From Tucson to Flagstaff and everywhere in between, the sun intensely beats down on homeowners across Arizona. Shading is only one element of how protected you feel against the elements, though. Something you might be neglecting is the orientation of your house.
Have you ever felt significant differences in heat between metropolitan areas and their surrounding rural areas? What you’re feeling is the effect known as the “urban heat island.” This occurrence is driven by changes in surface temperatures such as roads and roofs, as well as atmospheric changes in temperature.
If you live or are moving to Arizona, you probably want to know how to prepare for weather. Here is a comprehensive guide on Arizona temps.
We’ve all seen a car lose its once-vibrant color after years exposed to the sun, but why does this happen? As it turns out, most car paint damage is due to the same component of sunshine that ages and damages our skin: ultraviolet (UV) rays.
If you live in Arizona, you may be used to the heat already, but to tourists and visitors, Arizona can be unbearably hot, especially during the summer months. May to September are the hottest months for Arizona. If you’ve often asked yourself “why is it so hot here?” there actually are many reasons why it gets so hot in this state.
UV rays and heat from direct sunlight can be very hard on exterior wooden doors on homes. The finish can crack and fade, the wood might expand or contract, and overtime the light will make the door look dull. This could throw off your home’s curb appeal and be frustrating to deal with. So how can you protect your home’s wooden doors from the sun?
Your home’s energy bills can change a lot by placing windows in certain areas. Learn how to get the most of your window placement.
Have you ever wondered why shade feels so good? Have you considered the science behind the temperature difference between shade and full sun? We wondered about this, so we did a little digging to get the facts about shade.