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In today's hectic, always-on-the-go world, having a car is essential for transportation around the city. It's hard to imagine life without a car. Without them, you wouldn't be able to make it to work, the grocery store, the laundromat, or important events like your children's sports events. Having a vehicle is a necessity these days because we use them so much, but many car owners don't make strides to protect their investment or what might be inside that investment.

Aside from purchasing an extended warranty for your car, one of the best ways to protect your car is with professional vehicle window tinting in Daniel Island, SC. What a warranty won't do, however, is boost curb appeal, reduce sun glare, block harmful radiation, protect your valuables, and provide privacy 24-hours a day.

At Troop Films LLC, we specialize in the finest ceramic window tints and certified paint protection films in South Carolina. We have been installing tints and paint protection film for several years and are always improving our techniques. As true window tinting experts, we have had the pleasure of working on so many different types of vehicles - from multi-million-dollar sports cars to junkers barely worth a grand. Doing so has allowed owner and certified installer Stephon Troop to refine his window tinting game and master techniques like clear bra installation. Today, he has a full-service team behind him, ready and waiting to serve loyal customers just like you.

Unlike some of our competitors, we take meticulous steps to ensure we provide the best work possible on your vehicle. We don't believe in taking shortcuts just to save a few cents. Instead, we go the extra mile to ensure all our customers are satisfied, whether it's completing special request projects or simply taking the time to ensure our work is done right. Whether you own a vintage Ferrari or a busted-up Ford, we aim to provide the highest quality car window tinting around.

When we say we're detail-oriented, we mean it. Here are just a few reasons why customers choose Troop Films for their car window tinting in South Carolina:

  • We remove vehicle parts like blinker covers to ensure dirt and grime aren't trapped.
  • We use computers to make sure your tint or coating is installed properly and precisely.
  • We remove emblems and badges so that we can wrap underneath them, giving your car more protection.
  • We wrap all edges of our ceramic window tints, so your job is seamless, and your tint remains effective year-round.

Curious about how we protect so many cars in South Carolina and the metro Daniel Island area? Expertise, customer service, and affordable prices are just the start. Our excellence starts at the top - here are a few words from Troop Films owner, Stephon Troop.

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Stephon and his wife, both originally from the chilly state of Pennsylvania, moved to Daniel Island, SC, for the warm beach weather and friendly Lowcountry residents.

Though Stephon now has many years of car window tinting under his belt, his training was completed under one of the best car window tint installers in the United States. Installing window tints, paint protection films, and ceramic coatings alongside during this time helped Stephon learn all the techniques and tricks needed to succeed. After training up north, Stephon continued to learn in Texas, where he became a certified paint protection and window tint installer. Since that time, Stephon has mastered even more car protection techniques to offer his customers a comprehensive list of services.

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Here is a simple truth: not all vehicle window tinting services are equal. Sure, you could spend a few bucks on a DIY window tinting kit, but going this route almost guarantees trouble. From unsightly fading to film bubbles, these offer the bare minimum in protection. With subpar quality, these kits also peel very quickly, causing you to spend more money to re-apply or have your tint professionally installed.

Speaking of window tinting services, few companies in South Carolina combine professional applications with the highest quality window tint film available. That's what sets Troop Films apart from other window tinting businesses - quality film, expert application, meticulous attention to detail, and the best customer service available.

Unlike some of our competitors, we use SunTek ceramic window tinting film, which is among the best in the industry. This technologically advanced product line provides outstanding, top-of-the-line films. With ceramic technology, infrared rejection and solar performance are enhanced, resulting in a non-metal construction that doesn't cause interference with portable or onboard electronic devices.

Our SunTek ceramic tint options come in a range of nine darkness levels. Each shade of tint has an ultra-attractive appearance, is non-reflective, and helps prevent color changes. With this fantastic film, you, your passengers, and your vehicle's interior are protected from 99% of UV rays from the sun. With outstanding infrared and heat rejection properties, your vehicle's interior comfort remains cooler and more comfortable all year long.

