AWNINGS MAINTENANCE



RECOMMENDED CARE & CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS

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WIND ADVISORY NOTE TO CUSTOMER: FABRIC AWNINGS WILL REQUIRE REMOVAL OF THE FABRIC WHEN HURRICANE WARNING IS ISSUE (75 MPH WIND)

If you are interested in extending the life of your awning, cleaning the fabric may help you do just that. Here are some tips you can use to clean your awning or canopy.

FOR CANVAS FABRICS
Canvas fabric should be cleaned regularly before substances such as dirt, roof particles, etc. are allowed to accumulate on and become embedded in the fabric. The fabric can be cleaned without being removed from the frame. Simply brush off any loose dirt, roof particles, etc.; hose down and clean with a mild natural soap in lukewarm water (no more than 100° F.) Rinse thoroughly to remove soap. DO NOT USE DETERGENTS!
For Stubborn stains, soak the fabric for approximately twenty minutes in a solution of no more than ½ cup (4 oz.) of bleach and ¼ cup (2 oz.) of natural soap per gallon of water at approximately 100° F. Non-chlorine bleach is recommended for Canvas Fabrics. Rinse thoroughly in cold water to remove all of the soap. NOTE: Excessive soaking in bleach can deteriorate sewing threads. This method of cleaning may remove part of the water repellency.
When washing or cleaning, DO NOT SUBJECT TO EXCESSIVE HEAT, as the fabric will shrink. DO NOT STEAM PRESS OR DRY IN ELECTRIC OR GAS DRYERS, but allow to air dry.
In case where a Canvas awning is taken down and stored, it should be cleaned, allowed to air dry and stored in a dry, well-ventilated area. Many fabricators offer a reasonably price for removal, cleaning, storage and re-hanging services on a yearly basis

FOR VINYL-COATED FABRICS
For cleaning of dusty or lightly soiled vinyl surfaces, use a damp cloth to wipe clean.
Surfaces that are light to moderately soiled, rinse with clean water and wipe gently with a wet cloth and re-rinse with water.
For surfaces that are moderately to heavily soiled, clean with mild commercial cleaner. If necessary, mix with water according to manufacturer’s instructions. Apply cleaner by spraying directly to the surface or by applying with a rag, sponge, mop, soft-bristled brush or similar cleaning aid. Rub gently until clean. Badly soiled areas may require scrubbing with a non-damaging brush. Follow cleaning with a clean water rinse.
Check the condition of the awning frames. Rust is not likely to form, but if it should it might cause deterioration or staining of the fabric. Avoid the use of abrasive cleaners, steel brushes, steel wool, chlorinated bleaches or solvents. Keep underside of the awning clean by brushing with a household broom. Keep shrubbery and vines away from the awning. Many of these plants contain certain acids, which harm the fabric.
Mildew may grow on the surface of a damp or wet awning and permanently stain the awning.

DO NOT.. you must know!!!
Do not use high-pressure water jets on flexible vinyl surfaces.
Do not spray insect repellant over fabric. Some solutions will cause staining.
Do not use charcoal grill beneath the awning.
Do not permit leaves, twigs, pine needles, etc. to remain on your awning.
Do not drag your awning across abrasive surfaces, as cement, asphalt or the awning frame.
Do not allow water to stand on the awnings, causing pocketing, stretching and staining.
Do not force or yank your awning when raising or lowering them. Do it gradually.
Do not store awnings when damp or wet.

 

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