Safety & Security

May 15, 2014

What a Difference 3M Night Vision 15 Window Film Makes!

Carolina Solar Control recently helped The Salvation Army Center of Hope in Raleigh, North Carolina with heat and glare issues using 3M Night Vision 15 Window Film. As you can see in the photo above, the glass-covered building faces the sun, which caused glare issues and inside temperatures to soar during the day. Carolina Solar Control installers, Jason Smith and Larry Rhodes, noticed a 10 degree temperature drop after the High Performance film was installed, going from room to room. Directors and staff are very happy with the immediate reduction in heat and glare. If you or your staff are […]
June 15, 2014

UV Damage to Skin and Eyes Can Occur Indoors?

According to experts at the International Window Film Association (IWFA), the answer is yes, if your windows aren’t properly tinted. Non-tinted windows allow dangerous ultraviolet (UV) rays to pass through to occupants in cars and buildings. “If you’re sitting next to a window with sunlight streaming in, you’re at risk for UV damage to your skin and eyes,” said Darrell Smith, executive director of the IWFA. “Window film brings automatic and continuous protection indoors without the need to take action in the form of sunblock,” added Smith. The IWFA is a nonprofit group representing the many benefits of window film […]
July 15, 2014

Window Films for Storm Protection

With Hurricane Arthur, the first named storm of the 2014 hurricane season, off the East Coast, Carolinians have been gearing up for an active storm season. 3M Safety and Security Window Film installed by Carolina Solar is a smart solution for protection of your home or business during hurricane season. According to the International Window Film Association, “Security films are Mother Nature’s match. Able to withstand extraordinary wind and force, security film helps prevent entry of water and wind-borne debris, providing superior protection 24-hours a day. Disasters can strike with little or no warning; security films are always ready.” 3M […]
July 15, 2014

9 Benefits of Commercial Window Film

Carolina Solar Control & Security, your authorized 3M Window Film dealer and installer in the Carolinas, has been helping builders, architects, and commercial property owners enjoy the benefits of 3M Window Film since 1985. Following are nine major benefits of commercial window film: 1. Lower HVAC operating costs 2. Lower utility demand costs 3. Utility rebates 4. Improved tenant comfort 5. Improved aesthetics; uniformed appearance 6. Improved safety and security 7. Extended A/C equipment life; valued alternative to adding more HVAC equipment 8. Increased privacy 9. Daylight redirection film (cast natural light up to 40Ft. into buildings interior) Visit to request […]