East-West or North-South: Where Should Your House Face?

For a number of homeowners, orientation matters when it comes to where the house faces. Many would opt for east-facing homes for that beautiful sunrise or a home that’s facing west for cooler mornings that are great for sleeping in. When you’re living in Arizona however, having an east-west facing house can actually entail problems.


All Pro Shade Concepts installs custom window sun screens, awnings, and patio shades; and are the leading shade providers in Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, the East Valley (Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler, Tempe, Queen Creek) and West Valley (Phoenix, Glendale, Sun City, Laveen, Peoria, Avondale, Goodyear).

For home efficiency’s sake, your best bet is to have a home that’s facing north or south. Here’s why.

East-West Facing House


With an east-west facing house, the intense heat will be concentrated on the front and backyard, discouraging yard time with loved ones. Homes rarely have large windows on the side of their homes, they’re usually located at the front & back of the home. The summer sun will beam into windows and temperatures indoors will be a lot higher, demanding more in cooling costs.

North-Facing


Typically a north-facing home will only get sunlight in the back of the home and will be naturally cooler and darker than that of a south-facing home. In a place like Arizona this is typically the home you’ll want to look more at to keep cooling costs down when the temperatures rise. Who wouldn't want to save more money when you're running the A/C so often?

All Pro Shade Concepts will be at the MARICOPA COUNTY HOME SHOWS this March 6-8 2020. Catch us at the State Farm Stadium and take a look at our custom quality awnings, sun screens, and more.

What to Do When You Have an East- or West-Facing Home

If you have a home that faces east or west, your best solution is shade. Trees shading windows can help block heat & sun exposure from entering your home. If you are concerned about your view becoming obstructed, shade installations could be the answer.

Window Sun Screens provide you with increased privacy, where passersby cannot see in, while you can clearly see out. Installing Window Sun Screens on your home can save you up to 25% on Cooling Costs in the intense Arizona summer. 

All Pro Shade Concepts is Phoenix’s most trusted when it comes to sun screens. If you have an SRP Account for your home, you may be eligible for the SRP Screen Shade Rebate Program. SRP is offering customers a rebate of $0.80 per square foot on window screens installed by All Pro Shade Concepts.

Patio Drop Shades keep your home cooler, and also serve as an added layer of shade for you and your guests, when the sun shines into your patio. 

Awnings can be installed over doors or windows to provide protection from sun entering your home. Attaching retractable awnings to patios also provides expansion of shaded entertainment space, that you can retract when not needed.

Patio Shades & Retractable Awnings reduce cooling costs and can both be motorized & integrated with sun or wind sensors, for maximum efficiency.

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Optimize Your AZ Home


Whether you are looking, or already own a home, considering the orientation of a home is important. Knowing what challenges you will face will help in finding solutions. Make your home more energy efficient with All Pro Shade Concepts. Our experts were featured on ABC 15 News. Contact Us for a Free Quote Today!

For more information you can visit the All Pro Shade Concept website or call them at 623-201-4969.

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Early Planning for Spring Visitors

Spring is approaching, and it is easily the most desirable season of the year for many who live in and visit Arizona. Homeowners should plan ahead for incoming spring visitors.

Planning for spring visitors is something that you should keep in mind every year. With so many annual events like Spring Training, or just the perfect weather, spring will always attract visitors to come flocking.

Tidy Up Your Home

The term Spring Cleaning comes from the days when homes were heated by fireplaces, and efforts were made to prevent heat from escaping. The coming of spring and warm weather was an opportunity to air the house and clean it of soot and all the grime accumulated over the year.* Work ahead to remove clutter that has accumulated over the year, providing a comfortable environment for your incoming guests.

Have Snacks & Refreshments Ready

Be the best host and think about your guests’ needs—don’t let them go hungry or thirsty. Have a few alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages ready, along with some appetizers to snack on. Be sure to plan ahead for any children that might be visiting, and ask about any allergies your guests may have.

Come Up With Exciting Activities

There are plenty of activities you can do with your visitors. Take them on a hike, bring them to your favorite restaurants, have game night, or host a barbecue in your backyard. Find out your guests' interests and show them how amazing your city is.

There are so many places to go, events to attend, and memories to be made in Arizona.

All Pro Shade Concepts will be at the MARICOPA COUNTY HOME SHOWS this March 6-8 2020. Catch us at the State Farm Stadium and take a look at our custom quality awnings, sun screens, and more.

Prepare Your Outdoor Space

When the weather is so wonderful outside, you definitely need to prepare your outdoor space for entertaining. Make sure to have enough seating and shade. If you don’t have outdoor furniture or shade solutions in your backyard, then now is the perfect time to invest in some.

Install Awnings

Primarily, awnings are to protect your guests from the sun’s rays. They expand outdoor entertainment space and provide guests with more shade. With retractable awnings, you can extend when you need, and retract when you don’t. This is perfect for monsoon season, protecting your awnings from strong winds. 

