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 […]
For many of us, our back deck becomes the most popular outdoor living space in our homes during the summertime. To make those backyard barbecues and lazy summer afternoons even more enjoyable there is one addition that will make your patio the ultimate summer space: a retractable awning. Most retractable awnings can be installed on any wall surface, including wood, brick, stucco, aluminum and vinyl siding. Best of all, adding an awning to your deck or patio makes the space more usable and therefore can add value for resale. Either way, be sure to consult an expert before starting an awning project. Here we’ll […]
Not only do Eclipse retractable awnings create a comfortable environment in and around your home, they’re also a sound home investment. You’re probably wondering what kind of home investment solar shades could possibly provide, but you’ll see that it’s more than you could ever imagine. Eclipse retractable awnings come in a wide variety of styles and sizes, like the patio and pergola shade and the motorized retractable awning. In fact, there are eight main awning styles for you to choose from as well as 200 colors to choose from, so you’re sure to find the perfect color and style to […]
Now that you’ve decided to add an awning to your home you’re probably trying to figure out which one will fit your needs the best. You want something that’s aesthetically pleasing while still providing unparalleled protection from the elements. Well it’s good to know that Eclipse retractable awnings can stand up to more than just sunlight. There are a wide variety of solar shades to fit your needs, like the patio and pergola solar shade. You should also consider a motorized retractable awning that allows you to control the amount of sun your outdoor space receives, but the question still […]
Awnings have been used since the time of the ancient Egyptians and Syrians to shade homes and businesses. They were even used to cover sections of the historic Roman Colosseum to protect the patrons from inclement weather in ancient times. Today, awnings are still used to shade homes and business. As time has passed the popularity of awnings has continued to grow. You can even find retractable awnings being used as signs for businesses and providing shade on RVs. The number of people that own awnings of some kind grows daily, so there are not concrete figures that state how […]
As winter sets in, you’re probably busy making preparations for the cold weather ahead. You’ve put in your storm windows, cleaned your gutters and chimney, and you may have even taken the necessary steps to winterize your deck or patio. But there’s probably one important part of your home that you’ve missed. Have you winterized your retractable awning as well? Make sure you include this on your to-do list before winter weather arrives. Although Eclipse retractable awnings are designed to withstand a wide variety of weather, including extreme winds, intense heat and rain, the freezing temperatures of winter and the […]
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