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Awning Care & Cleaning

Whether you just moved into a home with an existing fabric awning or you just purchased one from Eclipse Shading Systems, there are some things you should know about caring for your awning. Just like any other fabric item, your residential awnings are not resistant to dirt and grime. In addition, it’s important to be aware of the surroundings near your awning and how they may affect it over the years. Make sure to read up on this simple yet effective awning cleaning tips to keep your Eclipse retractable awning in great shape for years to come. General Cleaning Although […]

Finding the Perfect Awning for Your Business

Just like any element of curb appeal, an awning is one of the first things your guests will see when coming to your business. But how do you choose an awning that is right for your business as well as your building? By following these tips, your commercial awning will fit your business perfectly! Purpose The first thing you should think about when deciding on a commercial awning is the purpose. Different types of awnings do different things. For example, a fabric awning will protect your guests from the weather all year long while a metal awning will enhance your […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Picking the Right Awning Fabric

When it comes time to decide the specifics for your residential or commercial awning, there are many decisions to be made that can all impact the lifespan and durability of the finished product. What types of fabrics are available for your outdoor awning and how can you choose the right one? First Things First, Know Why You Are Getting an Awning Before you can worry about what fabric is right for your outdoor awning, you need to decide exactly why you are getting the awning and what type of area you live in. What types of weather are common where […]