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Retractable Awnings Help You Enjoy the Outside in Any Weather

April showers bring May flowers and sadly, strong rains can ruin your patio furniture, interrupt a barbecue and force you to quickly move your party indoors. Retractable awnings are a great way to take the edge off the weather. Retractable awnings make sure your patio stays dry in the rain and keeps you in the shade during the summer. Even more importantly, retractable awnings can dramatically increase your patio outdoor living space. They even help reduce energy costs by blocking the sun from getting to your windows. And, if it’s too windy, motorized retractable awnings have sensors that tell them to retract to make sure […]

The Eclipse Awning Difference is in the Advanced Belt Technology

Eclipse Shading Systems® uses Advanced Belt Technology® (ABT) to give our retractable awnings the power and longevity that old-fashioned pulleys, cables, and chains cannot provide. We feature the Advanced Belt Technology system in our Eclipse, Total Eclipse, Eclipse SC, and the Eclipse Butterfly retractable awnings. Other tension transmission systems cannot compare with the performance of Advanced Belt Technology. Designed especially for the retractable awnings industry, the revolutionary breakthrough of Advanced Belt Technology used in Eclipse awnings is the result of nine high carbon steel cables enclosed in a poly carbon UV resistant (PVC) covering. This flat flexible belt improves the […]