Clear Signs Your Window Treatments Need To Be Replaced

We all want to greet the new year with a fresh outlook. A thorough home inspection must be done at least once a year, and if you haven’t yet, this is the time to do so. Check for things that should be thrown away, repaired, refurbished or replaced. Inspecting your window treatments & shades is a good starting point. Faded awnings, window screens and patio shades can be an eyesore and can decrease your Arizona home’s overall appeal.

Here are some signs your window screens, awnings, and patio shades need replacement.


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Fabric or Mesh Tearing


Let’s start with the obvious: low quality window screens are often brittle and susceptible to tearing. Tearing can also be caused by curious children, pets, and even rodents! When you see small tears in your window screen, it’s only a matter of time before it becomes a gaping hole. This is a clear sign that you should replace them with high quality material, to ensure they last a long time.  

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Discoloration or Fading


When the sun screen mesh becomes discolored, it won’t do a great job giving you the shade and privacy you need. It may be a sign that the material is about to give way. DIY solutions for discoloration or fading are usually temporary, and not visually attractive. It’s always best to consult a professional.  

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Other Visible Damage


While other visible damage like dented or bent frames or mesh can be repaired, it’s best to check first if the material is flimsy to begin with. Repairing them is definitely not worth it if they’re bound to break again. The same goes for roll shades that keep getting stuck. Consider installing motorized patio shades and adding wind and sun sensors for your peace of mind.  

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Grand Christmas Gift Ideas For Your AZ Family

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Some people would spend the first half of the season walking around in shopping centers, trying to find different gifts for each of their family members. Although time consuming, they know the effort is worth it - but there are people that go above and beyond to deliver the grandest gifts the whole family can enjoy. If you’re one to give grand gifts and you don’t have any idea where to start, we’ve got you covered! Here are some grand Christmas gift ideas for your Arizona family.


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A Basketball Hoop


Whether you have a son or a daughter, or even just an active couple, a hoop is never a bad gift idea. It will encourage your kids to play outside more and be active. It’s also a great way to spend time with your kids. To surprise them, wait until the last minute to get a basketball hoop installed in your backyard and unveil it on Christmas morning!  

Patio Furniture & Outdoor Grill


If your outdoor space is looking a little empty, you can liven it up with a bit of patio furniture. Creating a space your whole family can use is one of the grandest gifts you can give. Give them a place to gather during lazy weekend afternoons. Lounge around and talk to them about how their week went. If your family is the type to host small gatherings, an outdoor grill is an essential add-on.  

A Hot Tub


Mothers and fathers who work all day (and night, for those with small children) deserve a breather. Is there a better way to relax than to soak in a hot tub after a long day? Have the hot tub placed on your patio so you can enjoy the fresh air as you relax. For a small add on, buy an outdoor side table or a floating table to hold your refreshments.

Patio Shades


Patio shades don’t have to block your view as you lounge around or relax in your tub. You can choose the visibility level of the fabrics used and even have them motorized so you can roll it up or down at a touch of a button. Patio shades All Pro Shade Concepts have the option of being motorized. You can also add sun and wind sensors for peace of mind.

A Pool!


This one is quite huge and your family will definitely notice the big hole in your backyard as you’re having it constructed. The element of surprise might not be present but they will definitely hold their breath in anticipation. A pool encourages family time and lets them stay healthy by keeping them active. It’s also grand enough to serve as several holidays’ worth of gifts!

Awnings


If you already have a pool, install some awnings to serve as poolside shade. It will give your family a place to unwind and relax together. While it serves as an extension of your home’s entertainment space, it’s also a practical gift, as it can protect indoor and outdoor furniture from harmful UV rays.  All Pro Shade Concepts’ traditional and retractable awnings are made with high quality fabric and come with a 10 year warranty.

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What Kind of Arizona Businesses Need Shade Solutions?

If you want to protect your business from the harsh heat of the sun, shade solutions might just be the upgrade you need. Patio shades, awnings and sun screens can enhance your business’ overall structure, and reduce your cooling costs during the summer.

Shade solutions can also improve customer experience, and in turn, help your business grow. What kind of Arizona Businesses need Shade Solutions? Read on to find out.


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Restaurants


Adding shade solutions can increase the space of your restaurant. If you want your customers to have an al fresco dining experience, elegant retractable awnings and patio shades will shield your customers from the intense heat of the sun. Your customers can still enjoy the scenery around your restaurant, as shades and awnings don’t block the view.

