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#ThrowbackThursday: Eclipse Shading Systems on Extreme Home Makeover

Ah, remember the early 2000s and Extreme Home Makeover? So do we! In fact, Eclipse Shading Systems was proud to donate solar screens and retractable awnings to an Extreme Home Makeover build in 2011. In honor of its 5 year anniversary, we’ve decided to relive the glory of helping those who need it most! Check out a few photos from our Extreme Home Makeover experience!

Throw Shade All Summer Long

Eclipse Shading Systems is a leading manufacturer of awnings in the United States. With hundreds of certified Eclipse dealers located across the country, Eclipse is your local provider for shading systems including retractable awnings, solar screens, and more. Generally speaking, the denser the material used in outdoor awnings, umbrellas or other protective structures, the greater the percentage of UV rays they’ll block. For example, the Skin Cancer Foundation says materials such as tile, metal or timber can block up to 100 percent of the sun’s rays, while other materials may block less. Some manufacturers may provide their products’ ratings, so […]

10 Ways to Stay Cool This Summer

If you’re worried about rising energy bills as we head into summer, don’t overlook alternatives to air conditioner and fans for staying cool. You may be able to save some money this upcoming season with a few tweaks to your diet and some simple lifestyle changes. Whether you need instant relief from the scorching heat or have the patience to complete a DIY project, here are eight refreshing – and unconventional – ways to keep your cool all summer long. 1. Learn a Yogic Breathing Technique You may not need to do anything more than breathe differently if you want […]

Best Awnings for Summer

Summer has arrived!  Is your yard or eating area ready to protect from the harsh sun?  Temperatures in throughout the country can reach outrageously hot levels, particularly during the summer months. To protect your family from the sun but still enjoy time outside, an awning could be a perfect solution.  But which type of awning is best suited for your needs? Eclipse Awnings can help make that decision for you, so you can spend more time enjoying the outdoors and less time worrying about the sunblock. Retractable Awnings If your space doesn’t always need that extra protection, retractable awnings are a way to temporarily […]

Understanding The Utility Of Retractable Awnings for Businesses

Retractable awnings and solar shades are an integral part of any urban home or apartment. With a wide range of hues and patterns available in a multitude of fabric, awnings help bring vibrancy and recognition to businesses and residences throughout the neighborhood. Awnings are instrumental in blocking the direct rays of the sun but allowing air-flow. Restaurants use them to create seating arrangements in the open, giving it a very romantic look, and residential applications allow retractable awnings to extend outdoor living space while also offering a shaded escape from the sun. Moreover, retractable awnings increase energy efficiency and consume little power. Awnings allow you […]

Choosing the Right Retractable Awning Company

Retractable awnings are great accessories to keep in mind if you’re looking to redecorate. They improve the look and feel of your home, adding style and class to the windows and doorways of your home or business. And more than that, retractable awnings can be a great way to spruce up the windows or doorways to your home or business. But awnings vary greatly in quality and style, so here are a few ideas to help you in your search for a retractable awning company. A GOOD COMPANY SHOULD HAVE STRONG, DURABLE PRODUCTS Materials are one of the first things to consider […]