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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Eclipse Shading Systems® Total Eclipse Retractable Awning – We’ve Got You Covered!

The corner café, Corporate Headquarters, or your own backyard oasis will benefit from the largest retractable awning projection available, the Total Eclipse. The Total Eclipse retractable awning by Eclipse Shading Systems is the large projection awning solution you need for a large porch, patio, or deck, expanded café seating, and commercial building entryways. Eclipse Shading Systems in the only company in the United States to offer this large projection size along with best in class performance. The Total Eclipse is custom made with projections up to 16’6”. Two units Installed side-by-side will double your solar shading. This outstanding Eclipse Shading […]

How to Decorate Your Home’s Exterior with Lights

Have trees in your yard? String them with Christmas lights to create holiday magic. The best way to string Christmas lights on outside trees is by starting at the base of the trunk and following these instructions: 1.Test the lights to make sure that they’re working, and then leave them plugged in while you work to get an accurate idea of how the lighting will look. 2.Secure an extension cord supplying electricity to the tree at the base by staking a dowel rod into the ground. 3.Tape the female end of the extension cord to the dowel rod with electrical […]