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Eclipse Prestige Retractable Awning Benefits

Are you looking for a modern, elegant way to provide shade from the hot sun and UV rays? Enjoy sunny days on your patio or deck with the Eclipse Prestige Retractable Awning.   It is a full cassette shading system that can be mounted on most surfaces and goes well with any home’s architecture. Its strength and durability sets it apart from other retractable awning systems. Even if your region is prone to high winds, the Prestige will stand up to the test. It has a Class III wind rating, which is the highest internationally recognized level.   No matter […]

Stay Cool Outdoors This Summer With Exterior Solar Shades

Whether it’s to totally block out the light or filter the light and heat, Eclipse Shading Systems has a shading solution that will perfectly complement your home or business.  With a summer being so short, you’ll want to enjoy every moment that you can outdoors. Eclipse Shading Systems has solar shades, retractable screen doors, awnings, pergola covers, and offer the option of motorized or manual. With the click of a button, you can transform your patio into your desired outdoor living space.   Patio shades block heat, wind, and dirt, creating a great outdoor entertainment space to enjoy regardless of weather. You can […]

The Sun, Skin Care & Awnings

We all know that the sun is a constant source of ultraviolet light that bombards your skin, which your skin either reflects or absorbs. But while some non-harmful parts of ultraviolet light, or UV rays, is reflected by your skin, any rays that are absorbed can cause a reaction in your body that leads to semi-permanent or even permanent damage. So let’s dig a little deeper into how sunlight, shade, and skin care all tie together, starting with the very basics. What is ultraviolet light? UV light is light of a different spectrum than that of the visible spectrum we see every […]

Indoor Solar Shades Combine Style & Function

Most folks try to integrate their unique styles into their personal spaces, which makes sense. One area that may be overlooked is you windows. Did you know that more heat and cold is lost through windows than any other part of the home? What are you doing to maintain your home’s energy efficiency while simultaneously retaining some stylistic appeal? Transparent solar shades maintain the open feeling of a room. They give full vision out while providing daytime privacy. They come in different densities that allow you to control the amount of light, heat, drafts, glare and UV protection. Solar shades […]

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 […]

How Solar Shades Work

Solar Shades Block the Sun, But Not the View! Solar shades are often available in a wide variety of colors, styles, and strengths to help meet almost any criteria for your home or living area.  Fabrics for solar shades fall into three categories; dark fabrics, light fabrics, and high performance reflective fabrics, all of which provide: Glare Control Heat Control Natural Light Management View through connection to outside Manage Light UV Protection High Performance Solar Shades High performance solar screen fabrics are designed to outperform light and dark fabrics when a project requires excellent heat control, glare control, UV protection and view through characteristics.  High […]