime warranty.

All of the window films Advanced Film Solutions installs have been NFRC certified and our technicians and consultants are fully versed on which films are safe for installation on single pane, dual pane, tempered or insulated window systems.

Our techs have more than 20,000 installations of experience and are fully equipped with the right tools, ladders and scaffolding expertise.

We utilize film handlers and plotters to cut the window pattern so there are no jagged cuts or daylighting gaps.

We meet IWFA guidelines covering gaps or particles as well as visual clarity.

Doing the project yourself can be problematic in terms of the end result as well as the time required to do the installation yourself.

Obviously, an exceedingly small project like a door side panel might be satisfactory but imagine trying your inexperienced hand at a set of sliders or living room windows?

The bottom line:

It makes sense to have a window film installation done by professionals.

You will enjoy the benefits of heat rejection, UV elimination and decades of useful life at an economical investment that will pay for itself through energy cost savings.

Be smart and contact Advanced Film Solutions for a free estimate by calling our customer service team at:

Advanced Film Solutions

Toll Free: 877-575-3456
Tampa: 813.949.FILM
Sarasota Bradenton: 941-822-8841
Orlando: 407-843-9350
Pinellas County: 727-944-3456

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

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