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The Many Benefits Of Retractable Awnings

If you look around your neighborhood, you will notice that retractable awnings have have become a popular addtion to many homes Your friends and neighbors are aware that these awnings offer so many attractive benefits and are well worth the time and initial investment. They pay for themselves many times over the years that you spend in your home. Awnings Protect And Serve The Homeowner Awnings protect your home and family from the harmful UV rays of the sun. You have the option to use them on the brightest & and high UV days or to retract the awning during […]

A Funny Thing Happened Under My Retractable Awning!

We’d all had a great day outside, but it had become kind of cool even with the sun blinding us from overhead, so we decided to relax in the hot tub under the awning. Everyone went inside to get ready and by the time we came back we heard a duck quacking. We looked for it everywhere but no one could find it, so we assumed that it must have waddled under the house or flown away. The kids had grown impatient so we told them to go ahead and get in. Needless to say they found the duck, swimming in the hot tub! It seems that we weren’t the only ones who wanted to relax after a long day.

Summer Memories Under the Retractable Awning

One of my favorite memories from this summer is our annual family barbecue. Don’t get me wrong, we grill all the time, and we’ve had plenty of family barbecues over the years, but this year was different. The family wasn’t scattered across the yard trying to hide beneath clumps of shade, all the kids were outside enjoying the weather (instead of wrecking my house as usual) and everyone had a great time. What was so different you ask? The answer is simple; this year we had a motorized retractable awning.

Fight Rising Energy Costs – Spend More Time under Your Eclipse Awning

You have always been a big fan of spending hot summer days in the shade, so you’ve wandered off into the wooded area behind your house, gone to the park, or taken a drive to the lake. This year, you are going to stay at home because you have your own shaded backyard oasis with Eclipse Shading Systems® retractable awnings and accessories from Bowden’s Fireside Hearth & Home. You went to Bowden’s Fireside Hearth & Home and their expert consultants explained the multiple benefits of installing Eclipse shading on your home. Bowden’s Fireside Hearth & Home in Hamilton, New Jersey […]

Protect your Retractable Awning in the Winter Months

You’ve gotten use to seeing your awning out covering your patio or deck, but sadly it can’t stay out forever. Eclipse retractable awnings are built to last and withstand a variety of weather, but accumulating snow and ice can damage your awning. Luckily, there are ten things you can do to ensure that your awning stays protected during the long winter months.

Your Eclipse Awning is the Ideal Solar Protection Solution

Lately you have been thinking that it would be so nice to have summer off from the daily grind the way kids do. While you know this is not possible, you have found a way to steal a little time for yourself this season. It’s the first day of camp and you took the full week off to enjoy some summertime relaxation. Beginning with enthusiastic good-byes from excited kids and one excited Mom, you are ready to launch day 1 with a cup of ice coffee and a book you’ve been trying to read all year. As you settle onto […]