One of the most important parts of awning ownership is knowing how to properly care for your awnings. Awnings are an expensive investment for your home or business, without proper care, it’s possible that your awning won’t last as long as expected. Here are some tips to help you properly care for your residential or commercial awning.
Clean your awning on a regular basis
Keeping your awning clean is the best way to prevent stains and mildew buildup. The easiest way to do this is by using a hose to remove dirt and debris from your awning. Just make sure that you do this on a sunny day to ensure thorough drying.
Punctures are detrimental to the fabric of your awning. To prevent this, you should trim back any branches from trees that overhang or are close to your awning to prevent the puncture or scratching of your fabric.
Dragging your awnings on the ground can really cause detrimental harm to the fabric of your awning. When cleaning or storing your awnings, you should always take extra precaution that your awning fabric doesn’t touch or drag across the ground.
Beware of water
During storage, water can be the biggest danger to your awnings. Storing awnings in a wet or damp location can promote the growth of mold and mildew. Water pooling on loose awning fabric can also cause the fabric to stretch and weaken, leading to holes and leaks in your awning.
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