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.


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).

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.  

All Pro Shade Concepts is a trusted and preferred contractor for The SRP Shade Screen Rebate Program.

Our hand-made sun screens can be customized to fit your home!

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.  

Get high quality fabrics for your awnings. Awnings from All Pro Shade Concepts come with a 10-year warranty. 

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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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.

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).

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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.

For more information on shade solutions for your home, contact All Pro Shade Concepts at 623-201-1476.

Shade Solutions Every House in Arizona Should Have

Living in Arizona, you know you’re in for a great deal of sun. Whether you are hiding out from the summer heat in your home, or enjoying the incredible weather of the spring or fall in your yard, shade solutions are key to making a comfortable Arizona home. Shading your windows with sun screens can bring significant savings in cooling costs, and shade structures in your yard protect you from the damaging UV rays of the sun.

Awnings  

All Pro Shade Concepts provides traditional and retractable awnings for cooling comfort from the Arizona sun. All of our awnings are made with high quality fabrics and come with a 10-year warranty.

All retractable awnings have the option of being motorized whether open roll or enclosed in a cassette. With motorization, we use Somfy motors which have options for one channel or four channel remotes. We now offer MyLink by Somfy which allows you to control your shades or awnings from your smartphone. To top it off the motors have a 5 year manufacturers warranty.

When it comes to the fabric, we use both Sunbrella and Sattler which come in a variety of colors. Both have a 10 year manufacturers warranty. We also have the ability to add a drop screen to the end of an awning as well as an adjustable pitch which will allow you to raise or lower the awning to the pitch you desire.

Patio Shades

Enjoying Arizona’s outdoor life is so much more pleasant with our roll shades for your patio. We can incorporate advanced technology wind sensors, motorized rollers and smart-phone controls to make your shades easier to use.

Patio shades are a great way to enjoy your patio without being blasted with the sun. We carry a variety of patio shade options including manual open roll shades and manual roll shade enclosed in a box which has 6 powder coat colors to choose from. All shades have the option of being motorized either open roll or enclosed in a box.  To secure the shades we can use cable guides, tracks or zipper shades but all shade options come standard with steel cable guides.

 

Alumawood Shade

Whether you’re attaching a shaded area to your home, or building a freestanding private retreat, an Alumawood® Shade Structure has the design flexibility needed to make your vision a reality.

With the embossed surface of an Alumawood® Shade Structure, you’ll enjoy the beauty of a richly textured wood grain finish — with a fraction of the maintenance and upkeep. Unlike wood, Alumawood® Shade Structures won’t crack, peel, warp, or rot. They’re also termite-proof, won’t burn, and never need painting.

You can choose two different product lines for this structure. Laguna Lattice, it can reduce 40%-60% from sun exposure without screening the refreshing breeze. There’s Newport Solid Roof for maximum protection. All of these structures are safe because it won’t burn, crack, peel warp, rot or attract termites. It will definitely protect and shield you from the sun, rain, or other elements.

All Pro Shade Concepts are Experts in Installing Shade Solutions in Arizona

You need to talk to experts who can give you more ideas and options that suit your budget and your home. Quality products and services are provided to the Valley of the Sun by All Pro Shade Concepts. Just set up an appointment or call directly, so they can answer all the questions you have about proper shading of your home.  You are definitely in good hands with All Pro Shade Concepts. So give them a ring at (623) 204-1476.

Design a Trendy Outdoor Space

In Arizona, everyone loves being outside when the weather is nice. It’s fun to gather with loved ones in your backyard, forgetting about the intense heat of the summer. Even if it’s a small space you can eventually turn it into something amazing.

Deciding What Shade To Put Up

This is an important thing to consider, especially with the dangers of too much sun exposure. It’s not just setting a simple table and chair outside your house, it’s about making an oasis, a place for entertaining and relaxing. Awnings are a great way to provide shade for your family and friends. There are many awning types that you can choose from with All Pro Shade Concepts. You can choose from stationary to retractable, to portable and motorized. You just have to be very keen in choosing one to match with the type of environment that you have. If your location is windy, stationary awnings are not really recommended but you can always ask an expert at All Pro to help you in making sure that it will endure any impact. Portable awnings are something that can be transported right away to one place or another, so you can definitely use that if you have bigger outdoor space and would often want to alternate spots. For motorized and retractable awnings, these are the common modern shades that are useful to those who want to control your shade with ease. You can easily operate these type of awnings with controls.

 

Alumawood structures are also a shading option that might suit your needs. When you think of the word “wood”, maintenance is something that you keep in mind. But with this type of shading, you don’t have to worry about cracks, peels, warps or even termites. It is actually made out of recycled aluminum so it is a “no maintenance” shading structure option.

