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Boat Covers & Bimini Tops & Springtime- Oh My!

Spring has finally arrived and the warm weather has brought about the opportunity to begin cleaning and prepping boats to journey out onto the water once again.  As many will attest to, riding on the salt water in the middle of summer is an enjoyable experience.  The sea-salt smells of the air, the rhythmic rocking of the boat against the waves, and the warmth of the sun’s rays on your skin are enough to keep you coming back for more.  Protecting your boat from outdoor elements and other grime and dirt factors can prolong its lifespan and save you thousands of repair dollars.  Read on to discover what we have to offer in terms of boat and bimini tops.  


Boat Covers

Here at EmpireCovers, we specialize in delivering the most weatherproof and durable boat covers imaginable to our customers.  With not only exceptionally low prices but also a vast selection of covers to pick from, it is not far-fetched that we call ourselves boat cover experts.  Every single one of our boat covers are 100% waterproof and are made with breathable material so that the growth of mold and mildew can be prevented.  We have also added a nonabrasive inner lining to the covers so that they won’t scratch or harm the surface of the boat, keeping it fully protected from both inside and outside of the cover.  Each boat cover is made from long-lasting polyester material that ranges from 150-1500 denier. 

We’re aware that not everyone lives near a body of water to keep their boat docked nice and close.  Some people live hundreds of miles away from the closest body of water, which is why we introduced trailerable options for our boat covers.  Our Ripstop covers prevent ripping or tearing while the boat is being trailered.  Each purchase of a boat cover comes with a free storage bag so that you can place the cover in there when you are not using it.  

Most people mistakenly assume that boats do not need protection when they are not in use, but even by just sitting in the driveway they can be damaged.  Sap from trees and even bird droppings can corrode your boat’s outer features.  Our covers are strategically designed to provide protection against the elements and to keep your boat in tip-top shape for continual seasonal use.  We offer warranties that guarantee all of our covers from anywhere between two and seven years.  



Bimini Tops

The trick to keeping your experience out on the water a positive one is shading yourself from frequent exposure to harmful UV rays.  Here at EmpireCovers we have dedicated ourselves to providing Bimini Tops that not only protect you from the summer sun but keep you cool as well. 

If you’re unsure as to which bimini top would fit your make, year, and model, we provide a Bimini Top Selector that will help you find your desired top by selecting certain dimensions.  Each frame is made from a durable aluminum structure that provides sturdy support to each canvas.  The tops are made from a 600 Denier material that is both waterproof and UV treated.  Each canvas can be purchased in a variety of colors in order to suit each person’s individual preference.  The tops will come partially assembled, along with clear directions on how to finish the process 



Bimini Replacement Tops

EmpireCovers also realizes the wear and tear that the elements put on a bimini top canvas which is why we offer replacements.*  Instead of spending the same amount of money on another entire bimini top you can buy one of our replacement canvases.  Most of our customers will buy multiple different colored tops at once, in order to be able to add diverse looks to their boats whenever they please.  



Engineered to Protect

It’s not just a slogan here at EmpireCovers, it’s the truth.  Finding a better product or a more loyal service team is insurmountable.  Our ideas become your success when you buy an EmpireCovers product.  Don’t wait until the damage is already done before you take action.  This spring, choose to protect your boats the best way possible- with EmpireCovers. Shop now!

 

 

*The replacement canvases that we offer are only fit to accommodate EmpireCovers bimini frames.


We're all about the Madness!

For many, the month of March brings about images of melting snow, green grass and budding flowers. For sports lovers, only one thing comes to mind: the Men’s College Basketball Tournament. Basketball fans and sports enthusiasts alike celebrate this Tournament with gritted teeth, as buzzer beaters and underdog upsets can make or break a longstanding tradition - fantasy brackets.  

EmpireCovers' College Basketball Bracket Competition

Think your bracket’s got what it takes? EmpireCovers is offering the chance for three lucky people to become bracket champions this season. Just post your bracket to EmpireCovers' pool  for your shot at a $250 Visa Gift Card. The first place runner up will receive a $50 gift card and the second place runner up will receive a $25 Visa Gift Card. But that’s not all…

 

Every game day, one hour before the first game is scheduled to start, there will be a NCAA or NBA trivia related question emailed out. The first person to write the correct answer on our Facebook Wall will be entered to win a FREE cover at the conclusion of the tournament.

 

Ugh, trivia’s not exactly your strong point? Don’t worry. Throughout the tournament we will be offering other awesome opportunities for you to win free gear from EmpireCovers. We’ll also be giving away outdoor living items – think patio umbrellas, hammocks, etc. - from our sister site, EmpirePatio.

