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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 Summerville, 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 Summerville 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 Summerville, 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 Summerville, 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 Summerville, 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 Summerville, 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 Summerville, 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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Summerville backtracks on plan for paid parking at city garage

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCSC) - Summerville town leaders have decided to keep parking at the city parking garage free, at least for now.Many residents spoke out against a plan to change the free garage into a pay-to-park facility when they learned town leaders were considering that option.“We were really worrying that our customers wouldn’t come, and they wouldn’t feel as welcome to come,” Hanebrink Jewelers manager Alicia Suarez said.Summerville Town Councilman Russ Touchberry said there were repairs ...

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCSC) - Summerville town leaders have decided to keep parking at the city parking garage free, at least for now.

Many residents spoke out against a plan to change the free garage into a pay-to-park facility when they learned town leaders were considering that option.

“We were really worrying that our customers wouldn’t come, and they wouldn’t feel as welcome to come,” Hanebrink Jewelers manager Alicia Suarez said.

Summerville Town Councilman Russ Touchberry said there were repairs that needed to be done to the garage and they needed to figure out how to fund that. Many options were discussed and paying for parking was one of those options.

The community has come out to several different sessions to share their thoughts. At one of them, Touchberry said he took two pages of notes. He said it was “fantastic” to hear from business owners and citizens who use the parking garage.

“The heart of town right here, the businesses are thriving, they’re doing very well, they’ve rebounded from covid,” Touchberry said. “We have new investment, new restaurants, new shops, and all of the concerns expressed that this may, paying for parking, charging for parking in our parking garage, could disrupt the momentum. And we did not want to disrupt the momentum.”

Diane Frankenberger is the owner of People, Places, and Quilts, which has been open for 33 years. She says although there’s room for parking improvements in the town, she’s grateful that the downtown area is booming because she says it hasn’t always been that way.

“Right now, we’ve got a parking problem, and if they started to charge for it, it would just make it worse,” Frankenberger said.

Some are now thanking the Town for listening to their concerns.

Katie Marodis is the shopkeeper at Everything Chic. When she heard that their customers might have to pay to park, she said it was distressing. Now, she says she’s delighted that their voices were heard.

“Listen to the voice of the people, those who are speaking the loudest,” Marodis said. “The merchants are very important to the climate of the town, and what people love, especially this area right here in the downtown.”

While parking will remain free for now, Touchberry said he doesn’t want to make any guarantees for the future.

Touchberry said Mayor Ricky Waring told him he would not put the item on the council agenda. Touchberry doesn’t anticipate another council member will, but if they do, he doesn’t believe it would have any support across the board.

Touchberry encourages all citizens to continue to approach Summerville officials with feedback.

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Multi-use pathway wanted in Summerville; how it affects Highway 61 improvement plans

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCSC) - People that live in Dorchester County are raising safety concerns for cyclists and pedestrians ahead of next week’s South Carolina Department of Transportation’s public information meeting.This meeting will discuss future improvements for Highway 61, but some people are not satisfied with the current plan.The ...

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCSC) - People that live in Dorchester County are raising safety concerns for cyclists and pedestrians ahead of next week’s South Carolina Department of Transportation’s public information meeting.

This meeting will discuss future improvements for Highway 61, but some people are not satisfied with the current plan.

The SCDOT’s Rural Roads Safety Project’s purpose is to improve safety for a section of Highway 61 between Boone Hill Road to Bacons Bridge Road in Dorchester County. South Carolina currently has the highest traffic fatality rate in the country, according to the SCDOT website,

Pete Poore, Director of Communications for SCDOT, says he wants this project to help solve that.

“The main goal is safety,” Poore said. “The idea is to prevent run-off the road crashes and save lives. These techniques have proven to reduce crashes and fatalities by 50%, so we hope even more, if possible.”

Some of these improvements will include rumble strips, guardrails and wider shoulders. However, people that live along this road say they want the SCDOT to prioritize their safety without a car before when they are in a car.

Erica Malachowski, a Legend Oaks resident and leader for Bike/Walk Summerville, says she worries for the kids’ safety when getting to school.

“Our main safety concerns really aren’t just about vehicle crashes,” Malachowski said. “Our safety concerns are, really, connectivity on this road. We have, last year, about 7,000 people that live in this basically 3-mile stretch. We all can’t connect to each other. There’s no safe way for children to ride their bike to any of the four schools that are on this road without a chance of being hit by a car.”

Alan Saracina, a Summerville resident and cyclist on this road for 20 years, says the current roads are extremely unsafe.

