Safety & Security

August 15, 2014

Raleigh Window Tinting Company Used Window Film In Unique Way To Help An Area Business

Lowes Foods in Holly Springs, North Carolina, had a unique lighting issue, which required a unique solution. The Problem: LED lighting used to beautifully display flower arrangements in the flower case presented a very harsh lighting situation for customers entering the store. The Solution: Raleigh window tinting company, Carolina Solar Control, was able to help the client by installing 3M Fasara Milano, a semi-transparent light-diffusing window film by 3M®. For more information on 3M window film solutions and window tinting for your home or business, contact Carolina Solar Control & Security, your authorized 3M® Window Film dealer of the Carolinas with […]
August 15, 2014

Paper and Cardboard: Not a Viable Solar Control Solution

This is an all too familiar scene… sun glares into an office building window, and employees take it upon themselves to fix the problem, using recycled copy paper, shreds of cardboard boxes, and the ultimate factotum of DIY home & office improvement…duct tape. Well, Carolina Solar, your authorized 3M Window Film dealer and installer of Raleigh/Durham, Wilmington, and Myrtle Beach, has a host of better solutions when it comes to sun control. Carolina Solar will evaluate the situation, and provide a cost-effective window film solution to decrease glare, radiant heat, and damaging UV rays, while still allowing natural light to […]
September 15, 2014

Break-In with No Glass Breakage?

Here are some incredible pictures that homeowners of a recent break-in shared with us. Window Film was installed in 2007. Intruders literally kicked the door and the jamb to splinters, and the glass did not break! Police surmised that the intruders were going for the lock sets, but even with that much force the window held. Durham police and the residents were astonished at the glass staying intact during this event. These photos show the unbroken glass held together by the film and the attachment system. Typically, glass will break, but be held in place by the safety film. If […]
March 15, 2015

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 spaces by replacing older window film with newer, lighter 3M heat and glare control films. This was the case with The United Way in Honolulu, Hawaii. “A renovation of the building in the early 1990s included the application of a tinted window film, which by […]