Weather watches are not uncommon in the summer months, but most people think that they only arise when violent storms, raging winds and torrential downpours are in the forecast. Yet in the desert states, some of the greatest weather threats come when there isn’t a cloud in the sky. The high temperatures aren’t just uncomfortable; they can lead to breathing problems, heat stroke and air pollution.
Meteorologists in Arizona are aware that the problems exist, and the best they can do is alert residents about impending heat waves. At least when residents are aware, they can plan accordingly. Generally speaking, heat advisories in the Phoenix area are issued when the temperatures reach at least 108 degrees, but there are other factors that go into the equation as well.
Not only is heat a concern but so is fire. Last month, Arizona had a week of dry, windy weather and the first Fire Weather Watch was issued for the season. Fire becomes a danger for desert states when there is a combination of strong winds, low humidity and the potential fire.
May has been a busy month, too. Phoenix recorded its first 100 degree day on May 1, and the month has gotten off to a wet start. The Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport has received 0.24 inches of rain. Though the desert is considered a dry and predictable place to live in terms of weather, residents know that this isn’t always the case.
Keeping Out the Summer Heat
With so much going on in terms of rain, excessive heat and fire danger, now has never been a better time to protect your home. Window solar film is a cost-effective and simple way to reduce heat gain and glare and block UV radiation that can fade belongings and compromise your health. Plus, once you install window tinting, you don’t have to run your AC continuously (which is both hard on your system and costly).
Window film also eliminates “hot spots” near windows, and you can open up your blinds or curtains and let the sun shine through. At Arizona Solar Control, our films block 99% of UV rays and reject up to 78% of the sun’s solar energy. And, if you’re looking for added security or protection from inclement weather, theft or burglary, ask about Armorcoat that makes doors and windows 300% stronger.
We may not be able to control the weather outdoors, but you can control the comfort level in your home or business thanks to window solar film.