Operation Options with Shutters

Operation Options with Shutters

There are different types of operating methods for shutters. These operating systems include traditional Tilt Bar, Rear Tilt and the new hidden Gear Tilt system. Traditional tilt bar shutters are the most common style. The louvers are opened or closed using a center tilt bar on the front of the shutters. Shutters with the Rear Tilt system provide a contemporary design style as the tilt bar is affixed to the rear of the system and hidden from view whether the shutters are open or closed. An optional upgrade is the new patented hidden Gear Tilt system that offers the same modern look as rear tilt shutters but provides superior closure and one touch control of the louvers.

This operating system was designed for a streamlined look with a smooth, quiet operation. Benefits of the hidden gear tilt system include reduced depth requirements, improved closure and a contemporary look. This system has the same depth requirements of the traditional Tilt Bar system, making measuring and installation a breeze. The hidden gears on the inside of the shutters streamline operation and make movement smooth and quiet while also offering total uniform closure. The one-touch operation allows you to open and close the louvers with one simple touch. The clean lines complement both classic and modern interior décor. The patented Gear Tilt system by Eclipse Shutters helps reinforce Eclipse Shutters’ position as the most revolutionary name in the custom shutter industry.

The hidden gear tilt system is available in all three louver sizes including 2.5”, 3.5”, and 4.5” louvers, as well as all three neutral colors (Cotton, Pearl, and Vanilla). We’ve been developing the hidden gear tilt system to answer some of the most common customer concerns around shutters. Shutters aren’t just a décor element, they’re an investment in your home. Offering unparalleled class and distinct design, custom shutters are the preferred choice for homeowners looking for durability while also making a statement with their windows. Reach out to an Eclipse dealer near you to learn more.

Eclipse Veterans Day

Eclipse Veterans Day

This spring we partnered with the Independence Fund and asked you to join us in helping support a wounded veteran in need. The Independence Fund is committed to empowering our nation’s catastrophically wounded, injured, or ill veterans to overcome physical, mental, and emotional wounds incurred in the line of duty.

And because of your generous donations, we were able to help change not one, but two veterans’ lives. We were beyond honored to be able to donate an all-terrain, mobility chair to two amazing veterans who sacrificed so much for our country.

It’s truly incredible what we can do, when we stand united.

To learn more about Independence Fund, please visit their website at independencefund.org

To see the video of how the wheelchairs have changed the lives of the veterans please go to our YouTube channel.

Child Safety is a Top Priority for Any Parent

Child Safety is a Top Priority for Any Parent

Put your family’s safety first.

More than ever before, we are spending more time in our homes with our loved ones as the safety of our families has become a top priority as we battle everyday struggles, new and old. As you plan home updates and renovations, reconsider your window treatments. Corded blinds and shades pose a serious threat to the children and pets in your home. These hanging cords may look inviting to a curious child or pet to play with or go unnoticed and accidently get tangled up in them. To reduce the risk of accidents, all cords should be kept out of reach of children and pets at all times.

Safest window covering option for children and pets.

Put your mind at ease by going cordless. There are many options and styles available that erase the dangers of hanging cords and Eclipse Shutters are the top choice for your family’s safety and come with a long list of benefits. Our shutters not only provide a safer option, but they improve energy efficiency and add a beautiful, classic look to your home. Eclipse Shutters are durable and incredibly easy to maintain compared to other window treatment options.

Update your window treatments with the best.

You can feel confident in purchasing Eclipse shutters for your home, knowing that they have recently received the Best for Kids™ distinction. The Best for Kids certification is a safety program put forth by the WCMA (Window Covering Manufacturers Association). This is the industry’s first third party certification program designed to help consumers and retailers easily identify products that are safe to use in homes with young children.

Eclipse Shutters are not only visually appealing and energy efficient, but the cordless design makes them one of the safest window coverings on the market today! For more information about your window shutter options, visit eclipseshutters.com.

