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A retractable awning provides shade when you need it keeping you cool and protected from the sun’s harmful rays.  But what about barbequing under it or having your retractable awning out in the rain? You can barbeque under your awning provided it is installed at the proper height and your grill is maintained.  Always clean your grill before barbequing to avoid excess grease and flames.  When having it installed, let your professional designer know that you’d like to place your grill under the awning for cooking.  They will be sure to measure for the proper height for installation. When it […]

Do Retractable Awnings Increase Home Value?

Before deciding on whether or not to install a new retractable awning, most homeowners will ask themselves if this new fixture will increase the value of their home. The answer is yes! A retractable awning not only easily installs against your home to more space inside, but it also provides an easily accessible shaded outdoor living space in which you can relax. Installing a new retractable awning will automatically increase the value of your home since it will create additional space that did not previously exist. Most modern American families manage living with very minimal space but an awning can […]

The Benefits Of Retractable Awnings Over Fixed Awnings

Making the decision to choose retractable awnings over fixed awnings is an excellent choice. We aren’t just saying that because we are a top retractable awning manufacturer, we are saying that because it is true. If you stop and consider all the benefits to a retractable awning the choice is evident. The fixed awning does provide great sun protection and lots of luxurious shade, but then again so does the retractable awning. We think it is the extra details that set the two apart. Longer Lasting The lifetime of an awning is a big factor to consider and one perhaps […]

Adding Value To Your Home With A Retractable Awning

We understand your home is a big investment and a real source of pride for the family. Having all the comforts you want in your home, as well as in your outdoor living space, adds to the enjoyment of your home. They can also add to the value of your property, especially when you add awnings. Having the convenience and charm of a retractable awning to use on those hot spring through fall days is a great addition to your home. Not only does it add value should you decide to sell your home, but it will enhance the time […]

Motorized Retractable Awnings: The Ideal Solution for Large Patios

Having a large patio area in either a residential home or a commercial property is a great way to extend your space. For the homeowner, a large patio gives you a whole new dimension for entertaining and simply enjoying the outdoors. For a restaurant or business, an outdoor patio provides more seating, a place for staff and clients to unwind, and even a place for special events and functions. It is also the perfect place for booking private parties and gathering, especially for bridal events and weddings throughout the spring to fall season. Considerations in Design At Eclipse Shade Systems, […]

Considering The Differences Between Motorized And Manual Awnings

Being able to have shade literally at your fingertips is the most commonly voiced reason our customers choose retractable awnings. They are tired of having to sit inside on a beautify day because their deck and patio area is simply too hot to get outside and enjoy the weather. We offer our customers both a motorized and manual option for extending and retracting our awnings, but there are some important considerations for choosing between the two methods of operation. Having a good understanding of the benefits of the motorized models and the potential considerations for selecting a manual operation only […]