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Most Common Reasons to Tint
Your Vehicle's Windows

Here are just a few of the most common reasons why South Carolina vehicle owners choose Troop Films for window tinting:

Privacy

Privacy

When we ask our customers why they want to tint their windows, privacy is often first on their list. When you begin to think about it, it makes sense. Why allow other drivers to invade your privacy when you can keep prying eyes off of your identity and personal belongings? It's not unreasonable to want privacy for you and your family while you're driving. You never know who you will pull up next to at a red light, and with our vehicle window tinting services in Daniel Island, SC, they don't have to know you either.

Style

Style

There's something inherently cool about having your windows tinted. Even if you're not trying to impress anyone with your car, having your windows tinted helps give it a refined, modern look, which enhances curb appeal. If you're getting tired of the way your car or truck's exterior looks, spice it up a little and bring it into Troop Films for professional window tinting. We think you will be happy with the results.

Comfort

Comfort

Have you ever sat down in your vehicle in the middle of summer, after it's been sitting outside all day? It feels like your car has turned into an oven. Sometimes, it can get so hot in your car that it's hard to grip the steering wheel. As you probably already know, summers in South Carolina can be brutal. When the temperatures heat up in the Lowcountry, your vehicle traps most of that heat, causing interior temperatures to reach unsafe levels. But when you have your windows tinted with Troop Films, your car will stay cooler in the spring and summer. With ceramic film, glare from headlights and streetlights is also reduced, meaning you can see easier without having to strain your eyes. More comfort and more safety - what's not to love?

Health and Safety

Health and Safety

When you think about car window tinting, most folks don't think about the health and safety benefits involved. But when it comes to you and your passengers, safety should be top of your list. High temps in your vehicle, usually caused by UV rays, are a safety concern not only for your skin and eyes but for your car's safety mechanisms. This is especially true for your airbags, which can be damaged and left inoperable when interior temperatures are high enough. Obviously, that's a huge safety risk.

Fading Dashboard

Fading Dashboard

Over time, your vehicle's dashboard will take a beating when your car is left out in the sun. The combo of harmful UV rays and high heat can ruin dashboard materials, leaving them cracked, faded, and in need of repair. Fixing your dashboard can be a costly endeavor. However, doing so can be avoided with high-quality ceramic tints from Troop Films.

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Benefits of Vehicle Window Tinting
in Daniel Island, SC

If you're still on the fence about ceramic window tinting for your vehicle, consider
the following benefits of our SunTek films:

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  • Unrestricted Communications - some window films contain traces of metals, which can cause interference with devices. Our metal-free films won't interfere with your cell phone, GPS, satellite radio, or other electronic devices that you use while driving.
  • Resistant to Color Changes - Our technologically-advanced window films are scientifically created to give you an attractive, non-reflective appearance without color fading.
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty - You read that right - when you buy window tints from Troop Films, your products are covered by the manufacturer against peeling, adhesive failures, changes in color, cracking, and delamination. Some restrictions do apply.
  • Precise Installation - When you work with Troop Films, you can have peace of mind knowing your window tint will be applied seamlessly and accurately. That's because we have access to core pattern-cutting software that trims your window film tightly. With our precise installation, you can rest easy knowing your tint will fit the make, model, and year of your vehicle like a glove.

The Ultimate Protection: Car
Window Tinting and Paint
Protection Film in Daniel Island, SC

They say the first cut is always the deepest, and that's certainly true when it comes to your vehicle. Few things are as frustrating as getting out of your car, only to realize that a stray rock has dented your favorite car or truck. Dents and scratches from road debris like rocks and even acids from bugs all take their toll on your vehicle's overall appearance and value. Along with UV rays, "road rash" from winter salt, sand, rocks, pebbles, branches, and more will compromise your vehicle's integrity and can mean lower resale value.

