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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 Johns 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 Johns 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 Johns 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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Car Window Tinting
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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 Johns 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 Johns 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 Johns 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 Johns 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.

04

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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Charleston to spend around $10M to fix drainage issues on Johns Island

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The City of Charleston says it is looking to spend millions of dollars to create a creek and additional wetlands to address street flooding and drainage issues on over 500 acres of Johns Island.Rather than paving the area over for the Barberry Woods Drainage Improvement Project, the city said it is opting for a more ecological approach.“Creating our own semi-natural creek system. It will look like a natural creek, even though we had dug it out,” Charleston Stormwater Management Director Mat...

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The City of Charleston says it is looking to spend millions of dollars to create a creek and additional wetlands to address street flooding and drainage issues on over 500 acres of Johns Island.

Rather than paving the area over for the Barberry Woods Drainage Improvement Project, the city said it is opting for a more ecological approach.

“Creating our own semi-natural creek system. It will look like a natural creek, even though we had dug it out,” Charleston Stormwater Management Director Matthew Fountain said. “Then, you would build a flood plain on either side of the creek that can hold water during storm events that would be built-in with natural vegetation.”

Photos captured the flooding following a heavy storm in the Barberry Woods neighborhood near Maybank Highway and River Road, which the project is named after.

City officials said the project will make the flooding drain faster and be less frequent.

Two homeowners who have been living in Barberry Woods since the mid-2000s said they love where they live, but a fix to their drainage problems has been long overdue.

“Once we do get the flooding, the flooding remains, and there’s no way for it to go,” homeowner Shannon Baker said. “It turns into a swimming pool scenario. I tried to get a vehicle out, and I did it a little too early, so I lost that [GMC] Yukon.”

“A week after I bought the house, my mother and my brother were visiting and came out onto my top porch, and they saw somebody kayaking past my house,” homeowner Kim Hicks said.

The city said a combination of developments downstream and blocked drainage ways are to blame for the flooding.

They also said the project was first inspired several years ago by the Dutch Dialogues. The city, along with the Historic Charleston Foundation, created the Dutch Dialogues in 2019 to discuss ways to work with the land that’s already there to reduce flooding risks on the peninsula, in West Ashley and on Johns Island.

“Don’t fix flooding in a way that eliminates what makes Charleston special,” Fountain said. “You need to find a way to do both. This is trying to find a way to maintain that rather than just paving the whole area over in concrete and asphalt.”

The city said they’re finishing the final designs and expect construction to start sometime in 2024.

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James Island Yacht Club Regatta ‘fantastic’ in return to normalcy over weekend

After being limited to just one day of sailing last June, the James Island Yacht Club regatta was able to get in two days of action over the Father’s Day weekend.The event was not without a slight hiccup as poor winds shortened the racing on Saturday afternoon, but the show did go on and the regatta was able to bounce back from having abbreviated festivities in 2020 (due to COVID) and the one-day of racing last year.More than 100 sailors participated in the 2022 regatta sailed in Charleston Harbor. Jay Browder, the Vice C...

After being limited to just one day of sailing last June, the James Island Yacht Club regatta was able to get in two days of action over the Father’s Day weekend.

The event was not without a slight hiccup as poor winds shortened the racing on Saturday afternoon, but the show did go on and the regatta was able to bounce back from having abbreviated festivities in 2020 (due to COVID) and the one-day of racing last year.

More than 100 sailors participated in the 2022 regatta sailed in Charleston Harbor. Jay Browder, the Vice Commodore of the James Island Yacht Club, said this year’s event was a return to normalcy.

“It was fantastic, a great two days,” Browder said. “It was really nice to return to the level that we have been accustomed to over the years. Sunday was perfect. We were able to get all of the races in and I think everyone left happy. Weather and winds play such a big part in these events and Saturday wasn’t the best day. But things went very well on Sunday.”

Browder said there were sailors from various clubs across South Carolina, as well as racers from Georgia, Florida and North Carolina in this year’s races.

“Great competition,” he said. “Being the first regatta in the series, it’s a special event for a lot of people who work hard to make this a successful event. The people at the James Island Yacht Club are fantastic.”

Special award winners in several divisions were announced after the racing.

Arabella Duer received the A.C. Hollings Perpetual Trophy from the ILCS 4 Class of boats. Jessica Koenig received the Clyde Easterling Perpetual Trophy as the SIOD first-place performer.

The award for the youngest JIYC sailing skipper went to Ellis Frampton in the OPTI White class. Charlie Frasch received the JIYC IOBG Award for the oldest sailing skipper. He competed in the Sunfish class.

The James Island Yacht Club regatta was the first of five local summer regattas that will be sailed over the next seven weeks. Next up will be the Hobcaw Yacht Club Regatta on July 9-10. The Charleston Yacht Club Regatta will be contested July 16-17, followed by the Carolina Yacht Club Regatta on July 30-31. The season will end with the Rockville Regatta on Aug. 6-7.

