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Retractable Patio Awnings Add Shade, Save Money

During those hot summer months of the year, do you ever wish that you could get a little bit of reprieve from the heat and the sun? Perhaps your backyard doesn’t have any trees, so you can’t sit in the shade anywhere. If this is the case, then it’s time to consider residential retractable awnings. But which option is the right one for you? At Eclipse Shading Systems, we offer different options for you to choose from. Below are several benefits of retractable patio awnings for your yard. Protection from the Sun Residential retractable awnings offer protection from the sunlight when […]

Retractable Awnings Can Save You Money

During summer your house can easily become overheated. This phenomenon is caused because the sunbeams pass through your house windows, warming the air inside and therefore causing a heat buildup. Under such conditions, the temperature within your house is higher than it should be. Preventing this from happening is as easy as installing new awnings to your property to deflect solar radiation, which will save you loads of money in cooling. Saving Money by Preventing Overheating The most effective and economic way to prevent overheating is implementing sun protection measures such as awnings, which will allow you to reach the […]

Entertainment Under the Awning

A retractable awning provides shade when you need it keeping you cool and protected from the sun’s harmful rays.  But what about barbequing under it or having your retractable awning out in the rain? You can barbeque under your awning provided it is installed at the proper height and your grill is maintained.  Always clean your grill before barbequing to avoid excess grease and flames.  When having it installed, let your professional designer know that you’d like to place your grill under the awning for cooking.  They will be sure to measure for the proper height for installation. When it […]

Do Retractable Awnings Increase Home Value?

Before deciding on whether or not to install a new retractable awning, most homeowners will ask themselves if this new fixture will increase the value of their home. The answer is yes! A retractable awning not only easily installs against your home to more space inside, but it also provides an easily accessible shaded outdoor living space in which you can relax. Installing a new retractable awning will automatically increase the value of your home since it will create additional space that did not previously exist. Most modern American families manage living with very minimal space but an awning can […]

Create Outdoor Living Space with Retractable Awnings

There aren’t many things in this world that can beat spending quality time with your family and friends in the comfort of your own backyard. Imagine beautiful, breezy mornings watching the sunrise, followed by sunny afternoons and quiet evenings watching the sunset. You can take your lunch outdoors, or snuggle up with a nice book and a blanket. How wonderful it would be to spend as much time outside as possible; however, the weather does not always cooperate. Especially during the cold winters and hot summers, it can be difficult to spend time with family outside of the house. Bad […]

The Benefits Of Retractable Awnings Over Fixed Awnings

Making the decision to choose retractable awnings over fixed awnings is an excellent choice. We aren’t just saying that because we are a top retractable awning manufacturer, we are saying that because it is true. If you stop and consider all the benefits to a retractable awning the choice is evident. The fixed awning does provide great sun protection and lots of luxurious shade, but then again so does the retractable awning. We think it is the extra details that set the two apart. Longer Lasting The lifetime of an awning is a big factor to consider and one perhaps […]