If you're looking for total protection from heat and UV rays as well as road debris, we recommend car window tinting in Daniel Island, SC along with our paint protection film application. Paint protection film, also called your vehicle's clear bra, provides a shield of protection from road rash, preserves your car's paint job, increases its longevity, and can increase its resale value. Paint protection film is very useful for everyday use, especially if you're driving on the highway or simply want to protect your favorite car. Clear bras are also helpful for work vehicles, which often receive dents and scratches due to the nature of their work.

At Troop Film, our SunTek paint protection film is among the highest quality films in the industry. Common application areas include:

  • Vehicle Paint
  • Door Handles
  • Headlights
  • Rear Fenders
  • Front Bumpers
  • Mirrors
  • Hoods
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Our paint protection films are completely reinvented products that merge the hydrophobicity of ceramic with premium, self-healing paint protection film. Common benefits of having your vehicle protected with paint film include:

01

Endurance

Your car's finish will stay flawless and fresh with our car protection films, which shield against salt, rocks, insects, and other debris.

02

Resistance

Our HydroResist top-coat protection boosts your vehicle's stain resistance by limiting dirt and water accumulation on your protection film's surface.

03

Self-Healing

It sounds too good to be true, but our films really do heal themselves by using the heat from the sun or your vehicle's engine.

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Look Great

Our paint protection films are available in high gloss and matte finishes, leaving your car with outstanding optics and clarity.

Have Questions? We've Got Answers!

In addition to the highest-quality car window tinting products, our customer service team excels at answering any questions you may have. We're here to help in any way and can even help determine which kind of protection is best for your vehicle. Call, text, or fill out the inquiry form on our website. Before you know it, your car will be super-stylish and even safer to drive with the help of Troop Films LLC.

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Bulldogs’ Fall Schedule Revealed

STARKVILLE, Miss. – Next month, Mississippi State’s men’s golf program will begin its pursuit of a fifth NCAA Tournament appearance under head coach Dusty Smith. The Bulldogs revealed the fall portion of their schedule on Monday, with the first of four tournaments beginning on Sept. 7.“It’s always our goal to play a challenging schedule against great competition and to test our game on courses that will prepare us for championship season,” Smith said. “I feel ...

STARKVILLE, Miss. – Next month, Mississippi State’s men’s golf program will begin its pursuit of a fifth NCAA Tournament appearance under head coach Dusty Smith. The Bulldogs revealed the fall portion of their schedule on Monday, with the first of four tournaments beginning on Sept. 7.

“It’s always our goal to play a challenging schedule against great competition and to test our game on courses that will prepare us for championship season,” Smith said. “I feel this schedule allows us to do just that. We look forward to starting this journey.”

State opens the season at the Frederica Cup, hosted by Vanderbilt in Sea Island, Georgia. Sea Island is also the annual home of the SEC Men’s Golf Tournament, though that event is played on a different course. The Bulldogs will play three rounds of stroke play at Frederica Golf Club over the two-day event.

MSU then turns its focus to its conference foes. After the success of last year’s SEC Match Play event, the league is holding the SEC Fall Preview on Sept. 25-27 at Old Overton Club in Birmingham, Alabama. This is the same course that annually holds the Jerry Pate Intercollegiate, which graduate studentFord Clegg won in 2020.

State returns to Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Arkansas for the Blessings Collegiate Invitational on Oct. 3-5. The event will be broadcast live on the GOLF Channel from 3:30-6:30 p.m. CT each day. The Bulldog men and the Bulldog women will compete side-by-side on the same course. Both programs played in the inaugural event in 2020, with the men finishing ninth.

To conclude the fall, MSU will travel to Charleston, South Carolina, for the Daniel Island Intercollegiate on the Ralston Creek Course at Daniel Island Golf Club. The final fall event was first hosted by Charleston Southern in 2021.

For more information on the Bulldog golf program, follow on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram by searching “HailStateMG.”