Install Patio Shades

Patio shades block off the sun’s glare and can control the temperature so that your guests will be more comfortable. Zipper-sealed patio shades enclose your patio so that bugs & debris cannot ente, ensuring your food & beverages are safe. 

Patio Shades and Awnings can both be manual or motorized, depending on your preference. There are also wind & sun sensors that automate your awnings & drop shades to retract with strong winds or extend when the sun intensifies. Also, to let the fresh breeze into your home while keeping bugs out, consider installing/replacing Window Sun Screens.

All Pro Shade Concepts offers Arizona the most customized experienced shade installations, allowing customers to get exactly what they need & want. Unlike other companies, All Pro can accommodate drop shades over 16 feet, fully encased options, and the very popular zipper-sealed option.

Get Started on Your AZ Oasis

The most essential factor to consider when building an oasis in your backyard is the comfort that it brings year-round, especially during summer. Contact a local, trusted shade installation company that provides your Arizona Home with quality products and services.

In need of window sun screens, awnings, and roll shades for your backyard oasis?

All Pro Shade Concepts will provide you with quality shade installations only utilizing quality motors & materials. If you’re looking to get that outdoor oasis project started in your backyard, connect with AZ’s most trusted shade company. Contact us now for a free quote.

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Turn Your Patio into a Backyard Oasis

Need inspiration for your next home project, something that everyone will enjoy? Create an oasis, a place to relax and enjoy company, in the midst of your sun-soaked Arizona Backyard. It may seem like a daunting task, but planning can make all the difference.

Here’s what you can do to make your patio the perfect backyard oasis.

Add a Patio Bar

When creating an oasis in your backyard patio, think about the comfort and convenience of having refreshments readily available. Adding a patio bar, complete with a mini-fridge, can make entertaining easy.

Mix up a variety of cocktails like a pro, & create a house drink that guests will surely remember. 

Invest in Outdoor Furniture

If you want to kick back and relax in your patio oasis, it’s important to invest in some comfy outdoor furniture. The furniture you buy should be able to withstand the elements outside while showcasing your personal style.

Have tables, chairs, or benches to provide plenty of seating options for guests.

All Pro Shade Concepts will be at the MARICOPA COUNTY HOME SHOWS this March 6-8 2020. Catch us at the State Farm Stadium and take a look at our custom quality awnings, sun screens, and more.

Get an Outdoor Rug

Create the perfect spot to sit around and gather with company, by accenting your patio with an outdoor rug. Find one that compliments your outdoor furniture & the decor. It’s also a good idea to measure the area first so you’ll have an idea of the size of the rug you’ll need.

Add Plants & Flowers

If you want to get that aesthetically-pleasing outdoor space, then you should mix it up by adding a variety of plants or flowers around your patio. You can throw in some more color by putting up some flower beds and you can even get that tropical feel by having bamboo, palm trees, and hibiscus. A beautiful flower arrangement as your centerpiece, or some hanging plants can add personality and depth to your space.

Add Awnings

Awnings extend from the wall and are often placed above patio openings, windows or doors. To extend the patio entertainment space, or provide more shade for your patio/pool area, Awnings are the perfect solution. Motorized & Manual Options are available, with a wide variety of colors. They are useful year-round, increasing shade from the summer sun, while providing more coverage during rainfall.

Install Patio Drop Shades

When you have the glare or heat of the sun to put up with, then you’re going to need patio drop shades for protection against the sun’s rays. Not only do they block off heat from your patio, but they also keep out rays from entering through your doors and windows. Choose from motorized or manual operated options. Look into Zipper-Sealed Patio Shades as an alternative to cable tracks, where your patio is completely enclosed to keep bugs & debris out of your patio.

All Pro Shade Concepts offers Arizona the most customized experienced shade installations, allowing customers to get exactly what they need & want. Unlike other companies, All Pro can accommodate drop shades over 16 feet, fully encased options, and the very popular zipper-sealed option.

Get Started on Your AZ Oasis

The most essential factor to consider when building an oasis in your backyard is the comfort that it brings year-round, especially during summer. Contact a local, trusted shade installation company that provides your Arizona Home with quality products and services.

In need of window sun screens, awnings, and roll shades for your backyard oasis?

All Pro Shade Concepts will provide you with quality shade installations only utilizing quality motors & materials. If you’re looking to get that outdoor oasis project started in your backyard, connect with AZ’s most trusted shade company. Contact us now for a free quote.

Let’s Get Started

All Pro Shade Concepts specializes in the honest & professional installation of custom window screens, awnings, & patio shades. We take pride in giving you the best products with the best service, guaranteed! Our team provides you with a free home or business assessment and quote, with no pressure to buy. Explore our available services and contact us with any questions.

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