The Best Ways to Cool Down This Phoenix Summer

It’s the middle of August and you think you might be running out of time to enjoy the summer. Phoenix heat has always been intense, so it’s no wonder why some people find summer hard to enjoy. But as always, we’ve got you covered. Here are the best ways to cool down this Phoenix summer. 

Dress for summer

This summer's most trendy colors are the light ones. Wearing light clothing isn’t only about style, but it also absorbs less heat from the sun, making the fabric cooler. This also enhances mood as it is associated with sunshine and the summertime. Cool fabrics such as loosely woven silk, cotton, or linens are preferred as they have a lighter texture and makes the skin breath.

 

Invite People Over

Inviting people over means you don’t have to get inside that hot car to get to a social gathering. Let your friends come to you. Of course, when they do come over, you have to make sure they’re comfortable. After braving the heat to get to your house, they’re going to need a shaded area to rest in. Make sure you have sunscreens or interior roll shades installed in your home so you can keep the heat out for your guests.

Take a Dip

Have a pool at home? Take this opportunity to take time off from the heat and enjoy the summer with your family and friends. Installing poolside awnings increases shade, making pool time a lot cooler. Residents love awnings that extend to shade over their pools. When you swim in a shaded area, you don’t have to worry about staying in the water too long and getting sunburned. Awnings also expand your entertainment space, so there’s more room for your family and friends.

Enjoy Your Backyard

You out and expose yourself to the scorching heat in search of summer adventure. You don’t always have to socialize. Sometimes it pays to relax alone in your own home. Grab a book, a cold drink, dip in the pool and lounge in your patio. Patio shades are another option to help you block the glaring sun while keeping the view and the breeze. All Pro Shade Concepts makes sure your shades are safe and provide the best quality installations- guaranteed.

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.

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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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.

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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6 Effective Ways You Can Lower Your Energy Bills this Summer

During the summer, people want to stay indoors and escape the heat. This is especially true if you live in states like Arizona. With the rising cost of electricity, plus the demand for cooling, how do you stay within your budget? As always, we’ve got you covered. Here are 6 effective ways you can lower your energy bills this summer.

Inspect Your Appliances

We’re almost halfway through 2019, so it only makes sense for you to give your appliances due routine check. Start with the cooling appliances like your air conditioning. If you keep your AC running while the filter is dirty, your room won’t be as cool as it should be. Make sure to have a professional look big appliances like your AC or fridge to see if they need some cleaning or repair. There are also small changes you can do yourself, like switching your lights from incandescent to LED.

Install Zipper-Sealed Patio Shades

Your patio is a good place to entertain guests, but it can be too hot during the summer. Zipper-sealed patio shades can help keep the heat away without obstructing the view of the backyard. It also keeps the debris and insects out. It also protects your furniture from intense UV rays leading to bleaching or sun damage.

Use Awnings to Expand Your Entertainment Space

Staying indoors for a long period of time is guaranteed to raise your bills. You’ll be tempted to use the AC more than usual, as well as other entertainment appliances in your living room. This is why you should extend your entertainment space with awnings. If you have a pool, a pool-side awning add the extra shade you need while taking a break from swimming.

Use the Oven Less

It doesn’t hurt to add a little variety to your usual meals. Summer is a great opportunity to try other recipes while reducing your bills. Take a break from using the electric oven and try eating more cold or no-cook food. This also cuts down on preparation and cooking time so you’ll have more time for family. Make more salads, smoothies (helps to beat the heat!), sandwiches, and of course, start eating more fruits. Cooking outside is great too. Who doesn’t love a good summer barbecue?

Get Quality Sun Screens

Sun screens for your windows look great and will improve your curb appeal, but it also makes our home energy efficient. Good sun screens can block up to 80% of the sun’s rays and can keep the interior of your home cool all summer long. It helps get rid of that annoying glare from the harsh sun. Plus, it also gives you privacy and security, as it blocks the view of your home from the outside.

Make Use of Rebate Programs

Always check your local energy provider’s promotions and rebates. Some utility companies encourage their customers to switch to more energy-efficient lifestyle. In Arizona, for example, local power provider SRP provides rebates of $0.80 per square foot of window screens. All Pro Shade Concepts is a trusted and preferred contractor for The SRP Shade Screen Rebate Program.

Ready to become more energy efficient? Contact All Pro Shade Concepts today for a free home inspection. We’ll give you a quote - no pressure! Call (623) 201-4969 today.