Beresford Creek Bridge replacement project delayed by permitting

The Beresford Creek Bridge replacement project was slated to be underway in June of this year. However, the bridge’s timeline is still in limbo and continues to stretch beyond its expected start and completion time frame.The bridge, road and hydraulic designs are 100% complete, according to the city’s Director of Public Service, Tom O’Brien. The only hold up right now is that the utility relocation permits are being reviewed by the Army Corps of Engineers and S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control’...

The Beresford Creek Bridge replacement project was slated to be underway in June of this year. However, the bridge’s timeline is still in limbo and continues to stretch beyond its expected start and completion time frame.

The bridge, road and hydraulic designs are 100% complete, according to the city’s Director of Public Service, Tom O’Brien. The only hold up right now is that the utility relocation permits are being reviewed by the Army Corps of Engineers and S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control’s Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource management.

“There’s nothing we can do,” O’Brien said. “We’ve submitted all of the information and (the permits) are in que for review. We’re just kind of at their mercy… Unfortunately, we’re kind of in a waiting process.”

O’Brien noted that the permit status is being checked upon weekly at utility coordination meetings. He said the delay is not due to any complications but simply the volume of permits the agencies are currently processing.

Once the permits are approved, the city will initiate the bidding process and a contract will be awarded. O’Brien indicated that a typical bid period lasts up to 30 days.

Once the bidding is complete, construction is slated to take 8-10 months. During that time frame, which could start as early as this fall or late as winter or the beginning of 2023, the bridge will be fully shut down and untraversable for motorists, cyclists or pedestrians.

The newly constructed bridge will feature two 11-foot lanes and 4-foot shoulders and an 8-foot multi-use path. There are no changes to the $2.5 million project’s cost or other engineering specs. The funding for the project will come from the city’s general fund. Neither SCDOT nor Charleston or Berkeley County have any ownership in the project.

The bridge replacement’s goals include: replacing the load restricted bridge to allow un-restricted vehicle access; improving corridor bicycle and pedestrian mobility; minimizing environmental impacts by maintaining existing alignment and increasing opening below bridge for improved hydraulic flow.

However, the bridge’s replacement does come with an inconvenience fee to residents and commuters. The on and off ramps for I-526 East and West will be the only means of entering or leaving the island for business, recreation or emergency evacuation.

In 2019, an inspection conducted by the South Carolina Department of Transportation yielded findings of deterioration on one of the bridge beams. The weight limit was reduced to 10 tons per vehicle with 5 tons per axle. The original bridge, designed by Thomas & Hutton Engineering, was constructed in 1994-95 of concrete and timber.

After SCDOT’s assessment three years ago, which included an emergency installation of a steel plate for support, it was determined that it needed to be replaced within one to five years. Inspections have continued to occur monthly to ensure that the bridge is safe at its current load.

Building to Building: 20 Fairchild Street

Can you smell the aroma? The building was made for coffee lovers, literally.The structure at 20 Fairchild St. was built in 2017 specifically for a Starbucks, following a survey in The Daniel Island News stating that’s what 88% of residents polled wanted.Since then, the site has since matured into a Class A, mixed-use, 12,000-square-foot facility that is still home to the national coffee chain, Beacon Community Bank and Sweetgrass Plastic Surgery. Previously, Bin 526 Wine Bar was a fixture as well, which closed due to the ...

Can you smell the aroma? The building was made for coffee lovers, literally.

The structure at 20 Fairchild St. was built in 2017 specifically for a Starbucks, following a survey in The Daniel Island News stating that’s what 88% of residents polled wanted.

Since then, the site has since matured into a Class A, mixed-use, 12,000-square-foot facility that is still home to the national coffee chain, Beacon Community Bank and Sweetgrass Plastic Surgery. Previously, Bin 526 Wine Bar was a fixture as well, which closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020.

