I can't say enough good things about Carolina Solar Control. These are the folks at Woodwinds Industrial Court in Cary, NC. This is the second job I've had them do for me. The sales team is very prompt, responsive and knowledgeable. The prices are very competitive. The office staff is pleasant to work with about scheduling and contact. The install team is first rate - very skilled, professional, neat, and efficient. Also, they will back up what they do. I had an item come up on the first job they did for me because I changed my mind about something. No problem. They came back and made everything the way I wanted it. They were really supportive and responsive. If I think of any more window film projects, I'm going right back to them. 100% recommended by me! — Paul C., Cary, NC
The whole process was awesome. From the prompt estimate to the masterful installation, everyone involved did a fantastic job and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Carolina Solar. — Isaac S., Durham, NC
We met the Carolina Solar Control representative at the last home show. She was very informative, but not pushy. When I called for an appointment, she was very professional and provided all the information that we needed and a written estimate. March 4th was a snow/ice event north of Raleigh and Carolina Solar Control called to say the installer was trying to get to work but would be late and we were given a new installation time. He arrived right at the new time and went immediately to work, being careful to cover everything that could get wet during the installation. He explained the entire process as he worked and went over all the information needed to care for the window. He cleaned up after himself and replaced the grid in the window. The entire installation took much less time than I thought it would! The window looks just like it did before and no sun glare! — Aileen W., Raleigh, NC
Everything done as explained by sales rep. I was very pleased by the professionalism and the high quality of service. They exceeded my expectations. — William S., Raleigh, NC
I am completely satisfied thus far with the windows. The installer did a great job. He was professional, punctual, and cleaned up after the job. I will use and or refer others to your company in the future. Thanks. — Don., Clayton, NC
I wanted to let you know that we got our electric bill for July and in comparison to July 07 we saved $100 for one month! Our quality of life within our house has improved greatly, and everyone who comes to our house immediately notices the difference. When the thermostat is set at 75, our house IS 75. And our air conditioner seems to never be on anymore – it was on full blast 24/7 before we got the film installed. I am now a walking advertisement for your company! Thanks again! ‐ Kristina, Raleigh, NC
In September of 2008 Carolina Solar Security installed 3M Prestige film on the windows of the Cameron Art Museum Gift Shop. The entire process, from inquiry to installation, was quite pleasant and efficient.
Mr. Galeucia, the sales representative, was courteous, informative and patient with our decision-making process as well as prompt with scheduling once we decided to go with the Prestige product. Likewise, the installation crew was prompt and efficient.
The result was an unnoticeable visible difference and an obvious reduction in glare and heat. I recommend both the product and the service to anyone considering window tinting. — Johnnie M., Wilmington, NC
Thank you for the installation of window film in my private residence in Chapel Hill. I am extremely pleased with the entire project from estimate to finished product. You arrived on time for my estimate and you provided me with excellent guidance in choosing the 3M window film that best matched my specific needs. My greatest concern was the sensitivity of my eyes to bright light, and I am pleased with the choice of the Prestige Series PR 40 film. We installed PR 40 on the windows in my master bedroom and bath, my family room, and my kitchen area: all key rooms and all with both southern and western exposures. All of these rooms have been too bright throughout the year and too warm in the summer, despite adequate air conditioning.
Your crew (Jason and John) arrived promptly at the set appointment time. They were courteous, low-keyed, and easy to have in my home. I was comfortable leaving the house while they were here. They were thorough and neat in their work. Maintaining my home would be a pleasure if I could count on having gentlemen such as Jason and John.
I will not hesitate to have additional work down with Carolina Solar Security, Inc. I congratulate you and your staff for the company you have built. &mash; Elizabeth A., Chapel Hill, NC
We are very pleased. The rooms where applied are cooler. Whole operation was very professional. ‐ Charles, Pittsboro, NC
We are pleased with the solar film and we really appreciated the fact that Darrin noted the type of windows that we have and concluded that the safety film would be redundant. We were able to save some money on the film without the safety features. That kind of honesty and customer service orientation is appreciated. We would be very comfortable referring others to you. ‐ Joan, Carolina Beach, NC
I had some high entrance way front foyer windows and a lower transom and front door sidelights tinted with 3M Prestige 70 window film from Carolina Solar Control.
