What Is The Number One Question Awning Installers Get Asked?
Awning installers get asked this question ALL the time: what is the best way to keep an awning clean? A new awning looks gorgeous when freshly installed, and the following simple steps will keep it looking that way for years to come.
Sweep Dirt Off With A Dry Brush First
Dirt is the number one enemy of awnings, but this statement could easily be contended as moisture, sunlight and freezing cold weather also vie for the number one spot. Dirt is more of a problem for fixed awnings since retractable awnings should be retracted when not in use anyway. The mistake most people make is to try rinsing the dirt off with a hosepipe, but the water doesn’t remove all the dirt and instead adds an additional eyesore – streaks. Sweeping the dirt off is usually enough to keep your awning clean but if you have bad stains (from birds, pollution, ingrained dirt, etc) then clean the awning with a mildly soapy solution – you can use a tiny bit of dishwashing liquid or other recommended product – and be sure to rinse thoroughly.
Retract Awning When Not In Use
This is an excellent way to keep awnings clean from dust and debris. Retractable awnings also come with a cassette or which encloses the retracted awning and not only provides further protection but looks more compact too.
Retract Awning When Dry To Prevent Mould
Mould is very unsightly and can stain your awning. To prevent mould, retract the awning when dry because a retracted awning provides the perfect conditions for mould to flourish.