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All Pro Shade Concepts on ABC 15 News Arizona

Becoming Arizona’s most trusted shade installer is not easy, but All Pro Shades Concepts was able to pull it off. Through honest hard work and going above and beyond customer expectations, that’s how they did it. That’s exactly why customers keep giving them outstanding reviews on Yelp, BBB, & Angie’s List! Aside from their wonderful work etiquette and workmanship, they don’t settle for less when it comes to the materials they use.

One business closes and another comes to the rescue

New hope for victims of a 'shady' deal
Posted: 6:00 AM, May 14, 2019

So let's say you give thousands of dollars to a business and it closes without filling your order.

It happened to people who trusted Sun City Awning in El Mirage and its owner Brian Beachy.

But because of the kindness of strangers, some customers are actually getting their awnings installed.

We were there when workers were attaching Tony and Susan Spicola's electric awnings to their Peoria house.

Tony let me know he'd given Sun City Awning $1,600. It's 50% of his full order and what the business demanded upfront, and with the closure, all of that money just seemed to be gone.

Sun City Awning took deposits from dozens of people. The state's Registrar of Contractors revoked their license and now has more than 20 complaints they're looking into.

Owner Brian Beachy's other business, Awnings by Design in Scottsdale, is also closed.

When Tony let me know about his issue, I put him in touch with the awnings manufacturer Eclipse Shading Systems.

They say they did not receive money for products that weren't delivered, but they agreed to deliver Tony's awnings for just the $1,600 he still owed on the order.

Then the question -- who would install them? Enter Robert Mulvin and All Pro Shade Concepts.

Robert let me know he wanted to help these customers, so we put him in touch with the Spicolas.

Robert and his workers came to their house on a hot day recently. And in just a few hours, they made Tony and Susan's backyard dreams come true.

And they didn't charge the Spicolas a penny to do it!

He says he wants to help as many people as he can who paid Sun City Awning and need their awnings installed.

Robert says he's owned All Pro Shade Concepts for years and plans to be around for many more years.

A couple of red warning signs here: Tony says he was not allowed to use a credit card AND he had to pay half upfront.

Click herefor more on All Pro Shade Concepts and to contact Robert Mulvin if you were a Sun City Awning customer.

This is an exemplification of how Robert runs his shade business, All Pro always goes above and beyond customer expectations. They do not just mind their own installation, they make sure that everything, including those they did not install, is working properly before they leave. If a customer has any concerns about an installation, the All Pro Team addresses them without hesitation and as soon as possible. It is through this kind of dedication and hard work that All Pro Shades Concepts keep getting wonderful reviews through major review sites like Yelp, Angie’s List, BBB, and others.

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Only The Best for Arizona

All Pro uses only high-quality, durable materials in their products. They never settle for sub-standard materials to cut costs. They understand the intensity of the Arizona Summer Sun will require the best in order to last through many years. All Pro only uses the most fade-resistant & durable materials. Their screens and shades use Textilene Solar Screens as well as Phifer SunTex Sun Control. Their Retractable Awnings utilizes Sunbrella and Sattler which comes in a variety of colors. Both have a 10 year manufacturers warranty.

When they make retractable awnings and shades they use only the most durable motors. They use Somfy Motors, known for their durability and High-tech nature which allows them to easily integrate with most home automation technology and sensors.

Expert Installers

The installers at All Pro are experts in their craft. They are highly experienced and they provide high-quality workmanship on whatever they do. They may be fast workers but they never let speed compromise the durability and aesthetics of their creations. They are reliable making sure that they arrive on schedule and finish on time.

They are also honest and are willing to go above and beyond what is expected of them. They respect the All Pro Mission to focus on quality and optimizing customer satisfaction.

SRP Certified Contractors: SRP Rebate

All Pro has such a high standard for Window Sun Screen Installations & top rating with customers, SRP trust them as an SRP Certified Window Sun Screen Installer. This means that window sun screens installed by All Pro Shade Concepts are eligible for the SRP Screen Rebate Program. This program offers customers a rebate of $0.80 per square foot on professionally installed shade screens by All Pro Shade Concepts, to keep their homes cooler during Phoenix's summer months.

Let’s Get Started

All Pro Shade Concepts is Arizona’s #1 Trusted Shade Installer for many reasons: Honesty, Integrity, Skill, Professionalism, & Quality. They provide FREE Quotes with the best prices up-front. Other shade installers provide dis-honest quotes and add on fees later to initially appear cheap; you’ll never be scammed by All Pro Shade Concepts. All Pro’s no-pressure, honest sales process, is another reason Arizona loves working with their team.

