Life Under the Awning Blog

Awnings protect historical and modern buildings alikeCommunities across the United States are working hard against time to preserve their local historical buildings, residential and commercial. These historical structures, some over 300 years old, are not constructed of modern materials and many are being restored and renovated to last as long as possible, while maintaining the integrity of their past.

All structures, modern or historical, are exposed to the elements – rain, wind, debris, snow, and the damaging rays of the sun. Protecting our historical buildings with shading systems and retractable awnings is often the first suggestion made in restorative architectural planning. Existing awnings can sometimes be repaired, but more often, it is a wiser decision to replace the awning with more durable materials.

When you choose Eclipse Shading Systems® to create your custom awnings, you will discover that the selection of durable fabrics, frames, and product accessories are the highest quality and the most affordable in the country.

There are Eclipse Shading Systems dealers throughout this great nation with expert consultants and designers ready to work with you to ensure that your historical restoration is protected with the best awnings in the industry and additional savings on high energy costs while keeping indoors cooler and creating outdoor space that is comfortably shaded. Awnings on historical buildings will reduce sun glare to the interior, preventing fading and prolonging the life of carpets, draperies, and furnishings. Once the custom designed Eclipse retractable awnings are installed, regular professional attention will be necessary to maintenance the shading system so that the historical building maintains its original stature and character in the community. Historical buildings are found in neighborhoods and businesses across the country and Eclipse Shading Systems is proud to participate in the preservation of our National Heritage…one custom made retractable awning at a time.