 

Want to earn even more bragging rights?  Invite your friends to participate in the challenge to see whose bracket reigns supreme!  You’d be mad to miss out!

Fuzzy on this whole bracket thing? We can help.

A bracket is essentially a map of all the teams competing in the tournament. It shows which teams will face off and how the winners will advance through each round. To participate in our bracket challenge simply fill out your bracket (i.e. choose a winner of each game based on knowledge, stats, preferences, psychic feelings, jersey colors, etc.) prior to the beginning of the tournament. Once you get to the championship game choose a tournament winner and predict what the final score will be (this helps eradicate any potential ties). 

Friendly warning: 

Upsets are common for a tournament of this size and can erase all hopes of a perfect bracket in an instant.  Just because a team has a better record than their opponent does not guarantee they will pass on to the next round. #mwuahaha

 

Sign up for the EmpireCovers $250 Challenge today!

Got snowmobiles? We've got you covered.

Freezing temperatures have rapidly fallen upon us and although Father Winter has been generous with the lack of severe precipitation, luck can only hold out for so long.  For those who welcome a sizable snowfall with open arms, the winter season is a time for embracing activities that aren’t practical in the warmer months.  Snowmobiling is a popular hobby of winter-lovers all across the country.  Storage during both regular season and offseason is an important factor for guaranteeing the upkeep of your vehicle.  Here at Empire Covers, we specialize in making covers that ensure your snowmobile will be properly protected and ready for use when the time comes.  We offer a variety of snowmobile covers that range from rustproof, waterproof, and trailerable.  The outer layers of our covers are made from a weather resistant polyester material that provides great protection from the outdoor elements, while the inside of our covers are made to safeguard your snowmobile from any scratches.  



How do I know what size I need?


Before choosing a cover, you must measure your snowmobile in order to make sure that you know the proper size.  When measuring your vehicle, make sure that your start at the nose, continue up over the handlebars and windshield, and finish at the back end.  Our sizes range from medium, large, and extra-large.  The exact parameters of each are:

  • Medium: 115” L x 51” W x 48” H
  • Large: 130” L x 51” W x 48” H
  • Extra-Large: 145” L x 51” W x 48” H


Which cover is right for me?

If you’re having trouble deciding what cover you should purchase, try viewing the situation from a storage perspective.  

Long Term Storage

If you are looking to purchase a cover to protect your snowmobile during the offseason, our RUSTec Snowmobile Cover offers superior protection from rain, sun, snow, and dirt.  The RUSTec Cover not only shields your vehicle from the outdoor elements, but also deters rust from building up on the snowmobile’s exterior while it is inactive.  

Short Term Storage

If you’re looking to protect your snowmobile during the regular season when its use is almost daily, our Trailerable Snowmobile Cover offers all of the outdoor element protection but is also made with reinforced seams that keep your vehicle secure while it’s being hauled.  Our Waterproof Snowmobile Cover is our third selection and provides 100% resistance against any sun, rain, snow, and dust.  At Empire Covers we also offer a Cable and Lock Kit to further ensure the safety of your vehicle and its cover.  All covers are assured under warranty and will be shipped the first business day after the date of your order.  Our unbeatable prices and rave reviews will keep you satisfied with your product throughout its entire use.  Order your desired cover today!


Selecting An Affordable Bicycle Cover With Great Protection

As the snow is melting, the option of riding your bicycle is becoming a reality. Selecting a bicycle cover that fits your protective needs is easy with EmpireCovers!

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A bike cover is ideal for preserving your bicycle and keeping it clean. All EmpireCovers bicycle covers are breathable to prevent mold and mildew growth. When selecting the right cover for your needs, consider what elements your bike is exposed to. If you live in a dry, sunny area, you may want to consider our sunproof cover. If your bicycle is exposed to rain most of the year, the EmpireCovers waterproof cover may be right for you. Each cover offered on the EmpireCovers website has a full elastic hem to ensure a snug fit.

Waterproof Bike Cover

The EmpireCovers waterproof bicycle cover is made from premium polyester material that is 100% waterproof. The cover holds up great to all weather exposure. You don’t have to worry about leaving your bike outside again! A 3-year warranty ensures ultimate protection against the sun, rain, snow, dust and other elements and debris.

Sunproof Bike Cover

EmpireCovers also offers a UV resistant cover to protect from the sun’s harmful rays. The sunproof bike cover is made from DuPont Tyvek, the same material as some of our car covers. This durable cover is built to last harsh sun, wind and dust. The cover comes with grommets to allow for additional security to the bike. A 3-year warranty means no more burning your buns on a hot bike seat!

In order to get the correct cover size for your bike, you must measure your bike properly. Simply measure the length, height and width of your bike. Once you know the specs of your bike, you’re ready to select the best cover that meets your protection needs.

