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.

How To Maximize The Natural Breeze In Your Arizona Home

Arizona living at it's best!

 

It’s no secret that Arizona can see some sweltering summers. What most people who aren’t locals don’t know though, is how beautiful our spring seasons can be. On average, an Arizona spring season sees temperatures from 77℉ to 85℉. With great weather and sunshine to be enjoyed, there’s no reason to be cooped up inside and running up your electric bill with air conditioning.

 
Here are some tips on how to make the most of spring and invite some Arizona breeze into your home -

Open Windows

The most comfortable way to enjoy the breeze is opening a few windows in your home. Not only do you get fresh air in and circulating around your home, but it’s an energy efficient way to cool down a space.

While the weather is nice enough to open windows, the sun will still come in and heat up your space. However, you can still enjoy having a few windows open and still block out the harsh sun. By installing sun screens from All Pro Shade Concepts, you can have both a breeze and block the sun!

Sun screens are installed on windows in your home and are able to keep a room cooler - blocking 80-90% of the sun’s rays - while still inviting in a breeze. The best part is that it doesn’t block your view from the window. While you’re saving about 20% in cooling costs, you can enjoy the beautiful weather that Arizona has to offer.


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). 

Take advantage of the extraordinary weather! All Pro specializes in the precise installation of awnings, window sun screens, or patio shades to reduce the amount of sun enters your home, while letting the breeze in!

Spend Time On Your Patio

The easiest way to feel a breeze when at home is to just step outside! Enjoy the sights and sounds of nature and bask in the great weather before summer comes. When outside though, you are exposed to the sun’s damaging UV rays. While you could put on sunscreen and generously reapply every 2 hours, that doesn’t help when the sun is directly hitting you and sooner than you know, you’re sweating.

Instead, think about getting an awning or patio shade.

An awning will be retractable with an option to make it motorized, and when purchased with All Pro Shade Concepts, the awning will be made from high quality fabric that will come with a 10-year warranty. If motorized, you could control it with your smartphone and the motor even has a 5-year warranty as well!

Create an Oasis

If you feel that your home needs more than just awning, you could also think about having a patio shade. Patio shades give full coverage from not just the sun but all types of weather. Not only will you be able to enjoy the wonderful spring weather, but you can comfortably enjoy your patio during summer, fall, and winter.

 If there are any ways All Pro Shade Concepts can help you enjoy the beautiful spring weather at your home:

Call (623) 201-4969 or visit AllProShadeConcepts.com for more information.

We are happy to provide our customers with a pressure-free, in-home quote.  

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.

Protect Your Children with Shade Solutions

 

Children are precious, and parents do their best to protect them from anything they can control. One thing that parents can do to help prevent children from developing skin cancer is limiting the amount of harmful UV rays from sun exposure your child gets.

Not only do we have sunburns to worry about, we also have to worry about overheating in the hot Arizona summers. You don’t like the option of keeping them confined in the house, so what can you do to your outdoor space to protect your kids? You get shade solutions installed!

 

Here are the best ways for you to protect your children with the right shade solutions.

Patio Shades

Installing patio shades (roll-up shades that enclose your patio) 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.

Awnings

If you don’t have a patio or want to provide a space with optional shade, awnings are the perfect solution. There are 2 types of awnings, one is traditionally static and the other is a retractable awning. If you have a part of your home by a pool area, attach a retractable awning to expand when you want, and retract when you want more sun. All Pro Shade Concepts are experts in the professional installation of shade solutions. They offer many screen fabric options and only utilize the best shade control motor mechanisms. Convenience will never be problem for you since you can just easily control it thru your smartphone application.

Sun Screens

Keep your home cool for your kids to seek refuge from the Arizona heat. The best way to keep your home comfortable without breaking the bank is to have quality sun screens installed on your windows. Sun screens filter much of the solar heat gain that enters your home and keeps your AC operating efficiently without having to work as hard. All Pro Shade Concepts Exterior SunControl and Textilene Sun Screens block up to 80-90% of the sun’s rays and heat that will let you save up a chunk of money on your cooling bills this summer, up to 30%!  Plus, compared to blinds and shutters, sun screens are more cost-effective in terms of durability and performance.

With the Arizona summer right around the corner, give your kids the protection from the sun that they need. Make sure they always wear sunscreen and take breaks from the sun and heat in the shade.

Trust the experts at All Pro Shade Concepts with any of your shade needs. Proudly serving Arizona for over a decade. Call (623)204-1476 NOW or Contact Us Here.

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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 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!

 

3 Practical Ways To Upgrade Your Patio This 2017

Is the sun keeping your patio use limited? Or, want to have a more functional outdoor living space but don’t know where to start? Here are three practical ways to put your desert patio into good use all year-round and even years!

1. Take control with retractable awnings.

A patio cover is worth your New Year’s upgrade. If you are considering quick to install and more flexible option, a retractable awning is perfect for you! A retractable awning gets you the benefit of extending a shade when the desert sun is up shining or soak up the beautiful desert scene at dusk with more open feel by simply retracting it. Rain or shine, you can bring any activity outdoor without worrying being drenched or burned up. Plus, it is a stylish way to limit your neighbors view of your patio and let you be in control of your privacy. Our Somfy-powered motorized retractable awning will let you take full control anywhere with your smartphone!

2. Patio drop shades for a comfortable desert patio.

A patio drop shade is a cost-effective investment to beat the year-round Arizona heat. You’ll thank yourself later as the sunshine can get intense in the Valley during summer. Put up as much shade as early as now. Patio drop shades keep the sunlight out and minimize the heat that gets through your recreational or relaxation spot. It brings the comfort you need by keeping your patio cool while you can still get a good view outside even at 97% shade. Keep bug and critters off too with our Zipper Track!

