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Read our blog to get inspired, learn more about shading solutions, and keep up with what we’re doing here at ERS Shading. Contact us today at (408) 629-3740 for a personalized shading solution tailored to your needs, or make an appointment online. Our showroom is open six days a week, Monday through Friday, 8 AM-4 PM and Saturday, 10 AM-3 PM, located at 404 Umbarger Road, Suites A&B San Jose, CA 95111.

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Creating Your Outdoor Oasis: How Exterior Shading Enhances Your Fall Relaxation

As the vibrant colors of summer fade away, and the crispness of fall fills the air, it's the perfect time to transform your outdoor space into a cozy oasis where you can unwind and embrace the beauty of the changing seasons.

September 12, 2023
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Retractable Patio Awnings

In the midst of sunny, scorching summers — or really, throughout the year — there’s a recurring inner debate most Californians struggle with: enjoying the weather vs. staying cool indoors. The solution? Don’t choose between the two — create your own relief with a backyard patio awning and get the best of both worlds.

July 22, 2023
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Before & After: Poolside Area Remodel

How do you turn a sun-soaked pool area into a relaxing place? We worked hard on this Los Gatos home to turn their pool area into an amazing relaxing place of serenity and entertaining. We documented the before and after process so you can see how this custom feature transformed the backyard area.

March 9, 2021
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San Carlos Balcony Goes from Hot to Comfortable–Thanks to Retractable Awning & Solar Screens

The deck of this San Carlos home was constantly bathed in harsh sunlight making the outdoor sitting and recreation area unusable. The western location of the deck resulted in near constant sunlight during the day–baking the outdoor and indoor area in heat and harsh sunlight. The large glass doors near the balcony were resulting in higher energy costs due to warmer temperatures from the harsh sunlight. Here's the transformation of this San Carlos home.

September 17, 2020
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The 4 Best Storm Shutters You Can Get for Your Home

If you live in an area prone to storms and high winds, one of the essential items you’ll need for storm season are hurricane shutters, also known as storm shutters. The right storm shutters will not only save you thousands of dollars in repair costs, but they’ll also give you peace of mind knowing your home is well-protected. Here's 4 of the best hurricane shutters you need to know about.

August 26, 2020
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