Not only do Eclipse retractable awnings create a comfortable environment in and around your home, they’re also a sound home investment. You’re probably wondering what kind of home investment solar shades could possibly provide, but you’ll see that it’s more than you could ever imagine. Eclipse retractable awnings come in a wide variety of styles and sizes, like the patio and pergola shade and the motorized retractable awning. In fact, there are eight main awning styles for you to choose from as well as 200 colors to choose from, so you’re sure to find the perfect color and style to accent your home. This may seem like a small thing, but awnings are seen as exterior upgrades to the home that add value and curb appeal. If the day ever comes that you decide to sell your house, this translates into more money from the sale. In terms of an investment that you can see here and now, awnings help to lower your summer electric bill by reducing your cooling costs. An awning can lower the temperature in your home by at least 15 degrees and reduce heat gain in your home by as much as 77 percent. In outdoor settings the awning can also reduce sunlight and glare from the sun by up to 94 percent; it also blocks 98 percent of the sun’s UV rays. In the winter, the awning can be retracted to allow the sun to warm your home and help to reduce your heating costs. The sun protection that a retractable awning provides doesn’t just extend to the outside of your home, it also helps to protect your carpet, drapes and furnishings from the sun’s rays by preventing your items from fading. Your awning can also help to protect your outdoor furnishings from fading as well, while also protecting your deck or patio from the elements. Your awning can also help you to get more use out of your deck or patio. You may have spent hundreds or thousands of dollars updating your deck, but you find that you haven’t been able to use it as much as you’d like because of extreme heat or other inclement weather conditions. Having an awning allows you to get your money’s worth from your outdoor space. You can sit outside in almost any weather without worry. An awning also helps to extend your home’s livable space. By using an awning and a combination of vertical solar shades, you can create an airy oasis outside of your home to help you get away from it all. No matter which awning you choose, it will always be a great investment.