Shades are also a fantastic way of adding colors to your space.

 

 

Home Builders


Detail oriented home builders cover all bases. Whether you’re a design-oriented or a function-oriented builder, shade solutions are an important part of every Arizona home.

It protects your clients’ furniture from getting sun-bleached, and it ensures the energy efficiency of their homes during hot months.

Automated Patio Shades & Retractable Awnings give Arizona homeowners a sense of luxury while providing essential functionality.

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Contractors


Like home builders, contractors leave no stones unturned when it comes to detail. When you’re in charge of providing all materials to be used in a building, you would want to get the highest quality material for the lowest prices. You would also want to hire someone who can customize shade solutions.

Shade structures are essential in every commercial or residential build, most especially in sunny Arizona.

 

 

Gyms


Most gyms usually have huge glass windows, and treadmills are usually placed in front of them. This design choice is pretty common, but it has some drawbacks. When the glaring sun gets in the way, it will be hard for your customer to get on that treadmill and burn some calories. This can frustrating for your gym instructors too. The best solution for this is adding roll shades. You can easily roll them back up when you need to.

Spas


When your major selling point is wellness and relaxation, your customers’ comfort is your topmost priority. Spas that have beautiful outdoor or semi-outdoor spaces need shade solutions. Consider putting up some sail shades and patio shades Give your customers the experience of being one with the outdoors without subjecting them to harsh UV rays.

Commercial Buildings


Window Sun Screens are essential especially if your side of the building gets direct sunlight. Not only does it keep your employees shaded from the intense Arizona sun, it could save you hundreds on your cooling costs in the summer.

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

Does Your Home Need More Privacy?

Does your home need more privacy? If you live in Arizona, you probably know this problem well. Not having enough privacy is a common problem in parts of Arizona where developers tend to maximize profit. Homes in Gilbert, Queen Creek & West Valley are built so close together, not leaving much to the imagination of prying eyes or curious neighbors.

People passing by can see you go about your daily routine through your windows. Having a nice afternoon in your backyard patio? Your neighbors can see you from the second floor of their homes. When you just want to relax and enjoy solitude, the last thing you want to see is your neighbors staring at you. How do you solve this privacy problem?


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Build Fences or Walls


This seems to be the pretty obvious solution. But first, you have to pick the kind of fence that works for you. You can go for the usual wooden fence, or a stone wall topped with wooden fencing. Mixing it up a bit with interesting materials such as glass, ornate ironwork or different kinds of wood can get rid of the claustrophobic feeling you get from dull fences. Just make sure to follow your area’s Property Line & Fence laws.

 

 

Consider Lattices


One good way to gain privacy is to use lattices. Lattices can make your yard look more cozy and inviting. If your yard is looking a little grey, you can add some color by growing vines like Bougainvillea or Cat’s Claw unto your lattice. While lattices allow air flow and natural light into your yard, it also serves as a good visual barrier.

Get Sun Screens on Your Windows


If you need some privacy from your neighbors and shade from the glaring sun, shade solutions can hit two birds with one stone. It takes a bit of work to put up fences and lattices, and not everyone has the luxury of time. You can always ask a professional to install shade solutions for you. Sun screens are great all-year round visual barriers and it helps you cool your home. You can choose your custom screen materials- like fabric, where you can decide the amount of visibility you want from the outside.

 

 

Get Patio Shades or Awnings


Retractable awnings and patio roll shades are awesome options that will also let you enjoy your patio without worrying about being seen from your neighbor’s second floor window. You'll be amazed at how much more privacy you'll feel with these simple shade solutions. Just as the window screens, you can decide the amount of visibility you prefer with your custom patio shades, along with your choice of track style.

Do Some Landscaping


There are many ways to use plants and trees to gain more privacy, and there are a number of trees that can grow in the Arizona climate. Trees like the Desert Willow, Blue Palo Verde and Arizona Rosewood are perfect for landscaping. Hedges and other plants are also a great way to block your neighbors’ view. If your yard space is a little small, experiment with raised plant beds, huge planters and layered gardens and turn your yard into a quaint little getaway.

 

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Get Your Arizona Home Ready for Nice Weather

It’s been a long, hot summer, but it’s finally time to get your Arizona backyard and patio ready for the cooler fall and winter months! Check out these home makeover tips just in time for your outdoor soirees.


