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Awnings
Eclipse Awning
Eclipse Awning
All Eclipse awnings have a natural venting action which prevents the build up of hot air against windows. Instead they actually promote refreshing air circulation. You can choose from many different top colors. White underside reflects soft "halo light" into the home. Virtually maintenance free finish stays fresh and colorful year after year.

The unique "pan and cover" construction of all Eclipse awnings help keep rain and debris from penetrating, yet won't trap heated air underneath.

Florida weather sometimes gets a little unruly. When you need more protection from the elements the economical storm awning swings down to cover your windows and help deflect wind-blown debris.These sturdy awnings are built with all aluminum and stainless steel construction, with a baked-on enamel finish for years and years of functional beauty.

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Storm Awning
Storm Awning
See-View Awning
See-View Awning
Keep out the sun's direct rays. See-View awnings allow only soft natural light to filter through the special open-slat design. Save energy and reduce cooling costs without giving up your view. You can see and use more indirect natural light without the damaging effects of direct sunlight.

See-View awnings look right at home on Florida's ranch style architecture. The design perfectly compliments horizontal home lines. See-View awnings are the long-and-strong choice wherever windows need more shade.




Awnings Save Home Energy
Awning Anyone sitting under a canopy on a hot Florida afternoon can appreciate the cooling benefits of shade, but you may not be aware of just how effective awnings are as a low-tech, low-cost way to cut summer cooling bills. According to the California Energy Commission shading your home with exterior awnings can reduce the temperature indoors by as much as 20o Fahrenheit on a hot day!

About 40 percent of the unwanted heat that builds up in your house comes in through windows. Although both exterior and interior shades can control this heat gain, exterior shades -- items such as awnings, bahama shutters, and solar screens -- are far more effective, since they block sunlight before it enters the windows.

Awnings rate high because they block direct sunlight. Canvas or aluminum awnings are attached above the window and extend outward and down. Properly installed awnings can reduce heat gain in your home up to 65 percent on southern windows and as much as 77 percent on eastern and western windows.

A light-colored awning does double duty by also reflecting sunlight. Maintaining a gap between the top of the awning and the side of your house helps to vent any accumulated heat from under a solid surface awning. During cold winters retractable awnings also allow homeowners to take advantage of the desirable winter heat gain.

Awning Aesthetically, an awning mounted at an angle of 45 degrees is pleasing to the eye. Make sure the awning does not project into the path of foot traffic unless it is at least six feet eight inches from the ground.

The amount of drop you need -- how far down the window an awning should come -- depends on where the window is located. On the east or west side of the house, the awning optimally needs a drop that covers 65 percent to 75 percent of the window. Because of the higher angle of the sun, an awning on the south side needs to cover only 45 percent to 60 percent of the window to produce the same amount of shade. Slatted awnings allow limited viewing to help overcome this disadvantage.