Safety & Security

January 15, 2013

Window Film Tax Credit Gets Approved by Congress

The International Window Film Association sent out a press release last week about the new Congressional approval of a tax bill called the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, which will let homeowners receive tax credits for energy-saving upgrades to homes, including window films. The press release states the following: International Window Film AssociationWashington, D.C. – January 15, 2013 — Congress has just given American homeowners a chance to keep more of their hard-earned money with tax credits for energy efficient upgrades planned for 2013, or made in 2012. Window Film is eligible for the tax credits approved by Congress […]
February 15, 2013

Window Films Improve Energy Efficiency in Schools

According to, “the nation’s 17,450 K-12 school districts spend more than $6 billion annually on energy — more than is spent on computers and textbooks combined. As much as 30 percent of a district’s total energy is used inefficiently or unnecessarily. By being more energy efficient, schools can help prevent greenhouse gas emissions and improve the students’ learning environment. School districts can and have used the savings from improved energy performance to help pay for building improvements and other upgrades that enhance the learning environment.” In an article recently featured on, we learn that: Schools are constantly weighing […]
March 15, 2013

Subtle Window Film Application Makes Big Impact

Carolina Solar Control of Raleigh had the privilege to complete a job a for Duke this past week. We started this huge project in October of 2012. On the Learning Center Grand Wall– a thirty foot by fifty foot wall– of one of Duke’s new medical pavilions, we cut custom graphic arches from Dusted Crystal Vinyl, and applied it to the wall. The subtle look creates a huge impact! We contracted the job through Poblocki Sign Company, and Sunbelt Rentals of Raleigh helped us reach the top! In the picture, you can see Jason and Larry on the lift. There is […]
March 15, 2013

Commercial Window Film for Aesthetics and Light Management

On a recent commercial window tinting project for Wake Med North, Carolina Solar used a 3M Opaque White window film for aesthetics and light management. This film is part of the 3M Fasara Decorative Series films, and it specifically allows for customization of privacy and appearance, while still allowing light to come in from room to room. For commercial window tinting, interior or exterior, visit Carolina Solar’s website for a free quote. Carolina is your 3M Window Film dealer and installer of the Carolinas with offices in Raleigh, Wilmington, and Myrtle Beach!