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Mood Lighting


Nothing sets the mood like outdoor lighting when you’re entertaining. While standard overhead lighting on your patio is practical, it can make your outdoor party seem drab and dull. String market lights or lanterns across your entire yard to light up the whole space and make your yard and patio more inviting. Uplighting on trees makes a dramatic impression, and walkway lighting is a practical and trendy way to draw attention to your entertainment space.

 

Patio Shades are an amazing feature to add to your Arizona Backyard.

Add Patio Shades


Patio shades are another option that will improve your entertainment space. Make your backyard patio comfortable for your guests, by opting for a zipper-sealed track- as it helps to keep out bugs and blowing debris out without sacrificing the fresh air. Go for premium options by automating your patio shades, controlling it with a touch of a button via wall switch or smartphone. All Pro Shade Concepts utilizes only the best, top-of-the-line motors by Somfy

 

New Patio Furniture


Labor day is the symbolic “end of summer” holiday, so many stores try to clear out all their summer merchandise to make way for fall and holiday decor. Patio furniture is no longer advertised, which means you may be able to snag a great deal on a brand new outdoor dining set or outdoor seating collection. Your best bet at this point is to try searching clearance sections in store and online.

 

Extend Your Entertainment Space


Awnings are the perfect way to increase the amount of space for your guests to mingle. Place a few extra tables and chairs for your gathering underneath your awning, and they will be protected from the sun & rain. If you choose a retractable awning, you'll be able to retract the awning back when your guests leave, protecting the longevity of your fabric, while hiding your awning discreetly. All Pro Shade Concepts are the Arizona Trusted Experts in the installation of static and retractable awnings.

 

Landscape


As the heat of the summer drops, start thinking about getting your winter grass seeded. Most Arizona lawns consist of Bermuda grass in the summer and Ryegrass in the winter. In the summer, Bermuda grass is able to tolerate the city's triple-digit temperatures. But, Bermuda grass is dormant during the winter months. For this reason, if you want to keep your lawn looking beautiful &  green all year, you have to plant winter rye grass. October is the prime month to start scalping your lawn & planting your Ryegrass seeds.

 

Outdoor Games


Lawn games are a great way to enjoy the outdoors with your family and inspire a little friendly competition. Bocce ball is becoming popular again, and cornhole (or bean-bag-toss, depending on where you’re from) is always a classic game to play. You may be able to find lawn games like ladder ball and croquet on clearance at certain stores this time of year too!

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

Is Your Home Energy Efficient?

Is it too cold in the winter and too warm in the summer? Do you feel like your wallet is emptying quicker than usual? If you answered yes to either, maybe the real question you should be asking yourself if whether or not your home is energy efficient.

Here are a few things to take into consideration when trying to find out if your home is energy efficient.

The Age of Your Appliances

Your hand-me-down washer and dryer units are all probably wonderful appliances, but if they are not energy star certified, it’s time to upgrade. You may be spending money upfront, but according to Direct Energy, over just a 5 year span you can save over $300 on your electric bill just by switching to more energy efficient appliances.

 

Gaps Between Your Windows

Can you feel air coming through the cracks of your windows? If so, there’s a good chance that you’re turning up the heat or air because of these uncontrolled air leaks. By simply sealing these spots, Energy.gov says you can save around 10-20% on annual heating and cooling bills.

Start a Compost Pile

Reducing the amount of trash you produce daily by starting a compost pile in your backyard not only helps the environment, it can be used to fertilize your garden, where you can grow your very own organic fruits and vegetables.

Use Less Water

According the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), homeowners can save about $170 a year on average benefiting from changes to their water usage. Being conscious of running water while doing daily task like shaving or brushing your teeth can be helpful. Also, bathing typically uses 75 gallons of water compared to a shower that uses about 17.2 gallons on average.

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Sun Filters Through Your Windows Most Of The Day

Even with sealing the unwanted air coming through gaps in your home, it could still heat up from the sun’s rays coming through the windows. Consider solar blocking drapery or installing sun screens in this case. When you install sun screens in your home, not only do you make your home more energy efficient, but you also get privacy and security from any wandering eyes outside, without the need of bulky fabric.

All Pro Shade Concepts specialize in creating custom sun screens. All Pro Shade Concepts even makes their screens by hand, so you know you’re getting a quality product. These sun screens can block 80-90% of the sun’s rays. Now your home is cooler, more secure, and there are less of the sun’s damaging rays making its way into your home.

 

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Shading the openings of your home with awnings, or patio shades can also be a big help in keeping your cooling costs down during the summer.

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