As summer is heating up with the sun shining right down on your yard, some people may want to try to avoid the heat. However, there may be some yards that do not provide any shade with the lack of trees so if you want to go outside and stay cool, take a look at a retractable awning for your yard. There are several benefits to installing a retractable awning for these hot summer days.  Here are three reasons why installing a retractable awning will be beneficial to you.

Protection from the Sun

This is one of the biggest reasons why people want to install a retractable awning for their home. Many people enjoy throwing parties during the summertime when the sun is blazing out so to protect people from the sun, it is a great idea to add a retractable awning to your home. It will allow you and your family and friends to stay cool and in the shade but not have to stay inside. Retractable awnings allow you to decide if you want to stay in the shade or if you want to shine in the sun.

Not only does the retractable awning protect people from the sun, but it also protects your floors and furniture from the sun. Your wood floors and furniture may change color and get damaged if it receives too much sunlight which is known as wood oxidation.

Money Saver

You may not realize how a retractable awning can help save you money, but it helps cut down on your energy bill. During a hot and sunny day a retractable awning that prevents the sun from coming through the window can help keep the home around 10-15 degrees cooler which means you will not have to turn your air conditioner as powerful as if you did not have an awning. Retractable awnings can also save you from spending money on polishing or replacing your wood floors or furniture from damages the sun can do to them.


Retractable awnings allow you to get creative as you like. There are several options to choose from to customize your retractable awning to meet your needs and preference. If you are interested in installing a retractable awning give Eclipse Shading System a call!

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