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  • 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. […]
  • DOE Invests in Energy Efficiency Including Window Films
    This year, the Department of Energy (DOE) said it would invest $3 Million in five different areas to improve energy efficiency in commercial buildings.  Part of this investment includes window films.  According to Windowfilmmag.com: “Each project team, made up of strategically structured partners, will develop and verify the benefits and trade-offs of multi-system energy efficient technology packages (groups of technologies that improve efficiency across two building systems: envelope, lighting/electrical, plug, process, heating, ventilation, cooling, refrigeration, energy management and information, sensors and controls),” states the release from the DOE. In turn, commercial building owners will have a better understanding of overall […]
  • Super Service Award- What Our Customers Have To Say
    Companies can have the best product in the world, but excellent service is what sets the successful businesses apart from the others.  Carolina Solar Control of Raleigh, NC is an Angie’s List Super Service Award Winner year after year.  What qualities do you look for in a service company?  Technicians and installers who show up on time and take care to keep your home or business clean, teams who are courteous from start to finish, and a company that delivers goods and services at the prices they’ve quoted— these are all qualities you can expect from the team at Carolina […]
  • Security and Solar Protection Films Modernize Home Built in 1907
    On a recent installation, North Carolina window tinting company, Carolina Solar Control, had the opportunity to help modernize the windows of an older home in Chapel Hill, circa 1907, to today’s standards.  3M Ultra Prestige S70 was installed throughout to increase the solar performance and to add a layer of security where forced entry was a concern, or the inspector required safety glass.  The optical clarity of the film did not change the appearance,  so the historical charm of the home could remain in tact.  Not only was this an energy-saving solution for the homeowner, but it increased the security while maintaining […]
  • Raleigh Window Tinting Company Offers Film For Data Privacy In Office Spaces
    Casper™ Cloaking Technology by Designtex is an architectural film for glass walls that obscures digital screens to outside view. It acts as a smart shield to ensure data privacy while providing the peace of mind to collaborate freely in any working environment. This is a breakthrough that will unleash space design in the networked modern world. The Casper product offering also includes a suite of graphic patterns that provide an additional layer of subtle visual privacy. Our cloaking technology can either be used on its own or combined with one of these patterns to dial in the perfect balance of […]
  • New Apex Home in Popular Bella Casa Gets the Royal Treatment
    Carolina Solar was called in to add 3M Ultra Prestige S50 to all windows receiving direct sunlight and the Ultra S600 clear to the shaded and covered glass for safety and security upgrades as well as improving the energy efficiency of the home. Decorative film applications were also installed for added privacy and visual interest on the front door and bathroom glass. The SPR50 is a lightly tinted film offering glare reduction, unmatched heat rejection, and superior fade control. Not to mention it’s an 8mil micro-layered safety & security film rated for bomb blast, severe weather events, and home intrusion […]
  • Decorative Window Film—Big Applications
    The use of decorative window film in offices, schools, and commercial buildings creates a dynamic focal point, while affordably updating an older space. Carolina Solar, Raleigh’s authorized 3M Window Film dealer and installer, recently had the pleasure of working with Wake Tech on a 40’ x 10’ foot glass wall in the STEM department. Pictured here, we performed an application of window film using Dusted Crystal vinyl to create this custom-lettered design. What a statement! To request a quote on decorative window film for aesthetics in design as well as privacy, visit the Carolina Solar website, the trusted company that has […]
  • Window Film for Privacy
    Window Tinting technology from Carolina Solar of Raleigh, serves many purposes— enhancing safety and security, controlling the rays of the sun in indoor spaces, and increasing the comfort level while reducing energy costs for homes and businesses. Another perfect application for window film is to increase privacy while maintaining the aesthetic beauty of a space. Pictured here are two applications in which we used decorative window film to do just that. The frosted, etched, sandblasted, or patterned window film is perfect for windows and doors where privacy is required, yet light is still welcome. We perform this application in homes, […]
  • 3M Preserving Rock & Roll History with Window Film
    Thanks to 3M’s rocking window film technology, the artifacts in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum may have a longer life! The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum opened its doors in Cleveland, Ohio 25 year ago, and its mission is to “engage, teach and inspire through the power of rock and roll. It carries out this mission through its operation of a world-class museum that collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets this art form and through its library and archives as well as its educational programs.” This beautiful building is home to an impressive collection […]