3 Reasons To Use A Boat Cover This Spring

A boat is a valuable investment, which makes purchasing a boat cover an obvious choice. There are many reasons for owners to use waterproof boat covers to protect their boat. EmpireCovers highlights the top three reasons to use a boat cover this spring:

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1. To prevent damage to your boat’s finish.

Using a boat cover while trailering to your local lake or fishing hole can prevent against minor dents and scratches along the way. A leaf or small branch may seem harmless but sticks and leaves can cause minor abrasions to your boat while traveling at high speeds down the expressway. These minor abrasions can turn into costly restoration for your boat. Rain and tree sap can also cause damage to your boat’s finish if your boat sits outside, which leads us to our next point.

2. To keep debris off of your boat.  

Whether your boat is stored in or outdoors, it is at risk for damage from debris. Leaves, tree sap, dust and exposure to other elements can amplify any imperfections to your boat. A breathable boat cover will prevent these elements from harming your boat and prevent mold and mildew on your boat.

3. To deter thieves and other unwelcome guests.

Thieves typically look for easy targets. If your boat is covered, that is an additional step the thief must take to access your boat and its contents.  The thief will look for another vehicle to break into, which is one reason you need a car cover, too. A boat cover may also deter critters from calling your boat home.

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If you had a boat growing up, some of your favorite memories were made on the water. Boats come in many shapes and sizes. There are pontoon boats for leisure time and bass boats for novice fishermen.  EmpireCovers offers covers for boats of many shapes and sizes. These boat covers are guaranteed to fit your boat and offer superior protection.

Find the best waterproof boat covers on the market at EmpireCovers.com.

EmpireCovers Exhibits at the Greater Philadelphia RV Show

Rows of RVs filled the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center. From the outside, these glorified houses on wheels may look the same. Once you step inside, you’ll realize there are endless possibilities for luxurious options.

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Just two weeks after the Philadelphia Auto Show, EmpireCovers had a booth at the Greater Philadelphia RV Show. The Cover Experts took advantage of the weekdays by talking with local RV dealerships and campsites. While we met many friendly people, one person stood out. She was Gale Markey.

The motorhome lifestyle is a family affair for Gale. Gale’s son runs Stoltzfus RV & Marine in West Chester, PA. Her adopted son, who also works at Stoltzfus, was one of the top RV salesmen in the United States. She has almost two decades on the RV sale floor with many more years as an “RVer” herself!

Gale gave the EmpireCovers team a tour of Stoltzfus’ motorhomes from Class A to pop-up campers. Each home had unique features and layouts. It was easy to understand why RVers are so particular about their purchase. Soon, the team was pointing out different layouts they preferred and we turned into RV experts ourselves!

Many RVs and trailers come with a complimentary cover from the manufacturer. These covers are often made from Tyvek or polypropylene. While these are great materials for a car cover, so much material with little reinforcement can compromise protection. EmpireCovers offers premium RV covers made from marine-grade material.

EmpireCovers exclusive line of Premier RV covers are made from 300 denier polyester. Synching and partial elastic hems are available on all models to allow additional security to the RV. Vents and conveniently placed buckle and straps prevent the motorhome cover from billowing in the wind. These 100% waterproof covers also have taped seams for superior moisture protection. Full height zippers allow easy access to the RV while it is covered. An industry leading three year warranty makes this cover the obvious choice in motorhome protection.

Those who attended the Greater Philadelphia RV Show were given an exclusive 35% off coupon code for EmpireCovers. EmpireCovers is attending the Northeast Rod & Custom Car Show at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center on March 21-23. Visitors make sure to stop by EmpireCovers’ booth to get your exclusive discount! Stay up-to-date with us by liking the EmpireCovers Facebook Page!


Car Cover Company Covers Philadelphia Auto Show In More Ways Than One

One automotive company is showcasing its expansive line of vehicle protection products at the 2014 Philadelphia Auto Show and giving away this years’ hottest electronics.GK3

EmpireCovers, a vehicle protective cover company, is a vendor at the 2014 Philadelphia Auto Show. Located in Jenkintown, EmpireCovers specializes in selling high quality protective covers for cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats, RVs and more.

The eCommerce company is excited to venture into the car show circuit.

“EmpireCovers is dedicated to the local community so it’s only appropriate that the Philadelphia Auto Show is our first major event,” said Founder and CEO, Jake Goldblum. “Since 2004, EmpireCovers has been an online business so attending the show will be a great opportunity for us to interact face-to-face with our customers. The EmpireCovers team enjoys being in front of car enthusiasts and educating people about our covers.”

