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Oct

Bathroom Makeover on a Budget

When buying or selling a home, potential buyers always look to the kitchens and bathrooms to amaze and impress. Whether you are looking to remodel some areas of your house for your own enjoyment or to improve the resale value, a bathroom makeover doesn’t have to break the budget!  Consider a bathroom shower glass makeover …

15
Oct

The Spontaneous Glass Breakage Phenomenon

Just last week, Good Morning America had a story about “spontaneous breakage.” What exactly is it, and how can you prevent it? Spontaneous glass breakage is a phenomenon by which ‘toughened’ or tempered glass may spontaneously break without any apparent reason. Here are some of the causes: Minor damage during glass installation, whereby larger cracks …

15
Jul

Daylight Redirecting Film in Raleigh

3M Daylight redirecting film utilizes micro-replication to redirect light that would have originally hit the floor a few feet from the window, up onto the ceiling, helping to light the room as deep as 40 feet from the window.  Normally daylight redirecting film is placed on windows six feet above the floor for in order …

15
May

Window Film Saves Energy and Money

This spring, the International Window Film Association (IWFA), discussed the many benefits of professionally-installed window film in Modern Builder + Design Magazine. Darrell Smith writes: Professionally installed window films offer a variety of benefits, depending on the type of film that is installed. Window film products are rated by the National Fenestration Rating Council for …

15
May

3M Night Vision Window Film Reduces Heat and Glare

Carolina Solar Control of Raleigh NC recently had the task of reducing excessive heat and glare for Labcorp. Night Vision 15 was installed on the skylights and the next shade lighter ( NV25 ) on the main entrance wall, click here to request a free quote. Call on Carolina Solar—your authorized 3M Window Film Dealer …

15
May

Decorative Window Film Adds Privacy & Visual Interest

Often times, at Carolina Solar, we get requests for decorative window film applications for privacy or architectural design. Pictured here is a decorative film, called Glazed Morocco.  These films have the ability to completely transform the look and feel of ordinary glass and for a fraction of the cost.  Beautiful when viewed by day or …

15
Mar

New Restaurant Enjoys Great Views Inside and Out

New restaurant, PG Werth’s in Raleigh, NC, is a place where you can enjoy Southern cuisine with a contemporary flair. Chef Hamm wanted his patrons to enjoy the view looking out at the city and wanted people passing by outside during the day to see the inside of the restaurant. However, client comfort was also …

15
Mar

Two Window Tinting Applications in One Southern Pines Commercial Space

Carolina Solar Control, Raleigh’s premiere residential and commercial window tinting company, recently had the opportunity to help First Bank in Southern Pines with two distinct window film applications to serve two distinct purposes. 3M Night Vision 35 window film was used on all exterior glass for heat and glare control from the sun, creating tenant …

15
Mar

Replacing Older Window Tint Adds Light and Saves Energy

Replacement of older window film on office building windows will not only save in commercial energy costs, but new 3M window film will also harness more natural light of the sun. Some older generations of window tinting films from the early 1990’s used metals and darker tints, but new light is being shed in commercial …

15
Mar

New 3M Architectural Finishes and Surface Designs

For the sleek feel and look of metal, the coolness of stone, or the rustic warmth of wood grain, architects and builders are not thinking faux…they are thinking fantastic! 3M DI-NOC architectural surface finishes now feature over 500 designs at a budget-friendly price. Some of the benefits of these decorative films include: Aesthetics – DI-NOC …

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