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Prepping Awnings for Fall

Regular maintenance generally means a once-a-year cleaning and with the fall season just around the corner, it’s perfect time to do a little maintenance to keep your awning looking great. To keep the fabric looking fresh, awning fabric should first be hosed down to remove any loose debris. Using a soft brush with a mild natural soap like Ivory Flakes or Woolite in lukewarm water, no more than 100 degrees F,  remove any loose dirt and stains from the fabric.  Do not use detergent! Rinse thoroughly to remove all the soap from the fabric. Soap left on the fabric will leave […]

A Great Way to Enjoy Your Summer Outdoors Comfortably & Safely

You’ve already planted your garden, completed the landscaping, bought your lawn furniture and have truly spent time enjoying the outdoors. You step outside on your deck, sit down with your beverage of choice, on your new outdoor furniture and it hits you. Oh no, the sun! It’s out in full force and it’s beaming down on you making you want a little shade. Fortunately, there is an easy solution that can enhance your home and allow you to enjoy your beautiful outdoors more than ever.  The solution is simply the addition of a retractable awning. There are a variety of awnings to […]

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 […]

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 […]

Why Restaurants Choose Red Awnings

Ever noticed how many restaurants in urban areas opt for a red or warm-colored awning to extend their dining areas and attract customers walking down the street? It’s not a mistake — red awnings are some of the most popular choices for restaurants. Why? Well, here’s some psychology behind the choice. A lot of research has been done to study the connection between colors and eating habits. A few of those findings have been relatively universal, such as that blue and purple awnings can result in a loss of appetite as they are not colors psychologically associated with natural food. […]