The EmpireCovers booth will feature its premium vehicle covers: the American Armor, Titan Indoor Soft Stretch and Rust-Oleum® 5 Layer Waterproof. Visitors will see the covers in action, as a Corvette with an EmpireCovers car cover will be on display. A special discount code will be given to visitors who stop by the booth. Computers will be at the show for those interested in ordering a cover.

An Xbox One and PlayStation 4 will be raffled off to two lucky attendees of the Philadelphia Auto Show who stop by EmpireCovers’ booth. Entering to win is simple. Visit EmpireCovers’ space during the show for details.

The 2014 Philadelphia Auto Show is scheduled to run February 8th-16th at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Philly Throttle’s Adam Cramer Talks Motorcycles With EmpireCovers For Candid Interview

Each month, EmpireCovers interviews a local expert to showcase local industry expertise and talent. This month we met with Adam Cramer, star of Philly Throttle.

This motorcycle mechanic’s knowledge goes beyond repair and maintenance. Cramer is also a wordsmith with a love for Philadelphia. When I asked if he would sit down for an interview, he obliged. I soon noticed Cramer wasn’t used to sitting down. He’s always on the go, so he answered my questions as he repaired a café racer motorcycle.

Maintaining a motorcycle while it is in good condition is the most important part of motorcycle care. Cramer talks about his EmpireCovers motorcycle cover and his favorite features. Protect your bike, whether it’s stored indoors or outside with EmpireCovers.

Watch the full interview:

Liberty Vintage Motorcycles is located in the heart of Philadelphia’s Fishtown district. From the outside, a large metal gate and chains secure the shop. For those lucky enough to go inside, the shop is a wonderland of vintage motorcycles. I didn’t count the number of bikes, but I would guess it’s in the hundreds. There were rows of Harleys, Triumphs, Hondas and more.  If you look up, you’ll see motorcycles literally hanging from the ceiling. There’s also a helicopter. Yes, a helicopter.

The shop is definitely a hidden gem. The first Friday of every month, the art community opens its doors to showcase local talent and pieces. Cramer also opens his doors. Local bands play, there is a keg and everyone has a good time. From time to time, people ask Cramer where the art is displayed. His response is “everywhere.”

For Cramer, it’s a work hard, play hard attitude. He admits that he never wants to lose sight of what’s important to him – the motorcycles. Each bike has its own story and beauty. While he doesn’t want to know how many motorcycles he has, he appreciates them all the same. He even called himself the motorcycle Casanova.

EmpireCovers Attends Auto Mania Powered By Carlisle Events

Car parts and vintage memorabilia filled the Auto Mania halls. Carlisle Events hosted the largest indoor heated swap and meet at the Agricultural Hall in Allentown, PA. The EmpireCovers team attended the event and dusted off some hidden automotive treasures.

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Thousands of car enthusiasts attended the car corral and swap meet. There were vendors outside braving the winter vortex and others comfortably inside. Cars for sale filled the parking lot. A few classics could be found inside in mint condition for a bargain. If you were looking for a car part, this was the place to be.

From tools to engines, vendors at the Carlisle event had it all. There were rows of hand-made model cars, vintage road signs and more. It was like a blast from the past. It was also an opportunity the team to talk about EmpireCovers car covers.

Check out pictures from Auto Mania:

What Car Cover Do I Need?

Purchasing a car cover is an important investment. It is also an easy process with EmpireCovers. There are a few questions you will need to ask yourself before buying a car cover.

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First, ask yourself which elements your vehicle is exposed to. If the vehicle is parked in a garage, you will want an indoor car cover. If you leave your vehicle outside, you will want an outdoor car cover that can withstand the elements. If you live in the north, you may want to protect against snow and rain. If you live in the south, you may want to protect against UV rays.

Now that you know what elements you want to protect your car against, you can select the cover that best fits your needs. EmpireCovers makes the process even easier with a car cover selector. Simply enter the year, make and model of the vehicle you would like to protect. EmpireCovers will automatically provide a list of car covers that fit your vehicle.

EmpireCovers offers a variety of covers to meet any budget and protect against the elements. If you are looking for an indoor car cover, you may like EmpireCovers Titan Indoor Car Cover for the best protection against dust and other indoor hazards. If you’re looking for an all-weather cover to protect against a variety of elements, you may want to purchase the American Armor Car Cover. This durable cover is 100% waterproof, UV resistant and made completely in the United States!

Each EmpireCovers car cover has unique protective benefits for your vehicle. Purchasing a cover for your vehicle will protect your investment for years to come. If you’re still unsure which cover is best for you, contact our product specialists at 888.872.6855. They will help you select a car cover that meets all of your protective needs.