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?


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).

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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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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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.


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).

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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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 

Kids Back At School Means More Time For Your Home Projects

Summer has officially ended, the kids are finally back in school, and your schedule just opened up. Why not take this opportunity to get those projects around the house completed?


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).

Deep-Cleaning


Now that monsoon season is coming to a close, take some time to clean all the dirt and debris that collected in all the nooks and crannies of your home. Rinse out those doormats with the jet setting on your hose and let them dry in the sun, and break out the broom and brush all the dirt and dust off your patio and entryway. If you really want to feel productive, clean the tracks on your sliding doors and windows by vacuuming out the larger pieces of debris, then sprinkle baking soda on the stubborn parts and spray with a solution of 1 part vinegar to 1 part water. Let the bubbles do the work and rinse it all away!

Replace Old Fixtures


Replacing old or outdated hardware can really spruce up the look of your home for a low cost. Change out the cabinet and drawer pulls in your kitchen and bathroom for a whole new look. If you want to be frugal, there are many selections of spray paint that are suitable to use on door handles and cabinet pulls - just make sure you thoroughly tape and cover the areas you don’t want to get paint on!

Repair Damaged Furniture


Did the kids wreak havoc on your furniture while they were home all day this summer? Use the opportunity of an empty house to get torn, stained, or damaged pieces repaired before the holiday season sneaks up on you. If a DIY approach to fixing furniture seems overwhelming to you, there are plenty of professionals out there that can make your furniture look like new again.

Paint


Paint is one of the cheapest ways to dramatically change the look of your home. Even a fresh coat of the same color can make a room feel like new again. Painting the outside of your home is a little more of a task, but it can really add some extra curb appeal. Take the opportunity to get this project out of the way now and you won’t have to think about it for the next few years. Make sure all your sun screens are in good shape and get those damaged and faded awnings taken care of. Cooler weather will be here before we know it and you’ll feel much less stressed getting all the home improvement projects out of the way now.

Add Shade Solutions


The sun glaring through our windows during summer can be bothersome. Upgrading your home with shade solutions like sunscreens, patio shades and awnings can help you solve this problem. Sunscreens also keep your house cool so you won't have to spend too much on home cooling costs. Exterior shades like awnings and patio shades can let you enjoy the outdoors without worrying about harmful UV rays. It might not be a simple DIY project, but our staff at All Pro can help you with shade solutions!

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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 or call them at 623-201-4969.

The Most Popular Home Upgrades in Paradise Valley

One of the wealthiest suburbs of the Phoenix metropolitan area sits just northwest of the city: Paradise Valley. PV is well known for its luxurious resorts, immaculate golf courses, high end dining, and beautiful homes. The overall cost of living in Paradise Valley is well over three times the cost of the Arizona average, and the majority of that cost is the result of the housing market. If you’re looking for extravagant home upgrades, PV is the place to see it.


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).

There are countless upgrades that can be done to the inside and outside of your home to not only increase resale value, but also create a unique space that you can truly be proud of.

Furniture


If the thought of major home renovation seems overwhelming, furniture can be a great place to start your upgrades when you’re not ready to make the commitment to construction. Purchasing high quality furniture may feel like a big blow to your wallet ($$$) but you’ll be saving more in the long run since better quality furniture tends to last much longer.

 

 

Pieces that get a lot of use, such as couches, should definitely be durable and last you a while. Outdoor patio seating should be especially well-made in order to be able to stand up to the harsh conditions of the Arizona elements.

Motorized Shades


Worried about protecting your new seating or outdoor entertainment spaces from the sun and other elements? Motorized patio shades and awnings are a great way to accomplish this. They are much faster and easier to deploy than individual furniture covers. They can even be installed to be controlled with your smartphone to make it even easier! Even indoor furniture can become sun-bleached, so why not take your sun protection one step further? Install sun screens on the outside of the home to prolong the life of your upholstery.

 

Bonus: Sunscreens help reduce cooling costs by up to 25%, and All Pro Shade Concepts is an SRP certified contractor. More on what that means for you here.

Lighting and Entertainment


Outdoor kitchens and bars are a major staple in many Paradise Valley homes, and they are a great way to keep the inside of the house cool while you do the cooking and entertaining outside. With flat screen televisions and full size refrigerators outside with your grill though, you’ll want to take extra precautions to keep all of these things protected.

Misting Systems


If you’re interested in extending your living space to the outdoors, consider a misting system. We all know the Arizona heat can be unbearable and can really put a damper on any plans involving the outdoors, but a misting system can make the patio a much more pleasant place to be and it uses less water than you may think. Be sure to consult a professional when it comes to installing misters though, you may need additional pumps to ensure your misters are working properly and not acting as a sprinkler system instead.

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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.

 

 

Not sure where to start? Start with shade, it never goes out of style! All Pro Shade Concepts will provide an honest, free inspection, with no pressure to buy. For more information about shade solutions for your home, contact All Pro Shade Concepts!

Why You Should Buy A House That’s North or South Facing

When you’re searching for a new home, there are many things that you are probably considering. Is the yard big enough? Are there enough bedrooms? Is the kitchen the right size? Is there a pool? Out of all of these questions, there is probably one that you’re not considering - is the house you’re looking at north or south facing?


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).

The reason this is an important question to ask yourself or the realtor is that it makes a difference when and where the sun comes into your home. This question, however, is very much dependent on where you live. If you’re living in an area that has a more moderate climate most of the year, you’ll mostly likely want to have more sunlight warming your house, but if you’re in a place like Arizona, you’ll want to make sure you have the least amount of sunlight warming your house as possible to keep it cool.

 South-Facing


If you’re looking to have the most sunlight in your home, you’ll typically want to look for a house that is south-facing. This will ensure that your home is filled with natural sunlight for most of the day and give the front of your house more light and warmth.

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?

If you find that the sun is warming your home in a way you never intended, don’t worry, you don’t have to pack up and find a new home. Think about installing sun screens in the parts of your home that get the warmest (or the whole home for a uniform look).

 

 

Sun screens will block out most sunlight and heat, keep your home cooler, and cut down your cooling costs. What’s great about sun shades is that they don’t block out the view from the inside of your home, but keep wandering eyes from looking in from the outside.

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When you’re shopping around for sun screens, All Pro Shade Concepts in Phoenix hand make their screens to customize them to each client’s needs. They can also help you participate in the SRP Shade Screen Rebate Program that could allow you to get a rebate from your sun screen installation.

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

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.