Awnings are a beautiful addition to any home. They add to the aesthetics and provide valuable protection from the elements. Although the fabric and framework were made to last you years, as with everything else at home, you do need to take care and maintain your awnings. We share our ultimate awning care guide.
Caring for a fabric awning can be left to professionals, or you can do it yourself. There are commercial awning cleaning solutions available, but there are many household products like dish soap that are perfectly safe for your awnings. No matter the product, always test it to ensure it won’t damage your awnings.
Inspect your awning’s frame as well as its fabric. Sometimes the frame gets damaged and it’s important to check it regularly so you can prevent malfunctions. Don’t let foliage and other greenery grow near or on your awning. This can cause debris to build up and damage your fabric as branches grow.
Spick and Span
Try to clean your awning at least once a month by clearing any debris and dust. You can easily hose your awning down and let it air dry. Make sure you don’t use harsh chemicals, as they can degrade your awning’s special features like mould and mildew resistance. Make sure you check with your awning manufacturer for care and cleaning instructions.
You can clean the underside of your awning similarly to the topside. The underside often collects grease from open windows, vents, and your braai area. Grease-cutting dish soap is safe to use for this part of the cleaning process. Once cleaned, the material should be retreated to protect it from the elements.
Make the Best of It
Enjoy your awnings all-year-round and take care of them properly. From enjoying a cold drink under your awnings in summer to sipping a hot, steamy drink in winter, your awning is the perfect addition to create a space you will love and enjoy all year.
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