I was looking to have some high front entrance foyer windows tinted to help eliminate the heat gain I was getting in the cavernous open space of my staircase. I received quotes from Sun Protection of Cary and I had also reached out to Carolina Solar Control of Cary. I chose to go with the 3M Prestige Series 70 window film through Carolina Solar because I liked the clarity of that film and I was mostly interested in reducing the heat gained from the west afternoon sun. My installer was punctual and very skilled at applying film. I am a former employee of a major window manufacturer in the Midwest so I know all their is to know about windows, glass, low E etc… I was impressed, as I watched the installation, at how matter of fact it was for him to apply the film – which showed me he had plenty of experience doing this work. He was very respectful of my house and belongings. My installation occurred on a cloudy day (today) so I have not yet experienced the temperature difference I anticipate I will notice with my window film.
For the record, my experience with both companies through the product pitching and quoting processes was very pleasant There are minor pro’s and con’s to each advertised product. Price was not a big factor in my decision. I’m sure both competitive products perform in a similar fashion. I just decided that the clarity of the product and the advertised performance of the 3M film was what I would go with. Overall, my experience with Carolina Solar Control as a company has been impressive. Now I will wait to see if my product choice to use the 3M brand is as impressive. ‐ Dean and Ollie H., Cary, NC
So far there is no bubbling or any issues with the window film, and with the heat coming we are looking forward to having it help with the cooling costs. Jason was so great to work with and was so respectful of our new home. I would recommend him to anyone on installation of your products. — Sharon C., Raleigh, NC
Outstanding product and service from start to finish. One of the most professional companies I have had the pleasure to have work done by since I moved into the Raleigh area. Honestly can see and feel the difference in our home since I the film installed. EXTREMELY HAPPY with these foks and would highly recommend them to anyone considering solar film installed. — John G., Wake Forest, NC
Outstanding. The first visit to inspect the job and develop a quote happened on time and took very little time. The installation was forecasted to take between 2 to 2 1/2 hours and it was completed within 2 hours. My home was left in an as clean condition as before. Very happy with the work. — William C., Raleigh, NC
2 windows done in 1 h 45 min in our piano studio. Technician did a perfect job. Films are completely invisible. I can recommend this company. — Hendrik S., Raleigh, NC
Rep came out for estimate per agreed upon schedule. Walked us through the different options and gave us a quote for the work. Then subtracted a discount because of Angie's List membership!
We did get other quotes but this was the best and we liked the 3M product the best.
We scheduled an appointment date and time and the installer arrived exactly when expected. Installation took about 1.5 hours and the work was done as anticipated. The installer was professional, cleaned up, and was courteous. We would recommend this company. — Mark M., Cary, NC
Applied decorative film to double front door, security film and decorative film to back door and decorative film to bathroom window.
Great service! Susan was very helpful in helping us decide what we wanted. Took less than a week to get it installed. Very professional! Everything is beautiful! ‐ Donna C., Pittsboro, NC
The technician arrived on time, fully explained the process and completed the installation in a timely manner. He explained the care needed of new film and possible issues that might arise, and to feel free to call with any problems. They did a great job! — Catherine W., Raleigh, NC
A few weeks ago the incident happened that I had been dreading – a golf ball plowed into one of my windows and I was not home to witness the event which meant I was also not able to confront the errant golfer who committed the crime. I discovered the broken window by happenstance as I was walking around the house working in the yard. I came across a golf ball, not an uncommon site as my home backs up to the 150 yard marker on the 27th fairway at Magnolia Greens Golf Plantation. However, I usually find the balls in my backyard, not on the side of house. I knew that finding a ball on the side of the house was a very bad sign because that meant the golfer had really hooked the ball badly and probably with a lot of power. Upon finding the ball I instinctively looked up and was horrified to see a shattered second story bedroom window. My first thought was concern for the integrity of my home and exposure to the weather. Because the window was on the second story I couldn’t tell much from the ground so I immediately went upstairs to inspect the damage from inside the house. What I found when I entered the bedroom containing the broken window was astonishing! I could see that the ball had completely broken through the first layer of the double pane window in the sash. However, although the second pane was shattered as well, the 3M Scotchshield Safety & Security film had completely held the glass together with more than acceptable integrity.
