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#ThrowbackThursday: Eclipse Shading Systems on Extreme Home Makeover

Ah, remember the early 2000s and Extreme Home Makeover? So do we! In fact, Eclipse Shading Systems was proud to donate solar screens and retractable awnings to an Extreme Home Makeover build in 2011. In honor of its 5 year anniversary, we’ve decided to relive the glory of helping those who need it most! Check out a few photos from our Extreme Home Makeover experience!

Featured Dealer: Conservation Concepts

If you’re in need of a retractable awning or shading system in Central Pennsylvania, there’s no better place to go than Conservation Concepts. This family owned business has been installing awnings, solar screens, and skylights since 1980 – making them some of the most experienced professionals in the Northeast. Throughout the years Conservation Concepts has been a trusted dealer of Eclipse Shading Systems in Pennsylvania. Conservation Concepts services Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry, and York Counties of Pennsylvania, including Harrisburg, Lancaster, New Bloomfield, Hershey, Middletown, and more. If you’re located in any of these areas, you can contact […]

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 […]

How to Keep Your Awning Looking Brand New

Awnings are an investment in your home and exterior look and style of your home, so it’s always good to keep them looking brand new. But after hours of exposure to the sun and elements, what are the best methods for keeping an awning in great shape? Generally speaking, to keep awnings in their best shape, regular maintenance typically includes a thorough once-a-year cleaning. To keep the fabric looking fresh, the 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 […]

Stay Cool Outdoors This Summer With Exterior Solar Shades

Whether it’s to totally block out the light or filter the light and heat, Eclipse Shading Systems has a shading solution that will perfectly complement your home or business.  With a summer being so short, you’ll want to enjoy every moment that you can outdoors. Eclipse Shading Systems has solar shades, retractable screen doors, awnings, pergola covers, and offer the option of motorized or manual. With the click of a button, you can transform your patio into your desired outdoor living space.   Patio shades block heat, wind, and dirt, creating a great outdoor entertainment space to enjoy regardless of weather. You can […]

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 […]