Frost Bands: How to Add Style and Privacy to Your Office Space


If you’re tired of looking at your office space and want to spice things up without disrupting the open design of your workspace, then frost bands might be the solution you need to add style and privacy to your office space. What are frost bands? Frost bands are translucent bands that attach directly onto glass doors, walls, and windows to give the impression that they are frosted when they’re not. Frost bands can also cover up scratches on glass panels and make them look new again while also helping to block out sunlight that shines through windows or glass doors during the day.

What are Frosted Bands?

Frosted bands are a type of decorative window film that includes an opaque, crystalized design. They can be cut or formed into any shape. The bands can be used as a partition between two offices, or even just for privacy in an open-concept office. If you want your company logo on the frosted film, we can use what is known as a plotter to cut out the shape. We at Carolina Solar Security can also use the plotter to create custom designs to add some style to match your brand!

Why use them?

Glass doors and walls look amazing. They make spaces seem larger, brighter, and more welcoming. But they can also make your staff feel uncomfortable. Imagine sitting in your all-glass office and seeing someone come by and stare in at you like a fish in a bowl. It’s just uncomfortable! But frosted bands can give your staff the exact amount of privacy they need to feel comfortable in your space.

Many office spaces use frosted bands, especially if they have floor-to-ceiling glass windows or doors. And it’s not hard to understand why, because the benefits of using decorative frost are plentiful:

  • It provides privacy without blocking out natural light from entering the space through the glass.
  • It’s cost-effective by decreasing heating and cooling costs by rejecting excess heat.
  • It can include company logos as part of a custom design.
  • And much more!

Where do you get them?

For more than 35 years, Carolina Solar Security has been installing decorative frosted window films across the state of North Carolina. As an authorized 3M window film dealer, we only offer the highest quality films available. And of course, that includes frosted window film products from the industry-leading manufacturers at 3M.

Beyond great products, we offer stellar professional installation services and project management. We make it our mission to make the window film installation process as easy as possible for you. So, just tell us what you need, when you’re available, and we’ll handle the rest.

What to consider in a vendor?

We have been installing frosted window film for businesses in North Carolina for decades. So it’s safe to say that we have the experience, training, tools, and know-how to help you with any frosted window film project you may have. Whether it’s adding privacy or style to your office space or creating a custom design that will impress staff and visitors, our team is ready.

But if you’re not in our region and looking for high-quality installation, we want to help you find the right fit.

You’re looking for a partner that can deliver superior quality at competitive prices. It’s simple, right? Not so fast. You also want a reputable company that provides solutions that make sense for your facility and get the job right the first time. Ultimately, you want an expert team with experience doing it well! And we’ve got exactly what you need. So, if you can’t work with Carolina Solar Security, make sure you’re working with an experienced installation company that has certifications to back their claims up.

Got an idea for frosted window film bands?

If you’re in search of frosted window film for your business, Carolina Solar Security is here to help. We can help you find products for any type of building—from offices and hotels to retail spaces and more. Frosted films are a great option for businesses that want to add style without sacrificing privacy, so if that sounds like what you’re looking for, we’d love to hear from you!

Frost Bands: How to Add Style and Privacy to Your Office Space2022-12-01T05:11:54+00:00

Dual-Reflective Window Film: What Is It?


Finding a happy medium between a beautiful view and privacy is a challenge that just about every business owner faces. We all love a room or lobby with big, expansive windows and the natural light they let in. They make your employees and clients feel the warmth of the sun and appreciate the effort you’ve put into making your space memorable. But, like almost everything else in life, big windows come with a catch-the possibility of unwanted eyes looking inside.

Luckily, you don’t have to choose between privacy and the view any longer. Dual-reflective window films are available to create that happy medium for you. But how does it work, and is it worth it? Keep reading to find out.

How Dial-Reflective Window Film Works

Dual-reflective window film works by filtering light before it enters your space. This film will reject up to 99% of UV rays to prevent damage to your interiors, filter excess infrared light to keep you cool, and allow the appropriate amount of near-infrared rays into your space. NIR rays warm up your space but carry less energy than visible light and are not as likely to cause heating issues.

Privacy & Appearance of Dual-Reflective Window Film

Privacy is a major concern for all business owners. Who wouldn’t want their staff and clients to feel safe in their space? Highly reflective window film will protect the privacy of your business, staff, and clients alike. It is made reflective when visible light touches its surface and is reflected back. For those outside your business, your windows will look like a black mirror. On the inside looking out, they are simply clear windows.

You may also want to consider applying two layers of dual-reflective window film. The biggest difference between single- and dual-reflective window films is that with single reflective, you can see outside but not inside. With dual-reflective, you can see both ways; but in low light conditions, such as during nighttime, direct sunlight isn’t present to create reflection on the inside surface of your windows.

Energy Savings

Dual-reflective window film is widely known for its energy savings benefits. The unique composition of these films allow near-infrared rays into your space to warm it, while rejecting as much infrared light as possible. Infrared rays carry a great amount of energy and can quickly overheat your business. Instead of allowing infrared light to take over a space, dual-reflective window film’s unique composition filters it out. But the film will allow for the transmission of near-infrared light, infrared light’s less energetic cousin. Because NIR rays carry less energy, you don’t have to blast your AC system to stay comfortable.

Where To Get It

There are a few things to look for when choosing the right dealer. First, and most importantly, you need to make sure that the installer has experience working with dual-reflective films. Dual-reflective window films are specialized products, and we will always recommend finding a certified, experienced installer.

Carolina Solar Security, Your Dial-Reflective Film Go-To

At Carolina Solar Security, a division of AP Corp, we provide warrantied and certified installation for homes and businesses throughout coastal North Carolina. For everything from decorative film to dual-reflective film, you can count on us.

Carolina Solar Security is a 3M™ Authorized Prestige Window Film Dealer in Wilmington, NC. We have been providing North Carolina homeowners and business owners with window tinting solutions since 1985 and never stop working to bring our customers the best products paired with the most skilled window film technicians. Reach out to us for your free quote today!

Dual-Reflective Window Film: What Is It?2022-03-29T16:26:13+00:00
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