Prior to this incident I had often fretted with anxiety about how quickly I would have to act if a window were broken. I would wonder how quickly I could find someone to replace it. Knowing how quickly the weather can change in this area and how fierce the storms can be I didn’t want to be without a window pane for even a short period of time but knew that might be a possibility given how many golf balls were hitting my house on a regular basis. You had told me during the installation of the 3M Scotchshield Safety & Security film of the unique properties of this product and how it would hold the glass together during just such events as happened to me. I can’t tell you how much comfort it gave me to find that wasn’t just a sales pitch but a solid reality and quality trait of this great product.
It gives me great peace of mind to know that in the event of another golf ball incident, a storm occurrence, or other similar disaster, I can probably expect that my windows will hold together and protect the interior of my home from the elements long enough for me to arrange for the proper repairs. In the case of this particular event, it has taken me over four weeks to order the new window sash, install the solar film and get the new window in the frame to replace the damaged unit. The interesting part of this is that I would not even have considered putting in the new window glass without first having you put the replacement 3M Scotchshield Safety & Security film on the new glass. To have done so would have exposed the new glass to breaking and not protected by the 3M Scotchshield Safety & Security film which I now consider to be an indispensable part of my window packages from here on out. Further, I felt very comfortable leaving the damaged but still sealed and functioning broken unit in the window frame until I had the complete replacement ready to install in its place.
I was very impressed with the professionalism with which you presented the 3M solar film product to me during the construction of my home and felt very comfortable doing business with you. Now that I have had a chance to truly experience the full extent of the value of the product you sell I can tell that my confidence in you and the product you sell was well placed. Thanks for everything. — James, Leland, NC
We’re happy with the film installation and should have done it sooner. :-) It’s been a pleasure working with you and Carolina Solar. We’ve had quite a bit of work done in our home over the last several months and, unfortunately, haven’t been able to say that about most of the companies we’ve done business with. Working with Carolina Solar was a very positive experience. — Vicki, Apex, NC
Thank you! The installation was very professional, and we are already benefiting from the reduced glare in several rooms. — Rob & Brandi, Southern Pines, NC
Carolina Solar Control came to our home to give us an estimate on installing window tint – “film” on many of our windows. We have paintings and oriental rugs we wanted to protect and have successfully used this type of tint in other homes. We were very impressed with everyone involved in the process and chose them for the job. From start to finish and follow-up, they were professional, careful, considerate and did a beautiful job. We would definitely use them again and recommend them highly! They met and exceeded our expectations! ‐ Clare N., Wake Forest, NC
We engaged Carolina Solar Control to perform work at our home and at our business. The quality of the work was very good as was the timing for completion. We would definitely recommend working with Carolina Solar Control in the future. — Scott C., Raleigh, NC
The whole process: sales consultation, installation and performance have been better than we expected. Everyone was prompt, on time and quite knowledgeable. 3M Premium Product has really reduced the heat buildup in our south facing breakfast area and thereby, the rest of our home. We are very pleased! — Frank B., Raleigh, NC
We are enjoying our film, and the whole experience of working with Carolina Solar Control has been an excellent ones. I saw your products about a year ago at the Home Show, and knew that we might have a use for it after we built our home. Everyone has been wonderful to work with, and we appreciate all of you. I’ll be happy to post a positive comment online (although I’ve never done it before)!
Thanks for your service. We will promote your business to our friends, and know that it has done wonders for our “issues” here! — Anne T., Raleigh, NC