Products That Are Made In the USA!

Products That Are Made In the USA!

As our country tries to make its way out of one of the worst economic periods in nearly a century, we tend to get lost in a sea of contradictory information. We were told that globalization is great for the United States, but unfortunately this information has proved to make our nation’s economy unstable. Most people are looking for ways to support their local and U.S. economies, and a way to do this is to purchase products that are American made. When it comes to a choice between two products that are evenly matched, choosing the one that’s made in America is one small way for you to support U.S. workers and help our economy grow stronger after this time of uncertainty.
Here at Eclipse Shutters, we are proud to say that all of our products are made in North America! Our shutter profiles are extruded in Canada, and fabricators all over the United States fabricate, assemble and distribute our products. Another benefit of being made in North America is that it allows us to guarantee our shutters can be custom made for your windows in 7 days or less!

We hope that in the future everyone will consider how important it is to support American made products. If you’re interested in more information, contact Eclipse Shutters today.

Thank you for your support!

Contemporary Decorating Trends for 2020

Contemporary Decorating Trends for 2020

The interior design trends of 2020 provide a clear break from tradition and a new direction against what we’ve seen over the last decade. Bold color accents, clean lines, materials that mimic natural products, and reclaimed materials are all the rage. While not a new trend, openness, whether in floor plans or light passing through the home, is here to stay. While the economy is unstable, consumers are looking for inexpensive options and durable products that add value to the home. 

Material Mimics, Recycled and Reclaimed Products
Products constructed from real, natural materials are fading in popularity in 2020. They are being replaced by composite materials with a natural look and feel. Such elements tend to be more durable, easier to clean and less expensive than their natural counterparts. This is especially popular in artistic and decorative features where reclaimed wood and mill-work are making their mark.
Bold Colored Furniture and Accents
Brilliantly colored sofas and chairs are the height of contemporary decorating in 2020. Bold colored furniture provides both comfortable seating while serving as focal points. Similarly, floral patterns are also making a comeback. Unlike the muted tones of the past, divergent palettes of teals, blues, rich golds and metallics, with white and black accents provide contrast and a visual pop. While neutral colored paints and wall coverings have been dominant recently, vibrant and rich jewel tones are the choice in 2020. Deep navy blues and moody greens are very popular for accent walls, or for full room transformations paired with bright white trim and black or metallic accent pieces.
Shutters as Window Treatments
Shutters are a popular choice in contemporary decorating. They are stylish, durable and add to the value of your home. Unlike drapery panels, shutters can be maneuvered to provide complete privacy or varying degrees of light throughout a room. They can also be used as a stand alone treatment unlike drapery panels. Eclipse Shutters offers two tilt options that provide a contemporary look: Gear System and Hidden Rear TiltBoth options offer a clean appearance when the shutters are closed, while also providing an undivided view of the outdoors when fully opened. These shutters pair well with sleek cabinets and contemporary hardware, making them the perfect choice for modern kitchen designs.
Go Bold with 4.5 Inch Shutters

Go Bold with 4.5 Inch Shutters

If you’re anything like most people in this country, you’re at home a lot these days. Many of us have decided to redecorate with all of the extra time we have on our hands. A good place to start is with your windows! 

Instead of smaller, less noticeable window coverings, consider larger options like 4.5 inch shutters! Shutters will add architectural detail and visual interest to the room. If you’ve got medium to large windows, then the 4.5 inch louver size is a great option. The larger louvers demand attention while allowing your view to the outside to have less obstructions. 4.5 inch louvers also let the most light in, which is another added benefit. 

Get the bold look you’ve been dreaming of with Eclipse 4.5 inch shutters! Eclipse Shutters offers three louver sizes, three colors, and many different configurations to suit your interior decor. They also are extremely durable, energy efficient, and have an industry leading 25-year warranty

If you are unsure about whether your windows will be able to fit these grand window treatments, contact Eclipse Shutters today to find a dealer in your area.