Wilmington NC’s largest and most experienced 3M™
authorized window tint dealer and applicator

Who We Are

Carolina Solar Security, a division of AP Corp, is the greater Wilmington, North Carolina area’s largest and most experienced 3M authorized dealer and applicator of high-performance window film. We employ professional, 3M certified window tint installers that live right here in our community. We do not send contract workers into your home or business, only courteous and respectful installers.

Since 1985, Carolina Solar Security has guaranteed satisfaction, from the free consultation to the final installation. We take a consultative approach to finding the best solution to save on energy bills, protect your family or employees, as well as your assets, and also create a comfortable environment.

Our wide range of window tinting products includes sun control films, safety & security films, and decorative films that vary in color, tint density, and heat rejection capabilities. With UV rejection as high as 99.9 percent and infrared rejection up to 97 percent, our films reduce the two leading causes of fading. You can rest easy with professional installation of 3M window films and 3M window tinting by Carolina Solar Security.

We provide a complete analysis of every window, test film samples in your space, and create a no-obligation proposal. Our professional installation qualifies you for a full factory 3M warranty and a performance guarantee

Bill Valway


Chris Fong

Principal Engineer

Luke McLawhorn

Partner & Operations Manager

About Our Parent
Company, AP Corp

AP Corp was founded in 2001 by our CEO, Bill Valway, in his parent’s garage as an automotive tinting business. In the years that followed, he added related services and certified staff members to meet the growing demand for our services. Tinting cars quickly evolved into tinting windows for homes and businesses, providing commercial and retail vehicle wraps, and offering commercial graphics. Just 20 years later, AP Corp has become the 7th largest window film dealer in the United States.

Our Core Values

Be Curious

Be Better

Be Fearless



(910) 805-8056

Request an Estimate

Request an estimate for home or commercial window tinting in Wilmington NC, Jacksonville, NC, Southport, NC and surrounding areas in North Carolina. Let us know what products or services you are interested in and one of our window tint specialists will be in touch.