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Awnings Add Shade & Style to Any Property

An awning can give your home or business a unique look and style. Awnings are both attractive looking and practical. We invite you to consider just a few of the many benefits that you can receive from having an awning installed. Let’s start with living space. During certain seasons, your use of an outdoor patio may be limited by inclement weather. Sometimes this can be rain, but other times it may just be heavy sun that produces uncomfortable conditions on a patio or deck. Retractable awnings give you the flexibility to increase your outdoor living space. You can set up […]

The Best Things to Do Beneath the Awning

Awnings are a great addition for the home for a number of reasons, chief among them being that they provide the ultimate protection for your family and the sun’s harmful UV rays. But what else can you do beneath the awning? Without further adieu, here is our list of our favorite things to do beneath the awning! 1. Barbecue. The great American classic: a good old-fashioned barbecue is easily one of our favorite activities to do beneath the awning. Whether you’re flipping burgers and hot dogs or preparing a gourmet meal for your friends and family to enjoy on a […]

Retractable Awnings Help You Enjoy the Outside in Any Weather

April showers bring May flowers and sadly, strong rains can ruin your patio furniture, interrupt a barbecue and force you to quickly move your party indoors. Retractable awnings are a great way to take the edge off the weather. Retractable awnings make sure your patio stays dry in the rain and keeps you in the shade during the summer. Even more importantly, retractable awnings can dramatically increase your patio outdoor living space. They even help reduce energy costs by blocking the sun from getting to your windows. And, if it’s too windy, motorized retractable awnings have sensors that tell them to retract to make sure […]

Create Your Backyard Living Room This Summer

With a retractable awning installation backyard living “room” is more than just a storage area for your deck, grill, pool and patio furniture; it’s an outdoor living and entertaining area you can turn into a livable, fun and functional part of your home. It can extend your existing entertaining area into your backyard or create an entertaining area if you don’t already have one. Don’t you want your backyard to look like one of these? Contact an Eclipse dealer and professional awning installer to help you decide what’s best for your backyard. Remember, your backyard is a flexible outdoor living […]

Awnings for Business: Keep Your Customers in the Shade

Awnings for business do more than just advertise your brand name, for many businesses awnings can be a great space to provide shade and extra seating space to maximize space, energy efficiency, and profits. When shopping for awnings, businesses should select an awning that is both stylish and functional; one that represents your brand and matches the style of your space. Here are some great tips about awnings for business. Choose Creative Styles and Colors The color and style of an awning can set it apart from the rest of the businesses in the area. A uniquely shaped awning or […]

Retractable Awning Wear And Tear…What Causes It?

Your business’s image truly defines who you are and provides potential customers with an initial judgement of your services. This is why keeping the exterior of your business in an aesthetically appealing condition is key to maintaining and gaining new clients. Since your storefront retractable awning contributes to your business’s image, it is wise to keep it in an excellent condition and there are numerous ways to prevent excessive wear and tear. Since an awning experiences the rough weather conditions of winter, spring, summer and fall, it is inevitable that its color may fade or get a bit dirty. Though […]