At Arizona Blinds, Shutters and Drapery, we understand the importance of our impact on the environment and always strive to do what is best for our world. From our local Arizona manufacturing, to sustainable products and practices, we continue to do our part to help our environment.
All of our products are manufactured in the United States. We don’t ship our products from over-seas, and when possible, we use local Arizona manufactures to keep business in our state. We do this to ensure the use of high quality sustainable products and to eliminate transportation pollution cause by transporting products large distances. In addition, we build our own shutters and drapery in Phoenix, to further cut down on emitting pollutants into the air we breathe. Many products that are imported from overseas will travel over 7,000 miles on numerous boats and trucks before arriving to your home. Our shutters are manufactured locally and are delivered by our own trucks from the factory floor to your home. They are wrapped in furniture blankets, which are re-used, not wrapped in non-recyclable plastic and plastic foam products.
The products that we manufacture are also built with sustainable materials. Our shutters are built from white poplar from the South and Midwest. These trees grow faster than we use them and they are a harder wood than the very similar basswood everyone talks about. O’Hair Millworks farms their own wood and dries it naturally, stacked and weighted, with patience. They don’t use oil or electric kilns. It’s done as nature does. O’Hair Millworks is in Lubbock, Texas, no shipping barges involved. Most Chinese wood shutters are a plywood type material layered with a wood laminate. That plywood material takes a lot of chemicals and ozone depleting material like formaldehydes and toxic bonding agents to produce. Not ours. They are solid wood and built like old world furniture, to last for the life of your home. Our shutters are finished with very low VOC water based paints and stains with zero solvents. Finishing is done here locally in Phoenix at our own shutter facility at 40th St. and I-10. and applied with state of the art sprayers and paint booths with high end filters that emit no pollutants into our air. We also have an LEED certified roller shade materials that we use.
Not only do we use sustainable products and practices, we also offer products to help you be sustainable as well. Most air conditioned air inside homes escape right out the window, wasting energy, insufficiently cooling your home. At Arizona Blinds, Shutters and Drapery, we offer many ways to insulate your windows to reduce your energy usage, increasing your home energy savings. Let us start by installing a clear or slightly shaded Panorama solar window film by Solar Gard, decreasing the heat by about half. Panorama Solar Window Films are manufactured in California, the strictest state in the world on pollutant damages. And you know what’s cool about this film? It’s Carbon Negative! Meaning, the energy this product saves, eliminating Carbon Co2 from the atmosphere is far greater than the energy it takes to manufacture it, ship it and install it on your home or business. And, it eliminates all the UV rays entering your home. Our loved ones are important too, not to mention our fabrics, furniture and cabinets. When your done having Solar Gard installed then finish it off with the new, fashionable Hunter Douglas Architella shade or with one of our very popular O’Hair Shutters, which can reduce energy loss up to another 50% at the window. These window treatments can heavily reduce your energy usage and save you money.
So what’s stopping you? Call Arizona Blinds, Shutters and Drapery to see how we can decrease your energy usage, increase your home energy savings and help you to do your part in saving our environment!