What Are the Disadvantages of an East/West Facing Home


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The Sun Affects Your Home Based on the Direction It’s Facing

The direction that an Arizona home faces is an important consideration when building or buying a home. Because Arizona gets so much sun, especially in the Summer, it’s important to make your home energy-efficient and reduce the amount of sun and heat entering.

Let’s take a look at why house orientation matters.

The Simple Truth About Home Orientation

While some might think facing the direction the sun rises or sets would be ideal for the views, but in reality it is not ideal to build a house that is east/west facing.

East/West Facing Home

For east/west-facing homes, you’re likely to have majority of your windows and doors in the front and back of your home  where you get max sun exposure all day. This makes it difficult to be energy efficient as your cooling system may have to work most of the day. 

If you already have an east/west-facing house, then the best decision to make up for the increased exposure is to install shades to significantly reduce the heat entering your home. 

Awnings for Window or Patios – With awnings, you can keep the heat of the sun away from your home, protecting windows and yourself whenever you’re looking to stay outside for some fresh air. Awnings also minimize glare and expand your outdoor entertainment space.

Patio shades – Patio shades aren’t just for keeping the glare out, but they’re also great for making your energy expenses more cost-efficient. Patio shades, especially those with a sealed track system, help keep the interiors cooler in the warmer seasons and the heat in during the colder ones.

Window Sun Screens – They block off rays from entering through your windows, saving you on energy costs in the long run. You can even save more on expenses through the SRP Shade Screen Rebate program where All Pro Shade Concepts is a trusted contractor. Open windows while the weather is perfect, window sun screens keep the bugs out.

Shade Solutions from All Pro Shade Concepts

All Pro has a variety of awnings, patio shades, and window sun screens featuring plenty of customizable design options. Get cable or sealed track styles for patio shades and retractable awnings with motorized options available for your convenience. If you’re looking for the most reliable shade provider in Metro Phoenix and the surrounding areas, come to All Pro Shade Concepts.

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