Awning Care

 

FOR ALL AWNINGS:

  • When your awning is first installed the material will be stiff. Some wrinkles may be visible.

  • New canvas awnings need exposure to alternate rain and hot sun on them several times before they fit properly. We refer to this process as “Weathering In”. Although never really waterproof, this “Weathering In” process also causes the needle holes in the seams to swell over time to provide better water resistance.

  • To clean your awning(s) we recommend that you LIGHTLY rinse your awning off with a fine spray garden hose to wash away airborne dust.

  • Tree sap and leaves are big enemies of awnings. We recommend pruning all overhanging trees back to prevent the accumulation of tree sap and leaves that may stain the fabric.

  • NEVER take any awning down, fold it up and store it while wet or damp. It may mildew while in storage

PATIO/DECK AWNINGS

  • NEVER leave items susceptible to damage from moisture, such as televisions, out under your awning in rainy conditions. As indicated above, awnings are water resistant, NOT WATERPROOF.

  • Fastened around each of the overhead rafters of your new awning are Velcro straps that help to hold the fabric in place. Should any of them become dislodged, simply reconnect them as tightly as possible.

  • Patio/Deck awnings are not designed to accept any snow loads. Therefore, Patio/Deck awnings should be taken down and stored indoors for the winter. NEVER take your Patio/Deck awning down, fold it up, and store it while it is damp or wet. It may mildew while in storage.

DROP CURTAINS

  • When we installed your drop curtain(s) we “set” the folds or rolls and left them in the full up position. They should stay like this for a day or two so that the fabric will develop a “memory” for the folds.