Home Upgrades for 2020

2019 will be ending very soon, and a new decade will start. As the new year draws near, you should start thinking about how you can refresh your home for 2020. Think about the home projects and upgrades you've put off over the years.

Don’t know where to start? Here’s our list of home upgrades you can add to your home this 2020.

Solar Panels

The road to sustainability and self-sufficiency is long, and the first step is renewable energy. Arizona has plenty of sun, so harvesting its power for your own use only makes sense. Solar panels can help significantly cut your utility costs. It also serves as a backup when grid power is down. When air conditioning costs are at its highest in the summer, you'll be glad to be harvesting your own power.

Going solar not only brings your monthly power bill down, it benefits the environment. It’s definitely worth looking into if you want a more self-sufficient home.

Entertainment or Game Room

If you have an extra room that’s been gathering dust, one good way to make use of it is to transform it into an entertainment or gaming room. While it’s okay to keep your entertainment electronics in the living room, an entertainment room sets an exclusive ambiance, where you can binge-watch Netflix films, watch sports, or play your favorite video games.

Wow your guests with a new pool table, air hockey table, dart boards, ping pong table, or poker setup. Get a projector and install a wet bar to host the greatest super bowl parties for years to come.

Awnings & Patio Shades

Do you need more shade in your backyard?  Sun protection is a must in the intense Arizona sun. Poolside Retractable Awnings can add some much-needed shade to your pool. With some shade, you can extend your swimming time without worrying about getting sunburned. Arizonians love to have the awnings extend over the pool, eliminating the hassle of setting up an umbrella. Awnings can also expand your outdoor entertainment space when you invite friends over. Motorized Patio shades, another luxurious addition, can reduce the glare and heat coming into your patio, so you can enjoy cooler areas with the sun blocked.

Home Automation System

Home automation is undoubtedly a necessary addition to today's modern home. It lets you control almost anything in your home. And you don't need to buy a huge system right off the bat, either. You can start with small upgrades like lighting and climate control using readily-available devices like Google Home or Amazon Echo/Alexa.

Install responsive sensors for motorized patio shades and awnings, so it retracts or opens automatically depending on the sunlight exposure and wind speed. You can also try sleek, motorized, interior blinds/shades - where you can set them to retract or extend based on a timer. With home automation, the possibilities are endless!

Of all these home upgrades, getting shade solutions is the easiest. It’s an effective way to cut cooling costs during the summer, and you can enjoy other benefits for the rest of the year. All Pro Shade Concepts is Arizona’s most reliable shade solution installer. If you’re not sure what shade solution your home needs, we do FREE HOME INSPECTIONS, no pressure to buy!

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Top 5 Gifts for Arizona Homeowners

It’s almost Christmas - we all know what that means! The streets are going to be crowded with Christmas shoppers looking for last-minute deals on gift items. Trinkets, new clothes, and toys are nice, but if you want to give your loved ones something that lasts, or if you simply want to minimize the clutter in your home, look for a gift that everyone can enjoy. Here are top 5 gift ideas for Arizona Homeowners.

Multimedia Projector

Be it movie or game night, a multimedia projector will level up any entertainment space. Create a new tradition with your family where you all come together for one night each week to enjoy your favorite flicks. The great thing about a multimedia projector is that you can set it up indoors, or outdoors if the weather’s nice! Tip: create a driver-in aesthetic to your setup by adding some rugs/pillows on the floor of your patio or living room. Don’t forget the popcorn!

Outdoor Firepit

Every Arizona backyard should have a lovely firepit. There, you can gather your family ‘round for some campfire goodies - smores, hot cocoa, eggnog, barbecue, you name it! A fire pit creates a cozy spot in your backyard, and, when set up right, can also double as a grill. Thanks to Arizona’s warmer climate, you only need a single firepit to make your backyard suitable for winter family gatherings.

Hanging Patio Swings

Choosing outdoor furniture is easy if you go with the basics - but why not do something extra for your family and guests? A swing is a whimsical addition to your patio. It creates a space for you to relax and take in the fresh air while being gently lulled to sleep. Tip: Make sure to add some roll shades to your patio to reduce the sun’s glare in the morning. 

