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How to Protect Your Outdoor Furniture During All Seasons

Over time, weather – good or bad – can do serious damage to your patio furniture. A little wind, a lot of precipitation and too many direct rays can all turn your expensive patio set into a ramshackle pile-o-rust. Regardless of what type of outdoor furniture you use, it’s important to know how to properly care for it in any conditions. Wondering how to protect outdoor furniture from rain? Need advice on how to clean your outdoor cushions? And does outdoor furniture need to be covered? At Eclipse Shading Systems, we’ve got you covered with simple answers to all your […]

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 […]

Top 5 Things You Didn’t Know about Retractable Awnings

If you’ve decided to update your outdoor space with a retractable awning, you’ve probably already started your research to find the best one. However, there are certain things you may not know about these awnings and how they’ll affect your home. Learn more by checking out this list of the top five things that you didn’t know about retractable awnings to make sure you get the best fit for your needs. 1. Shade Systems Retractable Covers Don’t Just Protect You from the Sun. When people consider purchasing motorized retractable awnings, they usually do it to supply shade to their outdoor […]

Awnings by Design in Scottsdale Arizona – Your Local Eclipse Shading Systems® Dealership

Purchase your new Eclipse retractable awning from Awnings by Design in Scottsdale, Arizona and you can be assured that you are buying the best possible shading products for your home or business. Sun shading is a serious issue in Paradise Valley and Awnings by Design has the Eclipse shading products you’re looking for. Since 1982, Awnings by Design has been helping people in Scottsdale, Arizona create a cooler shaded environment where they live, dine, or work with Eclipse shading products. Eclipse and our dealerships provide custom designed retractable awnings, solar screens, and shades to take care of your particular sun […]

The Freestanding Two-Sided Motorized Retractable Eclipse Butterfly Awning

Your new house has a front door and a back door, but a side patio and you’re confused as to how to shade this space and the flagstone really heats up under the beating sun. Eclipse Shading Systems® has the retractable awning you need for the side of the house patio… the freestanding two-sided motorized retractable Butterfly awning. The freestanding two-sided retractable Butterfly awning System by Eclipse Shading Systems makes it easy to bring shade to areas without traditional mounting surfaces. The galvanized steel Butterfly awning frame can be submerged with posts in concrete footing or it can be mounted […]

The Magical Secret of Coffee Grounds Used As Fertilizer

Used coffee grounds have been discarded as trash by millions of people around the world. But is there are a possibility that there has been another use for your used grounds all along? The answer is yes! In fact, coffee grounds can actually be an incredible fertilizer for your plants. Learn more about what makes used coffee grounds fertilizer such a wonderful addition to any garden. Give Your Plants More Life The more you learn about the used coffee grounds, the more sense it makes to use them as a fertilizer. My grandmother taught me years ago that there was […]