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Awnings for Business: Keep Your Customers in the Shade

Have you thought about what a retractable awning could do for your business? Retractable awnings not only serve as an instant marketing medium, but they also are a great way to make your business more inviting. Whether your business is a cafe, bookstore or insurance company, if customers visit your location, a branded awning or a canopy using your company’s colors is an excellent way to draw people in. Awnings and canopies can be used for sidewalk sales, or to provide seating on a warm summer’s day. Your customers will appreciate the extra effort you’ve gone to by providing shade […]

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 […]

Our Retractable Awning Systems

Retractable awning systems are secondary, extended, or overhanging coverings that are normally attached to the exterior wall of a house. Most people use retractable awning systems to shade their home or patio to add a covered and sheltered outdoor living area. Eclipse Shading Sytems is a premier manufacturer of retractable awning systems for residential and commercial buildings. Our various Eclipse Retractable Awning Systems models include: The Eclipse This is the model purchased by most people for their homes and can either be set up as a retractable awning system or simply extended. Eclipse awnings are usually installed by mounting them on a wall […]

Tips for Keeping Your Retractable Awning Looking Awesome

If you own a retractable awning, you want to keep it in the best shape possible. After all, it is outdoors, and exposed to the elements constantly: from rain to dirt to storms to outdoor animals like birds and squirrels. Check out these tips for maintaining your retractable awning and keeping it looking great and in tip-top shape. Use Commercial Awning Cleaners When you find that you have a stain on your awning or there is mildew on it, use a commercial cleaner that is created for awning fabrics. Spraying the inside and outside with the cleaner, rolling it, and […]

What Are Retractable Awnings Made Of?

Retractable awnings have a broad history since the ancient times in Egypt when they were used to provide shade from the hot, blistering sun. Although the use of awnings is not as essential as it was in ancient Egyptian times, they still provide a considerable amount of protection for the sun’s penetrating rays, wind, and rain. Today, residential retractable awnings are used on doors or windows in homes and offices using different styles and materials that are considered aesthetic and creative. Awning Materials In earlier days, awnings were made of materials such as wood, canvas, and metal. However, with time […]

Retractable Awnings Can Save You Money

During summer your house can easily become overheated. This phenomenon is caused because the sunbeams pass through your house windows, warming the air inside and therefore causing a heat buildup. Under such conditions, the temperature within your house is higher than it should be. Preventing this from happening is as easy as installing new awnings to your property to deflect solar radiation, which will save you loads of money in cooling. Saving Money by Preventing Overheating The most effective and economic way to prevent overheating is implementing sun protection measures such as awnings, which will allow you to reach the […]