Zipper Patio Shades

Customized Zipper Patio Shades are a great gift for anyone looking to upgrade their backyard. More than protection from debris and UV rays, it also maximizes outdoor living space. Motors would be a great addition too because it makes the shades easier to roll back when not in use. Make sure to pick colors that match or complement your home’s style!

Motorized Retractable Awnings

Need more room in your yard for social gatherings? Motorized awnings are the best way to add a little more space in your backyard. As an added value, it works best with sun and wind sensors, so it can automatically open or retract based on the weather. The best part? You can make use of it all year!

Need more tips for the holidays? Check out the rest of our blog for more! 

All Pro Shade Concepts is Arizona’s #1 Trusted Shade Solution Installer. Enjoy your home all-year-round with our durable awnings, patio shades, and sun screens. Get a FREE QUOTE today. 

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Make your Patio Bug/Debris Free Using Zipper Sealed Patio Shades

Zipper-Sealed Patio Shades are a great addition to your patio, backyard deck, or any outdoor living space. This installation gives many benefits such as reducing the amount of heat and UV rays, significantly reduces energy cost, to name a few. During the fall, parts of your home may be exposed to leaves, dust, and debris. Here’s how zipper-sealed patio shades can protect your outdoor living area.

Durable Design

Arizona is prone to strong winds. The zipper-lock shade feature that holds the screen in rails makes it durable enough to withstand the elements. This makes your patio perfect for board games and the like. You don’t have to worry about your stuff getting blown away, as the screens can break the blow of the wind. You can also add wind sensors and motors so when the wind gets too strong for the patio shades to handle, it will automatically retract.

Versatile and Customizable

Zipper-sealed patio shades can be customized according to your home’s needs and style. You can choose the type of fabric and colors. Motorization is also a great addition to zipper-sealed shades. This allows you to control your shades at the touch of a button. You may also add sun sensors that will automatically roll your shades down when it gets too hot out. 

Fade Resistant Screen Fabrics

All Pro Shade Concepts uses only Textilene® to make sure the screens are of high quality and fade resistant. This type of fabric can block up to 90% of the sun’s rays and can significantly reduce your energy cost during summer.

During colder months, it can help you create a cozier environment for your family and guests.

Doubles as a Bug Screen

Love hanging out at the patio with your kids? Keep those bees, wasps, and flies out easily with zipper-sealed patio shades. The sealed track keeps annoying fall insects in your backyard away from your outdoor living spaces.

All Pro Shade Concepts is Arizona’s #1 Shade Solution installer. We offer Somfy motors that come with a 5-year manufacturer’s warranty. Not sure what kind of shade solutions you need for your home? We offer FREE HOME INSPECTIONS, no pressure! 

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Backyard Ideas for Your Family Get Together

Fall in Arizona is among us! With fall comes the beautiful weather & scenery of colors, so it would be a shame to stay indoors and miss all of it! It’s finally time to hang out in the backyard without worrying about the Arizona sun. Here are a few tips on how to enjoy family time without leaving your home:

Enjoy The Game

It’s almost the holiday season, so friends and family are sure to come for a visit. It’s time to show them how backyard parties are done in Arizona. It’s finally time to take out that grill! Whip up some classic barbecue and open those Awnings to make more shaded space for your guests. As a bonus, you can even bring the television out, so you and your guests can watch games while relaxing in your backyard.

Movie Night

Get your friends and family together for a night of fun in the backyard with a movie night. Put up a white sheet and use a projector to watch a movie with your loved ones. Invite your guests to bring camping chairs and blankets, get the firepit going, and serve up some popcorn or hot chocolate to warm people up.

Enjoying the Scenery

Arizona is well-known for the beautiful desert landscape. Whatever your landscape, don't miss out on its beauty when you need shade.  Patio Shades provide shade while relaxing in your yard, while preserving the scenery. With quality motorized patio shades, you can enjoy the full view without worrying about the sun’s glare.

Prepare a Feast

Find a reason to have all of your close friends or family over, whether it's Friendsgiving or just a Sunday Brunch. Plan a beautiful spread or hold a potluck- the important part is being together. Provide comfort in your home by opening the windows during the day to let the amazing breeze in, and close them when it gets bit more chilly at night. To avoid bugs invading your home through open windows, have Window Sun Screens installed to keep debris/bugs out, letting air in.