 

Think of the benefits that you can get when you install one. Aside from being able to enjoy the outdoors, you’d get to protect your family when you are out under the heat of the sun. It is a balance of style and comfort.

 

Choosing your Style

This is a fun step to create a vision of what you want to achieve in your dream outdoor space. Bring your space to life and make the area inviting to the eye.

 

  • Add furniture – You don’t want to leave the space as empty as it was. So start add furniture that can match the color of your awning or alumawood shade. This is where you can also choose the best style that matches your personality. You may add wooden furniture to add a homey vibe. The cushions and chairs should match with the furniture to make sure it is comfortable and sophisticated. You can also look for neutral colors to create a fresh and calming environment.  If you want to feel glamorous, you may try to place throw and pillows with pretty textures and prints.  If you have vintage furniture at home, don’t just hide it in your stockroom. Match it with pastel and neutral colors and surround it with other antique finds. For modernist, you may try the striped colors of black and white. You can also choose furnitures that is perfectly pain or sharp.

 

 

  • Place Plants –  It is actually plain and simple, but plants can put a scenic appeal for your outdoor space.

 

 

  • Accent Lighting –  If you would want to relax and take a cup of coffee at night, outdoor spaces are the best place to stay. String lights, or bistro lights are commonly used in outdoor spaces. With this, you can achieve a perfect personality of your outdoor space.

What is more relaxing than being able to enjoy nature in your outdoor space? Take advantage of the nice weather and bring your vision into reality with the help of All Pro Shade Concepts. They are the experts in providing The Valley with beautiful shade structures for all design ideas. With all the ideas presented, a trendy outdoor space is very achievable with All Pro Shade Concepts. Call (623)201-4969 NOW or visit AllProShadeConcepts.com to learn more.

 

Remodel your house with Luxurious Home Shade Automation

Have you heard about Home Shade Automation? It is an investment for your home that you will surely not regret. If you are thinking about remodeling your house to add luxurious home features, shade automation will not only add value to your home, it will wow your visitors every time! Somfy Automated Systems are the leading manufacturer of motors and control systems for retractable awnings, screens, rolling shutters, interior shades, blinds, curtains, projection screens, and other lift-up applications for the home. 

All Pro Shade Concepts is the leading experts in the installation of Somfy automated systems in Arizona and is trusted by our community.

When you say automation, it is simply one less task you must control manually. Home automation can make a home more comfortable, customized, efficient, and secured. Since we are in a tech savvy time, more and more home automation is coming on the market.

Home automated devices are becoming common, seen in thermostats, alarm systems, audio systems, and now blinds and screens can be controlled by automation as well. You can automate almost anything in your home, and All Pro Shade Concepts can help!

There are a lot of reasons why you need to choose shade automation. It’s an exciting way of trying to making your home more luxurious, an innovation that can make you forget you ever dealt with difficult blinds and shutters.

Why should you get automated shades?

  • Energy Efficient: Like any other automation, automated, awnings, blinds, and screens can be lowered at a specific time of the day. That means, you can schedule it anytime you want.
  • Convenient: Tired of getting out of bed just to shut out the sun? Automation can make life easier for you. With a push of a button you can control the shade of your home easily.
  • Increase Privacy: Some of us might be living closely to our neighbors that they can easily see us to whatever area in our home. So the best way to earn that privacy even when we are going to the bathroom is just hitting the switch to lower the blinds.
  • No Need for Alarm Clock: Let’s admit it, we often shut down the alarm when we are suppose to wake up during the day. Mother Nature’s way of waking us up with the use of sunlight is always a nice feeling. Schedule your shades to open in the morning to wake you up the natural way.
  • Easy to Control: With the help of a remote, phone application or an installed wall switch, you can easily control your shading. Control Somfy Automation Systems with the myLink App. Whether you’re home or not, you can easily take over your shading and control it remotely, anytime you want. Or you can even set a schedule to your convenience.

More info at https://www.somfysystems.com/products/controls/mylink

Installation

Somfy Automation System can be easily installed in your home as long as you seek help from experts.

All Pro Shade Concepts has been on top, installing Somfy Automated Systems for Arizona’s community for over a decade. They have experience with clients of all sizes, from modest households to The Valley’s most exclusive residences.

Don't waste your time with unexperienced shade installers, get it right the first time, with All Pro Shade Concepts.

Purchasing

All Pro Shade Concepts will work with you to go over the installation process, measure for a complete quote, and go over the material and features that you want. All Somfy Automated Systems are covered by a full five-year warranty.

