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Retractable Awnings Help You Enjoy the Outside in Any Weather

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 […]

Awnings Create the Ultimate Outdoor Living Space

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 […]

5 Things to Ask Before You Buy a Retractable Awning

So you’re in the market for a retractable awning, that’s a wise choice!  But it’s a big purchase, and you’re a smart buyer so you’ll want to do some research before you sign the dotted line.We hope these questions will help you make an informed purchase decision. Where will the awning be installed?For most of our customers, the awning will be over a deck or a door.  Ask if the location will fit your needs and provide the protection from the shade you’re hoping for. How will the awning be mounted?The awning can be mounted to the exterior wall, to the roof […]

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 […]