For more information you can visit the All Pro Shade Concept website 

Helping Our Community Every Possible Chance

Featured on 3TV: Going Above and Beyond


The owner Robert Mulvin is a man of integrity. He had seen that a woman had been scammed by a screen installer on the local news. He contacted the victim and wanted to help her with his resources, he offered to install sunscreens and patio shades all free of charge.

Although Robert wanted his selfless act to remain private, the homeowner & reporters insisted they highlight his generosity as a follow-up story of the original scam.

All Pro: Arizona’s Most Trusted Awnings, Patio Shades, & Window Sun Screens

Becoming Arizona’s most trusted shade installer is not easy, but All Pro Shades Concepts was able to pull it off. Through honest hard work and going above and beyond customer expectations, that’s how they did it. That’s exactly why customers keep giving them outstanding reviews on Yelp, BBB, & Angie’s List! Aside from their wonderful work etiquette and workmanship, they don’t settle for less when it comes to the materials they use.

Featured on 3TV: Going Above and Beyond


The owner Robert Mulvin is a man of integrity. He had seen that a woman had been scammed by a screen installer on the local news. He contacted the victim and wanted to help her with his resources, he offered to install sunscreens and patio shades all free of charge.

Although Robert wanted his selfless act to remain private, the homeowner & reporters insisted they highlight his generosity as a follow-up story of the original scam.

This is an exemplification of how Robert runs his shade business, All Pro always goes above and beyond customer expectations. They do not just mind their own installation, they make sure that everything, including those they did not install, is working properly before they leave. If a customer has any concerns about an installation, the All Pro Team addresses them without hesitation and as soon as possible. It is through this kind of dedication and hard work that All Pro Shades Concepts keep getting wonderful reviews through major review sites like Yelp, Angie’s List, BBB, and others.

Only The Best for Arizona

All Pro uses only high-quality, durable materials in their products. They never settle for sub-standard materials to cut costs. They understand the intensity of the Arizona Summer Sun will require the best in order to last through many years. All Pro only uses the most fade-resistant & durable materials. Their screens and shades use Textilene Solar Screens as well as Phifer SunTex Sun Control. Their Retractable Awnings utilizes Sunbrella and Sattler which comes in a variety of colors. Both have a 10 year manufacturers warranty.

When they make retractable awnings and shades they use only the most durable motors. They use Somfy Motors, known for their durability and High-tech nature which allows them to easily integrate with most home automation technology and sensors.

Expert Installers

The installers at All Pro are experts in their craft. They are highly experienced and they provide high-quality workmanship on whatever they do. They may be fast workers but they never let speed compromise the durability and aesthetics of their creations. They are reliable making sure that they arrive on schedule and finish on time.

They are also honest and are willing to go above and beyond what is expected of them. They respect the All Pro Mission to focus on quality and optimizing customer satisfaction.

SRP Certified Contractors: SRP Rebate

All Pro has such a high standard for Window Sun Screen Installations & top rating with customers, SRP trust them as an SRP Certified Window Sun Screen Installer. This means that window sun screens installed by All Pro Shade Concepts are eligible for the SRP Screen Rebate Program. This program offers customers a rebate of $0.80 per square foot on professionally installed shade screens by All Pro Shade Concepts, to keep their homes cooler during Phoenix's summer months.

Let’s Get Started

All Pro Shade Concepts is Arizona’s #1 Trusted Shade Installer for many reasons: Honesty, Integrity, Skill, Professionalism, & Quality. They provide FREE Quotes with the best prices up-front. Other shade installers provide dis-honest quotes and add on fees later to initially appear cheap; you’ll never be scammed by All Pro Shade Concepts. All Pro’s no-pressure, honest sales process, is another reason Arizona loves working with their team.

For more information you can visit the All Pro Shade Concept website 

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How to Host the Perfect Thanksgiving in your Arizona Home

It’s almost Thanksgiving! If you haven’t prepared activities for your family and guests yet, we’re here to help you out. Here are some activities that will surely make this year’s Thanksgiving memorable.


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).

Decorate Your Home


As the end of the year draws near, Arizona local crafters come out at local fairs to showcase their best work. We recommend visiting Cosanti and taking advantage of their Holiday Soleri Windbell sale. 

Wow out-of-town guests and decorate your home for Thanksgiving with unique pieces from vendors all over the Southwest. Show them the true beauty of the southwestern desert with indoor and outdoor pieces. 