If you want to find out more information about Home Shade Automation, including window shades and awnings etc. get more information from the experts at All Pro Shade Concepts at (623) 204-1476.

 

Commercial Shade Solutions Made Easy

Running a business in Arizona requires you to cover so many factors in order for it to run smoothly and most efficiently. Taking into account the summer conditions, consisting of extreme heat and sun exposure, shade solutions could save your business a great amount of money by helping to cool the building.

All Pro Shade Concepts offers:

  • Custom Sail Shades
  • Custom Awnings
  • Patio Shades (automated available)
  • Commercial Window Screens
  • More!

All Pro Shade Concepts are experts in commercial shade installations. These are the ways that All Pro can help your business with shade solutions:

   

LOWER YOUR UTILITY BILL 

All Pro Shade Concepts shade installations can protect your windows and doors from direct sunlight, keeping your building cooler, and therefore decreasing your utility bill. That means cutting down 20 – 30% of your air conditioning bills. Get sun screens on your windows to get your business even more profits.

PROVIDE SHADE FOR CUSTOMERS & EMPLOYEES

Add a luxurious feel with automated patio and window shades. Try the Somfy-powered motorized products and take full control of your shades the way you want it. You can set schedules where shades come down when the sun is set to direct at a certain area. Easily use your shades via an app on your phone, or a wall switch All Pro can install wherever you desire.

So if you are thinking of having a commercial shade installed at your business, call All Pro Shade Concepts. We take pride in giving you the best customer experience in shade installations. With our expert installers, we guarantee that you get the highest standards in quality and service. Give us a call if you have questions or if you want to get a FREE Quote from us.

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5 Ways To Protect Your Awning From The Arizona Sun

There are a lot of reasons why awnings are beneficial for our homes or business establishments. We mainly want to reduce the risk of sun exposure and of course keeping furniture protected from sun damage. Taking care of your awning is important, allowing it to serve its purpose for the longest time and saving you money. The sun’s ultraviolet rays can be one of the enemies, causing our awnings to get damaged;

So here are 5 ways to protect your awning from the Arizona sun.

 

Choosing the Right Material

This is the most important thing that you should remember. You need to choose the right material for your awning. We don’t want to spend money on a low quality material. The sun’s ultraviolet rays can cause extreme damage to your awning fabric. Heat can definitely cause the fabric to dry out, fade or even crack. Thus, lowering the lifespan of your shade. An ultraviolet and color  resistant fabric is the right material, one that you should choose. This type of fabric can definitely resist possible sun damage.

 

 

Cleaning

Since awnings are placed outdoors, it can really get dirty. Aside from the fact that people will not appreciate the beauty of your awning when it is covered with dust or debris, preventing dirt can can minimize  damage to your awning. Different types of awning fabric requires different type of cleaning. So we need to follow the manufacturer’s recommendation on how to clean your awning, and keep consistent with your cleanings.

 

 

 

Protection

Cleaning can be of big help but most of the time we need protection for our awning as well. You can do that by applying waterproofing or ultraviolet protection to your awning fabric. Regular cleaning and applying additional protection can keep your awning fabric fresh, attractive and of course prolonging its existence. Again, manufacturers have specific protection products that you can use for your awning fabric. Be reminded that awning fabrics can be damaged if you are going to use a protection product that is not recommended for that specific material.

 

Thorough Inspection 

This is also recommended in making sure that your awning is in good shape. You can’t tell when your awning encounters problems, if you don’t check it thoroughly. Inspecting it can help us check whether the fabric is damaged or not. There are tendencies to overlook when the awning fabric is developing a small tear, that can lead to bigger problems in the future. We should also check the awning hardware to ensure that it is still durable and safe, where it can cause no harm to anyone.

 

Storing Away During Bad Weather

During severe weather conditions, it is best the protect your awning from strong winds by retracting the awning. With the awning retracted against the building, you avoid possible damage to the fabric and mechanism. All Pro Shade Concepts are the experts in awning installations.

 

Visit our website https://allproshadeconcepts.com/contact-us/ for more information or call us at (623) 201 – 4969

5 Things To Consider When Replacing Your Awning Fabric

Everyone loves to hang out when the weather is nice. But nowadays we should always keep ourselves protected from too much heat, and UV rays. For outdoor lovers, we often look for options on staying outside without worrying about sun exposure. Thanks to the invention of awnings, we can enjoy the summer sunshine without the concern of protecting our skin.

 

If you have awnings installed at home or at your business establishment, Here’s 5 things to consider when replacing your awning fabric:

 

  • Worn Out   

Let’s face it. Fabric can’t last a lifetime, so they tear or fray with time. Sometimes damage is caused by extreme exposure to the sun causing the fabrics to fade or even break.  It can cost a lot of money if you replace the whole awning, All Pro Shade Concepts can help. We offer a wide selection of awning fabrics to bring your awning back to life.   