“It’s not that bad for vehicles, but it’s horrible for bicycles and for people to walk on or to push a stroller on or to ride your bike on,” Saracina said. “I mean, there’s no shoulder, there is a small rumble strip that you kind of have to dodge, you’re dodging potholes, and you got to watch for cars and dump trucks. It’s like, really, the most unsafe section of the road there is.”

The SCDOT says they do not have a multi-use pathway on their to-do list, but it could come from the Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments once they get the funding.

Daniel Brock, BCDCOG regional strategist, provided this statement when asked about the project:

“While a desirable goal for this dangerous stretch of highway -- which saw 243 crashes in a recent four-year period – is a shared-used path, there are other cost-effective measures that could potentially be considered in the meantime as part of SCDOT’s proposed safety project. Some examples, such as sidewalk replacement, lighting and crosswalks would greatly improve safety, connectivity and access for Dorchester County residents in this rapidly growing area, who have a chance to voice their views online via the project website or during an in-person public meeting next week.”

Sandy O’Keefe, Summerville resident and another leader for Bike/Walk Summerville, says she is ready to share her thoughts at the meeting next week.

“This is a residential area,” O’Keefe said. “This is not a major highway. There’s cars that fly up and down this road like it’s a major highway, but it’s not. It’s residential. There needs to be some sort of access for kids to be able to ride their bikes to school and walk to school.”

The SCDOT will hold a public information meeting about these improvements on July 14 at Ashley Ridge High School from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The public can write comments online, by mail or in person at the meeting.

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Summerville Publisher Honored Among Top 50 Women Leaders of South Carolina for 2022

Women We Admire just announced the Top 50 Women Leaders of South Carolina for 2022, naming author and publisher Susan Kammeraad-Campbell as an awardee.Each year the publication chooses honorees based on their dedication to their profession, tenacity, discipline and perseverance as well as women who have “defied limitations and broke[n] through glass ceilings, helping to change today’s landscape of professional women.”Kammeraad-Campbell is the publisher and editor in chief of Joggling Board Press (JBP), an inde...

Women We Admire just announced the Top 50 Women Leaders of South Carolina for 2022, naming author and publisher Susan Kammeraad-Campbell as an awardee.

Each year the publication chooses honorees based on their dedication to their profession, tenacity, discipline and perseverance as well as women who have “defied limitations and broke[n] through glass ceilings, helping to change today’s landscape of professional women.”

Kammeraad-Campbell is the publisher and editor in chief of Joggling Board Press (JBP), an independent press founded in 2003 and dedicated to the publication of books in the spirit of the South. Under her leadership, JBP has published more than 30 books of fiction, history, photography, nature and memoir, titles that consistently earn top national awards and critical acclaim.

Kammeraad-Campbell has mentored more than 40 interns and apprentices in the literary arts and taught hundreds through workshops and master classes in writing and creative thinking, using innovative methods that bypass the usual approaches to teaching writing. Her work as a journalist at the Medical University of South Carolina sparked her interest in neurology, a pursuit that gave her insight into how the brain works – specifically, how we tap into our most creative thoughts, what triggers memory, and what gives us pause to recalibrate a memory through the portal of reflection. Her techniques have proven to work again and again to spirit writers to delve into the deepest crevices of their creative minds. The writing generated through this process is often stunningly powerful, yielding insights anew, creative connections unanticipated.

In addition to her work in publishing, Kammeraad-Campbell served as executive director of D.R.E.A.M., Summerville’s Main Street program, shortly after moving to the area with her young family in 1997. She has been a community organizer, strategist and analyst working with the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the Riley Center for Livable Communities, the Community and Regional Resilience Institute and local and county governments. She was named Oxford, Ohio, Citizen of the Year for her work bringing strategic planning to the public school district there.

As a key player in the case study evaluating the resilience of Charleston, S.C., for DHS, she was a member of the core writing team developing a national framework for community resilience.

Kammeraad-Campbell worked as a reporter for United Press International and for newspapers in the Midwest, New England and the South. Her book Doc: Dennis Littky’s Fight for a Better School became an NBC movie called A Town Torn Apart. She is the coauthor of Edisto River: Black Water Crown Jewel, winner of seven national awards, including the best nonfiction book of the year by Foreword Reviews.

Among her volunteer activities, she founded the Summerville chapter of Together Women Rise (formerly Dining for Women) and is an active member of the Summerville Orchestra board of directors.