Beacon Community Bank is a Charleston-based FDIC insured institution that accepts deposits, and loans money for both personal and business needs.

When asked what the most important thing to know about their business, the business said: “Beacon is a local bank built on relationships and service. One hundred percent of Beacon’s decisions are made here in Charleston and we give back to our community. This includes Beacon’s Board Members who are active members of the Charleston community. ‘It’s not my bank, It’s not your bank, It’s our bank!’”

When asked what they like about doing business on Daniel Island, the business said: “Daniel Island has been so welcoming to our bank. There is a great sense of cooperation between the residents and local businesses, which makes networking within the community easy and beneficial. The tailored banking experience we offer here at Beacon fits perfectly within this tight knit community.”

Branch manager Silva Goxhaj is the best point of contact. Goxhaj can be reached at (843) 364-9613 or emailed at [email protected]

Sweetgrass Plastic Surgery specializes in plastic surgery and offers a medical spa.

When asked what the most important thing to know about their business, the business said: “At Sweetgrass Plastic Surgery, we treat every patient as if they are family. Our offices are warm and inviting. Our goal is to ensure that everyone leaves us feeling beautiful, confident and empowered. After all, patient satisfaction is our greatest achievement and best advertisement!”

When asked what they like about doing business on Daniel Island, the business said: “Daniel Island is fantastic because of how unique this tight knit community is. Having a location here gives Sweetgrass Plastic Surgery the exciting opportunity to become part of a growing community and even more important, the Daniel Island family.”

Practice manager Vicky Tolbert is the best point of contact. Tolbert can be reached at (843) 471-1135 or emailed at [email protected].

Starbucks regional management was contacted for this article, but was unable to be reached by publication. The location is said to be the largest Starbucks in South Carolina, according to property owner Mike White, Broker-in-Charge of Charleston Industrial, LLC.

DI Rotary new president looks to cement foundational impact

Derek Epperson is a family man, a businessman and a fisherman. The Indiana native also is the Rotary Club of Daniel Island’s newest president at the helm of the philanthropic organization.On July 1, Epperson assumed the leadership role that was held by Mary Jo Romeo for the past year. Epperson will hold the position until July 1, 2023.He moved to Charleston in 2015 from Kentucky, where Epperson had moved after college to pursue a career in pharmaceuticals. He’s been involved in the pharmaceutical business for the pa...

Derek Epperson is a family man, a businessman and a fisherman. The Indiana native also is the Rotary Club of Daniel Island’s newest president at the helm of the philanthropic organization.

On July 1, Epperson assumed the leadership role that was held by Mary Jo Romeo for the past year. Epperson will hold the position until July 1, 2023.

He moved to Charleston in 2015 from Kentucky, where Epperson had moved after college to pursue a career in pharmaceuticals. He’s been involved in the pharmaceutical business for the past 23 years and for the last seven years, he’s been planting his roots deep in the soil of the Lowcountry.

After Epperson arrived in the area in June 2015, four months later in October he joined the club. “I just love that (Rotary) is so service-oriented,” Epperson said. “They are a very vibrant club that is out doing great things for the community.”

In the early beginnings when Epperson first came aboard, he held the board position of public image director. Since then, he has been part of a slew of community service projects and food drives, especially around the holidays when money, time and resources are tight.

Aside from being the incoming president, he has also served as Mr. Sunshine, a role he launched to bring a bit of laughter to the club’s weekly meetings.

“Derek Epperson is a phenomenal Rotarian and leader,” Romeo said. “He is smart, strategic, kind and thoughtful... Derek has always been willing to step up and serve the club and our community.”

When Epperson was nominated by the board for the job, making him the 21st president in the club’s history dating back to 2001, he was humbled. “One of my mottos in life is to always try to leave something a little better than the way you found it.”

Epperson is aware that the clock is ticking on his newly established presidency. Under the club’s bylaws, every president gets one year in office with no consecutive terms.

