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Entertainment Under the Awning

A retractable awning provides shade when you need it keeping you cool and protected from the sun’s harmful rays.  But what about barbequing under it or having your retractable awning out in the rain?

You can barbeque under your awning provided it is installed at the proper height and your grill is maintained.  Always clean your grill before barbequing to avoid excess grease and flames.  When having it installed, let your professional designer know that you’d like to place your grill under the awning for cooking.  They will be sure to measure for the proper height for installation.

When it comes to outdoor entertaining under your retractable awning on a rainy day it doesn’t have to stop.  Baring a thunderstorm or gale winds, you can still enjoy your outdoor living area while experiencing a light rain.  The key is to have a proper slope or pitch that will allow water to run off the retractable awning without pooling on the fabric cover.

Eclipse Shading Systems are installed by professional installation specialists to make sure you have the correct pitch on your awning.  We recommend you retract it when not in use in case there is a sudden change in the weather.

Are the weather conditions right for entertaining under your awning?  Well, a good rule of thumb is if you can sit on your porch or patio and not be bothered by soft winds or light rain, then there is no need to retract your awning.  Using your grill under your awning can also be safe, provided it was professionally installed to the right height and pitch.  No worries, you can enjoy a good BBQ in your outdoor entertaining area even on a rainy day.

Eclipse Shading Systems is a leading provider and manufacturer of custom made retractable awnings. And, with hundreds of dealers located across the country, you can find a local specialist to help you get your awning installed and working right away! Call Eclipse at (800) 501-3850 today!