3. Invest in Alumawood patio cover that last longer.

An alumawood patio cover will be a good upgrade. It will not only beautifully create shade to your patio but its durability makes a great investment. No need to choose between wood and aluminium. With alumawood, you get the traditional wood-look for your patio and keep you worry-free from wood rot, peel and termites. Alumawood is perfectly made to withstand the blazing Arizona sun and harsh Monsoon season for years!

Interested in upgrading your patio in 2017? Contact Us today for a quote or to come out and talk to you about how you can upgrade your home!

Decrease Utility Bills & Increase Home’s Energy Efficiency with Sun Screens

Arizona Summer 2016 Outlook

Phoenix has been pushing 120  and the 10 day forecast shows nothing but 110+ degree temps! It has already been one of the hottest on record in Arizona! Expect  hotter and drier weather in the Valley of the Sun all throughout summer.  Is the relentless heat already keeping your bills skyrocket or making you want to take a break somewhere else cooler? Summer season is here and and with sun screens, you can keep your home cool and comfortable and have your energy bills take a break instead.

Save up to 30% on your energy bill

Sun screens filter much of the solar heat gain that enters your home and keeps your AC operating efficiently without having to work as hard. All Pro Shade Concepts Exterior SunControl and Textilene Sun Screens block up to 80-90% of the sun’s rays and heat that will let you save up a chunk of money on your cooling bills this summer, up to 30%!  Plus, compared to blinds and shutters, sun screens are more cost-effective in terms of durability and performance.

SRP Rebates for Arizona customers

In 2015, Arizona ranked 17th on ACEEE (American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy) report, pretty low considering all the sunshine we get out here and the solar energy we could be generating, but all that sunshine takes a toll on your power bill. To help bring that summer power bill down,  SRP customers can take advantage of their Shade Screen Rebate Program for more affordable energy-efficient home improvement this summer with your sun screen installation.

With All Pro Shade Concepts, we make your energy saving goal during summer season possible while keeping you out from the sun’s heat.

Find out if you’re qualified for a rebate at: http://www.allproshadeconcepts.com/srp/

 

Be Prepared for the Arizona Summer with Patio Shades!

 

Beat the heat with All Pro Shade Concepts Patio Shades

Make your outdoor space more functional.  All Pro Shade Concepts offer Motorized or Manual Operated Patio Shades for your home or commercial property.

 

Follow All Pro Shade Concepts Owner Robert Mulvin as he works on a project
in the Arcadia Neighborhood in Phoenix, Arizona

 

All Pro Shade Concepts can provide you with several Patio Sun Shade options that give you the freedom to customize the patio shades that suit your residential or commercial property needs:

 

Choose your Track

 

  • Steel Cable

The Steel Cable option for patio shades ride up and down on extra heavy duty steel cable guides that allow the shade to be positioned at any desired height without the need for tie downs. This option will provide great shade but there will be light through either side of cables.

  • Zipper Track

The Zipper Track option encloses your patio or garage space and completely seals the area from bugs and critters. They can also withstand winds This is due to a strong reinforced zipper that secures the shade material to the track sides.

  • Standard Track

The Standard Track option will block the sun on either side of the shade but will not withstand winds like the Zipper Tracks. Standard Tracks are limited to 10 feet or under and is recommended for use on windows.

 

Choose Your Method of Operation

All shades have the option of being motorized either open roll or enclosed in a box.

 

  • Manual Patio Shades

Manual patio shades utilize a hand crank that manually raise and lower your shades to the desired height.

 

  • Motorized Patio Shades

With motorization, we only use top-of-the-line Somfy motors which can be controlled in a number of ways:

 

Wall Switch 

- Stationary controls installed into wall or multiple walls.

Remote Control

- We provide a remote control that allows you to control shade from any point in the room.

Smartphone 

- myLink by Somfy allows you to control your patio shades via smart device whether you are home or not.

 

Choose Your Fabric

All Pro Shade Options offers several fabric options to pick from which have a 10 year manufacturers warranty and have shade options up to 97%. We carry Textilene Solar Screens as well as Phifer SunTex sun control.

 

Extras

In addition, you can add a sun, wind or sun and wind sensor to improve the efficiency of your patio shade use.

 

Visit All Pro Shade Concepts for more information

or Call (623) 204-1476


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5 Benefits of Awnings

1. Add another space for entertainment.

Awnings allow more time for outdoor entertainment. Design your space to your desires. You can have guests over without the worry of them getting burned from sun exposure or wet from rainfall. Enjoy your backyard area with friends and family or create your own private sanctuary.

 

2. Awnings not only add beauty, but can add value to your home's market value.

Placing an awning over a patio area creates more livable space- and consequently equity in your home's value. They bring more appeal to homeowners that want an outdoor space to relax and enjoy the weather, without the worry of the sun.  

3. Retractable Awnings give you control of your patio space.

Retractable awnings give you the convenience of controlling whether you want the shade, or not. Retract and extend your awning depending on how much sun or shade you desire. 

4. Awnings can reduce energy costs.

Awnings reduce direct solar heat that is observed through windows and can save you up to 23% on your annual cooling energy costs in the summer. If you choose the retractable awnings, your savings go even further. Retracting awnings during the winter allows the sun to assist in warming your home -throughout the year!

5. Protect your home from the Sun's UV rays, rain, or snow.

Installing awnings can protect your outdoor space from the weather, prolonging the longevity of your outdoor furniture by preventing exposure to direct sun, snow and rainfall that can cause deterioration and discoloration. Awnings can also help prevent the UV rays from damaging your indoor furniture or flooring that may be getting exposure.

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