 

  • Fire Resistant

We should always consider awning fabrics that are fire resistant. There has been an increase of importance in fire prevention even in public spaces. You might want to check your awning fabric specifications to see if it meets the standards. Look for a fabric types that not only keep you safe, but is also energy efficient.

 

  • Ultraviolet Rays Resistant

We think of awnings as effective sun shading. But are they really efficient? Go back and check the current fabric used in your awning. Fabrics really vary in their ability to absorb or even block ultraviolet radiation. All Pro Shade Concepts offers a variety of awning fabrics to best protect your family.

 

  • Durability

Often, people worry solely on budget when purchasing products or services. They miss the mark on the importance of good quality and proper installation. For awning fabrics, you want to use fabric that will last, especially in the Arizona Heat. Look for fabric that can endure extreme heat, is waterproof, and resistant to mold and mildew.

 

  • Attractiveness

This is important for business establishments, but also at home. Awnings bring appeal and can make or break the look of a building. Frayed or damaged awnings can make a home or business look dingy and unattractive. Look for a fabric that matches your home or business motif, adds to the style, but also resists fading.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If your home or business has awnings that may need fabric/total replacement, please call All Pro Shade Concepts at (623) 201-4969 or contact us at https://allproshadeconcepts.com/contact-us/ for more questions, or a free quote!

 

Save Money on Sun Shade Screens with SRP Rebate

Living in Arizona, having a home that is comfortable is important, and anything you can do to reduce heat during the summer is valuable. Although it is unknown by most, 50% of the heat that enters our homes come from windows. Popular with homeowners, the installation of sun shade screens is successful at reducing the heat that enters your house.

People often put off replacing or purchasing their sun shade screens, due to the costs, but SRP’s Sun Screen Rebate Program looks to make them more affordable. All Pro Shade Concepts is a licensed and bonded contractor, qualified to install your sun shade screens with the SRP Sun Screen Rebate.   

What is SRP’s Sun Screen Rebate Program?

SRP’s Sun Screen Program offers customers a rebate of $0.80 per square foot on professionally installed shade screens to keep their homes cooler.

To qualify for the SRP Program, you must:

  • Be a permanent SRP residential electric customer that resides in a single-family detached, single family attached (duplex, triplex or quadplex only), mobile home or apartment/condo (duplex, triplex or quadplex only).
  • Purchase and install new or refurbished, qualifying shade screens with a licensed contractor by April 30, 2018.
  • Install shade screens that block at least 80% of the solar heat gain on sun-struck windows only (west-, south- and east-facing windows).
  • Install screens on the exterior of clear glass windows that enclose an air-conditioned space.

If you want premium sun shade screens to help keep your home cooler, reduce cooling bill by up to 30%, and have a sense of privacy/security, call All Pro Shade Concepts! From residential to commercial shade screens, we can provide you with all your shade needs.

To learn more about All Pro Shade Concepts and the SRP Sun Shade Rebate Program please visit: https://allproshadeconcepts.com/srp/

5 Things to Consider in Choosing the Perfect Home Window Shade this Summer

It’s dry heat months in Arizona! Gear up your home for the extreme desert heat with a window shade. Here are 5 helpful tips in choosing the perfect one to keep your home cool this summer:

Transparent is a lot better.

With summer monsoon weather pushing 110+ degrees weather, you stay cool indoor as much as possible this summer. A window shade effectively does the job.  Opt for shade that gives you an optimal summer view outside so you can see those summer monsoon storms roll in without compromising sun protection. What’s Arizona summer without the palm trees, cacti, clear desert skies, and mountain views set against beautiful summer dust storms and sunsets?

Get the maximum shade.  

Look for shade options no less than 70% to feel any difference. Sunshades are integral part of Arizona especially during the hottest months of summer. Protect your furniture from the sun, reduce cooling bills and find comfort at your home amidst the extreme desert heat.

All-season durability.

Sunshades come handy in Arizona all-year-round. Invest in quality window shades that can last for years. Choose quality shades that can the withstand the extreme desert heat and harsh Monsoon dust storms.

Get the right fabric colors.

Color is a significant factor to consider in a window shades. Light-colored reflect more reflect more heat and the UV rays. Thus, increasing energy savings this summer. Dark-colored fabrics will serve you best if you want more privacy and light control options.

Smart is a plus.

Motorized window shades will offer you the perks of one-tap control from your smartphone, easily customization, and added convenience. Get smart with Somfy-powered motorized products that lets you do more than that!