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The Story Behind Awnings

Awnings are a type of cover which is generally made of fabric is used as shade and shelter from scorching heat in the summer and huge downpour of rains during the rainy season. It extends over an area and does its magic; you can see them often on windows, decks, and doors. Nowadays you might have noticed eye catching awnings in various business outlets featuring the company’s logo and color, but they go way back. History records itself with Syria and ancient Egypt as places where same kind of shades was used. Awnings used to be developed for everything back […]

What Makes an Awning?

Did you know that the tradition of relaxing under an awning started in Ancient Rome? Nowadays, awnings are used to block the sun and rain, to make our homes more inviting, and to make businesses stand out. There’s a lot that goes into the process of creating an awning. Many awnings, especially one’s made for businesses, are custom designed and tailored to fit the clients’ needs. Here’s what’s involved behind-the-scenes before your awning is delivered and installed. Fabric The whole process begins with the fabric. The colors have to be eye-catching as well as pleasing, and sometimes a business-owner will […]

Most Common Problems with Awnings

Let Eclipse Shading Systems help you prepare to protect your investment into a new retractable awning. As a homeowner, you are well aware of household maintenance and the importance of staying on top of it. From simple chores, such as mowing the lawn or sweeping a walk, to more complicated projects such as cleaning gutters or inspecting HVAC systems, a little maintenance goes a long way toward saving you money. Our patio awnings are no different. While they are made with premium materials for long life and durability, taking care of them will help extend their life even more. Awnings […]

Awning Pro Tips: Enhance Your Branding

Every awning tells a story and sends a very specific message. Whether you are making sure that your business is easy to identify or using an awning to promote a product, promotion, or event – there are some good design essentials to consider in order to make them look their best. These commercial awning tips will help solidify your business’s brand identity and increase eye-catching visual impact. It’s Not Just What You Say, But How You Say It In conversation, it’s not just what you say. How you look, how you sound, and how sincere what you’re saying seems all play a […]

Enjoy Your Patio with Solar Shades

The weather is getting cooler, and the summer will soon be a memory. In between the sweltering, sticky days of summer and the bitter, frigidly cold days of winter, we have a season of pleasant temperatures in fall. Do you want to continue enjoying the great outdoors from the comfort of your patio this fall? Perhaps a chill runs down your back just thinking about the cool autumn breeze that could make that dream impossible. You should consider installing solar shades on your patio! Solar shades will extend your patio season and are perfect for the spring and fall. Solar Shades Curtains […]

Save Costs with a Commercial Awning for Your Business

Commercial awnings are a great way for businesses to advertise their wares and really enhance the outdoor aesthetics of their brick-and-mortar storefronts. Awnings are fully customizable in terms of color scheme and design and allow business owners the chance to bring in more customers without sacrificing either curb appeal or energy efficiency. What’s actually remarkable is that commercial awnings can block the amount of glare and sunlight that permeates your store, which in turn reduces your energy, electricity and cooling costs since you’ve effectively reduced the heat gain. While heat gain in commercial buildings is a complex topic in its own […]