How to Care for Your Awning

How to Care for Your Awning

Having an awning on your home, can really be a great asset. They can protect you from both the sun and rain, giving you both comfort and shelter. They come in different designs, and they are made from a variety of materials, which all have their own benefits and drawbacks. Here we will look at the things you can do to take good care of your awning.

The first thing you should do is to make sure that the retractable awnings you get fit snugly. When they do not, they will be much harder to clean, so they must be just the right size. If they are too big, they will get in the way, and if they are too small, they will not be able to protect you as well. It may also be more difficult to keep them in place when they are not being used, so you should make sure they can stay where you put them.

It might be a good idea to have an assistant come by once a week or so to make sure your awning is being cared for properly. You want someone who can easily reach over and change the flap to snug but does not damage the fabric. It might also be a good idea to have an assistant change the clips if there are any tears.

When it comes to cleaning the awning, it depends on what material the top is made of. If it is made of wood, it can be stained to give it a nice clean look. However, you need to know that the thinner the material, the more likely it is to warp. This means that you will have to scrape it to get it clean. Wood can also be painted to give it a different look, but make sure that you read the care instructions for the paint that you purchase. Be sure that it is designed for use with a particular fabric or could become damaged.

If the awning is made of metal, you'll have to take it apart to clean it. The parts will probably be difficult to see, but you need to follow the directions carefully. It can be tricky to break down a metal awning without causing severe damage to it. Once the parts are all together, you should rinse them off thoroughly and let them dry.

Ultimately, the benefit of having an awning far outweighs the care needed to maintain it. Sunnier times are just around the corner and you can enjoy your time outside to the full with an awning. Give Innovative Livingspaces a call today to get started on upgrading your home!

By Innovative Livingspaces 2-15-2021