Maintaining the cleanliness of your awnings is the best way to uphold your quality assurance policy and ensure they serve you well for years to come. Regular cleaning keeps unsightly mould or mildew at bay while saving you significant potential repairs or replacements.
Give your canvas canopy awning the care it deserves. We’ve created a guide to preserve the aesthetic of your canvas canopy awning as a statement piece that says you care about the details.
While seemingly minor, mould and mildew can weaken the awning fabric over time. Some fabrics can become breeding grounds for mould and other tough stains if improperly maintained, leading to potential structural damage and obscuring the clarity of branding, logos, or other marketing messages. With proactive prevention techniques and timely intervention, you can avoid headaches down the line.
Here’s a comprehensive guide to cleaning and maintaining your awnings:
1) Know Your Canvas
Before starting the cleaning process, it’s vital to identify the fabric of your awning. Vinyl awnings, being non-porous, are easily cleaned with diluted bleach or soap. Acrylic awnings require a different approach: the cleaning solution needs to seep into the fabric for thorough cleaning.
2) Apply Your Cleaning Solution
Test your cleaning solution on a small fabric area first to avoid damage. Opt for non-abrasive, eco-friendly soaps and consider natural alternatives like vinegar and baking soda. Avoid bleach to preserve the fabric’s colour and integrity.
3) Scrub Away Mould and Mildew
After letting the cleaning solution sit for a period of time, use a soft-bristled brush to scrub the mould and mildew away in a back-and-forth sweeping motion. Start from the outer edge and move inward.
4) Rinse the Area to Remove Residue
Thoroughly rinse your awning with a garden hose or pressure washer to remove any cleaning residue.
5) Air Dry Awning Cover
Allow the awning to dry naturally. If the awning is detached, hang it to dry.
6) Re-treat the Awning and Return to the Frame
Especially for acrylic awnings, it’s recommended to reapply a waterproof protection layer after cleaning.
7) Stain Prevention
Regular cleaning and being aware of the type of fabric can help prevent stains and increase your canopy awning’s lifespan. We advise annual cleaning for residential awnings and every 4 to 8 weeks for commercial ones, ensuring longevity and a fresh appearance.
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