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Daylighting & Natural Lighting

December 2, 2008

One of the most energy efficient and cost effective ways to save money with your home or business is the use of natural lighting instead of electricity. There are many ways to incorporate daylighting into your green project. Certainly, we think adding window film is a great way to use the sun’s light while repelling harmful UV rays, as well as unwanted heat and solar gain.

Here are some tips the U.S. Department of Energy’s division of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) suggests:

The best way to incorporate daylighting in your home depends on your climate and home’s design. The sizes and locations of windows should be based on the cardinal directions rather than their effect on the street-side appearance of the house.

South-facing windows are most advantageous for daylighting and for moderating seasonal temperatures. They allow most winter sunlight into the home but little direct sun during the summer, especially when properly shaded.

North-facing windows are also advantageous for daylighting. They admit relatively even, natural light, producing little glare and almost no unwanted summer heat gain.

Although east- and west-facing windows provide good daylight penetration in the morning and evening, respectively, they should be limited. They may cause glare, admit a lot of heat during the summer when it is usually not wanted, and contribute little to solar heating during the winter.

Speak with a Feng Shui Tints Representative today about how to best fit your home to take advantage of natural light and daylighting.

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Blackout & Whiteout Window Films

November 18, 2008

Maybe you have a nice new home theater, or, a classic photography darkroom. Or, maybe you just want more privacy. We can dark it out!

Maybe you own a shop and want to block visibility in sensitive spaces, but still want a lively and fresh look. Great! We’ll add a White Matte (Frost) Film to brighten up the decor.

White Frost Matte Window Film

Blackout = 0% Light Transmission
Whiteout = 7% Light Transmission

Blackout films should not be applied to double pane (thermal insulated windows) which are exposed to sunlight. This may cause overheating and rupture of the seals.
Whiteout films may be used on all types of glazing.

And if you’d still like a little something different. Try one of these great films:

  • White Matte
  • Bronze Matte
  • Grey Matte
  • Silver Matte

To learn more about these and other films check out our Film Specifications and Pricing Guidelines. For a free in-home or on-site estimate call us at 919.448.4801 today!

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5 Great Reasons To Add Window Film To Your Home!

October 11, 2008

If you think the only ones adding window film to their homes are the guys, think again! The sophisticated ladies at Womens-Interest.com have proved once again that the female gender has an understanding of comfort and balance that can rarely be matched. Here are their comments on protecting Womens’ most important assets - their family and the homes they live in.

Deciding if you really need home window tinting is as necessary as deciding if you need to secure yourself even while you are home. Did you know that a window tint secures you and your home’s interior health? Especially now, modern homes have larger and more windows around the house to create a sense of spaciousness, beauty, and chic style.

First, window tinting covers the home interiors from the damaging rays of the sun. Since it could not enter your home, it secures your fabrics, wood, artworks, carpets, and other fixtures from damaging over time.

Second, window tinting provides a cooler ambiance to your home and minimizes the glare due to sunrays. It reduces the enormous amount of heat to enter your home; and it cuts the detrimental UV sunrays.

Third, despite the tint, you can still manage to have the benefit of seeing the beautiful vistas around you; plus, the fact that having window tint is a beautiful home detail improvement.

Fourth, even with window tinting, you can still enjoy a natural lighting all throughout your home. Since you are not closing down blades, slight sun will still pass through your home but without the UV rays anymore.

Fifth, which many think as the best possible reason to make use of tinting, is because of the acquired privacy that it bestows on homeowners. Of course, several people do not want to keep their window shades pulled down all the time because it hampers them from seeing the panoramic view. With window tint, you can pick a tint with superior reflective rate to give the utmost privacy you want for your homes.

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Why use a window film on your home?

September 30, 2008

Here are some great reasons to add a nice neutral or reflective window film to your interior design.

Feng Shui Window Tintings Bullet Points

  • Temperature - A good window film will keep the heat out in the summer, and add insulation to your window in the winter. Perfect for those who like a moderate and consistent climate in the home.
  • Health - We love the sun! But, the sad fact is it is quite harmful to our skin. Therefore, we recommend adding a ultraviolet protective film to all windows. Even the lightest Silver Reflective films offer outstanding uv protection.
  • Privacy - There is nothing better than having your windows wide open but experiencing total privacy. Need we say more?
  • Safety - A protective window film can offer safety against hurricanes, tropical storms, bomb blasts, projectiles, break-ins and more.
  • Mood - Having a nice window film can assist in creating a soothing and inviting atmosphere in the interior of your home. Upgrade and enhance your home in the ancient tradition of … Feng Shui.

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Southern Ideal Home Show - Fall 2008

September 25, 2008

If you are one of those who appreciates a Feng Shui home environment as much as we do, then taking a trip to the Southern Ideal Home Show at the North Carolina (NC) State Fair Grounds should be a must on your things to do list the weekend of September 26-28. Here’s some info from the folks at the fairgrounds:

Southern Ideal Home Show - Fall Edition
The Triangle’s biggest and best home and garden event features three buildings filled with hundreds of exhibitors to answer questions, help with your next building or remodeling project, decorating or landscaping your home. Enjoy shopping, comparing prices, talking to experts and finding resources for any home or garden project. Hours are Friday, noon to 9 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults (age 15 and over) and free for children 15 and under. Senior Day on Friday only, seniors ages 55 and older receive admission for $7. Discount coupon for regular admission available at Home Depot or click on our website. www.southernshows.com

Don’t forget that one of the best things you can do to improve the value, comfort, and balance of your home is to get a premium window film installed in your personal palace.

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Welcome To Feng Shui Tints!

May 5, 2008

Feng Shui Window Tintings Bullet Points

Feng Shui Tints is proud to provide professional architectural window tinting to homes and businesses in the greater Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill metropolitan areas.

If you need to repel the harmful ultraviolet (uv) rays from the sun, keep your family safe, or would like to add a little spice to the interior decoration of your home, Feng Shui Tints can fit your home with the perfect window film.

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