starts with regular cleanings.
- Treat stains as soon as
possible. Dirt, bird droppings and
any other stains that appear on
your awnings will be easier to
clean if you treat them right
- Regularly brush dirt and debris
off of your awnings. This can be
accomplished with a stiff brush or
- Wash your awnings anytime you
notice a buildup of dirt. If left
in place, this dirt can lead to
- When washing your awnings use
only water, mild soap and a brush.
If your awnings came with a manual,
consult it to see if they recommend
a particular cleaning solution or
contact us for help.
- Use only cold or lukewarm water
to clean your awnings. Air dry your
awnings after washing; heat may
cause awnings to shrink.
- For easy cleaning, leave your
awnings on their frames. After a
vigorous cleaning, you may need to
treat them with fabric guard.
Consult your owner's manual to see
what product is recommended.
- In between deep cleanings, it's
a good idea to periodically rinse
awnings with clear water.
- If you live in a warm, humid
environment, you'll need to clean
your awnings more frequently.
Develop a cleaning schedule based
on the requirements of your
maintenance inspections can help you to
identify and correct problems with your
awnings before they become serious.
- Inspect your awnings yearly,
looking for any rust on the frame
or areas where the paint has
chipped off. Give these areas a
fresh coat of paint.
- To prevent rusting, be sure to
keep your frame clean of dirt and
debris. This can be accomplished by
brushing off dirt with a broom and
scrubbing down the frame once a
Repair rips and
tears as soon as they occur. The wind and
rain can quickly cause the tear to
storage is just as important as regular
cleaning and maintenance.
- To maximize the life of your
awnings, consider removing them in
the winter, particularly if you
live in an area that receives a lot
- Before storing your awnings, be
sure to clean them thoroughly. Any
dirt left on them will encourage
- Store your awnings in a dry
location to further protect them
care and maintenance, your awnings will
serve you for many years, and it's easy to
make awning care a regular part of your
yearly home care schedule. Develop a
maintenance schedule that you can handle,
then sit back and enjoy your awnings.