How to Turn Your Phoenix Home into a Guest-Friendly Abode

Summer’s all about making memories with friends and family. While inviting people over is a great opportunity to show off your barbecuing skills, it’s important to give your guests a pleasant and relaxing experience. Summer in Phoenix can be brutal, so you have to make sure your home is comfortable enough for your guests. Here’s how you can turn your Phoenix home into a guest-friendly abode that your friends and family would love to come back to.

Create a Transformable Space

Give your patio an upgrade by turning it into a transformable space. This is easily achieved with zipper-sealed patio shades that instantly transform your patio into an ‘indoor-feeling’ space. Zipper-sealed shades keep insects and debris out, acting like a pseudo-wall. More importantly, it blocks out the sun while letting the breeze in, making the space cooler and more comfortable.

Provide Comfortable Seating

Have you checked your outdoor furniture lately? Well-maintained outdoor furniture is indispensable in creating relaxing environments. Some types of furniture need more care and maintenance than others. Upholstered couches, and hammocks, for example, may require some washing once in a while, depending on the type of fabric used. Wood furniture with an outdoor finish (like exterior varnished wood) can be washed or wiped down

Expand Your Entertainment Space 

Inviting more people over to hang out or use the pool?

Make sure you have enough shaded space in your backyard for people to lounge around or take a break from swimming. Retractable pool-side awnings can expand the shaded area in your home, giving you and your guests more room for outdoor activities. 

Keep Your Interiors Cool 

You don’t always have to entertain your guests outdoors. Creating a comfortable space inside your home is just as important, but relying too much on airconditioning may be costly. Adding quality sun screens to your windows can help you save energy, as it blocks most of the sunlight and glare. You can also use interior roll shades to block out the light in your living room - perfect for movie marathon days! 

All Pro Shades Concepts, are Arizona's #1 Trusted SRP Certified Contractors that can install window sun screens eligible for SRP's Screen Rebate.

SRP is offering customers a rebate of $0.80 per square foot on professionally installed shade screens to keep their homes cooler during Phoenix's summer months.

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Everything Your Arizona Home Needs During the Extreme Summers

Arizona can be unbearable during July and August. The intense heat can make us lethargic and unproductive, and the next thing you know, the summer’s over. This is why you should prepare your home for the summer, if you haven’t yet. It’s only going to get hotter from here on out. Here’s everything your Arizona home needs during extreme summers:

Install Screens and Roll Shades

While it’s good to let natural light in once in a while, a good amount of heat in your home comes from your windows. Installing shade screens on your windows can help block up to 80% of the sun’s rays, in turn, cooling your home. SRP customers in Arizona may also enjoy rebates when they get window shade screens installed professionally. Motorized interior roll shades are also a  great option if you want to open or close the shades at the touch of a button. 

Clean or Replace Your Air Filters

Because of the dry weather, dust particles get stuck everywhere, especially in your AC’s air filters. Forgetting to replace or clean them may cause your air conditioning to malfunction, affecting its efficiency. The heat in Phoenix can go as high as 115 degrees, so it’s best to get your AC serviced at the start of summer.

Keep Your Backyard Cool

The heat shouldn’t be an excuse for you to avoid the outdoors during summer. It only takes a few steps to prepare the perfect backyard for you to relax in. First things first - expand your entertainment space with awnings and patio shades. This will make sure you get enough shade throughout the day, while enjoying your pool or barbecuing. Misting systems are also a great way to regulate your backyard’s temperature. 

Conduct a Home Energy Audit

You spend a lot more time cooling your home during summer than the rest of the year. Because this alone raises your electric bill, it’s important to make sure everything else in your home is working properly. Have a professional conduct a home energy audit for you. They will check your home’s insulation, lighting, use of electronics, and check for leaks. If you’d rather do the audit yourself, Energy.gov has written a simple home energy audit guide for you to follow in their blog. 

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Ways to Prepare Your Home for Monsoon Season Storms

The increasing humidity can only mean one thing - Arizona’s monsoon season is here! From June through September, Arizonans may experience high winds, heavy rains, and even thunderstorms. So how does one go about preparing for harsh weather conditions? Quick answer: It all starts at home. Here are ways to prepare your home for monsoon season storms.

Protect your shades and awnings

The monsoon feeds on the summer heat and moisture, so naturally, the weather can be a bit erratic. One day the sun’s heat could be unbearable - and the next thing you know, the winds are howling and rain starts pouring. Strong winds can cause damage to your awnings and patio shades.

One good way to protect them is to use sun and wind sensors. Somfy sensors can automatically open or retract your motorized shades and awnings based on weather conditions, so you don’t have to worry about leaving them unattended.

Check your roof and gutters

Before heavy rains start pouring, make sure to do a routine check your gutters. Monsoon winds can send debris flying into your gutters, clogging them. This can cause rain water to overflow and lead to water damage.

You should also get your roof inspected the roof before and after rough storms, to make sure there are no damages that can cause leaks inside your home. Routine check might take some work, but it’s better than spending hundreds of dollars in repairs.

Inspect Your Windows and Screens

If you didn’t get the chance to do a full inspection of your home during spring, now might be the best time to do it. It’s important to check all openings in your home, especially windows. Look for holes that may cause debris and bugs to get in. If you have window screens, make sure they’re attached properly too, as loose screens panels may cause damage to your windows. If you’re unsure, have your windows inspected by reliable shade installers in your area.

Brush up on Safety Practices

Monsoon Safety Awareness week (June 14-19) may have passed, but it’s never too late to educate yourself. The Arizona Emergency Information Network (AzEIN) has compiled a list of articles that can help you and the rest of your household prepare for weather hazards. In their website, you’ll learn how to build a basic emergency supplies kit, flood preparedness, and even pet safety during harsh weather conditions.

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