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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!

Call us today!  919-448-4801

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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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Stormy weather? Consider a protective hurricane window film!

September 25, 2008

With all of the activity this 2008 hurricane season with the likes of Gustav, Hanna, and Ike, it’s hard not to consider our own situation here in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill areas. Particularly for those of us in North Carolina (and particularly the Triangle) area who experienced the incredible power and wrath of hurricane Fran in 1996. We know the threat of dangerous storms can be quite real!

Now, we don’t believe in fear-mongering, but we do believe in prudence and safety for our families. If you have beautiful scenery out of your windows, but would prefer additional protection when those storms roll in, Feng Shui Tints can provide a range of hurricane protective window films. Ask us today about a 4mm or 8mm (clear or tinted) hurricane film.

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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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