Are you having a few issues with your awnings and aren’t sure how to fix them? If so, you’ve come to the right place…
The product lifespan of your awning depends on a number of factors.
It is for this reason we feel it necessary to inform you of some common issues that may present themselves with your awning as well as provide some useful tips on how to prevent these issues from occurring.
Being that your awnings are found on the exterior of your premises Mother Nature is a force to be reckoned with on daily basis. From our hot and humid summers; cool and rainy autumn’s right through to dry and chilly winters, your awning is constantly exposed to harsh weather conditions that can have a negative impact on the health of your awning.
In the event of windy, dry or Rainy weather: Make sure your Awning and gutters are clean and free from dust, dirt and debris. This can be done by regularly monitoring it during heavy rains or windy weather and being attentive to the weather and its changing patterns.
Make use of warm soapy water and a soft bristled brush to rinse and wash your awnings to rid them of dust and dirt. Alongside this, be sure to remove any large pieces of debris and leaves that may have collected on your Awning or in the gutters so that you do not block the flow of water in rainy weather or allow for structural damage in the form of scratches or dents in strong winds.
If you have an adjustable awning, it is advised that during windy conditions your awning be closed until such a time is safe for your awning to withstand the force of the wind. In some serious cases it might work to actually open the awning to allow wind to flow through so it doesn’t rip off the panels. This is only advised in extreme winds.
Living on the coast?
Living in a coastal area means you’re bound to find a lot of salt collecting on your awning. Simply hosing your awning down regularly is a great way to protect it. If your Awning is non-retractable, be sure to conduct regular hose downs as a precautionary measure. For adjustable awnings you can clean the panels just by opening them and cleaning from the bottom.
As you can see the weather plays a huge role in the health of your awning and there are a number of preventative measures to assist with the life span and condition of your awning, for instance simply keeping your awnings clean throughout the year…
If you have any queries or concerns regarding the health and state of your Awning and how to fix any issues, get in touch with us today and we will be sure to assist you in any way!