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The Benefits Provided By Motorized Retractable Awnings

The primary reason homeowners purchase a motorized retractable awning for their home is to expand their living space. The added benefit of that decision is that awnings on your home directly affect energy consumption by blocking the bright UV rays from coming in your windows. This savings can be considerable, up to 25% depending on your location and the climate conditions in your area. With such a wide variety of awnings on the market today, you will be able to customize and complement your home’s exterior look as well as add a functional, aesthetic element to its design, with the […]

The Eclipse Retractable Awning and a FREE Somfy Motor!

This month, when you purchase any one of these three Eclipse Shading Systems® retractable awnings – Eclipse, Total Eclipse, or Eclipse SC, you can participate in our end of season offer of a FREE standard Somfy standard motor. The Eclipse retractable awning offers maximum value so it’s no surprise that it’s our most popular model. Eclipse Shading Systems can mount the Eclipse retractable awning to almost anywhere on your home. Although a manual crank is available, with the Eclipse and your FREE Somfy motor, you’re just the touch of a button from the shade you want and need to protect […]

Eclipse SC & Eclipse SCII – Shade at the Touch of a Button & Awning Fabric Protection

What could be better? The Eclipse SCII, is the next generation of retractable awnings from Eclipse Shading Systems®. The Eclipse SC and SCII are wall, soffit, or roof mount applications with attractive smooth, clean lines and powder-coated aluminum frames, stainless steel hardware, and 900 pounds of spring tension in the lateral arms. The clean lines and added protection of the cassette hood join the family of Eclipse retractable awnings boasting no unsightly poles and no costly seasonal take down with cooling shade at the touch of a button. The Eclipse Semi Cassette has five projection ranges up to 11’6” and […]

Awning Industry Advanced Belt Technology – The Difference is in the Belt

The best retractable awnings in the awning industry have Advanced Belt Technology (ABT), a revolutionary tension system developed to replace traditional chains and cables. Old-fashioned pulleys, cables, and chains cannot provide the power and durability of the ABT system. ABT is a breakthrough technology designed especially for the awning industry. The difference is in the flat flexible belt, which enables the tension transmission of the arm, giving it the strength to outlast all other awning systems. Add nine high carbon steel cables enclosed in poly carbon UV resistant (PVC) covering and you have the strongest retractable awning system in the […]

Eclipse Shading Systems Products will Keep the Entire Family Cool & Comfortable

Everyone deserves to have a shady place they can go to cool off on sunny hot summer days, including your furry family members. It’s just as natural for your pet as it is for you to need a shady place to go to escape the heat of the sun’s rays. In fact, without shading systems, your porch, patio, or deck can become unusable during the heat of the day. If it is hot enough to burn your feet, it’s not likely your cat or dog will feel comfortable walking on the surface either. If you leave your pets in the […]

Eclipse Shading Eases Suffering & Lowers Energy Bills During Heat Waves of 2013

So much of the country is having blistering heat waves. And you just got your energy bill after running the air conditioning non-stop for a month. You probably didn’t fall on the floor, but it was higher than it’s ever been before. Put a stop to those high energy bills with sun stoppers from Eclipse Shading Systems®. Investing in Eclipse one-of-a-kind, custom made retractable awnings is an investment in your family and your home. Our awning systems are technologically advanced and provide cooling comfort while protecting you and your family from the damaging UV rays that can cause skin cancer. […]