James Island YC Regatta winners:

Junior Course

Class 420 – Nash Allison/Stevie Paris

OPTI – Nina Bernthal

Main Course

ILCA 4 – Arabella Duer

ILCA 6 – Will Rucker

ILCA 7 – Glenn Walker

Sunfish – Charles Frasch

Y Flyer – Will Hanckel

Outer Course

E Scow – Robby Wilkins

Lightning – Scott Harris, Jim Harris, Isa Du Plessis, Mike Mergenthaler

Melges 15 – Will Van Cleef, Jennifer Oetgen

Island One Design – Jessica Koenig, Mike Miller, Sarah Harrington

VX 1 – Ken Corsig

Trident hospital owner eyes Johns Island for new facility with nearly $20M land deal

The owner of Trident Medical Center has set its sights on rapidly developing Johns Island for a new health care facility.An affiliate of Nashville-based HCA Healthcare recently paid nearly $20 million for 55 acres through multiple transactions on several parcels along Zelasko Drive between Maybank Highway and Cane Slash Road, according to Charleston County land records.The property will become part of Trident Health, which is owned by HCA, according to a spokesman.Christina Oh, president and CEO of the local system, whic...

The owner of Trident Medical Center has set its sights on rapidly developing Johns Island for a new health care facility.

An affiliate of Nashville-based HCA Healthcare recently paid nearly $20 million for 55 acres through multiple transactions on several parcels along Zelasko Drive between Maybank Highway and Cane Slash Road, according to Charleston County land records.

The property will become part of Trident Health, which is owned by HCA, according to a spokesman.

Christina Oh, president and CEO of the local system, which includes Trident Medical Center and other facilities in the Charleston area, said the region’s population is growing and Trident is looking to expand its services to island residents.

“As our community continues to rapidly grow, we look to respond by bringing needed health-care services to areas that are underserved,” Oh said. “James and Johns Island residents routinely have to drive 30 or more minutes to reach the care they need.”

She said Trident Health “can help fill that gap.”

Oh provided no timetable or cost for construction of a new facility on Johns Island.

“We look forward to working closely with community leaders and neighbors to get their ideas on what they need in their backyard,” Oh said.

In addition to the 321-bed Trident Medical Center in North Charleston, Trident Health also includes the 124-bed Summerville Medical Center and three freestanding emergency rooms at Brighton Park in Nexton, Centre Pointe near Tanger Outlets and Moncks Corner Medical Center.

The 135-bed Colleton Medical Center in Walterboro also is owned by HCA, a for-profit company that’s listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

HCA affiliate Johns Island MC LLC paid $17.2 million for almost 48 acres on 10 parcels last fall, according to the commercial real estate firm NAI Charleston, which represented the seller.

The sellers of most of the land were affiliates of the real estate development firm EYC Companies of Charleston, according to land records.

HCA also bought five smaller neighboring parcels in separate transactions from four individual landowners for a combined $2.28 million, according to recently recorded deeds.

The assemblage of several parcels, across from live Oak Square Shopping Center, extends along most of Zelasko Drive.

Johns Island has undergone rapid growth in recent years, especially with the booming housing market and influx of new residents to the Charleston region.

Several new housing developments as well as new retail and restaurant sites have sprung up in recent years on the island that’s partially in the city of Charleston.

About 23,000 people live on the island, according to the 2020 census. Roughly 12,000 of those reside inside Charleston city limits, according to city spokesman Jack O’Toole.

Part of the health care provider’s purchased acreage is zoned for uses such as a business park and general office development. The rest of it is not currently zoned, according to Charleston’s zoning map.

On the eastern side of Johns Island near the upscale communities of Kiawah and Seabrook islands along the coast, the Medical University of South Carolina is building a new facility.

MUSC Health Sea Islands Medical Pavilion will be at 1884 Seabrook Island Road down the street from the Harris Teeter-anchored Freshfields Village Shopping Center.

The healthcare provider’s website says double-digit population growth is anticipated on the sea islands over the next five years with a growing percentage of residents in the area over the age of 65.

“This growth, along with the islands’ geographic isolation, demographics and community health profiles, has created an urgent need for additional health care services in this part of the South Carolina Lowcountry,” MUSC says on its website.

MUSC says the new medical facility will provide “access to life-saving medical care in a new free-standing Emergency Room, with trauma rooms, fast-track triage, full CT scan and radiology services, full lab services and helipad.” The site also will offer primary care and outpatient services.

The $24 million project is expected to complete construction by 2023, according to MUSC when it announced the development last summer.