Add Awnings to Extend Your Entertainment Space


Expand your entertainment area by putting up awnings in your backyard, add tables and decorate the space with colorful outdoor seats. Keep your guests warm in this season's chilly temperatures by adding propane powered heaters or firepits.

All Pro Shade Concepts has has traditional and retractable awnings fit for Arizona homes.

Try New Thanksgiving Recipes


One way of making an occasion memorable is to do something completely different. Aside from turkey and the usual sides, there are other Thanksgiving recipes you can serve your family and guests. The next time you go out to do groceries, look out for local artisan foods that can give your recipes a little twist.

Here is Southwestern take on a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner with items like roasted poblano gravy & Chile-Spiced Sweet Potato Tamales: Southwestern Thanksgiving

 

Play Fun & Unique Games


Don’t settle for the usual board games. Make the holiday count by preparing something entertaining. Set up a backyard scavenger hunt for kids in the family. Do a relay race while waddling like a turkey. Do a pumpkin pie eating contest. There are so many activities to choose from. Make sure everybody can participate so no one feels left out!

Have Some Backyard Fun


If you prefer an intimate Thanksgiving gathering over the usual party games, you can always hang out with your family by the firepit. Share stories and songs, and roast some food over the fire. If you’re looking for a cozier setting, your patio will do just fine.

Make Your Patio Comfortable


Get zipper-sealed track patio shades from All Pro Shade Concepts for your patio so you can hang out in enclosed space protected from bugs & debris. Buddle up with family and friends, enjoy the brisk weather, drink hot chocolate and catch up with warm and fuzzy stories that remind each other of how much you have to be thankful for. 

You can add a sun, wind, or sun and wind sensors to your backyard patio for piece of mind.

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.

For more information you can visit the All Pro Shade Concept website 

How to give your house a fresh update using these tips:

Is your house looking dingy, old, or uninviting? After you’ve owned a home for a while, maintenance and additions move lower and lower on your priority list. It’s time to take pride in your home again and get it looking amazing with a few simple (or extravagant) updates that could make all the difference.

Clean up the look of your home’s exterior

How your home looks on the outside reflects on you. You want your home to represent a well-maintained, kept household.

FRESH COAT OF PAINT

It may seem like a mission, but painting your home can make all the difference. If you do it yourself you can save a lot of money, just be ready to put in the elbow grease since you have to alot time to tape up all of your windows, doors, and trim. Investing in a paint sprayer is inexpensive and will save you a significant amount of time compared to using a paint brush or roller.

NEW WINDOW SUN SCREENS

Nothing is worse for a home’s exterior look than raggedy, torn-up, or faded window shades. Get quality sun screens for your windows from All Pro Shade Concepts. Their service is outstanding and their screens are custom fabricated to fit your windows. Choose the amount of visibility for privacy, with plenty of color shades to choose from. Add style and sophistication with fresh window sun screens.

Window sun screens can also benefit the interior of your home, which could also use an update.

 

Refresh your home’s interior look.

How your home looks on the outside reflects on you. You want your home to represent a well-maintained, kept household.

DO SOMETHING DRAMATIC

If you’re itching for a big change in your home’s look, consider changing the floors and/or replacing your old couch. A couch that looks flat and old can bring down the look of your living room, as can damaged or worn flooring.

A LITTLE CAN GO A LONG WAY

It can be as simple as getting a new rug or a new piece of art to change a room’s dynamic. Add a pop of color or at least replace the old one you’ve been holding on to.

Protect your new furniture, rugs, or flooring from damaging UV Rays from the sun with shade solutions like awnings, window sun screens, or patio shades to reduce the amount of sun enters your home

Create a place for gathering.

AWNINGS

Try a retractable awning to add another source of shade in your back or front yard. You can easily set up some tables when you have guests, and retract it when you’re not entertaining. Retracting awnings can also reduce the risk of damage during the monsoon season. All Pro Shade Concepts are the experts in the installation of awnings in Arizona.

PATIO SHADES

Make your back patio comfortable for your guests by installing patio shades (roll-up shades that enclose your patio) which can reduce sun and heat exposure. Customize your shades with different options: manual or motorized control, screen privacy transparency level, or get the zipper sealed patio shades to keep bugs and debris out. Get full luxury with smartphone control options.

Updating the look of your house can be refreshing and motivating to find more ways to better your life. If there are any ways All Pro Shade Concepts can help you in the journey they are happy to help. Call (623) 201-4969 or visit AllProShadeConcepts.com for more information.