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  • Window Film for Both Safety and Sun Control
    3M’s innovative Ultra Prestige Series Window Films give you the best of both worlds – sun control and safety. This unique window film was designed to give homeowners both safety from break-in attempts or natural disasters and sun protection from the sun’s damaging UV and infrared rays. The Ultra Prestige Series is made of 28 micro-layers of clear, tear-resistant window film that gives you the ultimate in security and superior sun protection. Let’s take a closer look: Superior Sun Protection 3M Ultra Prestige Series films give you superior sun protection. It blocks heat, prevents hot spots and reduces damaging UV […]
  • Prevent Birds from Flying Into Glass Building, Feather Friendly Technology
    Did you know? As many as one billion birds die every year in North America due to collisions with windows, glass and buildings. This represents about 10% of the bird population and is the second leading cause of bird death in North America. Birds are a vital part of our ecosystem and along with bees, help pollinate many of our important food crops. As many as 2,000 species of birds help pollinate crops across the continent. This is why preventing bird collisions and deaths has become such an important issue. Prevent Birds from Flying Into Glass Building, Feather Friendly Technology. […]
  • What Type of Privacy Window Film Should I Choose?
    When you’re looking at choosing a privacy window film for your home, office or commercial space, there are four main types to choose from: Solar/Sun Control, Frosted Appearance, Privacy Mirror and Decorative window films. The one you select is determined by what your needs are for the space and the look and feel you want in your space. Here is a breakdown of the four types and the positives and negatives of each option: 1. Solar/Sun Control Window Film – The benefits of this window film is that it blocks heat and offers up to 99% protection from UV rays. […]
  • 6 Benefits and Uses for Gradient Window Films
    Gradient window films by Solyx and 3M Fasara give you a number of ways to customize your commercial space. Gradient window films are particularly useful for office spaces with glass walls where you want to have some privacy and separation while allowing light to flow through the space and maintain an open, airy atmosphere. Gradient window films come in all kinds of sizes and configurations and can also be cut to customize the look and feel of your space. Let’s take a look at the six benefits and uses for gradient window films. 1. Keep personal spaces private while allowing […]
  • 5 Strategies to Reduce Your Year-Round Energy Costs
    Reducing energy costs is not only good for your wallet, but good for the environment too. When you reduce energy costs, you are also reducing your energy consumption and lowering your carbon footprint. What’s good for the planet is good for your utility bill, too. Here are 5 strategies to reduce your year-round energy costs. 1. Turn off the HVAC – When weather allows, usually in the spring and fall, turn off your HVAC completely. Spending as much time with the HVAC off as possible helps you save money on heating or cooling your home unnecessarily if the outside temperature […]
  • Privacy Applications for Glass Films: Decorative and Functional
    Privacy Applications for Glass Films: Decorative and Functional. When you want to add privacy to glass shower doors, bathroom windows, glass office partitions, storefronts, office spaces and window or door panels, you don’t have to go the expensive route with etched glass. Did you know there are decorative window films specifically made to add design and privacy to any space or glass application? 3M has a number of options and even better, window films are virtually maintenance free and fingerprint resistant while adding both fun and function to your space. Let’s explore some of the ways 3M can give you […]
  • Bird Safety and Window Films
    It’s estimated that between 100 million and over a billion birds die every year from flying into windowpanes in the United States. Why such a large range? Because scientists have a hard time estimating bird strikes based on hard data alone as many occur at homes and various office buildings across the nation. Birds flying into windows of buildings and homes is a serious issue, especially for threatened or endangered species. While the jury is still out on just how much bird window strikes impact conservation efforts, there are ways to help this issue. First, Bird Safety and Window Films […]
  • How Do I Keep My Wood Floors From Fading?
    When you invest in hardwood floors or invest in restoring your wood floors, you want to keep them looking their best for as long as possible. That means avoiding fading that can make your floors look dull and dated way before their time. Here are some practical ways to keep your wood floors from fading: Use Rugs – Use rugs and other temporary floor coverings in areas where the floor gets a lot of sunlight through windows. The rugs will absorb the fading UV rays from the sun and keep the floor underneath in good condition. Move the Furniture – […]
  • Happy National Window Film Day
    Celebrate a Solution to Save Energy and Gain Health and Safety Benefits Top elected officials across the nation are proclaiming April 30th as National Window Film Day. The purpose is to help educate consumers and commercial building owners about a solution to save energy and gain health and safety benefits, according to the International Window Film Association (IWFA), a nonprofit group representing the many benefits of window film from leading manufacturers, distributors, and dealers.  Carolina Solar Control , the Raleigh area’s Premiere Elite Prestige Dealer located in  Cary, North Carolina, has been tinting the windows of homes and businesses since 1985.  Carolina […]
  • Premiere Elite Dealer & Prestige Dealer Network: What Does That Mean To You?
    Carolina Solar Control is a Premier Elite Dealer & a member of the Prestige Dealer network.  What exactly does that mean to you? 3M Prestige Dealer Network, which is our most prestigious network has access to our full product offering including our top tiered products: 3M™ Window Film Prestige and Thinsulate Series. This network of dealers are committed to the highest quality and service standards. They have been professionally trained and certified to deliver superior installation backed by 3M’s comprehensive warranties. These dealers service a larger area than the city they are located in and will travel outside their home office to service customers. […]