This year, Epperson said the club’s focus will be on a big project initiative. Every three to four years, the club will look to do a project that betters the community like a park, memorial or garden – something that can be given back to the community for all to use.

Epperson’s goal is to lay the foundation of the next project for his successor. He hopes and intends for this tradition to be carried onward like a legacy for years to come.

For the foreseeable future, Epperson said he will put his best foot forward in all aspects of life. “I’ve got a full-time job and a full-time family. I typically try to take an hour or two each day in the morning or evening when I get home to stay caught up on any email communications or phone calls.”

Epperson lives on Clements Ferry Road near the Point Hope subdivision. When he’s not meeting the demands of running a nonprofit, he’s watching movies with his wife, Shannon, son, Gus and daughter, Maisie. Or eating out as a family at Dog & Duck, their favorite dining spot.

Rotary club holds one membership meeting a week and one board meeting a month. Next week, the club is traveling to Charleston City Hall for a fellowship event.

The next club meeting will take place Aug. 3, featuring guest speaker Nick Wong, executive director of the Maritime Association of South Carolina.

Later next month on Aug. 17 the club will be paid a visit from Rotary District Governor Bob Gross.

Daniel Island’s rotary club is made up of 94 members. Their satellite club on the Cainhoy peninsula, launched in 2021, currently has 14 members.

DHEC, SCDNR urge residents to not keep wild animals as pets

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control and the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources urge South Carolinians not to keep wild animals as pets.To protect people and wildlife, DHEC and SCDNR have teamed up to share information about the risks of keeping wild animals as pets. Wild animals live in nature and are not domesticated, meaning they’re not tame or kept as a pet or on a farm. Keeping wild animals as pets in some cases may be illegal, and puts the owner and others who encounter the animal a...

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control and the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources urge South Carolinians not to keep wild animals as pets.

To protect people and wildlife, DHEC and SCDNR have teamed up to share information about the risks of keeping wild animals as pets. Wild animals live in nature and are not domesticated, meaning they’re not tame or kept as a pet or on a farm. Keeping wild animals as pets in some cases may be illegal, and puts the owner and others who encounter the animal at risk of injury or getting diseases such as rabies.

Rabies is a deadly disease for animals and people. If a person is exposed to the rabies virus, their health care provider can recommend a series of shots as a treatment that helps prevent the person from becoming sick with rabies. While this treatment can be life-saving, the cost for receiving these shots can be more than $10,000 per person.

The best way to protect yourself is to do what you can to prevent possible rabies exposure. DHEC and SCDNR recommend that you protect yourself and others by:

? Leaving wildlife alone and not keeping wild animals as “pets.”

? Not approaching an animal in need. Contact a wildlife rehabilitator for the type of animal in need. Deer, fox, and coyote rehabilitators require a special permit issued by SCDNR. A registry of rehabilitators, maintained by SCDNR, is available at bit.ly/3IQhqKG.

? Contact your local animal control for stray and feral cats and dogs, a wildlife control operator for nuisance wildlife, or a wildlife rehabilitator for sick and injured wildlife.

? Never touching wild or stray animals with your bare hands.

? Vaccinating pets and livestock against rabies. By law, all dogs, cats, and ferrets must be vaccinated. You can find low-cost rabies vaccination clinics at bit.ly/3aNrSpz. It’s also recommended that livestock receive their rabies vaccinations as well.

In South Carolina, the most common animals to test positive for rabies are wild animals, such as raccoons, skunks, foxes, and bats. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises that a skunk, raccoon, fox, or bat that bites someone should be euthanized

and tested for rabies as soon as possible. While cats and dogs may be able to undergo quarantined observation for a specific time period to determine whether they contracted rabies, holding wild animals for observation isn’t a safe option because it’s not known how long it takes for rabies symptoms to appear in different types of wild animals. And since there is no approved rabies vaccine for wild animals kept as pets, even vaccinated wild animals will be treated as unvaccinated.

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