The city of Raleigh is the capital of North Carolina, part of the Research Triangle Park area and home to North Carolina State University. Like many of the suburbs surrounding Raleigh, the city has a humid subtropical climate with hot, muggy summers spanning from June through August and very mild winters with between 4 to 6 inches of snow in January and February. Raleigh averages 213 days of sunshine per year and has a record high temperature of 105 degrees. The climate and weather conditions of Raleigh and the surrounding areas are a perfect fit for 3M’s Sun Control Series of window films to control heat and reflect UV rays.

The crime index in Raleigh is 11, which means Raleigh is safer than 11% of cities in the nation. The average number of crimes per square mile is 123 in Raleigh, compared to the national average 26. The majority of crimes are property crimes, such as auto theft, burglary and theft. The chance of being impacted by a property crime is 1 in 30, compared to the state average of 1 in 39. To protect your home or business, Carolina Solar provides 3M’s Safety and Security window films in Raleigh.

Carolina Solar is Raleigh’s premier window film provider. Just a few of our projects for Raleigh window film include:


SECU Bicentennial Plaza


For the SECU Bicentennial Plaza, Carolina Solar installed 3M’s Sun Control Series Night Vision 15 Dual Reflective window film. This window film was selected to reduce infrared rays that heat up the interior of the building and to reduce glare throughout the plaza building.

National Research Center


The objective for the project at the National Research Center was to protect the public from spontaneous broken glass incidents. Spontaneous broken glass can occur due to minute imperfections in tempered glass. A number of high-rise buildings in the United States and abroad have experienced this issue. To protect the public should a spontaneous broken glass incident occur, Carolina Solar installed 3M’s Clear Security Film.


North Carolina State - Biltmore Hall


Biltmore Hall at North Carolina State is equipped with older single-pane glass windows. This type of window glass is inefficient at reflecting UV rays and infrared rays, causing the building to experience heating from the sun and people inside to be exposed to harmful UV rays. Carolina Solar installed 3M’s Sun Control Prestige 50 window tint to enhance energy efficiency by reflecting away heat from the sun and UV radiation.