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Get the Full Benefits of Solar Protection with the Eclipse Drop Shade Accessory

Add the Eclipse Shading Systems® Drop Shade accessory to your retractable awning for additional solar protection and you can stop avoiding your outdoor retreat in the early mornings and late afternoons or anytime there’s low sun exposure, spending as much time on your porch, deck, or patio as you like. The Eclipse Shading System Drop Shade accessory offers the same touch-of-a-button operation as your awning. Enhance your Eclipse retractable awnings by extending the benefits of shading with the vertical Drop Shade. The Drop Shade attaches to the front of your Eclipse retractable awning and provides you with up to 39” […]

From the Ground Up, Shading is Part of the Building Plan

The benefits of having awnings on homes and commercial structures have become so well known that many architects and designers include them in the planning process for building and decorating new structures as well as renovation projects. With the rise in skin cancers as well as the benefits of conserving energy and saving money, shading has become very popular everywhere. Architects, engineers, and designers now build relationships with PAMA (Professional Awning Manufacturers Association) to provide quality up-to-date shading information and enhancements to their customers. Eclipse Shading Systems® retractable awnings are the best awnings in the world and their reputation for […]

Outdoor Living Into the Autumn with Eclipse Shading Systems® Accessories

The days may be shorter and a little cooler, but you enjoy outdoor living and fresh air and as much of it as you can get, so you are always reluctant to giving in to moving your relaxation time indoors for the winter, With help from Eclipse Shading Systems accessories, you can prolong your outdoor pleasure a little longer. Increase outdoor comfort and relax with the reliability of Eclipse. Take outdoor living to the next level and into the evening with the compact and energy efficient Eclipse Solar Beam Infrared Heater and the Eclipse Lunar Lighting Package. The Eclipse Solar […]

The Eclipse Butterfly Awning – Your New Outdoor Getaway

For the ultimate back yard retreat, Eclipse Shading Systems® bring you the freestanding Butterfly Awning system. The Eclipse retractable Butterfly Awning is like having an extra room for the warmer months of the year and can be installed where you want it, without a traditional mounting surface. Installed in your backyard or by the pool, the Eclipse Butterfly is a freestanding double-sided retractable awning that will create shaded space for you and your family to enjoy on sunny days. The Butterfly retractable awning can help control how much UV sun exposure your family gets and there are over 200 colors […]

Durkin’s Inc. – Your Eclipse Shading Systems® Dealer in Danbury, Connecticut

Since 1904 when Patrick Durkin and his son Denis founded Durkin’s and began their business in a barn on Mallory Street, they have been serving the shading needs of local satisfied customers. Five generations later, Durkin’s Inc. is still family owned and operated continuing to offer high quality customer service and state of the art shading products. Eclipse Shading Systems has selected Durkin’s Inc. to be your Danbury, Connecticut certified dealer. Durkin’s offers its customers Eclipse Interior and Exterior Solar Shades – the light duty 3” Solar Shade, the heavy duty 4” Solar Shades, and the Duo Shade, Duel Roller/Duel […]

The Drop Arm Retractable Awning System for Perfect Control of the Sun

For sun control with low maintenance, the Eclipse Shading Systems® Drop Arm retractable awning is the perfect addition to your home. The Eclipse Drop Arm retractable awning is an attractive home accent and custom made with your selection of fabric to match your style and make the time you spend relaxing outdoors cooler and more enjoyable while you have the ultimate protection from the harmful UV rays of the sun. The Eclipse Drop Arm awning is made especially for sun control of your windows and porch openings. Enjoy shade in sunny areas and raise the Drop Arm to have more […]