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Reduce Energy Cost, Add Value!

A retractable awning from Eclipse Shading Systems can help control energy costs in your home. As a society we’ve seen a shift to become “greener” with energy efficiency at the top of the list. It’s better for the environment, because the less power we use for cooling systems, the less the better. Depending on your power company’s method of power production, you’re helping burn less coal, or creating less of a demand on solar- or wind-powered networks. But another reason is a bit more self-serving: it keeps more money in your pocket by reducing utility costs. Take a look at […]

Prepping Awnings for Fall

Regular maintenance generally means a once-a-year cleaning and with the fall season just around the corner, it’s perfect time to do a little maintenance to keep your awning looking great. To keep the fabric looking fresh, awning fabric should first be hosed down to remove any loose debris. Using a soft brush with a mild natural soap like Ivory Flakes or Woolite in lukewarm water, no more than 100 degrees F,  remove any loose dirt and stains from the fabric.  Do not use detergent! Rinse thoroughly to remove all the soap from the fabric. Soap left on the fabric will leave […]

A Great Way to Enjoy Your Summer Outdoors Comfortably & Safely

You’ve already planted your garden, completed the landscaping, bought your lawn furniture and have truly spent time enjoying the outdoors. You step outside on your deck, sit down with your beverage of choice, on your new outdoor furniture and it hits you. Oh no, the sun! It’s out in full force and it’s beaming down on you making you want a little shade. Fortunately, there is an easy solution that can enhance your home and allow you to enjoy your beautiful outdoors more than ever. The solution is simply the addition of a retractable awning. There are a variety of awnings to […]

Tips for Keeping Your Retractable Awning Looking Awesome

If you own a retractable awning, you want to keep it in the best shape possible. After all, it is outdoors and exposed to the elements constantly. Whether it’s harsh sunlight, rain and wind, or dirt, dust and outdoor animals like birds and squirrels, your awning is gets exposed to quite a bit day after day. That’s why it’s important to put a little time into caring for your awning and making sure it stays clean. Check out these tips for maintaining your retractable awning and keeping it looking great and in tip-top shape. Use Commercial Awning Cleaners When you […]

Best Awnings for Summer

Summer has arrived!  Is your yard or eating area ready to protect from the harsh sun?  Temperatures in throughout the country can reach outrageously hot levels, particularly during the summer months. To protect your family from the sun but still enjoy time outside, an awning could be a perfect solution.  But which type of awning is best suited for your needs? Eclipse Awnings can help make that decision for you, so you can spend more time enjoying the outdoors and less time worrying about the sunblock. Retractable Awnings If your space doesn’t always need that extra protection, retractable awnings are a way to temporarily […]

Awnings Add Shade & Style to Any Property

An awning can give your home or business a unique look and style. Awnings are both attractive looking and practical. We invite you to consider just a few of the many benefits that you can receive from having an awning installed. Let’s start with living space. During certain seasons, your use of an outdoor patio may be limited by inclement weather. Sometimes this can be rain, but other times it may just be heavy sun that produces uncomfortable conditions on a patio or deck. Retractable awnings give you the flexibility to increase your outdoor living space. You can set up […]