Johns Island residents speaking out after Charleston Co. considers 95-acre land purchase

JOHNS ISLAND, S.C. (WCBD) – A proposed land purchase on Johns Island is raising concern among some residents.Charleston County is considering buying 95 acres of land along Humbert and Main Roads for a temporary hurricane debris management site. The Charleston County Public Works Department first brought this proposal to County Council in late January.“I think right now the folks on Johns Island are primarily concerned about what impact, if any, this is going to be on their quality of life,” said longtime Johns...

JOHNS ISLAND, S.C. (WCBD) – A proposed land purchase on Johns Island is raising concern among some residents.

Charleston County is considering buying 95 acres of land along Humbert and Main Roads for a temporary hurricane debris management site. The Charleston County Public Works Department first brought this proposal to County Council in late January.

“I think right now the folks on Johns Island are primarily concerned about what impact, if any, this is going to be on their quality of life,” said longtime Johns Island resident Joe Boykin.

Public works officials said they were hoping to explore a number of uses for the land, including using it as a site to chip, haul or burn debris, using the curtain burning method. Officials are also looking into the possibility of using the land for a borrow pit site.

Multiple Johns Island residents spoke out against this proposal during the County Council meeting on February 1. Council tabled the decision and will revisit in a month.

“To tell you the truth, I think that our council members, they feel we need to back off of this because we didn’t have a whole lot of information, a lot of input before from the community and now that we are hearing from them, their voice is loud and clear to us,” said Councilwoman Anna Johnson.

Johnson said she was opposed to the purchase when she heard the plans. Johnson told News 2 she is inviting residents to join her at Council Chambers on Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. to discuss this matter.

County Council member Jenny Honeycutt released a statement on the matter. She said in part, “I have confirmed this afternoon (Friday) that burning is no longer being sought as a use for this site.”

Some Johns Island residents are planning to meet in the Berkeley Electric parking lot Saturday at 9:00 a.m. to speak out against the plan.

Officials with the Public Works Department said the land would be a beneficial purchase because it falls under the Asian Longhorned Beetle infestation quarantine area which would allow for processing of vegetative debris that is not allowed to be moved for fear of spreading the insects to new areas.

Boykin said he understands why the County would want to use this land but feels there needs to be more information on the potential impacts.

“We need to know a lot about what this incineration process is all about, what impacts it may have on air quality, water quality, noise. It could potentially impact folks that live nearby,” said Boykin. “I am withholding my position on this until I can learn more of the facts.”

Johns Island welcomes California luxury hotel company

Charleston remains a popular destination, and the city’s expanding luxury hotel scene reflects that trend.California-based Auberge Resorts Collection plans to debut its first planned luxury hotel in South Carolina come 2024 in the form of The Dunlin, located within the Kiawah River master-planned community on Johns Island.In partnership with real estate developer ...

Charleston remains a popular destination, and the city’s expanding luxury hotel scene reflects that trend.

California-based Auberge Resorts Collection plans to debut its first planned luxury hotel in South Carolina come 2024 in the form of The Dunlin, located within the Kiawah River master-planned community on Johns Island.

In partnership with real estate developer The Beach Co. and private investment and management company McNair Interests, the project is set to have a January groundbreaking.

“The Dunlin will offer an unforgettable escape where guests can immerse themselves in the pristine natural setting of Johns Island and the culturally rich attractions of Charleston,” Auberge Chairman Dan Friedkin said in a statement.

The Dunlin property will include 72 cottage-style guest rooms and suites and 19 villas, as well as a main lodge and porch, great rooms and a library lounge. Amenities encompass a pool with cabanas, full-service spa, community farmstead, and access to the community’s Spring House riverfront swim and fitness facilities.

A riverfront restaurant with outdoor deck will also be available, as will two event spaces, including a 10,000-square-foot indoor-outdoor event hall.

“We are pleased to partner with Auberge Resorts Collection to create The Dunlin, which will be one of the most remarkable new resorts in the country,” Beach Co. CEO John Darby said. “Auberge has a terrific track record of creating the most unique hospitality experiences in the world, and this endeavor’s intimate setting will bring highly personalized service with a coastal experience inspired by the local environment.”

Built into the Kiawah River community, which puts emphasis in natural surrounding elements, The Dunlin will consist of 2,000 acres of land with 20 miles of riverfront nature trails and marshlands. Guests will be able to participate in nature excursions on the property, including fly fishing, crabbing and boating, as well as paddle boarding, hiking and biking.

Architect Robert Glazier was chosen to design the resort, and Amanda Lindroth of Lindroth Design will lead the interior design of the property.

Construction financing was provided by United Bank’s Charleston offices.

Auberge Resorts Collection has 22 other hotels and resorts across the globe, recently winning accolades from Travel & Leisure’s 2021 World’s Best and Conde Nast’s 2021 Readers’ Choice awards.

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