Summerville considers parking garage charges

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCBD) – Driving up to the parking garage in Downtown Summerville, you’ll see the word ‘free’ posted in several places.A convenient place to park, near Summerville’s shops and restaurants, has been free since it was built in 2008.“It is super convenient,” said one Summerville man. “I’m going right across the street to the shops here, and it’s a convenient place to park for it.”But an idea being discussed among town leaders could mean patr...

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCBD) – Driving up to the parking garage in Downtown Summerville, you’ll see the word ‘free’ posted in several places.

A convenient place to park, near Summerville’s shops and restaurants, has been free since it was built in 2008.

“It is super convenient,” said one Summerville man. “I’m going right across the street to the shops here, and it’s a convenient place to park for it.”

But an idea being discussed among town leaders could mean patrons have to pay to park.

“The idea is just to charge for the garage, people who use the garage, just to recoup some of that money so the garage is self-sufficient and pays for itself,” said Russ Cornette, the Public Works Director for the Town of Summerville.

Since 2014, an average of $96,000 per year have been spent on maintenance, upkeep, and upgrades of the garage. Currently, that money is coming from the town and out of taxpayers’ pockets.

“Since 2014 we’ve invested about $770,000,” said Cornette.

He says maintenance gets more expensive as the years go on.

“The older a building gets, the more it’s going to cost the town, the taxpayers of the town. Many of the people who use this garage are non-residents. So it would be great to have the garage pay for itself from non-residents.”

When the garage was built, technology including ticket stations and a place for drop gates were installed just in case the town decided to start charging in the future.

“Council, at the time, decided it would be best not to charge people to park. But, at the time, they also decided to install some of the infrastructures to be able to charge in the future.”

Discussions have already started among stakeholders and the town, and more conversations will happen in the coming weeks and months. Cornette says the feedback he’s received so far has been mostly negative, but that a large portion of people who park in the garage are tourists and visitors.

“A lot of people probably that don’t live in Summerville also probably park here when there are events and Third Thursdays and things like that so is it good or bad…? I think there’s a balance that has to be struck between taking care of things and using them,” said a Summerville resident.

No decisions have been made yet, and the idea may not be implemented.

That decision is up to the town council.

News 2 kicks off month-long Clear the Shelters initiative

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD) – An annual event aimed at finding forever homes for dogs and cats is expanding from just one day to a full month.Each year, NBC and local television stations, including WCBD News 2, team up with local animal shelters for an initiative to find homes for every pet awaiting adoption.The event comes as animal shelters across the Lowcountry combat overcrowding, especially following the summer months.More than ...

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD) – An annual event aimed at finding forever homes for dogs and cats is expanding from just one day to a full month.

Each year, NBC and local television stations, including WCBD News 2, team up with local animal shelters for an initiative to find homes for every pet awaiting adoption.

The event comes as animal shelters across the Lowcountry combat overcrowding, especially following the summer months.

More than 500 local animals were adopted during last year’s single-day event, but News 2 is hopeful the community will help find homes for hundreds more as the Clear the Shelters event expands to last the entire month.

Local shelters often offer special deals and discounts to encourage adoptions and to help find new homes for each animal.

Charleston Animal Society – 2455 Remount Rd., North Charleston, SC

At the Charleston Animal Society, all adoption fees will be waived during the month of August as part of the Clear the Shelters campaign. Adopted pets come neutered, spayed, vaccinated and with a microchip.

Hallie Hill Animal Sanctuary – 5604 New Rd., Hollywood, SC

Fees are also waived for pets at Hallie Hill Animal Sanctuary. Pets will come with up-to-date vaccinations, spayed/neutered, microchipped, and adopters will receive a gift bag with items to make your new family member feel right at home: Free food, a toy, leash and collar, access to behavioral support counseling and one month of heartworm and flea prevention.

Berkeley Animal Center – 502 Cypress Gardens Rd, Moncks Corner, SC

Berkeley Animal Center will offer a $20 adoption fee on adult cats and adult dogs (over 6 months), $50 adoption fee for kittens or you can adopt a kitten and get a kitten friend for no extra fee. Adoption for puppies is $200.

The shelter will offer additional special promotions and raffles throughout the month.

Dorchester Paws – 136 4 Paws Ln., Summerville, SC

Dorchester Paws will lower its adoption fees to $50 for adult cats, kittens, and adult dogs. Puppies are not included, some exclusions apply.

Did you adopt a pet during the News 2 Clear the Shelters event? We want to see your new family member! Click here to upload a photo and be sure to share it on social media using the hashtags #News2CTR and #ClearTheShelters.

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