These are just simple yet great ways to spend time with your family. With the right precautions like awnings, patio shades, and sunscreens, you can have all the fun in the world without worry. If you want shade solutions for your home, contact us for a FREE QUOTE.

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Replace Those Summer Exposed, Faded Window Sun Screens

Sunscreens are essential to protect yourself, your family and your furniture from the sun’s glare. If your sunscreens are looking a little worn out and faded from the previous summers, it’s time for a change. Here are the reasons why you should consider replacing your sunscreens after the summer.

Faded Screens Are Ineffective Against Heat

Depending on the type of screens you have, getting blasted by the Arizona sun during the day may have caused your screens to fade, therefore weakening its resistance to heat. Upgrade your sunscreens with a fabric that’s resistant to high heat and other elements. Premium Textilene Screen Materials are always the best option.

Enhance Your Curb Appeal

Old screens don’t look great on your home’s exterior. Dented and dull sun screens are a no-no when it comes to curb appeal. This may lower your home’s value. After all, appearance is important for real estate properties. Invest in handmade, custom sun screens to match your home’s aesthetic. Make sure to choose a color that matches your exterior.

Better Screens for Fall

Remember that you don’t only need sun screens during summer. Torn mesh screens won’t protect you from other elements. If you want to keep your window open to let in the nice fall breeze, sun screens can protect your home from falling leaves and other debris. It also provides the privacy you need, so you’re free to do as you please in every room in your home, without worrying about nosy neighbors.

Save on Cooling Costs

If you’re an SRP customer in Arizona, you can qualify for the SRP Shade Screen Rebate program. Work with a trusted and preferred contractor that uses Premium Textilene sun screens. These screens block up to 80% of the sun’s rays. With SRP, you can get up to $0.80 per square foot reimbursed on your sun screen installation!

Try Something New For Shade

Motorized Standard Track Shades for Doors & Windows have been growing in popularity here in The Valley. Easily control the amount of sunlight entering your home with the touch of a button. All Pro Shade Concepts is Arizona's #1 Trusted Shade Installations for residential and commercial projects.

Sun screens are great for your home all year round, especially if you live in Arizona! Like a good investment, it helps you save up on a lot of things. All Pro Shade Concepts Sun Screens are elegant, sturdy, and can be custom-made according to your needs. We provide home inspections FREE of charge, and no pressure to buy.

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How To Enjoy Fall in Your Arizona Yard

The leaves are transforming into shades of mesmerizing golds, reds, and oranges. The temperature gets cooler at this time of the month. In Arizona, where the summers are longer, the Fall season is a welcoming sight, and it’s the best time to relax outdoors. Here’s how you can prepare your backyard this fall, for your and your family to enjoy. 

Make Your Yard More Inviting

Just because pool season is almost over doesn’t mean your yard has to sit idly. Fall is one of the best times to take advantage of your outdoor space. Add some outdoor rugs to your patio create a warm and cozy space. You may also change your slip covers to match fall colors. Make sure you install patio shades to block out the sun’s glare without disrupting the view. Motorized patio shades with sensors are ideal, because you can program it to automatically roll up or down depending on the sun or wind.

Use Awnings to Expand Your Guest Space

Awnings are a perfect way to expand your guest space and add a little more shade to your backyard. Water and mildew proof awnings are great for the fall season too. Retractable awnings with wind sensors are easy to use. The sensors make sure that your awnings retract when the wind starts blowing too hard.

Protect Your Patio from Elements

Wind in the fall season cools your outdoor patio area and leave an atmosphere of cozy weather in the yard. If you have a backyard full of trees and plants, debris can easily get into your patio area. To prevent this, use zipper-sealed patio shades. Zipper-sealed patio shades keeps the debris and bugs away from your patio while letting the cool breeze in.

Getting your backyard in shape for the cooler months is not rocket science. Improving your outdoor living spaces adds more value to your home, too! If you’re not sure where to install shade solutions, schedule a FREE home inspection with us. No pressure to buy!

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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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