Sun Control

June 15, 2013

Residential Window Tinting- Tools of the Trade

Since 1985, Carolina Solar, your authorized 3M Window Film dealer and window tinting specialist in Raleigh, Wilmington, and Myrtle Beach, has been helping residents reduce glare in their homes, prevent fading of furniture, flooring, and accessories, and decrease combat rising energy costs. At a recent BNI meeting, one of Carolina Solar’s owners, Jim Arnesen, was asked to bring in a tool or two of the trade when describing his business to the group of professionals. Jim brought in two unique devices– a BTU meter, which is a device he uses to measure heat, and a UV meter, which measures the […]
August 15, 2013

New Area Bank Gets Window Film Treatment

Carolina Solar, your authorized 3M Window Film Dealer and Installer of the Carolina’s, had the opportunity to work with First Bank of Southern Pines.  For this installation, we used two types of films– 3M’s NV35 (Night Vision Series) for the dormers and 3M Milano Film on all the interior office doors.   Night Vision window films help block the sun’s damaging UV rays, reduce glare and reject up to 71% of the sun’s heat. These darker shaded films are designed to reject solar heat that is produced from visible light, while providing significant glare relief. Night Vision films allow 15% to […]
August 15, 2013

3M Window Films Replace Existing Film for a Beautiful View

Here is a project, where we had to first remove some existing window film before installing 3M PR70. This film is a product in the 3M Prestige Series, and is used for its reflective qualities as seen in the illustration below. As you can see from the project pictures, this space had a tremendous amount of window space–3600 square feet of windows!
August 15, 2013

Stay Young, Prevent Skin Cancer…. Yes, Use Window Films!

We knew that window films prevented much of the sun’s harmful UV rays from fading furniture, floors, art, and household accessories. But, how much can window films help your skin stay younger looking? Can window films possible help prevent skin cancer? According to, they sure can! Here’s what they have to say about the subject: Ultraviolet radiation can travel through car and home windows, where it can contribute to the daily accumulation of sun exposure that can lead to skin cancer and photoaging. UV-blocking films can not only protect you against this exposure, but can offer other benefits as […]