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The Best Things to Do Beneath the Awning

Awnings are a great addition for the home for a number of reasons, chief among them being that they provide the ultimate protection for your family and the sun’s harmful UV rays. But what else can you do beneath the awning?

Without further adieu, here is our list of our favorite things to do beneath the awning!

1. Barbecue.

The great American classic: a good old-fashioned barbecue is easily one of our favorite activities to do beneath the awning. Whether you’re flipping burgers and hot dogs or preparing a gourmet meal for your friends and family to enjoy on a beautiful summer night, barbecues and awnings go together like peanut butter and jelly.

2. Relax and read.

Another one of our favorite activities is to relax and read. With retractable awnings you can easily adjust to stay in or out of the sunlight so you can maximize the enjoyment of your morning coffee and newspaper, or sit outside during evenings and weekends to enjoy the view no matter what the weather.

3. Enjoy the outdoors.

While we’re all attached to computers, cell phones, and glowing screens for a majority of our day, enjoying the outdoors can be a great way to unwind after a long and stressful work week. To help do that, retractable awnings are an easy an effective way for you to enjoy the outdoors and reduce energy costs, just by staying outside longer rather than hiding from the sun in an air conditioned room.

4. Host parties outside.

Set up your deck for a simple backyard barbecue or a full-fledged weekly routine dinner party. No matter how you choose to enjoy your awning, it’s always better with friends and family! Awnings are the ultimate protection from UV rays so you can still enjoy the sunlight without experiencing the burn.

5. Stay sheltered despite the storm.

Not to be overlooked, retractable awnings are great for letting you still experience the outdoors without getting rained on. While proper care and maintenance is absolutely needed for most retractable awnings, Eclipse awnings can stand up to most light summer storms while keeping you dry and protected. Use caution and common sense to decide when it’s time to go inside.

For more information about Eclipse retractable awnings, call (800) 501-3850 to speak with an experienced awning professional today!